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June 06, 2008 11:08 ET

Media Advisory/Her Daughter, the Engineer: A Book Launch by NRC Research Press and Dick Bourgeois-Doyle

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 6, 2008) - NRC Research Press is proud to announce the launch of Her Daughter, the Engineer, a new book chronicling the life of Elsie MacGill, a Canadian who became the world's first female aeronautical engineer and professional aircraft designer. The book launch is being held in conjunction with the national convention of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society and the Vintage Wings Canada Open Hanger Day (when World War II era aircraft, some associated with Elsie MacGill, will be on display and flying).

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2008

Time: 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Place: Vintage Wings Aerodrome, Vintage Wings of Canada,
Gatineau Executive Airport
1699 Rue Arthur Fecteau Street, Gatineau, Quebec

Noted Canadian biographer Dick Bourgeois-Doyle is currently Director of Corporate Governance for the National Research Council Canada and is also a former broadcaster and journalist. Bourgeois-Doyle has contributed to many books, articles, TV features and radio programs on science history, including the biography of George Klein.

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle will also be participating in Doors Open Ottawa at the NRC Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) at M-55, 1200 Montreal Road on Saturday, June 7, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 7, 2008 and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at NRC 100 Sussex Drive on Sunday, June 8, 2008.

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