Jane (Moore) Jenson (MCHS ’63): Best wishes to everyone from ‘63

Jane Jenson. Source:

Jane Jenson. Source: Université de Montréal

We’ve recently been in touch by email with Jane Moore Jenson (MCHS ’63). She won’t be able to make it to the Oct. 17 reunion in Toronto but she sends best wishes to everyone from ’63.

You can read an overview, of Jane’s career as an academic, at the following posts:

Jane Jenson, Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal

Jane Jenson, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

You can access a list (at the Toronto Public Library website) of some of Jane’s published work here.

Among the titles in the above-noted list are:

Who cares?: women’s work, childcare, and welfare state redesign (2001)

L’état des citoyennetés en Europe et dans les Amériques (2007)

Early Years

The above-noted topics are of interest to me; my teaching career began when I decided, one day, to start working as a substitute teacher at a small day care centre in downtown Toronto (at 228 McCaul Street; the centre has long been closed) in the mid-1970s. By the late 1970s, after noting that more money was available working as a teacher in the public school system, I moved on to public education. My wife May Jolliffe, currently working as an Early Years consultant, has had a long career in the Early Years field starting as a day care teacher and moving on to a wide range of management positions in the field, including most recently at the Toronto District School Board.

From time to time I’ve posted items at the Preserved Stories website dealing with Early Years education:

Full-day kindergarten children score highest in vocabulary, self-regulation (Global News, March 28, 2014)


As well, the structural changes that have occurred in society – including in governance and social relationships – as a result of neoliberalism, which is among the areas that Jane Jenson has explored, is a topic of interest to many people:

Masters of the Universe (2012) features historical analysis of neoliberalism

Can the term neoliberalism be turned into a useful analytic tool?

The meaning of neoliberalism has changed dramatically since its origin in interwar Germany

Military history

The wider topic of how history, including military history, can help us better understand the present moment is of interest to many people as well, as I’ve noted from the number of site visits to the following webpage:

Mindfulness meditation


The areas of research that Jane Jenson continues to address in her career are highly relevant and topical, as a Sept. 7, 2015 CBC article illustrates:

Secret Status of Women report paints grim picture for Canada

An online introduction to the CBC article notes:

  • Canada is falling behind the developed world in women’s equality, as poverty rates climb for elderly single women and for single-parent families headed by women, says a candid internal report by Status of Women Canada marked “secret” and apparently not shared with the minister responsible.

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Equally of relevance, with regard to the topics at hand, is a Sept. 7, 2015 Globe and Mail article entitled:

We ignore the liberal arts at our peril


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