Meet some of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories best and brightest in recognition of the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in science
In recognition of February 11th as the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in science, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) commend the government of Canada’s continued efforts and support towards the engagement of women and girls in science, and applauds the great contributions made by the many Canadian women working in the sciences.
The further inclusion of women in the sciences holds only benefits for society. With each individual comes a unique perspective and an exponential opportunity for discovery.
Canada has a long history of women pioneers in the sciences including Harriett Brooks, (1876 – 1933) Canada’s first female nuclear physicist, who is widely considered second only to Marie Curie in the field of nuclear science. Ms. Brooks’ achievements were commemorated with the establishment of a new state of the art nuclear research facility named after her at CNL’s Chalk River Laboratories.
CNL is engaging the next generation of female scientists and have recently announced a new partnership with the Foundation for Student Science and Technology, which includes the creation of new publication aimed at encouraging young women to pursue and sustain careers in science, technology and innovation.
We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a few of the current generation of brilliant female scientists making a difference at CNL.
Please find below links to five CNL “60 seconds with scientists” video clips, where you’ll meet some of our scientists and hear what got them interested in science, what they’re working on, what makes their jobs great and some other things too.