Thursday, October 8, 2020

Elsie fact #7: Graduation

 After dedicated work and the resolution of some roadblocks Elsie Gregory MacGill graduated from the University of Toronto in 1927. She was the first woman to earn a degree in engineering from the university. 

Unfortunately, there were not a lot of prospects for engineering graduates in Canada at the time, so Elsie headed off to the United States to find work, and was willing to take a position that was outside of her direct expertise. 

The prospect of leaving the country to work was probably less of an issue for her as her mother had had to work in the United States before she remarried and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia.

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