Sisler, Berenice

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Sisler, Berenice

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  • Warne, Berenice B.

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Berenice B. Warne was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 8, 1924. She graduated from East Kildonan Collegiate in Winnipeg where she won the Governor General's Award in 1941. She went on to achieve a Bachelor of Arts degree from United College, University of Manitoba in 1945 and a Diploma in Education from the University of Manitoba in 1946. In 1948, she married George C. Sisler. In 1970, she was presented with the University of Winnipeg Alumni Association's 25th Anniversary Award as the outstanding graduate of 1945 for her years of voluntary work in the church, community, the YWCA, and the United College Graduates' Association. Sisler served as president of the University of Winnipeg Alumni Association in 1974-1975 and was appointed to the University of Winnipeg Board of Regents from 1976-1979. She received several awards for her work in the areas of family law and pension reform, including the Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1985), the Person's Award (1986), the YM-YWCA Woman of the Year Award for Public Affairs (1989), and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Winnipeg (1990). Her book, A Partnership of Equals: The Struggle for the Reform of Family Law in Manitoba, was published in 1995. She passed away in 2019.


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Finding aid created by Karyn Riedel Taylor (2000). Finding aid encoded by Brett Lougheed (July 2006). Revised by N. Courrier (July 2019).




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