Sarah Dobson and Grace Evans posing outdoors

Schulich School of Law student, Sarah Dobson (BA’17) and Grace Evans (political science student) are creating a book about the 50 women elected to Nova Scotia’s legislature.

This year, the province celebrated 200 years of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. In those 200 years, there have only been 50 women elected; sixteen of them are currently in office.

Dal students Sarah Dobson and Grace Evans have started a project to celebrate and remember the stories of the 50 women elected to the legislature in Nova Scotia — a book.

The book’s working title is On Their Shoulders: The Women Who Paved the Way in Nova Scotia Politics. It will dedicate each page to an excerpt from each politician’s story: who they are, what it was like being a woman in politics at the time and their message to future politicians.

Read the full article, “Celebrating 50 political women: two Dal students at the helm of book project for young women in politics,” on