Lois Long

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Lois Long

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Beatrice Lois May Long [Lois Long] was born July 8th, 1922 on a farm in the Merivale area of Ontario to Michael Long and Phoebe Oakley. After attending school, Long trained as a laboratory technician, becoming a registered medical technologist. In 1955 Long took the position of X-Ray Operator on the Arctic supply vessel, C.D. Howe. While on board, Long kept a diary and took sever hundred photographs of life on and off the C.D. Howe. Medical clinics were held on the ship and occasionally ashore for Inuit families in settlements along Northern Quebec, the west coast of Hudson Bay, Baffin Island, Resolute, and Craig Harbour on Ellsmere Island.

In 1998 Miss Long donated a collection of Inuit sculptures, collected during her travels in the Arctic, to the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG).

Miss Long died on August 14th, 2017


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