The two options to write about are: -Egerton Ryerson had an impact on Canadian education that has probably never been matched. Write a brief critical biography of Ryerson, detailing his background, early influences, philosophy of education, career, and impact. Can you draw any conclusion about Ryerson’s motivations? Is it fair to say that his primary concern was the maintenance of the status quo? How easy would it have been for a person like Ryerson to see beyond the interests of his social class and ethnic group? OR Discuss the history of female education in the British North American colonies. What structural disadvantages did girls face? To what extent have these disadvantages disappeared, and what factors or individuals were responsible for the change?