Committee Resignations Over Science Hall of Fame’s Lack of Women Nominees

That this got as far as two committee members actually resigning after two years without a woman nominee, while reportedly the museum still does not understand the objectors’ counter-proposal, suggests organizational problems and failures of internal communication.

Two female researchers tasked with helping to recognize the top scientists in the country have stepped down from their duties to protest lack of recognition for other women in the field.

Judy Illes and Catherine Anderson resigned from the selection committee of the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame this month after realizing that no women had been nominated for induction two years in a row.

One thought on “Committee Resignations Over Science Hall of Fame’s Lack of Women Nominees

  1. “…We didn’t feel it was fair to those who had been nominated who are deserving scientists in and of themselves.”
    — It is not Illes and Anderson who should have stepped down.

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