Episode 24: Judy Myers, Professor Emerita, Zoology

March 27, 2018

What was it like to rub elbows with the first Canadian women pioneering for other women's place in STEM? From the early days of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) to witnessing the early days of the NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering, Dr. Judy Myers has seen a lot in her long career in Zoology. She covers topics such as raising a family while working full time in STEM, how to elevate women's status in STEM, and time saving tips for achieving work-life balance.

Guest: Judy Myers, PhD

Dr. Judy Myers is currently Professor Emerita in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia. She joined the faculty in 1972 and her research takes an interdisciplinary, collaborative, inclusive approach to the management of environmental pest problems.

Judy has served on various Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada (NSERC) committees, particularly those related to women in science including the Women’s Faculty Award Committee and the Women in Science and Engineering Chair Program. She was a member of the NSERC Biological Control Network as Theme leader of Greenhouses from 2001-2006 and co-theme leader of New, improved microbial agents for management of insect pests from 2001-2006.

Judy was at the forefront of Canadian post-secondary education's efforts to recruit more women in STEM fields during the late 1980s and early 1990s, when she was Associate Dean of Science at the University of British Columbia. She continues to be a strong advocate for women in STEM.

In addition to her 2014-2016 presidency of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE), Judy is past President of the Canadian Coalition for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) and of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology.

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