NTGS Celebrates - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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February 11, 2020

In December of 2015 the United Nations proclaimed February 11th of each year the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.  Recognizing that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities was one of its key focusses.

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One needs only to look to the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) to find women succeeding in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

We asked eight of them what advice they would give young women interested in pursuing a career in science.

Beth Fischer, Project Geologist 


Bernadette Knox, Project Geologist


Kumari Karunaratne, Manager Geoscience Information Services


Edith Martel, Project Geologist


Kelly Pierce, Geomatics Specialist


Ashley Rudy, Geotechnical Data Scientist


Sarah Gervais, Geoscience Editor


Kathryn Fiess, Manager, Energy Geoscience


Don’t forget to check out the NTGS News and Events page for the most up to date research on geoscience. NTGS not only conducts and supports research but provides mineral and petroleum resource analysis and a wide variety of digital data.

The Government of the Northwest Territories recognizes the contributions that women make to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. With more and more women entering unconventional fields of study and employment our territory can only improve.