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Honouring Harriet Brooks on the International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2023

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, a day to promote the empowerment of girls. The Society has joined with @win_canada and artist Jo Napier to highlight the contributions of women in the nuclear industry.

Women in Nuclear commissioned a portrait of Harriet Brooks, the first female Canadian nuclear physicist. Her work is considered to be foundational to the understanding of nuclear science.



In honouring Harriet Brooks we hope to shine a spotlight on the achievements of the women who work in the nuclear industry, including nuclear scientists and engineers. As a union we are proud to represent so many of these incredible women.

The Society is proud to support young women’s excellence in STEM programs. Representation matters.
“When a girl closes her eyes to imagine a scientists or inventor or pioneer, I want her to see a female face.” – Jo Napier, Artist

The Society will be well-represented at the upcoming @win_canada 2023 WiN Canada’s 20th Annual Conference in Nigara Falls.

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