Sunday, October 11, 2020

Elsie fact #10: First woman practicing engineer

Elsie Gregory MacGill was the first woman in Canada to both obtain an engineering degree and to become a practicing engineer. This is a special distinction as there had been a previous graduate in engineering in Canada, but she had not gone on to work in the field. 

Elsie not only sought employment, she took the designation of Professional Engineer very seriously and played key roles in a range of professional engineering organizations most notable the Engineering Institute of Canada or EIC.

No comments:

Post a Comment