We hope this exhibit has shown you more ways that women make an impact in STEM! The inspiring stories of the early female scientists at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) prove that even when faced with challenges and barriers, women make significant contributions to medical research in Canada.
WCH has been committed to the advancement of gender equality in STEM since its founding in 1883. Today, the Women’s College Research Institute continues this tradition. Its Summer Student Research Program and Graduate Student Research Days aim to promote careers in medical research to young women.
Audio clip with transcript: WCRI summer students talks about her mentors and role models in STEM.
It is now more important than ever to encourage girls and young women to explore science and math. Only when more women are inspired to pursue careers in STEM will the gender gap be closed.
We need to develop new and creative ways to engage women in STEM. How can this be achieved? What about female mentorships, increased networking opportunities, or scholarships for women? What about highlighting female role models from our history? Encouraging more women to take part in STEM benefits all Canadians.
Audio clip with transcript: WCRI summer research student talks about her interest in STEM.
The trailblazing female scientists of WCH confronted and overcame gender stereotypes. Their pioneering work helped to shape women’s health research in Canada. Are you ready to make an impact too?
Enjoyed this exhibit? Share these images on social media! Click for a bigger version.