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Carol Ferguson was the Project Officer for Labour History in New Brunswick at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton (2005-2010). She has done extensive research, writing and teaching in history and politics and earned her M.A. from the University of New Brunswick. She has been a longtime activist in the women's movement and has given courses in the Women's Studies Program at UNB since 1990. She has served on the boards of several community and social justice organizations, including the Lower Cove Housing Co-op, Hestia House Transition House and the Fredericton OXFAM Local Committee. Prior to joining LHTNB, she worked for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick as the Director of Research and Communications for the Leader of the New Democratic Party.


Denise Paquette was the Project Officer for Labour History in New Brunswick at the Université de Moncton, Moncton Campus (2005-2008). She received a master's degree in French studies from the Université de Moncton (1984) and completed her doctoral studies in Québec literature at the Université Laval in 1989. She has participated in many oral history projects affiliated with the Centre d'études acadiennes of the Université de Moncton and, with ethnologist Ronald Labelle, produced a Radio-Canada series on popular medicine in Acadie. From 1983 to 2001, she taught French at the Université de Moncton and the University of New Brunswick. She has also worked as editor and journalist for numerous reviews and journals, and written and illustrated more than 20 children's books. Some of her most popular works include Une promenade en girafe (Éditions d'Acadie, 1989) and Annie a deux mamans (Bouton d'or Acadie, 2003). Her work was nominated for the Éloize awarded by the Association acadienne des artistes professionnels du Nouveau-Brunswick in 1999, the Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (2002-2005) and the Canadian Toy Testing Council awards (2002). Her most recent publication is Mon grand frère le zombi, with art by Jean-Paul Eid (Les 400 coups, 2005).

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