Read on to meet Canadian STEM Femmes: women working in science, technology, engineering and math.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)CFIA science specialist
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)Section Head for the Microbiology Unit / National Manager of Microbiology
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)CFIA plant health risk assessor
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC)Regional Engineer
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC)Water Management Engineer
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC)Director General, Prairie Region
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC)Water Quality Engineer
Public Health Agency of Canada Public Health Officer
Public Health Agency of CanadaSenior Nurse Consultant, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Surveillance System
Canadian Nuclear LaboratoriesMedical Biophysicist/Chemist, Research Scientist Radiobiology and Health
Public Health Agency of CanadaManager
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC)Resource Technician
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Farm Operations Manager
Canadian Nuclear LaboratoriesPhysicist and Program Manager, Small Modular Reactors
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC)Senior Strategy Coordinator with the Pesticide Risk Reduction team
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC)Research Scientist
Public Health Agency of CanadaTeam Lead, Maternal and Child Health
Canadian Nuclear LaboratoriesBiologist and Project Leader, Science & Technology Operations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC)Associate Director
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Research Scientist
Canadian Nuclear LaboratoriesSenior Research Scientist, Environmental Sciences
Canadian Nuclear LaboratoriesProfessional Engineer (Mechanical) and Director of S&T Strategy and Collaboration
Public Health Agency of CanadaSenior Nurse Advisor
Public Health Agency of CanadaDirector, Field Service Training and Response
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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."
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.
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.
Two Environment Canada scientists reflect on their experience working on contaminants-related issues in the Arctic through the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP).
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.
The Inuit Research Advisors speak to their experiences with getting Northerners involved in the NCP and its research.
"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."
"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."
"I love the fact that the process leads to new knowledge, which is what makes science so thrilling."
"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."
"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."
"When you have lots of challenges, you have lots of opportunities to rise above those challenges."
"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."
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!
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)
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.
2022 Theme: “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us”
Full and equal access and participation for women and girls in science.
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.