1966 - M.A. English Literature, McGill University 

1964 - Honour BA in English Language and Literature, University of Toronto

Professional experience

2003 - present: weekly columnist for National Post newspaper

1983-2008: editor of FIRST FRUITS, an anthology of creative writing by Montreal and area high school students

1966 - present: book reviewing, seminars in critical reading at various cultural institutions

1966 -1990: teaching Literature and composition at Concordia University and several Montreal Cegeps


Honoured by Canadian institute for Jewish Research (CIJR)
Lion of Judah 2017

2009 - Le prix Jean-Charles Harvey, given by the men's rights group "L'Après-Rupture" (Montreal)  for December 8, 2009 column, "End the moral pogrom against Canadian Men" (on the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre)

2009 - Award for Promoting Gender Issues in the Media, given by The National Coalition of Men (Sacramento, Calif)

1964 - Woodrow Wilson Fellowship


A Three Day Event - an equestrian murder mystery (Peloton Press, 2015)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: a cultural memoir and other essays (Freedom Press, 2013)

Unworthy Creature: A Punjabi Daughter's Memoir of Honour, Shame and Love (Freedom Press Canada, 2012) by Aruna Papp with Barbara Kay

The Best of Barbara Kay - e-book 2011

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"The pathology of the Right is a hard heart; the pathology of the Left is a soft head"

Alan Borovoy

Founder of, and General Counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association 1969 - 2009