Gairns, Margaret Susie

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Gairns, Margaret Susie

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Margaret Susie Gairns was born on July 26, 1910 in Toronto. She attended Victoria College, studying English and History, and graduated in 1931. A year later she graduated from the Ontario College of Education, but as there were no teaching jobs available at the time, she returned to Victoria College to complete her MA. In 1937, Margaret began teaching English at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto and remained there for her entire career, retiring in 1969.

Margaret Gairns endowed a scholarship at Victoria College in 2004 in tribute to the professors that she had while in attendance. The Margaret Gairns Scholarship is awarded to a newly-admitted student who intends to study English or Literary Studies.

Margaret Gairns passed away in Toronto on January 10, 2005 at the age of 94.


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