Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sally Ross studied and worked in France for 10 years.
In addition to a B.Sc. and her M.A. from Dalhousie University, she has a Licence ès Lettres and her doctorate from the Université François Rabelais in France. After returning to Canada, she taught Acadian and Quebec history and culture for 11 years.
Sally has been working as a writer, translator, and learning resource consultant since 1983. She co-authored with the late Alphonse Deveau the prize-winning book The Acadians of Nova Scotia (Nimbus Publishing). Her latest book, Les écoles acadiennes en Nouvelle-Écosse, 1758-2000, published by the Université de Moncton, traces the history of public schools in the Acadian regions of Nova Scotia. It is a factual, but moving story about the struggles for French education in an English-speaking province of Canada.
Sally Ross has published numerous articles on Acadian culture, including: "Acadian Cemeteries in Nova Scotia: A Survey,"published in the Annual Journal of the American Association for Gravestone Studies (Markers XXII), 2007. She has been a member of the Special Events Committee at Grand-Pré National Historic Site for a number of years and for the 2008 tourist season she had the privilege of serving as Media Relations Officer for the Société Promotion Grand-Pré. Her latest translation, Acadian Mi-Carême: Masks and Merrymaking (by Georges Arsenault), will be launched in February 2009 by Acorn Press, Charlottetown.
For more information regarding Sally's writings and translations please go to Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia
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