Dr. Anne Innis Dagg is a pioneering zoologist, groundbreaking biologist, animal rights activist, feminist, teacher and mother of three. The youngest child of renowned academics Harold Innis and Mary Quayle Innis, Anne earned her BA with Honours in Biology (1955) and her MA in Genetics (1956) at the University of Toronto as well as her PhD in Animal Behaviour (1967) at the University of Waterloo.
She came into Le Prix with her Executive Assistant looking for an elegant outfit for a special event in Toronto. She wanted something comfortable, with a nod to her love of giraffes. The gold foil print on the evening dress worked perfectly.
In the photo, Alison Reid is to the left of Anne. She is the director of the documentary about Anne, called The Woman Who Loves Giraffes.
She loved the work Le Prix is doing to keep clothing out of landfills and into the hands of people who can appreciate the items again.
Anne has received worldwide recognition for her work with giraffes, becoming not only the first person to study giraffe behaviour in the wild. She is the author of over 60 scientific papers and 24 books including, Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950’s Adventure (2006); 5 Giraffes (2016); and Smitten by Giraffe: My Life as a Citizen Scientist (2016). Anne’s academic interests include giraffes and Africa; gaits of mammals; sexual bias in behavioural biology; feminism (especially in academia); a historical study on Canadian women non-fiction authors; sociobiology; animal behaviours; aggression; and human evolution. In 2018, an award-winning documentary about her life story was created titled: The Woman Who Loves Giraffes .