1950 - Hon. BA in Home Economics - University of Toronto
May - Sept 1950 - Relief Dietitian at Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital
Sept - July 1951- Commercial Dietetic Internship at T. Eaton Co.
July 1951 - Jan. 1955 - Homemaker; sons born 1951 and 1953. When younger son was 13 months, husband had to retire permanently due to progress of his M.S.
Jan 1955 - Sept 1958 - Dietitian at Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital
Sept 1958 - May 1959 - Ontario College of Education, Hon. Specialist,Type A Home Economics
Sept 1959 - June 1974 - Department Head Family Studies, Scarborough Board of Ed.
Sept 1974 - June 1988 - Coordinator of Family Studies, Scarborough Board of Ed.
June 1988 - present- Retired
2016- Changed surname back to Macdonald (like my kids/grandkids/great grandkids)
Roles with OHEA:
1987 - 1989 - On Executive. Conducted a membership drive which more than tripled membership from 427 in 1987/1988 to over 1400 in 1989/1990 in preparation for Registration.
Membership cost $25.
1989-90 - President during the year when OHEA:
-Shepherded the Ontario Home Economics Act 1989 (after eight years of work by the Professional Development Committee), through all the required procedures at Queens Park:
-Introduction by MPP Ms. Hart on July 20 (First Reading)
Why I joined OHEA:
To help achieve Registration.
Over the years:
Sadly the Home Economics profession has had many ups and downs.
What would I change?:
If starting University now, I might have enrolled in Architecture or Medicine.
An Original Recipe:
Carol Ferguson of Canadian Living Magazine asked me to develop a set of seafood recipes for their Fall 1985 Food Magazine. Here is one of the recipes.
Sadly, Carol Ferguson passed away a few months ago.
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.