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The Montreal Massacre

Today is December 6th. In 1989, women were targeted, shot, and killed for being engineering students. Today is a day to honour women scientists and engineers living and working in Canada. Fourteen women were killed and another ten women and … Continue reading

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Montreal Massacre

24 years ago, a gunman targeted female engineers, murdering them for daring to get an education. I am a female scientist working in Canada. This year, I spent a lot of time writing or speaking about science in public, sharing … Continue reading

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The Montreal Massacre

23 years ago, a gunman targeted female engineers. This year, I worked in an industry geophysics company and in a government science office, both over half women. The situation isn’t perfect — I’ve encountered blatant sexism, as have most of … Continue reading

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Opening Access to the Royal Society

Earlier this year, it made headlines when the Royal Society opened its archives of historic, interesting, and sometimes just downright strange articles. The quieter story is the two men who made this happen, as related to me by the ever-informative … Continue reading

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Sofia, Bulgaria

The difficulty of doing geotourism in Bulgaria is that most research resources are written in Bulgarian, which I do not speak. Therefore, the science content is going to be a bit thin. Geology of Building Stones It’s a frequent tease … Continue reading

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Geology is a Murder Mystery

Research is all about investigating mysteries, trying to understand the What, When, Where, and How of the universe (not the Why — motivation is a question for philosophy). My very first research project was observing and writing an orbital determination … Continue reading

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