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Evelyn Story Lett, O.C., M.A, LLD.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Evelyn Story Lett, O.C., M.A, LLD. O.C. Vancouver
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada October 23, 1997 February 4, 1998
Her work for women's rights has been revolutionary. One of the first women graduates of the University of British Columbia, she helped draft the University's constitution which gave women students the right to vote in 1914. An unprecedented move in Canada, this decision came even before women could vote in federal elections. She has had an immense impact on the Vancouver community by raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for a seniors facility and a much-needed daycare centre for the University.
Deceased on March 26, 1999.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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