here to view the digitized archival material.
of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
152, TC 104, PC 159 (A.02-56, A.04-31)
Sybil Shack fonds
4.32 m of textual records and other material
Sketch: Sybil Shack was born in Winnipeg in 1911.
She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Manitoba
in 1929 and attended Normal School to become a teacher the
following year. During the 1930s, Shack found some teaching
work in rural Manitoba before returning to teach in Winnipeg.
In 1945 Shack returned to the University of Manitoba winning
the Gold Medal in the Bachelor of Education program. She received
a MEd the following year. She took post-graduate courses in
supervision and administration at the Ontario College of Education.
Shack was principal of several schools including Sargeant
Park and Kelvin High in Winnipeg. For thirty years she was
also involved in school broadcasts over television and radio
with the CBC. Shack is the author of several works on women
and education. She was a leading proponent of pay equity for
female teachers. Shack died in 2004.
Material: The digitized material from the Sybil Shack
fonds consists of textual and photographic records pertaining
to Shack's teaching career, her CBC educational broadcasts,
and her writing and research on women and education. A video
of a discussion with Shack and other female educators is also
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