Round table on the place of women in science
The factors that affect the presence and performance of women in the scientific world are individual and systemic, among others. Photo: iStock
On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which will be celebrated on February 11, four scientists from four different generations debate and testify about the place of women in scientific fields. How far has it come? What remains to be done? How are new generations interested in science?
According to numerous studies, the factors that influence the presence and performance of women in the scientific world range from the intimate to the collective, and from the personal to the systemic. During this round table, participants address these difficulties, from family to social levers, to lead us along the path that women scientists take during their professional and personal lives.
« I read that women are afraid of science and I thought: “No! I’m not afraid!”. I took many courses in biology and chemistry. Finally, he obtained his PhD in Molecular Genetics. »
Mahawa choudhury, Engineer
Julie Hlavacek Larondo, astrophysicist and assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Montreal
Karen messing, geneticist and professor emeritus of the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)
Catherine MorencyProfessor of the Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering of the Polytechnic of Montreal
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