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Rosalie Gardiner Jones

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Rosalie Gardiner Jones
Rosalie Jones (cropped).jpg
Born (1883-02-24)February 24, 1883
Cold Spring Harbor, New York U.S.
Died January 12, 1978(1978-01-12) (aged 94)
Nationality American
Occupation Suffragette
Spouse(s) Clarence Dill (m. 1927–1936, divorce)

Rosalie Gardiner Jones (February 24, 1883 – January 12, 1978) was an American suffragette.[1] She took the “Pankhursts” as role models and after hearing of the "Brown Women" she organised marches to draw attention to the suffrage cause. She was known as "General Jones" because of her following.

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(processional bagpipe music) (elegant instrumental music) - [Patrick] Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the academic procession and the chancellor. (lively processional music) I declare that the 568th Convocation of McMaster University for the conferring of degrees is now in session. - Please be seated. Good morning. I am Dr. David Wilkinson, provost and vice-president academic of the university. This morning, I have the great pleasure of serving as your master of ceremonies and welcoming you all, graduands and guests, to this convocation ceremony. I would like to start by recognizing and acknowledging that we meet today on the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement. I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge some of the notable leaders joining me on the stage today. Dr. Suzanne Labarge, Chancellor, Dr. Patrick Deane, President and Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Ron McKerlie, President of Mohawk College, Dr. Paul O'Byrne, Dean and Vice President of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Mr. Paul Armstrong, Vice President Academic Mohawk College, Dr. McDonald, Dean of Faculty of Science, Ms. Koziol, Dean School of Health at Mohawk College, Dr. Humphries, Executive Dean Health and Life Sciences and Community Services at Conestoga College, Associate Vice Presidents, Associate Assistant Deans, McMaster, Mohawk, and Conestoga faculty members, and honored guests. Before we start our formal program, may I first ask everyone in the hall to switch off any electronic device that may ring or beep during the ceremony? I would now like to ask Dr. Suzanne Labarge, our chancellor, to make her own welcoming remarks. - Welcome honored guests, friends, family, colleagues, and faculty for McMaster University, Mohawk College, and Conestoga College, and most importantly, graduands. This is an exciting day for all of you who are graduating today as well as for all those people who have supported you and stood behind you, and, in many cases, have had a key role in you being here today. You have achieved a great deal to get here, and you should all be very proud of your success and looking forward to what the future might bring. Congratulations and enjoy the ceremony. (audience applauding) - I would like to welcome Dr. Patrick Deane, President and Vice-Chancellor, to the podium who will be presenting our honorary degree recipients. - Madame Chancellor, by the authority of the Senate of McMaster University, I have the honor to present Francois Brechignac. Francois Brechignac is a globally respected radioecologist who is spearheading efforts to develop a conceptual framework for measuring impacts of low dose exposures in ecosystems, which is a key priority for Canada's nuclear industry. With a background that includes expertise in botany, biology, and the space program, he is also at the forefront of efforts to unite scientific advancement and environmental protection. Dr. Brechignac is deputy director of IRSN, the Institute for Radio Protection and Nuclear Safety, at the Centre d'Etudes de Cadarache, where he manages the institute's scientific excellence policy, the execution of its research programs, and the institute's work in scientific assessment. He also serves in a variety of important roles within the scientific community in France. He is a member of the scientific board of the Alliance for the Environment, a permanent member of the scientific committees of the Doctoral School in Environmental Sciences, and a member of the Research Federation on Natural and Industrial Risk. He is also an expert evaluator on issues related to radioecology and the environment for the European Commission. Before Dr. Breschignac assumed his current position, he was Director of Scientific Assessment and the Deputy Scientific Director at IRSN. Previously, he served as head of the laboratory for experimental radioecology and deputy head for the Division of Radioecology Research and Studies. Working at the European Space Research and Technology Center in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, he was head of the European Research and Technology Program in Space Biotechnology for the European Space Agency. Closer to McMaster, he was an associate researcher in the botany department at the University of California Davis. Dr. Breschignac is the president of the International Union of Radioecology and the chair of that organization's Ecosystem Approach Task Force. He is also a member of the NEA OECD Aegis Expert Group on the implications of radiology protection science as well as a member of the NATO Nuclear Expert Group of the Science for Peace Program. He served as president of the International Congress on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity held in 2011 here at McMaster, and he played a key role in facilitating and supporting the historic visit that McMaster students made to Chernobyl in 2009. The author of approximately 100 publications, including more than 60 peer reviewed research articles, Dr. Breschignac holds a patent on his zero-gravity gas water separation process and has received the prestigious support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Madame Chancellor, I have the privilege of presenting to you an exceptional scientist, advocate, and leader in radioecology. I ask that you acknowledge the work and contributions of Dr. Francois Breschignac by conferring upon him the degree Doctor of Science Honoris Causa. - Francois Breschignac, by the authority of McMaster University Senate, I have the great pressure to confer upon you the degree Doctor of Science Honoris Causa in McMaster University with all the rights and privileges pertaining to that degree. Felicitation. (audience applauding) I would like to ask Dr. Breschignac to give us the convocation address. - Madame Chancellor, dear Dr. Labarge, President Deane, dear graduands, honored guests, family, and friends, dear colleagues, it is a great honor for me to have the privilege of talking today in front of you while receiving this prestigious recognition from McMaster University. My first words, therefore, are to thank you all. The management and faculty members of McMaster University and especially the nursing and medical radiation science department, but also the students who generation after generation permanently stimulate the university's spirit of renewal and creativity. I must confess that after several decades of continuous commitment in building a new vision in environmental research, with particular emphasis on radiation protection, I was not expecting any kind of recognition, keeping in mind the expression which says no one is a prophet in his own land. Now that it surprisingly comes, and even more because it is triggered by foreign scientists, far away from my daily life. I want to let you know how much reward did I feel and how good it is to share this pleasure with all of you. When I was instructed to give this convocation address, I had been wondering what could be interest to all of you, what could be attractive enough to capture your attention and not boring you with the scientific jargon I'm used to as a scientist jumping from one conference to the next. I therefore started to brainstorm, asking myself what do we have in common? You have been trained to become professionals in the medical field in order to support human health. On my side, my career led me to develop research on impacts of environmental contamination with emphasis on radiation in order to support environmental health and protection. Human health, environmental health, these two issues are often considered separately. When looking at them with some distance, however, they do appear as two specific facets of one single same issue, ensuring the long term maintenance of the biosphere ecosystem, and we are part of it. We are part of the biosphere ecosystem. This drives to one quite important consequence. It is useless to try to protect humans without protecting the biosphere ecosystem as well. We are profoundly interlinked all together. However, realizing this is not straightforward, and probably the best way to explain it to you is to start from my own trajectory of consciousness reaching, which was not immediate. For this, I would like to get back, briefly again, to my biography, which was just given to me a few minutes ago, which at first sight may appear a bit diversified, if not serious. I have been first attracted by veterinary sciences actually, but I turned out within a few years at university to be much more successful with plant sciences. This is way it happened. So I went on and finally graduated as an engineer in agronomy and further obtained a PhD in plant physiology. At this time, I was therefore committed to do fundamental research on photosynthesis. This first experience led me to realize the paramount importance of photosynthesis in building our biosphere and supporting almost all animal life including that of human beings. We need plants to eat, to breathe, to drink clean water. This particular understanding led me later at the European Space Agency to work on the program dedicated to solve the problems of supporting human life for future long-term missions in space. I started to design artificial self-sustaining ecosystems very simplified, very small, but achieving a long-term symbiotic association between plants and animals and later humans. Indeed, in conditions of complete isolation from the planet Earth, bringing oxygen, potable water and food as carbohydrates to a crew, as well as removing its waste byproducts, CO2, organic waste, et cetera, this is hardly feasible through pure physical chemical techniques of revitalization, if at all. Together with Russian and American scientists, we realized that only bioregneration based on living species other than humans, such as for example photosynthetic plants recycling CO2 into oxygen, offered a viable solution. In fact, this came directly from observing the ecosystem processes that work here on the planet Earth in the terrestrial biosphere, where animal and plant life co-exist symbiotically, also with microbes. An important aspect of life on Earth is to realize that all forms of life that we know today did not evolve in isolation from other species, but together with other species in their supporting ecosystem. Evolution shapes life forms and ecosystems at the same time in one single movement. When I started finally to deal with radioecology more than 20 years ago, it became obvious to me that protection of the environment against the radiation, in particular, but also in general, was not primarily driven by the need to protect nice flowers or beloved pets or beautiful landscapes, but more essentially, it was rooted in the goal to prevent disruption by stressors, for example disruption of these ecosystems' symbiotic relationships because they are mandatory for the sustainability of life. The lesson I've learned from this is that human health is actually pledged to that of the environment and that ecosystems have been, have always been, and still are key to support life on the planet Earth. We currently harm ecosystem to an unprecedented degree, and this in turn automatically harms human beings as well. Reproductive difficulties question the large scale use of agropesticides, for example, and also pharmacochemicals which act as endocrine disruptors, both of which are now spread everywhere. Climate change is already affecting the balance of ecosystems. Change in species repartition on the surface of Earth is now visible in many places affecting current agricultural practices. Large areas of forest eradication by new pest invasions, and I think you have seen that in your own country. Sea level rise threatening large portions inhabited territories and their people of course. It wouldn't be surprising if by continuing to burn fossil fuels just for the sake of immediate profit and ignoring its long term consequences on the biosphere ecosystem, future generations to face them, the consequences, would refer to some kind of an environmental holocaust. We knew, but did nothing. In fact, these fossil fuels originate from life processes on Earth, especially photosynthesis precisely, at works in its origin. Photosynthesis reduced the high CO2 content of the primitive atmosphere by storing dead organic matter in geological layers. By burning massive amounts of fossil fuel, we actually initiate a retrograde process moving back to the primitive times. The only difference is the speed. It took hundreds of million years to store fossil fuels and concomitantly reduce the atmospheric CO2 concentration, whilst we currently reinject CO2 back into the atmosphere as a huge pulse. Considering the ecosystem concept is central to achieving good and pertinent ecological risk assessment of any stressor, but also of radiation in particular. This is equally valid when dealing with protection of environmental health or that of human health. This view is actually a longstanding personal conviction, which did not evolve as a straight line. It gradually became an evidence to my developing reflection whilst doing science in various areas of research and interacting with prominent scientists, especially also in your country. As such an unconventional scientific positioning, at the crossroad of traditional disciplines, doesn't have to be feared. By providing a new vision, it stimulates people's reflection, and finally, provides new tools for understanding our world. I am convinced that your generation has all the education background, the skills, and intelligence, as well as the perspicacity that are needed to successfully tackle today's urgent planetary issues. I would like to thank you all in advance for your commitment. And I wish you all the best of luck. Thank you. (audience applauding) - Thank you very much, Dr. Brechignac, for your wonderful comments. (Suzanne speaking foreign language) Dr. Brechignac is a wonderful example of somebody who has succeeded in his field, who has used his education, his curiosity to go beyond that narrow level of education, hard work, to create to not only become an expert in his field, but to contribute to the overall society and our understanding of the world around us, and for that, we're grateful. Again, it is an absolute pleasure to welcome to the McMaster family. Thank you, Dr. Brechignac. - Dr. Patrick Deane will now come forward to present the graduands to the chancellor for admission to their degrees. - Will the graduands please stand? Madame Chancellor, on behalf of McMaster University Senate, I present to you these candidates in order that you may confer the appropriate degrees upon them, and I bear witness that they are worthy and suitable. May I also request that you confer the appropriate degrees in absentia upon all those candidates who have successfully completed the required course of study but who are not present? - Graduands, by my authority and that of the McMaster University Senate, I have the great pleasure to admit those before me today and those in absentia to their individual degrees in McMaster University with all the rights and privileges pertaining to those degrees. My sincere congratulations to you all. (audience applauding) Please be seated. - Graduates, I now ask each of you to join me on stage so that the Chancellor and I may welcome you to the McMaster community of scholars. (calm piano music) - Ladies and gentlemen, so that each graduate's name may be heard, it will be appreciated if during the presentation of the graduands you hold your collective applause to the end of each degree category. Thank you. Madame Chancellor, may I present to you the following graduate of the degree Master of Science? Patricia Lynne Geerlinks. Nevin Navodia. Madame Chancellor. (audience applauding) Madame Chancellor, may I present to you the following graduates of the degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing? Hana Abraham. (audience cheering) Oluwatobiloba Adedeji. Laura Catrin Agresta. Zunaira Ahmed. Jade Aitken. Cherin Aitkin. Rashidat Yetunde Akewusola. Kelly Anne Akrigg. Amira Al-Gaity. Brad Albay. Camille Marie Allaire. Brooklyn Alton. Megan Amaral. Marissa Angst. Nana Adjoa Ansa-Sam. Amanda Elizabeth Rita Archibald. Adriana Marie Armborst. Kristian Ashali. Jasmine Aung. Ala Awez Mohammad. Tania Badiei. Ashlyn Jessica Baer. Raymond Salvatore Baglole. Laura Ellen Baldwin. Ashley Lynn Marie Balog. Jennifer Bartsch. Alexandrea Bassett. Anne Bastiampillai. Amanda Bateman. Amanda Elizabeth Baxter. Mackenzie Lee Bayne. Alex Be. Kayla Bearinger. Lisa Zelika Beazer. Melissa Beerdat. Danielle Monique Belanger. Marc Belisario. Emily Bell. Abbey Bender. Zoe Bernstein. Nikki Berza. Shane William Bethlehem. Mernel Binoya. Lieanna Bisessar. Miranda Grace Boeringa. Jessica Boileau. Julianne Bennett. Jacob Borgdorff. Jillian Marie Boyle. Danielle Liesa-Anne Boyter. Tamar Brereton. Erin Nicole Britnell. Victoria Brombal. Kayla Brooks. Holly Brown. Justine Brown. Steven Brown. Heather Buchanan. Samantha Buck. Veronica Budny. Jessica Dana Burdett. Mandy Leigh Burgess. Jenna Patricia Bushell. Camellia Ac Bustard. Emily Butcher. Candice Butler. Andrew Butty. Gillian Byron. Emilia Anna Cebula. Boey Chak. Ka Yun Chan. Natalie Chan. Thipphone Melissa Chanthalima. Cheryl Che. Mensu Chen. Claudia Cheng. Stella Chew. Alicia Lee-Ann Chin. Reenu Chokar. Anastasia Valeri Chouvalov. Amanda Beth Christensen. Cheryl Christian. Leya MacKenzie Chung. Kendra Ciotti. Emma Clements. Kirstie Danielle Cockwell. Brittany Anne Cook. Caitlin Emma Coon. Sabrina Maria Cordeiro. Michelle Annalee Cowen. Rachel Cox. Gillian Crawford. Alicia Crisostomo. Karina Czajkowski. Melissa Anne D'Andrea. Felicia Dagenais. Cathy Dang. Kiran Warris Daniel. Keesha Davis. Lisa De Panfilis. Crystal Ann DeBoer. Ashley Mary-Lynn Decosemo. Allyson Lynn DeLorenzo. Joanna DeLuca. Shannon Kathryn Dengate. Katherine Dent. Amelia Louise DePippo. Emily Detzler. Ashlee Melissa DeWitt. Pawandeep Kaur Dhaliwal. Tsewang Dhargyal. Manisha Dhunna. Gina Di Gennaro. Laura Marie Diemert. Minh Do. Erin Docking. Emily Grace Dodman. Angela Doge. Kailyn Laura Donald. Dagadanes Doxtator. Jelena Dubroja. I beg your pardon. My apologies. Maria Kristine Grace Bautista Ducut. Selina Duffney. Mary-Lynn Esther Dunnink. Sarah Pauline Durston. Dana Element. Elohor A Enavworhe. Kayla Natashia Enriquez. Walter Fabroa. Jasmine Fasitsas. Jennifer Feltham. Lucy Feng. Martina Ferraro. Nadia Fiaz. Jordan Field. Meaghan Rose Dean Finlay. Jessica Amanda Fitzpatrick. Victoria Marie Flaxman. Patricia Marie Zara Fondeville. Shannon Forbes. Kaitlyn Ford. Paige Fox. Camille Fraser-McLeish. Shelby Gahagan. Hellen Nyambura Gakure. Karolina Galazka. Elizabeth Galbraith. Jessica Marie Gallant. Andoni Gallego. Erika Anastasia Gardiner. Maris Louise Garriock. Stefan Gavrilovic. Isabella Ghirdarry. Rebecca Christine Giebat. Catherine Rae Gillespie. Mitchell Gillies. Jenna Symone Gionet. Jennifer Grace. Allison Kimberley Graham. Caleb James Graham. Leighton T.C. Grant. Emily Gresham. Hayley Liane Greubel. Gagandeep Grewal. Rebecca Mae. Cindy Ha. Julia Hamm. Andrea Harvey. Chelsey Grace Henderson. Laura Hidvary. Amy Lynne Hill. Julia Ann Hilton. Rachel Sarah Hommersen. Erika Grace Hosena. Olivia Howden. Samantha Howe. Danielle Huhtanen. Briar Hunt. Channing McKenzie Iemma. Enyeraye Mabel Igharoro. Maija Anita Irvine. Julianna Janicas. Diana Jaz. Laura Johns. David Carl Bruce Johnson. Bradley Jones. Danielle Jones. Thomas Kambadzi. Hayat Katerji. Amalpreet Kaur. Harsimran Kaur. Ellen Kawamoto. Holly Bernadette Kelly. Brittany Kemp. Jacqueline Lindsey Kent. Elizabeth Mary Kerkesch. Chanmi Kim. So Young Kim. Stephanie Kim. Cassandra Michelle King. Kelsey Patricia Kathleen King. Josie Kinsman. Sydney Kinsman. Natalija Kiperovic. Keziah Njoki Kiuri. Celine Angelique Knol. Dana Kogan. Martina Kolakovic. Taylor Kolenich. Megan Natalie Komarnycky. Hoi Ching Kong. Natalie Veronica Kornak. Mariah Kozlowski. Brittany Alexandra Krone. Ashlin Krusch-Valeriote. Kathryn Shea Labron. Harpreet Lakhan. Katherine Lamarre. Shaniah Adrial Langeraap. Brittany Langille. Samantha Wing-Yan Lau. Aiza Cailyn Lavina. Dominika Lazinka. Hannah Jennifer Le Souder. Megan Helen Lee. Shelby Alexandra Leenders. Katie Nicole Lemon. Amanda LeRoux. Jodi Ka Wing Leung. Kristen Rose Leveque. Stephanie T. Lewis-Vincent. Yizi Li. Kristine Ethel Uy Libao. Emily Christina Lilley. Nancy Lin. Diandra Lisicky. Anne Janine Logo. Joanne Long. Kelly Long. Jessica Lonsbury. Natalia Lopez. Alyson Love. Allison Lovell. Christina Rachel Lubinsky. Janey Lui. Witha Elsa Lumbangaol. Amy MacDonald. Grant MacNeil. Meghna Mahajan. Sarah Amanda Mahrt. Danielle Major. Mariah Jessica Mammoletti. Farida Mamoukhova. Suneet Mann. Eleanor Mannell. Kelsey Mantel. Vanessa Esmeralda Maradiaga Rivas. Londaba Rosemary Marandure. Fadzai Keziah Mariga. Kristy Marion. Melissa Markovich. Grace Michelle Martin. Laura Bethany Martin. Toni Nicole Martin. April Masters. Robyn Ceclia Matos. Cheryl Margaret Matthews. Ashtyn McAulay. Megan Nicole McComb. Megan Christine McCreath. Chantal McCutcheon. Tara Ann McDonald. Breanne McFarland. Dana McGeorge. Sheldon Stanley McGinn. Morgan Geraldine McInnes. Kathleen McLean. Lauren McLean. Emily McLean. Lindsay McPhee. Emily Mester. Farisai Tebogo Mhlanga. Gabrielle Miguel. Nicole Mills. Angela Milos. Rey Omar Mina. Eden Shamim Minhas. Humayon Mirza. Catherine Mitcham. Heather Leanne Mobach. Maria Mohareb. Christina Lynn Moniz. Angela Grace Montour. Taylor Kristen Moore. Brittany Lee Morim. Bryce Moyer. Kylie Mudford-Heeney. Noorina Safiya Mukoon. Alisha Marie Mullings. Angela Sanyu Mutoigo. Nandini Nandeesha. Olivia Nasby. Sharon Natividad. Sofia Cristina Neto. Emma Elyse Newbigging. Spence B. Newell. Joyce Jo Kiu Ng. Lina My Nguyen. Martha Mgwarai. Reham Nuru. Edith Kerubo Nyaosi. Annah Chedza Nyemba. Megan Pauline O'Brien. Tanisha-Bria O'Brien. Katerose Kwaka Okorie. Andres Felipe Olave. Oluwatosin Ologunagba. Ify Gertrude Onyia. Georgia Ottewell. Maria Joannes Jumadiao Pacaldo. Lindsey Palmatier. Megan Alexandra Pasqua. Heema Patel. Jessica Pelc. Tea Pere. Nelson Pereira. Tania Pereira. Robyn Phillips. Nathan Jeffrey Pickersgill. Sarah Plane. Claudia Pocop. Anthony Podrebarac. Ruth Popescu. Erin Jamie Porter. Caroline Prelich. Harveer Punia. Grace Qi. Guo Ying Qi. Marium Rafiq. Stephanie Rajkov. Shazeen Ramji. Amanda Ashley Randell. Akshaya Ratneswaran. Stephanie Patricia Rattray. Jessica Anna Loraine Rauser. Chelsea Marie Reid. Corinne Reinhart. Mikaela Victoria Reschke. Diana Marcela Riobo Garzon. Melissa Ritchie. Alyssa Marianne Robinson. Lucy Marion Robinson. Mitzie Elizabeth Robinson. Shanique Robinson. Elysia Roechner. Kristin Mariah Roechner. Dana Marie Roffel. Alyssa Rooney. Alexandra Rose. Heather Helen Kell Rose. Andrea Lauren Rosenrot. Francis Roxas. Elizabeth Grace Russell. Courtny Ryan. Nicole Jacqueline Sala. Megan Sambell. Jasmine Amani Samsair. Susan Rachelle Samuel-Herter. Sarah Sarwary. Emily Sawyer. Maureen Sayeg. Beverly Amanda Scapini. Shawna Leigh Scott. Sara Seiling. Holly Lynne Sexton. Sarah Christine Shackleton. Jamie Alyssa Shaddick. Carolyn Shafer. Shuoqi Shen. Lawson Sherwood. Joy Shih. Joanna Katarzyna Siczek. Melissa Danielle Siemon. Natalie Elise Siertsema. Chantal Crystal Singh. Siobhan Elizabeth Sullivan Skippen. Sarah Slack. Elysia Smith. Rachel Mary Anne Smith. Ashley Lauren Snyder. Elena Socander. Breanne Soeting. Jenny Heejai Sohn. Kurtis Robert Sparling. Brandi Jamie Speck. Matthew John Stafford. Kayla Steenbergen. Caitlyn Stefan. Alaina Steinmann. Holly Stephenson. Brittany Marie Stevens. Krystina Zofia Straszak. Brooklyn Rosalie Stroeder. Sandra Svenda. Leighanne Swance. Emma Anne Sylvester. Adebimpe Taiwo. Hemadri Talpe Guruge. Felicia Tanudjaja. Alyssa Te. Taryn Ivy Theaker. Alexandra Marie Amoi Thomas. Lauren Michelle Thomas. Amanda Todd. Patricia Marie Toiviainen-Moberg. Nenweh Zaki Toma. Paige Trudeau. Paige Victoria Tsetsekas. Haley Rose Tucker. Kelly Tucker. Nana Turkson. Deanna Michelle Turner. Chelsea Turvey. Sarah Van Allen. Claire Lauren van Baardwijk. Marya Aleida Van Beilien. Jennifer Kathleen Vander Plas. Lauren Vandergriendt. Sara Jacklin Vanderhorst. Lyndsay Jane Vandermeulen. Stephanie VanderValk. Cortney Lynn VanSickle. Matthew Alexander Veldman. Megan Verbeke. Jaclyn Michael Vezina. Flora Vieira Zamora. Priyadarshini Vijayakumar. Anne Vincelli. Phuon Thao Vu. Natasa Vukojevic. Nicole Watson. Sarah Fatima Walji. Zoe Waller Catherine Walsh. Stephanie Warden. Justine Warkentin. Barbara Watracz. Marina Levinia Watson. Cynthia Webers. Nicole Ashley West. Liana Lindsay White. Morgan Wickens. Ginny Morgan Wiken. Christina Elizabeth Wilson. Karolina Wnek. Elizabeth Brianne Wray. Lisa Wunderlich. Yan Xiang. Yukun Xu. Xiaoyu Yang. Akua Esson Yankey. Steven Young. Janice Sze-Man Yu. Katrina Zanetti. Jennifer Zavitz. Lisa Zhang. Aaron Zinn. Sarah Zorad. (audience applauding and cheering) Excuse me, excuse me. One more? Victoria Zychowicz. Excuse me, excuse me. Madame Chancellor, may I present to you the the following graduates of the degree Bachelor of Medical Radiation Sciences. Ala'a Abdul-Aziz. Sarah Ahmed. Heba Al-Saigh. Suaad Al-Sudani. Muhammed Harris Ali. Noor Almomani. Nuha Almotawakel. Archita Amin. Pamela Irene Anderson. Sarah Anselm. Kyle Grant Argent. Arwa Ayoub. Rachel Batenburg. Jessica Dawn Biancaniello. Ainslee Karen Blanchette. Carmine Dominic Bozzelli. Kelsey Megan Brand. Angelica Celli. Richard Chang. Kerry Cheong. Maurice Chu. Jeremy Matthew Cochrane. Stefan Cotoi. Kassidy Jenna Cowen. Madeline Dailey. Devanshi Dave. Leah Mary Dier-McComb. Emily Maria Einbergs. Jessica Alice Evoy. Martey Jean Farrell. Jessica Gillis. Emily Katrina Glatz. Emma Goodwin. Sukhman Singh Grewal. Katherine Alisha Guy. Rida Haider. Amy He. Jennifer Head. Tianna Heffernan. Megan Rachel Heikens. Amber Henderson. Emily Anne Hollinger. Hillary Ellen Marie Huffman. Alison Husack. Roomaana Jambusaria. Carley Amber Janssens. Julianne Janzen. Maryam Jatoi. Zdravko Jovanovic. Andrew Robert Judd. Marissa Star Kaufman. Parbhjot Kaur. Heather Anne Kelly. Sarah Khan. Anmol Kundi. Sarah Liang. Ashley Lau. Bradley Richard Lecours. Jane Lee. Lauren Heather Leng. Cici Liang. Melissa Linton. Lindsay May Lockhard. Nikki Martin. Bridget Mavety. Adriana Mijatovic. Jessica Lynn Mino. Alexander Robert Moyer. Jacylyn Paige Naor. Cristiana Barbosa Neves. Ha Thanh Vy Nguyen. Emily Megan Oldfield. Rachel Pace. Hae Eun Park. Melissa Leanne Parker. Foram Gopal Patel. Julianna Marie Pinizzotto. Ratika Ratnam. Samantha Anne Reimer. Anishka Saldanha. Anood Bint Masood Siddiqui. Kayleigh Siermachesky. Tharshana Sundaramoorthy. Michiru Takeshima. Justine Terryberry. Michelle Tran. Samantha Arnita Van Every. Maria Natalie Van Osch. Tessy Alex Vattaparambil. Diana Olena Vodoviz. Kira Wang. Ho Ching Annabell Wu. Eleanor Alice Yang. Andrew Zaky. Yijia Zhao. Nariman Zhran. Sarah Zuccolo. (audience applauding and cheering) - Well you certainly kept up the tradition of this being the liveliest convocation of the week. There was always a chance of a little competition from the engineers on Friday. So please join me in one more round of applause for all the graduates of the class of 2017. (audience applauding and cheering) Ladies and gentlemen, I would now like to introduce Ms. Anishka Saldanha, a graduate of the degree Bachelor of Medical Radiation Sciences and Radiation Therapy who will be delivering the valedictory address. (audience applauding and cheering) - Good morning and welcome. Chancellor Dr. Labarge, President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Deane, Mohawk College President Mr. McKirley, Provost Dr. Wilkinson, McMaster, Mohawk, and Conestoga faculty, honored guests, and to this year's amazing graduates. (audience applauding and cheering) It is truly a privilege and honor for me to speak to you, the 2017 class of Nursing and Medical Radiation Sciences, on this culminating day of your success. Today, we get to take some moments to recall the memories we have made over the past few years and also look with hope towards what the future holds for us. I am certain that university has never been a linear path for any of us. To say that it's had its ups and downs would be an understatement. Each year has been similar to riding a roller coaster. As you make your way through the line, your excitement, or perhaps fear, builds. Once you get onto the ride, it isn't long before the speed starts to pick up. Maybe you're nervous or scared, or maybe you're beyond stoked to be finally doing this. There are many strangers on the ride with you, and perhaps, even some friends. As you go through the ride, some parts are enjoyable, and at other times, everything's out of control, you're upside down, and there's a possibility you're going to throw up. You're not sure if it's the Central food or last night's party. Then finally, the ride slows down and comes to a stop, and first year is complete. Some of the strangers on that ride are people you end up chatting with, sharing your experience, and becoming friends with. In upcoming years, you know a bit more about what to expect, but the ride turns out to be just as wild as the first time. Each time you go on, it seems to go by so quickly. Many of us feel that it wasn't long ago that we were embarking on our McMaster journey. And here we are today on what seems to be a bittersweet end. We must always remain thankful for having been so fortunate these past few years for attending a top ranked university, receiving a great education, and having passionate teachers who are not only filled with a wealth of knowledge, but who also truly care about us. We must also be thankful to our families who supported us immensely, especially with all of those home cooked meals. And of course, be thankful to our friends, the people who have become our family during these past years. Shout out to my Med Rad family. (graduates cheering) What is particularly special about the education that we've received compared to our other peers who will be graduating throughout this week is that what we've learned goes far beyond the things that come out of a book. Clinical courses and practicums have been such an important part of our learning. We have learned how to assess and care for someone who is sick, how to safely administer medications as a student nurse, how to image patients as either a stenographer or radiographer in training, and how to safely deliver radiation treatments as a radiation therapy student. But more than just these core skills that we have learned in school and honed in the clinical environment, we have learned how to care for patients. We have learned how to be compassionate. We have learned how to show respect to our patients, their families, and fellow healthcare professionals. And we have learned how to work in an interdisciplinary setting. No book could have taught us these things, and I believe we leave McMaster educated with much more than we may have expected we would. One of the most valuable things that I have learned is that we have an important responsibility to support each other. There was a point along my university journey when I thought I wouldn't make it through. But it was the encouragement from classmates, support from family, and the genuine care and motivation from clinical education leaders that helped me to push through and succeed on this journey. I'm sure that many of you can look back at a point, or even a few points, where the support and encouragement of those around you helped to carry you forward. Reflect upon that time. And I hope, that from it, you can recognize how important it is for us to encourage and help each other. As we move forward into our clinical professions, there will certainly be times where we, or our colleagues, will need support. I truly believe that it is our responsibility to encourage them and be there for them the best we can. That is our way of paying our supporters back by paying it forward. Thank you to everyone here, professors, preceptors, instructors, administrators, clinical education leaders, family, and friends, who have helped us to get to this point. Without you, we would not have made it as far as we have. And now, graduates, congratulations to all of us on our successes. I wish you many more accomplishments in your future endeavors. No matter what the next step in your journey may be, I hope that this new chapter in your life is a stellar and invigorating one. May you use the knowledge and skills that you have attained in your McMaster, Mohawk, and Conestoga education to make your individual difference in the world. Thank you. (audience applauding and cheering) - Thank you very much, Anishka. May I now introduce Mr. Don Bridgman, President of the McMaster Alumni Association, who will deliver the Alumni Association Address. - Chancellor Labarge, President Deane, President Jamison, President McKirley, President Tibbits, award winners, honorees, McMaster Six Nations Polytechnic, Mohawk, and Conestoga family, fellow alumni, guests, and especially members of the McMaster class of 2017, or as Anishka said, the amazing class of 2017. If this convocation could talk, it may say something like this. Your life is changing or about to change in a big way, so come take part in this ancient ritual while your parents take pictures of you wearing a borrowed gown. Well, more seriously, crossing this stage marks one of the most significant changes in your life. There is a symbolism on crossing this stage. And I just want to say from the angle that I had sitting in the back row, I was quite impressed with the various ways that people crossed the stage. Some walk slowly, two of you were limping, so good for you. I think three of you brought your children. One of you brought your child down here. Some of you walked slowly. Some of you ran, almost forgot to shake the hand of the chancellor and president. Some of you walked in quite high heels, I noticed. And some of you had more sensible shoes on. But none of you walked across that stage without a big smile and a gleam in your eye and pride about what you had accomplished. And that pride is well deserved. You're moving from a career as a student to a career as a professional or from being an undergraduate student to being a graduate student, or maybe you're going to trade in the goals and routines of university for something more freeform and personal. Take a little time for yourself to do something you've always wanted to do. We all experience the graduation transition in our own way. Something I almost forgot to mention as well, I did want to mention to Hannah Abraham's parents and family and friends that you set an incredible precedent, her being the first person across the stage, and your cheering and yelling kind of set the stage, everyone kind of felt obliged to do likewise. While we had go girl, go you girl, love you, you rock, I'm sure people were planning what they were gonna say, but I did feel a little bit sorry for the parents and family and friends who learned how to take instruction in school, like you're not supposed to, so they didn't say anything, or some of the graduands who didn't have anyone here, so I think I would like to take this, this is totally off-script, but I think we need to do one combined yell, scream, you rock for everybody, especially for those that didn't have anyone cheering. Let's do that right now. (audience cheering) I always wanted to stand on stage and get a big cheer. (everybody laughing) When I graduated from McMaster, I played on the varsity basketball team, and I was relatively well known for my ability to dunk the basketball, almost a 360. Well today, 39 years later, or more accurately, 75 pounds later, I'm not sure I could even jump over a basketball, so some of your life transitions will be more rewarding than others. What won't change, though, for you is that McMaster will always be part of you, and you will always be part of McMaster. At times, that connection will feel very strong, as I'm sure it does today. Other times, it will take a back seat gracefully for other priorities. But when you do want to turn that lifelong relationship into an activity, a social media connection, volunteering, or any one of a dozen other kinds of opportunities, the McMaster Alumni Association will be there for you. I have been involved since I graduated in '78, and it's been one of the best connections and involvements that I've done in the community. I'm so proud of me being a Mac grad and being part of the McMaster family. You can read about your alma mater, your fellow alumni and classmates in the McMaster Times Magazine or our e-newsletter Maroon Mail. You can be a part of the Mac Alumni communities on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram. You can also follow me personally on Twitter if you'd want. Well, actually, I don't have a Twitter account, but there are five other Don Bridgmans that do, and in total, they have 10 followers. So I may have the saddest name on the Internet, or the least popular. If you're interested in something less virtual, you can experience activities and opportunities from our Mac 10 Program for recent grads, which is a connected series of events and services including social activities, career assistance, mentoring, which has become a very popular part of our program, that we do online and in person, and also various networking opportunities designed specifically for new grads like you. When you find yourself at other points of transition in your life, you can also turn to the alumni association through our very robust affinity programs for help with home insurance, life insurance, mortgages, credit cards, and travel services just to give you a few examples. We have grown that program from virtually nothing now up to being able to receive over a million dollars a year from our affinity partners, and we have been able to take that money and put it back to good use in the university for bursaries, for supporting various programs and initiatives like the student center, the new athletic complex, and it goes on and on. You can even join your fellow alumni at one of our hundreds of events we organize annually in places from Hamilton to Halifax to Hong Kong. We do them all over the world actually. When you leave here today, I know it's likely that nothing I've said will stick with you except maybe the joke about jumping over a basketball, but that's fine. But hopefully you will take with you the cut out card that was left for you on your seat. When you get a few minutes, take a How Maroon Are You quiz described on the card. You'll need to visit alumni.mcmaster.ca, where you can learn all you need to know about the alumni association and our various, programs, benefits, and services. But for now, don't worry about that. Just remember that the McMaster Alumni Association is ready to be part of your life whenever you want it to be. And also remember I really could dunk. I could do it easily, but not in this robe. I needed my gym shorts and my Chuck Taylor Converses. So members of the amazing McMaster class of 2017, congratulations on your convocation and welcome to the McMaster Alumni Association. We're very proud of you, and we're glad to have you join the Mac alumni family. Thank you. (audience applauding) - Thank you, Don. May I invite Dr. Deane back to the podium to deliver his president's address? - Madame Chancellor, distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, and graduates, this is one of the privileges of my position to be able to give the last speech at convocation and to send graduates off into the world with some further thoughts. And I wanted, rather, as Anishka did to talk a little bit about looking back on what has brought you to this point and looking forward to the future that you each individually will face and enjoy and the future of our country, an appropriate thing to reflect on in our sesquicentennial year. Canada's mandatory long form census was restored, I think many of you will remember, approximately 18 months ago. At the time, our Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development asserted that Canadians were, these are his words, reclaiming their right to reliable and accurate information on the basis of which they would be able to make sound decisions about their personal futures and the national future. Then, last August, just as you are beginning the last year of your degree studies, with the 2016 census of population complete, Canada's chief statistician Wayne Smith pronounced it the best census ever with an overall response rate of 98.4%, we as a nation, were obviously very eager to be surveyed after some years without the mandatory long form census. Then, a few weeks ago, at the start of May, Statistics Canada released a second series of data derived from that census, this time bearing on the age and the sex of the Canadian population. And the report made big news. And the reason it made big news was that the 2016 census had revealed something very interesting, namely that Canada has in the last few years undergone a very significant generational shift. And this is a quote from the Stats Canada report. As a result of the rapid increase in the number of people 65 years of age and older since 2011, 2016 marked the first time that the census enumerated more seniors, at 5.9 million, than children 14 years of age and younger at 5.8 million. Well what does this mean? One thing it tells us is that the Canadian population is aging, not that that isn't something we already knew in a crude sense at least. But the census story is all about changing proportions. For the first time since confederation in 1867, the senior's share of the population now exceeds the children's share. And the group in between, the group to which almost all of our grads today belong, the group of 15 to 64 year olds is shrinking as a proportion of the total population. I'm an English professor, you know, and I know I have a right to this kind of information, but to be frank, most of the time, I never know quite what to do with it. The Stats Canada report tells me that such knowledge, quote, will be especially helpful for adapting social programs for children, adults, and seniors to the new demographic reality. But I wonder about that. Undoubtedly, it will help us identify and understand the new demographic reality. But what will it mean to adapt to that reality is much more than a statistical question. Implicit in the phrase demographic reality is an assumption that certain consequences must inevitably follow the shift. For example, that funding for health and social programs will now move proportionately to favor the aging and the elderly, even as the working population that must pay for those programs is shrinking. Now that maybe logical and providing proper care to the elder, no matter how numerous they are, should be a non-negotiable requirement in a civilized nation, but there are nevertheless vitally important questions that we must still ask about the condition of and the prospects for your generation in this scenario. Now these are especially important questions to ask in 2017 as our country marks 150 years as a nation. Anniversaries like this provoke retrospection, the survey of one's past, and they also sometimes provide an opportunity for jingoism and mindless patriotic fervor. And I'm almost certain that when July the First rolls around, we will see some of that, but so far, this country has taken note of its special year in a fairly muted fashion, recognizing, and this is especially true on university campuses, that while there is much to celebrate in our national history, there is also much about which we should be thoughtful and critical. Now our sesquicentennial is also an occasion to look into the future, imagining what Canada will become in the next 50 or 100 years. And it is in that context that the 2016 census results offer me thought provoking. We have been told that a far reaching and unprecedented generational shift is happening right now just as we're running up the anniversary flag. And interestingly, it is a shift that sends us back to our last big national event, and this was the 100th birthday of Canada in 1967. It is interesting because that year coincided with another very significant and related generational shift. The middle of the 60s is generally understood to be the end point of the Baby Boom, the population surge which began in 1946 after the end of the Second World War, and it is the aging members of that generation whose entry into the ranks of seniors over the last few years have given rise to the demographic changes that the 2016 census recently revealed. Now I am a Baby Boomer, and it was my generation that seemed so incomprehensible to our parents that a special term had to be coined to describe the phenomenon, and the term was the generation gap. And one experienced the generation gap as significant and sometimes profound differences of opinions about music, politics, personal values, and a host of other topics. Thinking back to that time, I reflected families like my own became cultural battlegrounds. I remember, for example, my father inexplicably, to me at least, being plunged into a red faced fury when he discovered in my elder brother's clothing drawer a pair of blue jeans with an extravagant floral design. The blue jeans were bad enough. The floral design made it intolerable. He also found a shirt which had, of all things, puffed sleeves. I think you all are familiar enough with 60s fashions to be able to picture these abominable garments. Now my own differences with my parents were less sartorial than they were political in nature. But as I reflected on those times, I've come to understand that those two categories of resistance, resistance through dress or resistance in politics, were for my generation not really separable. To a degree, not since seen in the west, how or indeed whether one clothed one's body was contested terrain between the generations, a language through which other, sometimes deeply divergent views, expressed themselves. That phrase the generation gap was a term invented by sociologists building on the theory of generations developed by Karl Mannheim in the 1920s. For Mannheim, a generation was not simply a cohort of people born and achieving maturity between specified years. It was such a cohort, but also one upon which certain major historical events had registered an impact. A generation, more than other words, shaped by its particular historical experience. Mine was, for example, post-war and post-Hiroshima, but definitely not post-nuclear as we all lived in daily apprehension of a nuclear apocalypse. My wife remembers that as a child in school she was trained to climb under her desk and cover her head in anticipation of an atomic blast, as if that would help. It would be indeed surprising if such practices had not left an indelible mark on the generation for which they were routine and normal. So while the 2016 Canadian Population census seems to confirm that we're in the midst of a decisive generational shift, it is obviously far too early to speculate on the qualitative dimensions of whatever gap might open up between your generation and mine. Indeed, that is entirely possible, notwithstanding Mannheim's implication that some sort of generational consciousness must inevitably emerge, that dislocation and discontinuity will not define the ways in which we relate to each other. There will, certainly, be economic and other consequences of the aging of the Canadian population. And today, as I speak to an audience full of graduates from health related programs, I'm acutely conscious of some of them, most obviously of the increasing strain on the healthcare system as seniors come to outnumber children and the active wealth producing workforce shrinks. Looking into the future, as one does on occasions like this and as our nation will do on July the First, it is obvious that significant challenges lie ahead as the torch passes from one generation to the next. But I am profoundly hopeful about the future because of my faith in all of you. The well known anthropologist Margaret Mead published in 1970 a serious study of intergenerational relations. The book is called Culture and Commitment, a Study of the Generation Gap, in which she beautifully captured the service which every new generation performs for its society and for humanity at large. The young, she wrote, are free to act on their initiative and can lead their elders in the direction of the unknown. The young must ask the questions that we would never think to ask, and through creativity, curiosity, and innovativeness find answers that their elders cannot imagine. I have worked in universities for more than 40 years and have always, indeed increasingly, been invigorated in the way in which students like yourselves have sought to challenge received wisdom and to advance the human intellectual and social project. If there was ever a gap between us, and I suppose following Mannheim that there must always be some sort of generational discontinuities, I have strained to listen to your voices from the other side of that gap to learn from what you have had to say and from what you have done. Margaret Mead felt that while the young should be free to act on their initiative, they also needed somehow to reestablish trust with their elders so that the elders will be permitted, she said, to work with them on the answers. According to that vision of generational shift, then, your future is a project on which we collaborate. My generation providing what knowledge and wisdom we can, but depending on you to surpass us in making this a brighter world. I haven't dwelt on the challenges you will face except of course for the looming healthcare problem in our country, and I haven't talked more broadly about the role of my generation in creating some of them. Well this is meant to be an up beat occasion, so better to avoid that. But, if you need to trust us in order to achieve the solutions that you seek, we need to admit our failings and shortcomings and trust to your energy, creativity, and positive values. I became an educator four decades ago not just for something to do, but for something I wanted to see created, a better, more just society. The well-being people and of the communities they comprise has been my pre-occupation. And unlike many of my peers, I do not believe that my generation was unique in its idealism, altruism, or in its social conscience. I know from working with many of you that those three things are as much, if not more, alive amongst you than they ever were amongst my peers. And that is in its own way a bit of a miracle given the state of the world that we're in the process of handing over to you. We delight in your success. We are in awe of your talent. And we are most excited to see where you will all take us. My very best wishes go with you. (audience applauding) - Congratulations to the class of 2017. As a fellow McMaster alumna, I'm really looking forward to seeing where you all go from here. Now we seem somehow to have gotten into age during part of these conversations, and I'm going to build on it from one perspective because I realized it's 50 years ago that I sat where you sat and got my degree from McMaster. And I can tell you I have no idea who the chancellor was. I don't even know who the president was. And I'm not sure if we had an honorary degree recipient, but I'm sure we must have. But I do remember the ceremony and the pride of my parents as we stood there taking the pictures afterwards that you'll be going through a little later. And one of the reasons I remembered, it is one of the few occasions where the honor is personal. This is your degree. You earned it as an individual. As your valedictorian said, you couldn't have done it without the help of your family, your friends, your professors, but you had to accept that help. You had to learn from it. And in the end, you are the one who was hooded today. You are the one who walked across the stage, and you will find there are very few opportunities in the future when you are recognized as an individual and not as part of the team, and I think all of us celebrate you for that, and I know your families and we are incredibly proud of you for being there. (audience applauding) I'm also going to build on another point that your valedictorian mentioned because I look back and say what did I come away from? Yes, I had a good education that allowed me to build on it over time, but I also developed some very good friends. And I can tell you friends of 50 years are incredibly valuable. And so I encourage you to build on the close friendships that you had when you were here 'cause you will find they grow as you grow, and they are, as I say, one of the most wonderful parts of life. But I also developed an element of curiosity or re-integrated the idea of curiosity into my life. And what you realize and you listen to our honorary degree recipient, Dr. Brechignac, it's curiosity, it's the how, the why, the what of asking those questions that allow you to continue to contribute to society. I must say I was also delighted to hear that you've learned empathy and caring for patients because if Dr. Deane is right about the statistics, which I'm sure he is, we're all going to need that over the next few years, and I must say, there's an awful lot of opportunities to go for all of you. But this wonderful world you're going into, we are hopeful for you. We wish you well. We know that with your education built with creativity, continued curiosity, hard work that you are going to contribute to change in society and in a way that none of us will expect, but I know will be for the better. And so you go forward with out best wishes and lots of luck in whatever you decide to do from now on. Now I know that you are all going out to celebrate, so I have to, before I let you go, have a couple of housekeeping items to tell you about before we close. Ladies and gentlemen, pinning ceremonies for the nursing graduates and their guests will be at one o'clock in the Chedoke Room B for McMaster students, in Chedoke Room C for Mohawk students, and in Wentworth Room C for Conestoga students. Flowers that have been delivered for graduates will be available at the coat check in the main lobby. I would ask that you remain standing at your seats until the academic procession and the graduates have left the hall. Finally, please join now in the singing of our national anthem. After the singing of the anthem, this convocation stands adjourned. ♫ O Canada ♫ Our home and native land ♫ True patriot love in all thy sons command ♫ With glowing hearts we see thee rise ♫ The True North strong and free ♫ From far and wide ♫ O Canada, we stand on guard for thee ♫ God keep our land glorious and free ♫ O Canada, we stand on guard for thee ♫ O Canada, we stand on guard for thee (lively processional music)

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Early life and education

Jones was born in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Her mother was Mary Elizabeth Jones, who came from a wealthy upper-class family, the Joneses. Her father was Dr. Oliver Livingston Jones Sr. When Rosalie’s mother died in 1918 of Spanish Flu, her son inherited the family Manor, Jones Manor. Yet after many years of fighting over the house and accusations of mistreatment of the Manor, Rosalie finally inherited the Manor for herself. Rosalie and her mother had very different views about women’s suffrage. Where Mary Elizabeth was a part of the New York State Anti-Suffrage Associations, Rosalie was an active suffragist and Nassau County President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.[1]

Jones received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Adelphi College in Brooklyn, then attended Brooklyn Law School. She earned her LL. B degree from George Washington College of Law. She completed two different theses, “The Labor Party in England” and The American Standard of Living and World Cooperation.[1]

Career

 Jones, circa 1910-1915
Jones, circa 1910-1915
 Jones, with fellow suffragettes Jessie Stubbs and Ida Craft, circa 1912-1913
Jones, with fellow suffragettes Jessie Stubbs and Ida Craft, circa 1912-1913

Jones was influenced in her beliefs about women’s role in society from the "Pankhursts," who were British suffragettes. She organised marches similar to the "Brown Women" march from Edinburgh to London some months before.[2] Some of her most famous marches include her march to Albany, New York in December 1912, and the march to Washington D.C. in February 1913. During her famous march from Manhattan, New York to Albany, New York, she led over 200 women over 175 miles in thirteen days. Even though her mother was an anti-suffragist, Rosalie went against her mother’s wishes to take part in these marches.[1][3]

In early 1913, General Rosalie Jones and her "pilgrims", as they were called, planned to reach the Capitol of the United States. Reports say that there were preparations made for the 225 women for their welcome and even a royal reception. One pilgrim, Miss Constance Leupp, arrived days earlier and denied the stories about the hardships the marchers suffered through. She was quoted, “[On the march] they had ‘loads of fun’.” General Genevieve Wilmsatt, chief of the cavalry brigade, would lead her own horsewomen to meet General Jones with her pilgrims. At Laurel, Maryland, Jones spent the night during the march. It was here where Genevieve officially met Jones and escorted them into the city.[4]

Jones was known to her army of warriors as “General Jones" and with good reason. Jones believed in fighting a strong battle and was not afraid to do something dramatic to get her point across. Her marches might not have been as famous as the protest Alice Paul did, but Jones was a strong leader. Her marches eventually led to the passage of the 19th Amendment on June 4, 1919 and then the ratification of the amendment on August 18, 1920.[1]

In the years after her suffrage protests, Jones still continued to fight for what she believed in. In 1925, she protested Governor Alfred E. Smith and demanded he remove Robert Moses as President of the Long Island Park Commission for appropriation of people’s property without fair warning.

With little support, Jones returned to her Long Island home, where she lived by herself. For the next years, Jones was busy breaking traditions, raising goats on her property, and fighting with her neighbors and relatives. Her relationship with her family was always strained and almost never pleasant.[1]

Personal life

On March 15, 1927, Jones married Clarence Dill, a Washington United States Senator.[5] This marriage ended in divorce, which was widely publicized. Dill accused her of being an appalling wife and housekeeper and of embarrassing him constantly. After her divorce, Jones ran unsuccessfully for congressional office in November 1936 as a Democrat.[1]

Jones died on January 12, 1978, and her ashes were scattered outside her mother’s tomb at St. John Episcopal Church in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.[1]

References

Further reading

  • Mathews, Jane (1986). The Woman Suffrage Movement in Suffolk County., New York : 1911-1917: A Case Study of the Tactical Differences between Two Prominent Long Island Suffragists: Mrs. Ina Bunce Sammis and Miss Rosalie Jones (Thesis/dissertation). Garden City, New York: Adelphi University. OCLC 25704538. 
  • Jones, Mary Gardiner (2008). Tearing Down Walls: A Woman's Triumph. Lanham, Maryland: Hamilton Books. ISBN 978-0-761-83904-0. OCLC 188536215. 
  • Jack, Zachary Michael (2016). March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights. San Francisco, CA: Zest Books. ISBN 978-1-936-97681-2. OCLC 932576375. 
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