Friday, November 20, 2009

Moyra J. McDill

Professor of Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa

Obtained a B.Eng., an M.Eng. and a Ph.D.from Carleton University in Ottawa.

Full professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies.

Co-author of multiple technical papers related to the numerical simulation of manufacturing processes such as welding as well as a number of papers related to women in engineering.

In 2007, published "When Cancer Entered the Family: How We Lived, Laughed, Cried and Survived", Novalis Publishing Company, Ottawa.

Techniques developed by Dr. McDill have been used by international researchers and by such companies as Volvo and Bayer.

Served for seven years as a Governor-in-Council Appointed Commissioner of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

Leading advocate and researcher on gender issues within the engineering profession.

First woman to complete a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering at Carleton University, the first female faculty member hired by the department and the first woman to be promoted to full professor in the faculty of engineering.

Recognized with awards for Student’s Choice, Teaching Achievement, and Favourite Professor.

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