Canadian Archive of Women in STEM

This portal is designed to help you discover the history of women and organizations involved in STEM in Canada and direct you to the institutions that hold their records. If you want to learn more about the project of Canadian Archive of Women in STEM, visit its Welcome page.
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Hosting Institution
Library and Archives Canada
Description
This fonds consists of photocopies of an extract from the diary of Dr. Ruth Young. The extract concerns her 1934 Canadian tour where she examined public health nursing conditions and organisations. She undertook the tour on behalf of the Rockefeller Institute.
STEM Field
Medicine
Hosting Institution
Library and Archives Canada
Description
Fonds consists of the following series of textual records: Federation records, 1939-1973; correspondence, 1942-1974; annual meetings and reports, 1949-1973; membership reports and correspondence, 1949-1963, 1967-1970; newsletters, 1950-1958, 1964-1980; Medical Women’s International Association, 1950-1975; Maude Abbott Scholarship Loan Fund, 1940-1974; subject files, n.d.; and clippings and scrapbooks, n.d. Fond also consists of one series of photographs.
STEM Field
Medicine
Hosting Institution
University of Ottawa
Description
This fonds consists of material relating to the Women of Impact in the Canadian Materials, Metallurgy, and Mining Fields oral history research project. It contains audio and video interviews of 18 women pioneers and leaders in the fields of mining, metallurgy and materials. It also contains interview transcripts, and the Women of Impact book which profiles each of the interviewees.
STEM Field
Mining
Metallurgy
Hosting Institution
University of Ottawa
Description
This fonds consists of material relating to the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES). It contains correspondence and notes, minutes, reports, and financial documents related to INWES conferences and meetings. It also contains documents related to ICWES conferences, affiliated organizations and conferences, and individual members of note. 
STEM Field
Engineering
Science
Hosting Institution
Library and Archives Canada
Description
This fonds consists of scripts for radio commentaries prepared and broadcast by Dr. Rotenberg over CBC between 1939 and 1964, reflecting her concern about the status of women, as well as her interests in science, education, social welfare and foreign affairs.
STEM Field
Mathematics
Physics
Hosting Institution
University of Ottawa
Description
This fonds offers an insight into Monique Frize's education, career development as a biomedical engineer, professional activities as a professor, and on her research fields of interest and expertise. Most of the archival material are in the form of textual records, but it also includes a large number of audio and video tapes that documented interviews with Monique Frize, speeches, conferences and products that she had created. Certificates, award plaques and framed photographs illustrate many awards and distinctions received by Monique Frize during her career. The fonds also contains various versions of manuscripts and resource materials mostly for the publication of the books The Bold and The Brave: A history of women in science and engineering (2009) and Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe (2013).
STEM Field
Biomedical engineering
Hosting Institution
University of Ottawa
Description
This fonds contains material relating to the SWAP group from its formation in 1976 until 2008 and is mostly textual along with some electronic records. It contains administrative records such as meeting minutes, correspondence and financial records and reports as well as member award nominations and SWAP Institute conferences.
STEM Field
Psychology
Hosting Institution
University of Ottawa
Description
The collection of documents represents the work that Valerie Overend carried out in order to encourage girls and young women to embrace non-traditional careers. It offers insight into her advocacy work and the training she provided to women in trades, technology, science and engineering. This collection mainly consists of textual documents and videos. It includes publications, training programs, curricula, workshop materials, survey and reports, and essays.
STEM Field
Trades and Technology
Hosting Institution
University of Ottawa
Description
This fonds provides insight into how women in non-traditional work were coping in the 1980s in the Toronto area. The records show how the women in this organization struggled to have their voice heard in the federal and provincial arena. There are significant federal and provincial correspondence that highlights the issues of pay equity, child care legislation and Canadian Human rights actions. The records include correspondence, membership and funding records as well as reports, conference material and newsletters. There are also photographs showing women working in trades.
STEM Field
Trades and Technology
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