Margaret-Ann Armour, PhD
Associate Dean of Science (Diversity), University of Alberta
Margaret-Ann Armour joined the University of Alberta’s Chemistry department in 1979 and has been Associate Dean of Science (Diversity) since 2005. Her contributions to science in the handling, recycling, and disposing of small quantities of hazardous chemical waste are well known around the world. As one of the few women in her discipline at the time, she was struck by the need to encourage more women to become involved—not just to change the discipline but also to open the range of opportunities available to them. In 1981 she founded Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology (WISEST) at the University of Alberta, and in 2010 she established the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre). In 1996 Margaret-Ann was honoured with a 3M Teaching Fellowship, Canada’s premier award for undergraduate teaching, and in 2002 with the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case. In 2005 she was awarded the Montreal Medal, Chemical Institute of Canada, and in 2006 was named a member of the Order of Canada. Margaret-Ann was honoured with the Innovator Award at the 2011 APEC Summit on Women in the Economy. In 2011 the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology awarded her an Honorary B.Tech degree and in 2012 she received an Honorary B.A. degree and a Distinguished Citizen Award from MacEwan University. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorate in Science degrees by the University of Alberta in 2013, by Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2015, and by her alma mater, the University of Edinburgh in 2016.
A Discussion on Inclusion & Diversity in the Professions – Friday, April 26 at 10:20 a.m.