Accession GA303 - Alida and George Burrett fonds : 2016 accrual.

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Alida and George Burrett fonds : 2016 accrual.

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SCA249-GA303

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  • 1988-1989 (Creation)
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    Burrett, Alida and George

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2 cm of textual records

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Alida Burrett (nee Schriel) (1944-2011), women's rights and environmental activist, was born August 26, 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. At the age of six she immigrated to Canada with her parents and siblings. Alida attended Trent University for her B.A. (class of 1974) and Brock University for her B.Ed. (class of 1976). Alida met George Burrett while at Trent and the two married in 1971. Alida worked for B.F. Goodrich where she became involved in expanding the role of women in the company, and later as a teacher. Her passions were in women's rights and environmental protection and she became active as a student in the 1970s, helping to produce an early environmental magazine, and shortly after graduation as a champion of female equality in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Alida was involved in the Kitchener-Waterloo Status of Women Group in the 1980s and in 1997 she founded the Citizen's Advisory Council on Air Quality.

George Burrett is also politically and professionally active in environmental protection as well as peace, particularly in terms of nuclear disarmament. George was a member of the Waterloo Region Peace Network and performs home energy audits in the Waterloo Region.

Alida Burrett died March 25, 2011.

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Accrual consists of materials relating to Alida Burrett's work with multi dwelling recycling initiatives in Waterloo Region. Includes notes, meeting minutes, correspondence, etc.

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Donated in 2016 by George Burrett.

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Copyright University of Waterloo Library.

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