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Date of Birth: 1892
Aileen Garland was born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba in 1892. When she was 17, she began teaching in a one-room school in British Columbia. In 1914, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. She later received Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees from the University of Manitoba. She taught in several small towns before teaching Latin and History at Kelvin High School from 1919 to 1938. She became the principal of William Whyte School in 1939. Garland retired in 1953 and taught at the Manitoba Teachers’ College from 1954 to 1966. She wrote eight books, mainly about Canadian history. Garland also worked for different theatrical organizations, was a life member of the Manitobas Teachers' Society, and participated in many non-profit groups such as the Family Bureau, the United Way, the Age and Opportunity Bureau, the Children’s Aid, the Manitoba Historical Society, and the Canadian Institute of International Relations. She received an honourary doctorate from the University of Manitoba in 1964 and a Good Citizenship award in 1973. Some of her other awards included a Manitoba Centennial Medal from the Manitoba Historical Society, awards from the Red River Historical Society, awards from the American Association for State and Local History and the Margaret McWilliams Medal. In 1954 she was selected by the Winnipeg Free Press as one of the Women of the Year. Garland died in Winnipeg in 1985.