Celebrating women at the forefront

A collection of stories about talented researchers to mark the International Day of Girls and Women in Science (February 11) and International Women’s Day (March 8)
Hand-drawn portraits of various women.

Research is driven by ideas, and ideas come from human experience and imagination. By including a full array of perspectives, talents and insights into research questions, there is greater potential to generate innovative solutions to some of the world’s most vexing issues.

Many of the women researchers we have featured demonstrate how their unique perspectives are contributing to Canada’s research leadership in a variety of fields. To mark International Day of Girls and Women in Science and International Women’s Day, we salute some of them in this collection of stories.