Lynn McDonald

Lynn McDonald

Lynn McDonald is university professor emerita at the University of Guelph and the director of the 16-volume Collected Works of Florence Nightingale (2001-12). She did her BA at the University of British Columbia and her PhD at the London School of Economics. While a member of Canada’s Parliament, she sponsored the Non-smokers’ Health Act (1998), which pioneered smoke-free work and public spaces. She earlier served as president of the National Action committee on the Status of Women, Canada’s largest women’s organization at that time.



Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole: The Making of the Myth

Mary Seacole: The Making of the Myth is the first book to challenge the popular misconceptions that surround Mary Seacole’s iconic status as a “pioneer nurse” and battlefield heroine, intended, by some, to replace Florence Nightingale in those roles.