Gateway Gazette

Day of Women and Girls in Science: Minister Aheer

February 11, 2020

Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women issued the following statement on International Day of Women and Girls in Science:

“Today we celebrate the many women in Alberta who have helped build our province’s future through science.

“Our province has a long history of women striving to advance our understanding of the world around us. All Albertans have benefited from the work these incredible women do in engineering, computer or computing science, mathematics, biology and technology.

“It’s imperative that we empower more women to excel in these fields. Our government is investing in programs that create more opportunities and provide the training women need to launch their careers. Everyone benefits from having a diverse workforce that can make decisions that benefit all Albertans.

“My thanks to the women who work in science, and especially to those who blazed the trail for girls to follow today. When we show our children that they can pursue any path they want, we build a better future for all.” 

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