Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium

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Fri., Oct. 12, 2012, 9:00am - Sat., Oct. 13, 2012, 5:00pm

Women in Science,Engineering and Medicine Symposium

This first Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium to commemorate 100 years since Canada appointed its first female professor.

October 12 and 13, 2012
Redpath Museum Auditorium

Friday, Oct 12      
2-3 PM
History of Women in Science and Medicine:  Reflections on a century
By Margaret Rossiter  (Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science at Cornell University)

Saturday, Oct 13 
1:30 –7 PM
Building on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine from the 1890s to 2012
1:30 – 3:30 PM:             
Peter Campbell (Queen's University), Ruby Heap (University Ottawa), Andrée Lévesque (Emeritus Professor, History and Classical Studies, McGill) and Arianne Marelli (McGill and Harvard)
3:30 PM:                    
Julie Payette (B. Eng. McGill '86 and Canadian Space Agency astronaut)
4 - 6 PM:                           
The State of Women in Science and Medicine Today
Marianna Newkirk (Dean/Research, Medicine, McGill) , Catherine Potvin (McGill Biology),  Tracy Webb (McGill Physics), and Suzanne Fortier (President, NSERC).
4 - 6 PM:        
Reception with speakers and participants.

FREE, Everyone welcome

Funding and support for WISEMS from Beatty Memorial Lecture Fund, Situating Science (SSHERC/CRSH), Science Outreach (Dean of Science), McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC), McGill History and Faculty of Medicine.


or call 514-398-4094
Ingrid Birker
Science Outreach Administrator /  Redpath Museum Public Education Program
859 Sherbrooke Street West / Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C4 / tel: 514-398-4094 / fax: 514-398-3185
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