Society’s views of women and the roles they could play began to shift at the turn of the twentieth century. In 1916, Manitoba became the first province in Canada to give all women the right to vote. The First World War, the Depression and the Second World War resulted in many more opportunities for women in the world of work. More and more women enrolled in universities in a wider range of programs and faculties throughout the remainder of the century. This same trend continues today and, in itself, has provided support for women in their post secondary educational endeavours. Women have continued to push the boundaries of what is possible for them to do. This has not been easy for them as stereotypical views of what women can and cannot do have been difficult to change.
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