Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Meet inspiring women scientists from the Canadian Museum of Nature, get to know the work they do and learn about their careers, specifically those in natural history and natural sciences. Women are playing significant roles in science, but their stories may not be as well known, and women are still under-represented in some science fields. Historically, botany was a field where women made significant contributions, a legacy being carried on by museum scientists Jennifer Doubt and Lynn Gillespie. You will also meet Kathy Conlan, a marine biologist; Danielle Fraser, a palaeontologist, and more!

  • 2019
  • 13-14
  • 12 Titles

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Canadian Museum of Nature Arctic fossil forest of 50 million years ago

Fossil sites in the Arctic from about 50 million years ago provide a glimpse of life that evolved in the tropical forest under extreme greenhouse conditions. The Arctic was a warm, wet, swampy, forested place 50 million years ago. Ellesmere Island is a key fossil site in Canada's High Arctic, where the remains of unique mammal species can tell us ...
  • 2011
  • 00:03:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/13/2019

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  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

  • Arctic fossil forest of 50 million years ago

Canadian Museum of Nature Biologist Jacqueline Madill shares her passion for studying aquatic life

Jacqueline Madill has more than 40 years’ experience as a biologist and is passionate about her work studying aquatic life. She shared her journey as a scientist at a presentation for “Ignite”, a fast format for sharing stories.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

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  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Danielle Fraser, paleontologist studying early mammals

Danielle Fraser is starting her career as a scientist. As a child she loved horses and nature, and as she moved along in her studies she got interested in studying fossils and mammal evolution.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

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  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Erika Anderson on women geologists and the minerals named after them

Erika Anderson, Curator of Mineralogy at the Canadian Museum of Nature, recognizes notable women in science who have been honoured by having unique minerals named after them.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

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  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Jennifer Doubt on careers in botany

Canadian Museum of Nature Curator of Botany Jennifer Doubt shares her thoughts on careers in botany.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

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  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Jennifer Doubt: Discovering Arctic plants

Canadian Museum of Nature Curator of Botany Jennifer Doubt joins Students on Ice, collects plants from the field and learns about traditional knowledge from elders.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/19/2019

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  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

  • Discovering Arctic plants

Canadian Museum of Nature Judith Price: Nature Talks about parasites

Join an intimate conversation with collections manager and biologist Judith Price as she discusses the weird and wonderful world of parasites, separating facts from theories and hopes. In English with French subtitles
  • 2014
  • 00:24:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

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  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Kathy Conlan, marine biologist researching marine life on Antarctic ocean floor (long version)

Kathy Conlan is a marine biologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature who studies creatures that live on the ocean floor. She tells us about the impact of pollution on this biodiversity in Antarctica, observed while diving under the ice!
  • 2019
  • 00:03:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

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  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature