Mélanie Béchard, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Curious. Bold. Resilient. Lucky.
These were all adjectives used by the panelists at a recent roundtable discussion at McGill University entitled Women in Science: Challenges and Opportunities.
The esteemed panelists – whose titles, accomplishments and accolades are too numerous to mention here – included Brenda Milner, Victoria Kaspi and Rima Rozen from McGill, and Jane Stewart from Concordia.
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ president-elect Antonia Maioni chaired the discussion, which was hosted by the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Society of the UK.
Interestingly, most members of the panel felt they had never personally experienced gender-related bias during their careers as leading scientists.