Posts in STEMinism Sunday


A bokiboki, a type of mongoose native to Madagascar

STEMinism Sunday with Conservation Biologist Rina Nichols

The goal of conservation biology is to maintain the planet’s biological diversity (biodiversity). So basically, it is a science born from the impact that humans have on nature. But it differs somewhat from other biological sciences because it is ... Read More  

Great Tit sketches by June Steube

June Steube On the Art and Science of Nature Illustration

A special treat today: an interview with illustrator June Steube! June's specialty is science and nature illustration, and she's worked for clients as diverse as Canada Post and the Canadian Museum of Nature. She's currently illustrating her first children's ... Read More  

illustration of Marla Lesage in her role as nurse

STEMinism Sunday: Nurse and Children’s Writer, Marla Lesage

I like to say that I’m very lucky because I have two careers. I’m a registered nurse – currently working part-time – but I’m also an author/illustrator/artist. My debut picture book, Pirate Year Round, was published last May and ... Read More  

Ella Lopez (played by Aimee Garcia in Lucifer)

STEMinism Sunday: Ella Lopez and the Forensics of Lucifer

I am a huge fan of Lucifer, the show in which the devil gets tired of running Hell and moves to LA to run a nightclub... and solve crimes. It's a ridiculous premise that shouldn't work at all, and ... Read More  

Lindsey Carmichael wearing a lab coat

STEMinism Sunday: What Not to Wear

So, you're a woman in science. Good for you! Have you thought about what you're going to wear? Nope, I'm not talking about latex gloves, hip waders, or safety goggles, although you do look very cute in those. I'm talking ... Read More  

Innovations in Health by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

STEMinism Sunday: Patricia Bath and the Fight for Sight (part 2)

Imagine it's the 1960s and you're a black person in the USA. Congratulations - you're twice as likely to be blind as a white person. I hope that fact makes you as mad as it makes me! It made Dr. ... Read More  

Innovations in Health by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

STEMinism Sunday: Dr. Patricia Bath and the Fight for Sight

I learned about Dr. Patricia Bath - ophthalmologist and laser scientist - while researching my children's book, Innovations in Health. Of all the people I profiled, she's one of my favourites. Bath was not just a woman in science, ... Read More  

Counting on Katherine, by Helaine Becker

STEMinism Sunday: Women in Space

In honour of the recent, first-ever, all-female spacewalk, I thought I'd share three recent, amazing Canadian kids' books united by the theme of women in space. Read More  

Tahrana Lovlin

STEMinism Sunday: Tahrana Lovlin, Snow Specialist

Today, my guest is Tahrana Lovlin, brilliant woman and accomplished engineer... with an unusual specialty. Take it away, Tahrana! So I’m writing this because Lindsey asked me to and I’ve known her for almost 30 years (wow, crazy). And I’m ... Read More  

Dr. Linda Campbell in the field

STEMinism Sunday: Dr. Linda Campbell

Today, we're talking to Dr. Linda Campbell of Saint Mary's University. I worked with Campbell at SMU, and she's passionate about both her science and science communication, so she's a perfect fit for this blog! Read More  

Madeline Kahn: flames on the side of my face

STEMinism Sunday: Stigmatization of “Women’s Work” in Netflix’s Point Blank

Today we're branching out - rather than talking about a specific woman in science, we're going to talk about the perception of women - and men - in medicine. Specifically, the perception of nurses. Read More  

Amanda Roe in the field

STEMinism Sunday: Amanda Roe

Today I'd like you to meet Dr. Amanda Roe, of the Great Lakes Forestry Centre (Natural Resources Canada). I wanted to feature Roe because she's not only a dedicated scientist, she's also a talented visual artist, meaning her work ... Read More  

Innovations in Health by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

STEMinism Sunday: STEM Books for Junior Scientists

I'm on the road right now, posting between adventures in Cape Breton (*waves from Nova Scotia*), so it's a quick one today - a list of lists of kids books about fabulous women in science. Head to your local ... Read More  

ML Menten

STEMinism Sunday: Maud Leonora Menten

Have you ever heard of Maud Leonora Menten? I hadn't, until last week, when I read this fascinating post about her life and work. Read More  

Dr. Ellie Sattler

STEMinism Sunday: Dr. Ellie Sattler

Welcome to a new occasional series here on ye olde blog! As a former woman in science, I have a deep and enduring interest in the experiences and representation of women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). ... Read More