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Women in Mathematics Day: Panel Discussion

Posted in Science & Technology, Research, Scholarly & Artistic Work
May 14, 2021

College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence Award recipient Dr. Lillian Dyck (BA'66, MA'70, PhD'81) will be one of four panelists at the event on May 14.

Join the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) for a discussion on notable issues affecting women and marginalized groups in the mathematical sciences. College of Arts and Science Alumni of Influence Award recipient Dr. Lillian Dyck (BA'66, MA'70, PhD'81) will be one of four panelists.

Date: May 14, 2021
Time: 1 pm (Pacific)
Register for this event online.

About Dr. Lillian Dyck
Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, a member of the Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan and a first-generation Chinese Canadian, the Honorable Dr. Lillian Eva Quan Dyck is well-known for her extensive work in the senate on missing and murdered Indigenous women. She was the first female First Nations senator and first Canadian-born Chinese senator. Prior to being summoned to the senate by the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin in 2005, she was a full professor in the Department of Psychiatry and associate dean, College of Graduate Studies and Research, at the University of Saskatchewan.

She earned a BA, MSc in biochemistry and PhD in biological psychiatry, all from the University of Saskatchewan. She was conferred a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa by Cape Breton University in 2007. She has also been recognized in a number of ways, including a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Science and Technology in 1999 and, most recently, the YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. She has been presented three eagle feathers by the Indigenous community.

 

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