Bridging Book

You Can Get There From Here: 25 Years of Bridging Courses for Women at York University

We are pleased to announce the availability of a book that chronicles the history, development and successes of the Bridging Program for Women.

The year 2006 marked the 25th anniversary of York University's Bridging Program for women. In 1981, York University initiated a unique and innovative pre-university "Bridging" Program designed and taught for women. Over two thousand women have graduated from the program., many of them going on to pursue post secondary and graduate degrees.

To commemorate and celebrate, the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies has published a book, You Can Get There From Here: 25 Years of Bridging Courses for Women at York University (edited by Ruby Newman and Andrea O'Reilly). This amazing volume includes a preface by Michele Landsberg, noted Canadian journalist and great supporter of the Bridging Program, and introductory chapters from Bridging Program founder, Shelagh Wilkinson.

The book is divided into three sections: the first section looks at the history of the program while the second section examines its pedagogy and curriculum. In the third section, thirty-six graduates recall their classroom experiences and the paths they have traveled since completing the program. This volume bears witness to the profound and lasting difference education makes in the lives of women.

This is an ideal book for professors, teachers, educators and the general public who are interested in and committed to feminist pedagogy, and pre-university education for women from all different walks of life, all with one common goal - to get an education.

All proceeds from book sales of You Can Get There From Here: 25 Years of Bridging Courses for Women at York University go to the Bridging Program for Women. Please purchase a copy and please encourage your library to shelve this important book on this landmark program.

The book costs CAD/US$10.00 and makes a wonderful gift for mothers, sisters, friends, co-workers, daughters... any woman who has pursued an education or who one day hopes to do so.

Please fax or mail the attached form with cheque or money order to:

Celeta Irvin
School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
206M Founders College
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Telephone: 416-736-2100 x77818
Fax: 416-650-3900
Email: cirvin@yorku.ca

Thank you for your support!