Lynne Quarmby, a professor of cell biology in the department of molecular biology and biochemistry, is one of three SFU women named to the Vancouver Sun’s 100 Women of Influence list.

Sun acclaims SFU ‘women of influence’

November 18, 2010

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The Vancouver Sun has included SFU’s chancellor-designate Carole Taylor and professors Gail Anderson and Lynne Quarmby on its B.C.’s 100 Women of Influence list.

The newspaper notes that Taylor, who is a former B.C. finance minister, broadcaster, chair of the Port of Vancouver, the Canada Ports Corporation and the CBC, and officer of the Order of Canada, will become SFU’s 10th chancellor next June.

The article says Anderson, a renowned forensic entomologist and the School of Criminology’s associate director, “has made headlines in some of the most gruesome local cases: She testified about blow-flies attracted to dead bodies during the William Pickton serial killer trial and became an expert on the mysterious human feet that keep washing ashore on the West Coast.”

The Sun describes Quarmby, a biochemist, as “a vocal advocate for more women in elite research.” It quotes her Ottawa Citizen editorial in June after the Canada Excellence Research Chairs program doled out $200 million in grants solely to men: “The loss to Canada is more hard-hitting than overlooked excellence or the morale of scientists.”

The Sun list also included 1993 outstanding alumni award winner, Shirley Chan, a Vancouver community activist.


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