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Veena Rawat

CANADA
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3 POINTS

• First female to earn her PhD in electrical engineering at Queen’s University.
• Spent nearly 40 years leading Industry Canada in wireless communications.

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

CANADA
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5 POINTS

• Discovered the first radio pulsar signals coming from a neutron star, credited as one of the most significant 20th century scientific achievements.
• Advocates for women in the fields of physics and astronomy.

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Jill Tarter

CANADA
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3 POINTS

• Searched for extraterrestrial intelligence as Director for the SETI Institute.
• Worked on NASA’s High Resolution Microwave Survey.

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Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

CANADA
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4 POINTS

• Discovered the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
• Findings were a first step towards preventative measures and antiretroviral treatment.
• Defines herself as a scientist-activist.

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Ann Makosinski

CANADA
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2 POINTS

• Imagined helping developing countries with energy needs.
• At the age of 15, she Invented the revolutionary Hollow Flashlight, powered by the heat from one’s hand.

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Irene Ayako Uchida

CANADA
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4 POINTS

• Introduced cytogenetics, the study of chromosomes and heredity, to Canada.
• Alerted medical science to a possible connection between radiation and chromosomal abnormalities.

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