Some pioneering Canadian women chemists: lives and contributions.

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Date: Aug. 2021
From: Canadian Journal of Chemistry(Vol. 99, Issue 8)
Publisher: NRC Research Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 7,314 words
Lexile Measure: 1530L

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During Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour's career, she was always passionate about the need to encourage more young women to enter chemistry and chemistry-related careers. One way of doing this is by means of role models, specifically to share stories of previous generations of Canadian women chemists. In fact, it is necessary to make them aware that there were Canadian women chemists, even atthe beginningofthe 20th century. Yet,nounitary sourceofinformationonCanadian women chemists has existed. This contribution will provide six selected life stories to partially remedy this deficiency and to offer those who wish to inspire future generations of women chemists with names and stories from the past. The individuals included here are Maude Menten, Clara Benson, Mary Dover, Bella Marcuse, Carol Edna Robertson (Maass), and Norah Vernon Barry (Toole). Key words: Canadian women chemists, Michaelis-Menten equation, Norah Vernon Barry (Toole), Clara Benson, Mary Dover, Bella Marcuse, Maude Menten, Carol Edna Robertson (Maass). Resume:Au cours desa carriere,la Dre Margaret-Ann Armoura toujours ete passionnee par lanecessite d'encourager davantage les jeunes femmes a faire carriere en chimie et dans des disciplines connexes. L'une des facons d'y parvenir est de leur presenter des modeles auxquels elles peuvent s'identifier, et notamment de leur raconter l'histoire des chimistes canadiennes des generations precedentes. De fait, il est necessaire de leur faire savoir qu'il y avait des femmes chimistes au Canada, meme au debut du XX (e) siecle. Pourtant, il n'existe aucune source unique d'information. Ces travaux presentent six biographies selectionnees afin de remedier partiellement a cette lacune, et permettront a ceux qui le souhaitent d'inspirer les generations futures de femmes chimistes par des personnalites et des histoires du passe. Les biographies incluses dans le present article sont celles de Maude Menten, Clara Benson, Mary Dover, Bella Marcuse, Carol Edna Robertson (Maass) et Noah Vernon Barry (Toole). [Traduit par la Redaction] Mots-cles : chimistes canadiennes, equation de Michaelis-Menten, Noah Vernon Barry (Toole), Clara Benson, Mary Dover, Bella Marcuse, Maude Menten, Carol Edna Robertson (Maass).

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