Archives to ensure legacy of ‘bold and brave’ women scientists and engineers
Leading archivists and women scientists and engineers will work to establish an archive to make sure Canadian history recognizes the contribution of women to science and engineering. Participants at a workshop at the University of Ottawa September 11 and 12 agreed it was necessary to share present-day stories and gather information about prominent women in these professions.
How would you react if someone you knew were a victim of human trafficking? Would you know what to do? Maude Adam-Joly would be there to help! The law graduate has likely encouraged the people around her to act by raising awareness of this difficult reality among as many of them as possible.
What could motivate Lisa Glithero, a doctoral candidate and part-time professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education, to take part in an Arctic expedition with her three-year-old and six-year-old children in tow?
Imagine being the mother of triplets, and then going back to school, breaking up with your significant other, and learning that one of your children has bone cancer, all in the same week! Truth really is stranger than fiction, you say? And yet this really happened to Natalie Carrière, a University of Ottawa graduate student in anthropology.
Put away your erasers, the time of loose-leaf paper and HB pencils is long gone! Today’s professors and their students are living in a wireless, digital age with an ever-increasing number of communication platforms at their disposal.
I found out about the feminist Armpits4August movement by watching a TV documentary about Londoners’ lifestyles. At first, I thought I was incapable of meeting such a challenge, of flouting societal conventions and showing more underarm hair than usual.