Jean Burnet

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Jean Burnet
Born1920 (1920)
DiedSeptember 14, 2009 (2009-09-15)
OccupationGlendon College, York University ethnic studies academic
Known forLooking Into My Sister's Eyes: An Exploration in Women's History

Jean Robertson Burnet (1920 – September 14, 2009) was a Canadian academic specializing in ethnic studies. Burnet, a specialist in Canadian ethnic relations, founded the Glendon Sociology Department at York University.

Burnet was a native of Toronto and studied for her undergraduate degree in Sociology at Victoria College, Toronto, including under Harold Innis, she received her Masters and PhD at the University of Chicago.[1]

She left the University of Toronto in 1967 to join York University and was the founding chair of the Glendon Department of Sociology.[1]

Burnet died on September 14, 2009.[2]

External links[edit]

  • Archival papers are held at the University of Toronto Archives and Record Management Services.


  1. ^ a b Coucheman, Jane (Winter–Spring 2008). "Professor Emerita Jean Burnet The Mother of Multiculturalism" (PDF). la revue de Glendon magazine. Toronto. 5 (1): 16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26.
  2. ^ "In memory of Professor Jean Burnet". Glendon College. 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2009-09-16.