From our world-leading researchers to our brilliant students and outstanding staff, we proudly prove that the Faculty of Science is home to women excelling in their chosen fields. As we mark International Women's Day 2022, we've compiled a list of some of the achievements by women in the Faculty of Science over the last year.
Read on to discover more about some of the outstanding accomplishments by women in the Faculty of Science.
Speedskater Isabelle Weidemann wins her third Olympic medal for Canada
First a bronze, then a silver, then a gold — UCalgary science student makes repeated trips to Beijing 2022 podium (Isabelle Weidemann, student, Natural Sciences).
Global study investigates decontamination methods for medical masks
Research collaboration could help alleviate shortages of personal protective equipment (Belinda Heyne, Chemistry)
New science dean looks forward to playing role in ‘transformative’ strategy
Dr. Kristin Baetz says the opportunities and the impact that science can have on the greater community are endless.
Science fiction writing workshop led by Faculty of Science brings dreams to life
Partnership with Calgary Public Library results in anthology Getting to Proxima b (Heather Clitheroe, staff).
Heart-led leadership key to success for science grad
Manpreet Sahota, BSc'21 (Biological Sciences), recommends ‘following your gut’ when it comes to crafting undergraduate experience.
Study sheds light on how life survives in Earth’s deepest, darkest environment
University of Calgary biologists probe microorganisms hidden in 'deep biosphere' (Jayne Rattray, research associate, Biological Sciences).
Perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo discovered inside its fossilized egg
International team of researchers find that baby dinosaurs prepared for hatching in a manner comparable with modern-day birds (Darla Zelenitsky, Geoscience).
Grounded in UCalgary research, visionary startup aims for global blue dye market
Synergia Biotech ramps up plans to produce phycocyanin, a natural source of blue for food and beverage industry (Angela Kouris, research associate & Christine Sharp, former staff).
Kyla Flanagan’s teaching excellence honoured with McCaig-Killam Teaching Award
Innovative teaching helps forge a path for students to get excited about scientific discovery (Kyla Flanagan, Biological Sciences).
'Infinite' learning possibilities inspire creative computer science grad
Kendra Wannamaker, MSc'21, says computer science is at its best when students incorporate personal perspectives.
Innovation is the equivalent of art – it’s creation
Peak Scholar Belinda Heyne (Chemistry) answers questions about how innovation shapes her research and teaching practice, and why commercialization isn’t a dirty word.
Novel catalyst at core of new tech aimed at increasing access to potable water
Samira Siahrostami (Chemistry) part of international research team producing hydrogen peroxide for on-site, on-demand water treatment.
New consulting company encourages learning through activities and games
Innovation, teamwork at heart of ChemEscape Consulting Inc. (Marissa Clapson, Shauna Schechtel, Vivian Mozol, Chemistry)
New study will unearth experiences of racialized students in Western Canada
UCalgary scholar Jennifer D. Adams (Chemistry) aims to transform STEM culture by sharing accounts of marginalization and survivance.
Caught the bug? So did Zoology 435 students!
Online course takes hands-on approach to researching biodiversity (Mindi Summers, Biological Sciences).
Computer science and business profs advise Bank of Canada on digital currency
Interdisciplinary team selected to propose a framework that supports centralized digital cash (Rei Safavi-Naini, Computer Science).
Study of natural hydrocarbon seep in Arctic reveals methane degrading bacteria
Underwater samples used to learn more about life on Arctic seabed (Margaret Cramm, MSc'17, Geoscience).
Artists and scientists create dazzling window displays in downtown Calgary
Art of Science exhibition inspired by scientific research at UCalgary can now be enjoyed online (Mindi Summers - Biological Science, Marina Gavrilova - Computer Science, others).
UCalgary training sweet spot for elite skiers gearing up for world championships
Four students head to Finland to represent Canada at Nordic Junior World Ski Championships (students Elizabeth Elliott, Beth Granstrom, Annika Richardson).
Grad's research results in policy recommendations for Calgary's escooter program
Rachel Mclean (MSc'21) used data modelling, computer simulation to investigate e-scooter use downtown.
Latest buzz: Interdisciplinary group wins 2021 Staff Sustainability Award
Collaborative effort leads to digital collection of native bee species (Mindi Summers, Biological Sciences).