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Canada celebrates women in science day

Science minister Kirsty Duncan marked the first UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a statement.

On the day, 11 February, Duncan said that improving the representation of women in science was a priority for the government. “Encouraging young women to enter careers in science and technological disciplines is one of my key goals as Canada’s minister of science,” she said in a government statement.

"Women around the world—from Marie Curie to Roberta Bondar—have made great contributions to the body of scientific knowledge. We all have a responsibility to make sure young women and girls across Canada have the opportunity to follow in their footsteps,” she said. “I invite all Canadians, women and men alike, to join me in celebrating this important step toward gender equality in science.”

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