Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Jasleen Kaur Vancouver, British Columbia

Fair address: Vancouver Heritage Fair

Project: A Forgotten Angel: Irma LeVasseur

Irma LeVasseur was the first French-Canadian female doctor and we owe all of Quebec's women's success to her. She had many challenges through out her life and achieved so much. But at the end, she did have some regrets. Irma LeVasseur was a great French-Canadian and she did not deserve what she got at the end of her life time.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned was that for a women who did so much, she was not praised or acknowledged. I found that really sad and interesting. She sacrificed her whole life for the welfare of children and she deserves to be known.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

If you try, you can do anything. We are capable to do many things. Irma LeVasseur took risks and did so many wonderful things. She became a doctor, even though, women were not allowed to be what they wanted to.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

During the 1800s and early 1900s, there were no machines in the hospitals or very good rooms. Everything was done by hand. Now, we have a lot of technology and very nice hospitals. I think we should respect the hospitals and treat them nicely.

  • Zephil

    Awesome job
    22/06/2018 12:00:48 AM

  • Precious Moyo

    Very informative, good job.
    19/06/2018 9:19:18 PM

  • Henry Pursey

    Great video, good luck!
    19/06/2018 3:55:36 PM

  • baljeet kaur salh

    Good job
    17/06/2018 1:29:21 AM

  • Clement Nunes

    Awesome Job!!! God Bless
    15/06/2018 3:24:37 PM

  • Sat Rakhra

    Good work!
    15/06/2018 8:33:05 AM

  • Gurpreet Rayat

    Fantastic! I loved your work! I loved how you spoke with confidence. I wish you all the Success!
    14/06/2018 11:08:20 PM

  • Harvinder

    Very informative, excellent, keep do good work
    14/06/2018 9:56:32 PM

  • Daljinder Bhachu

    Awesome job Jasleen!!!
    14/06/2018 7:38:39 PM

  • baljeet

    14/06/2018 3:12:52 PM

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