Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and MUN is taking part in a big way.
Female scientists from a range of disciplines are being profiled in the MUN Gazette and offering advice to those considering a career in science.
Dr. Jennifer Shea with the faculty of Community Health and Humanities says hers is a very rewarding career.
She works in the health field and in Indigenous communities. She says every day is different and she enjoys helping to improve health status.
Dr. Carissa Brown is an Associate Professor of Biogeography. She told Paddy Daly on the VOCM Morning Show that she came into the profession through a natural evolution.
She’s from Thunder Bay, Ontario and growing up she spent a lot of time with her family in the forest camping and canoeing. She now does research on forests in Newfoundland and Labrador and right across Canada.