Friday, October 31, 2008

Alice Wilson


1881-1964; lived and worked in Ottawa.

Born in Cobourg, Ontario.

First female geologist in Canada and first woman to become a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 1938.

Eminent paleontologist noted for her detailed studies of the fossils and rock of the Ottawa-Saint Lawrence Lowland.

Began working at the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) in Ottawa in 1909 and remained at the Survey until she retired.

Chosen to become a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1935.

Recognized as one of Canada's most respected geologists, a paleontologist of worldwide reputation, and an inspiring teacher.

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