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Steckle, Susannah Isabella Chase.
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December 27, 1951 (Publication)
- Toronto Telegram
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Elizabeth Dundas Long was a Canadian journalist and broadcaster who was head of the Women's Talks Department at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 10, 1891, Long was educated at the University of Manitoba where she received her Master of Arts in English Poetry. In 1920 she began working as Reporter of Women's Activities for the Winnipeg Tribune and in 1922 became Editor of the Social and Women's Department at the Winnipeg Free Press. Long worked there until 1926 when she became Associate Editor of the Free Press Prairie Farmer. In 1938 Long joined the CBC, the first woman to be hired by the corporation in an executive capacity, as head of women's interests. She later worked as special advisor to the CBC on women's interests until her retirement in 1956. During this time, and in her retirement years, she held many positions such as Vice President of the International Council of Women. Long died in 1978.
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Head and shoulders studio portrait of Susannah Isabella Chase Steckle, a of The Telegram article "It's been home for 128 years: they want to stay down on the farm" and a brief typescript note about Chase and related records in the Lady Aberdeen Library.
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Photograph scanned as TIF file November 2020.
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Steckle was the first woman to graduate from the Ontario Agriculture College. She graduated in 1921 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.
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Expanded November 2020 by DR.