Ridd, Beverly

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Ridd, Beverly

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  • Bev Ridd
  • Beverly Tozer

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Beverly (Bev) Ridd (nee Tozer) graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 1989. She was married to Dr. Carl Ridd in 1952, who was an ordained minister and university professor. They had three children: Laurel, Brian, and Karen. The family lived in Winnipeg, MB (1952-1958); Emerson, MB (1958-1963); New Jersey (1963-1966); and settled in Winnipeg permanently after 1966. Dr. Ridd was the founder of and professor in the University of Winnipeg's Department of Religious Studies.
Bev Ridd is one of the founders of Project Peacemakers, a group established in Winnipeg in 1983 to address peace and justice from the position of faith organizations. This organization campaigned for stricter advertising rules and age restrictions on violent games in Manitoba. Active in the United Church, she was appointed to represent the United Church on the University of Winnipeg Board of Regents, the university's highest governing body, where she served on the University Affairs Committee.


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Laura Elsie Garinger created this description February 1, 2019.


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Carl Ridd Fonds description, United Church of Canada Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Conferences Archives, https://main.lib.umanitoba.ca/carl-ridd-fonds
Brenda Suderman, "Activists look back at three decades of denouncing violence," Winnipeg Free Press, (Winnipeg, MB: March 12, 2016): https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/faith/project-peacemakers-closes-doors-371866581.html
"Video: November Second Fridays - Bev Ridd and Dianne Cooper on Peace," Centre for Christian Studies, https://ccsonline.ca/2015/11/video-november-second-fridays-bev-ridd-and-dianne-cooper-on-peace/

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