International Day of Women and Girls in Science takes place every year on February 11. Spearheaded by the United Nations, this day promotes full and equal access to participation in science, technology, and innovation for women and girls. The Faculty of Science is supporting this day by featuring ten inspiring women researchers who are making their mark at UBC and beyond.
Physics and Astronomy, PhD Student
“One of the most exciting things about my research is that it’s taking us into a new frontier.”
Chemistry, PhD student
“The most amazing thing about being a scientist is the fact that your job is to figure things out about the world we live in.”
Institute for the Ocean and Fisheries + EOAS, MSc Student
“The only thing stopping you is you: once you get out of your own way an entire universe of possibilities opens up.”
MSL + Botany, Researcher
“When you discover something that nobody else in the world knows, the happiness is immeasurable. Those eureka moments drove me further into science.”
Computer Science Researcher and VP, Research and Innovation
“Excellence comes from diversity. By bringing multiple perspectives together and valuing the different viewpoints, we can truly think about problems in new ways.”
"It’s important that we support women (and other identities that are underrepresented) in not only choosing this field, but staying in it."
Microbiology and Immunology, PhD Student
“...how does the timing work when you’re in a career path that just progressively gets more and more intense?”
“Science is part of society, and every barrier that affects women in society affect women as scientists."
"If you like what you do, stick with it. Do not give up because the culture made you feel less capable."