Women in Science

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Profiles

Karen Colbourne

Karen Colbourne

Public Health Agency of Canada
Public Health Officer

Rolande D’Amour

Rolande D’Amour

Public Health Agency of Canada
Senior Nurse Consultant, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Surveillance System

Candice Didychuk

Dr. Candice Didychuk

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Medical Biophysicist/Chemist, Research Scientist Radiobiology and Health

Kathy Dunn

Kathy Dunn

Public Health Agency of Canada
Manager

Jake Freeman

Jake Freeman

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC)
Resource Technician

Jan. Holmes

Jan. Holmes

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC)
Farm Operations Manager

Bronwyn Hyland

Dr. Bronwyn Hyland

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Physicist and Program Manager, Small Modular Reactors

Dr. Cezarina Kora

Dr. Cezarina Kora

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC)
Senior Strategy Coordinator with the Pesticide Risk Reduction team

Dr. Heather McNairn

Dr. Heather McNairn

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC)
Research Scientist

Lynn Menard

Lynn Menard

Public Health Agency of Canada
Team Lead, Maternal and Child Health

Larkin Mosscrop Kee

Larkin Mosscrop Kee

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Biologist and Project Leader, Science & Technology Operations

Josee Owen

Josee Owen

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC)
Associate Director

Dr. Anne Smith

Dr. Anne Smith

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Research Scientist

Marilyne Stuart

Dr. Marilyne Stuart

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Sciences

Christina Van Drunen

Christina Van Drunen

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Professional Engineer (Mechanical) and Director of S&T Strategy and Collaboration

Jill Williams

Jill Williams

Public Health Agency of Canada
Senior Nurse Advisor

Samantha Wilson-Clark

Samantha Wilson-Clark

Public Health Agency of Canada
Director, Field Service Training and Response

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Videos

Mary-Lynn Dickson

Mary-Lynn Dickson

Director, UNCLOS Program, Natural Resources Canada

"My background is as a sea going oceanographer and to be able to go and work with a team after months and months of planning these cruises is a thrill."

Walta-Anne Rainey

Walta-Anne Rainey

Marine Geoscience Technologist, Natural Resources Canada

Learn about what it is like aboard an ice breaker, the amazing collaborations needed to do the mapping, and unforgettable experiences such as seeing polar bears running alongside the ship.

Ruth Jackson

Ruth Jackson

Research Scientist Emeritus, Natural Resources Canada

Learn about the logistical challenges of mounting a research mission to the Arctic, including the effect of extreme cold on scientific instruments, and the importance of having the right ship and the right people for the job.

Hayley Hung and Sandy Steffen

Hayley Hung and Sandy Steffen

Two Environment Canada scientists reflect on their experience working on contaminants-related issues in the Arctic through the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP).

Lisa Loseto

Lisa Loseto

A research scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada speaks about the importance of community based monitoring and involvement, as well as her work with beluga whales to determine ecosystem health in Northern communities.

Romani Makkik, Shannon O'Hara, Betsy Palliser, and Carla Pamak

Romani Makkik, Shannon O'Hara, Betsy Palliser, and Carla Pamak

The Inuit Research Advisors speak to their experiences with getting Northerners involved in the NCP and its research.

Ranya El Sadawy

Ranya El Sadawy

Ranya El Sadawy is a senior bridge engineer with Public Services and Procurement Canada. Watch the video to learn more about her job and what inspired her to become an engineer.

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Podcasts

Dr. Mireille Marcotte

Bree-Ann Lightfoot and Dr. Lisa Hodges, Microbiology Scientists, Dartmouth Laboratory

"My advice for going into science would be – don't be too afraid or too set on a path in your life. Try different subjects. It's such a big field that you might be surprised what turns out to interest you the most."

Dr. Mireille Marcotte

Dr. Mireille Marcotte, National Manager, Plant Health Surveillance

"To date, scientists have catalogued about 1.5 million species of organisms on the planet, with insects making up about two-thirds of this bounty. This whole world of often very small creatures is simply fascinating to me."

Émilie Larocque

Émilie Larocque, Virologist, Saint-Hyacinthe Laboratory

"I love the fact that the process leads to new knowledge, which is what makes science so thrilling."

Anna-Mary Schmidt

Anna-Mary Schmidt, Head Grapevine Diagnostics, Sidney Laboratory

"When I was younger I wanted to be a detective, which is amusing in light of eventually studying science, as both require investigating the unknown and piecing together a puzzle."

Dr. Hana Weingartl

Dr. Hana Weingartl, Head of Special Pathogens Unit, Winnipeg Laboratory

"We work on the development of veterinary vaccines because these are what would stop the transmission of a virus from livestock to humans. It may not be visible, but we definitely maintain a state of readiness."

Dr. Ruojing Wang

Dr. Ruojing Wang, Head of the National Seed Herbarium, Saskatoon Laboratory

"When you have lots of challenges, you have lots of opportunities to rise above those challenges."

Dr. Susan Nadin-Davis

Dr. Susan Nadin-Davis, Research Scientist, Ottawa Laboratory

"Don't be intimidated by science. I think everyone needs to avoid stereotypes and each one of us should be allowed to follow his or her dream and to do what we want to do."

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Blogs

Lisa Anderson, Elizabeth Cowan, Simone Charron

Canadian STEM Femmes

Read on to meet Canadian STEM Femmes: women working in science, technology, engineering and math. Hear their stories, find out about their career paths, struggles and successes and check out their advice. Most importantly, share their stories!

Émilie Hébert-Houle

2016 Canada-Sweden Polar Expedition

Blog posts recount the important scientific research taking place aboard the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent, as well as everyday life onboard a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker.

Written by Émilie Hébert-Houle (Teacher at Sea)

Geeves

Career Alliance 360

An initiative from GeoConnections of Natural Resources Canada, Career Alliance 360 – Inspiring Girls in STEM / Indigenous Inclusion is designed to enhance representation of women and Indigenous Peoples in key STEM fields with a particular emphasis on northern Canada.

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Features

Eve Langelier, Lesley Shannon, Tamara Franz-Odendaal

Women in Science and Engineering

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Promoting careers for women in the natural sciences and engineering is a priority for NSERC. We are committed to increasing the number of women in these fields, facilitating the accommodation of career and family, and nurturing mentorship.

Cathy Boscarino

Women in Science

Defence Research and Development Canada

Share DRDC’s women in science content and your own content inspiring young women and girls to pursue education and careers in science using the following hashtags #CdnSci #ChooseScience #WomeninSTEM #STEM

Shelly Huntley, Shanti Singh, Zoé Périn-Levasseur

Celebrating Women in Science

Natural Resources Canada

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2016, we asked some of Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) women in science about their chosen profession. Here’s what they told us.

Women in STEM careers at the NRC

Women in STEM careers at the NRC

National Research Council Canada

At the NRC, we work with amazing women in many STEM disciplines. Having diversity in science and research expands the pool of talented researchers, bringing in fresh perspectives, talent and creativity.

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