Elsie MacGill became fascinated with radio when she was a young woman and it made her want to explore the engineering possibilities around it. As a result, she decided to pursue electrical engineering. I often make the comparison of her fascination with radio as similar to the fascination many have with the arrival of the iPhone or Android phones - it was amazing! It was the future!
While Elsie ended up working on airplanes instead of radio and radio applications, radio was a medium that she was well aware of and able to use in her lifetime in various contexts, Her story has been featured on radio and via radio interviews, some of which I have contributed to.
But now, with the help of the Engineering Student Society of Lakehead University, Elsie's story has moved into the podcast world! I had the opportunity and pleasure of chatting about Elsie with the society's VP Publications Amanda Pacholczak earlier this month, and the podcast is now available on Spotify:
Check it out and see what you think! And, while you're there listen to the other episodes and learn more about the Engineering Student Society of Lakehead University!