WWEST Blog

  • Women's History Month: Dr. Dormer M. EllisWomen's History Month: Dr. Dormer M. Ellis
    Next up for Women’s History month, we’re profiling Dr. Dormer M. Ellis, an electrical engineer and professor who has received numerous awards over the years.

  • Women's History Month: Beatrice WorsleyWomen's History Month: Beatrice Worsley
    For our second Women’s History Month post, we’re profiling a woman in technology who was the first woman in Canada to become a computer scientist. She paved the way for the field in Canada, and even taught computer science for years. Although she died young, Beatrice Worsley left behind a computer legacy.

  • Women's History Month: Dr. Alice WilsonWomen's History Month: Dr. Alice Wilson
    Women’s History Month is upon us in Canada and we have a whole new set of women to talk about. To kick off the month, we’re profiling Dr. Alice Wilson, who was the first woman in Canada to become a geologist, as well as a world renowned paleontologist.

  • Science Literacy Week: Thelma FinlaysonScience Literacy Week: Thelma Finlayson
    In celebration of Science Literacy Week, we are highlighting Thelma Finlayson, an influential and innovative entomologist who not only enabled woman to pursue opportunities they didn't see available to them, but continued to guide those who wish to pursue their paths for years after retirement.

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Dr. Ellie SattlerDepictions of Women in STEM: Dr. Ellie Sattler
    It’s hard to believe that Jurassic Park came out 25 years ago. In honour of that this month’s Media Depictions post is profiling feminist icon, Dr. Ellie Sattler.