Women chemists worked at the Imperial Oil Limited's laboratory in Sarnia, Ont., circa 1943.
Spring 2017
Female chemists and chemical­ engineers are making­ enormous­ contributions­ to science in Canada­ and around the world.

Women have — often quietly and anonymously — contributed to scientific innovation since time immemorial. When Marie Curie became the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for physics in 1903, the achievement marked a significant turning point for women, representing global acknowledgement of their contributions. Since then, women scientists have made remarkable progress and many of the obstacles women have uniquely faced have been reduced with each successive generation.

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