There are many Canadian female inventors, but they are often overlooked and invisible. Today, there are only 21 contemporary Canadian female inventors. These women are often in unusual occupations and reluctant to admit they are inventors. While the male inventor is often considered talented and eccentric, women don’t always accept the negative stigma of being an inventor. Even women’s spouses and children often dismiss their attempts at invention. Here are some interesting examples of Canadian female inventors.
When she was first invited to apply for a professorship at the University of Ottawa, Mona Nemer was already a professor at the University of Montreal and an established cardiac scientist at the Clinical Research Institute. But in 1976, civil war broke out in Lebanon, and she had to flee. In Canada, she joined the chorus of university administrators who have long pushed the federal government to increase its support for science.
The government of Canada is recognizing the importance of science, but many scientists felt shortchanged in the 2019 budget. Mona Nemer is one of Canada’s chief science advisers and has been in the position for about a year. She has helped to change that. Nemer’s work in cardiac research has been highlighted by the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Her patent applications have already received international acclaim.
Dr. Nada Jabado, a Canadian female inventor, has made strides in advancing the field of genetics and biotechnology. She has over 150 peer-reviewed publications to her name, including numerous articles in …Canadian Female Inventors Read More