Canada Foundation for Innovation

Canada Foundation for Innovation

March 08, 2011 13:45 ET

We've Come a Long Way, Baby: New Video Highlights Canadian Women Excelling in Science

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) -

Note to the editors: A video is associated with this release.

To mark the centenary of International Women's Day, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is releasing a video that offers a personal portrayal of the challenges and rewards of being a woman in science.

The video, posted on, the CFI's online magazine, focuses on five accomplished Canadian researchers at various stages of their careers. With humour and candor, the women reflect on their formative experiences, their views on combining family and work, and their assessment of how far women have come in research in Canada. They also discuss what women bring to the scientific process and what needs to be done to attract more females into research careers.

Visit for the full video, as well as stories on accomplished women doing research in Canada.

About the CFI

Created by the Government of Canada in 1997, the CFI strives to build our nation's capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development to benefit Canadians. Because of CFI investment in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions are attracting and retaining the world's top talent, training the next generation of researchers, supporting private-sector innovation and creating high-quality jobs that strengthen Canada's position in today's knowledge economy.

To view the video associated with this release, please click on the following link:

Contact Information

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
    Yves Melanson
    Coordinator, Media Relations
    Cell.: 613-447-1723