Women in Science

A series of infographics developed to highlight Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)’s female team members, who are examples of women in science.  This series highlight’s Canadian women in defence science.

February 11 – International Day of Women and Girls in Science and March 8 – International Women’s Day. 

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Dr. Sanela Dursun, Director of Research – Personnel and Family Support, Defence Research and Development Canada’s Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA) Research Centre

Women in Science: Dr. Sanela Dursun - Infographic description

The infographic includes a large portrait image of Dr. Sanela Dursun from the shoulders up.

“I lead a program of research that includes domains of extreme sensitivity, high visibility, and public interest. These include psycho-social health, drug/alcohol use, sexual assault and family well-being. It is extremely rewarding to see how our scientific work impacts the well-being of CAF members and their families.” – Dr. Sanela Dursun, Director of Research – Personnel and Family Support, Defence Research and Development Canada’s Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA) Research Centre

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Dr. Cathy Boscarino, Defence Scientist in the Individual Behaviour Performance Section, Defence Research and Development Canada’s Toronto Research Centre

Dr. Cathy Boscarino, Defence Scientist in the Individual Behaviour Performance Section, Defence Research and Development Canada’s Toronto Research Centre

Women in Science: Dr. Cathy Boscarino - Infographic description

This infographic includes a large image of Dr. Cathy Boscarino from the waist up wearing a white lab coat in a laboratory setting.

 “I have always felt passionate about improving the lives of others through medicine. When you are passionate about something, no one or anything can extinguish that fire in your belly. I feel blessed to be helping to make a difference to members of the Canadian Armed Forces” – Dr. Cathy Boscarino, Defence Scientist in the Individual Behaviour Performance Section, Defence Research and Development Canada’s Toronto Research Centre

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Dr. Simona Verga, Pyscho-social Portfolio Manager, Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science.

Women in Science: Dr. Simona Verga - Infographic description

This infographic includes a large image of Dr. Simona Verga from the waist up holding a microphone and speaking at a conference.

 “After completing an undergraduate and a Master’s degree in physics in Romania, I moved to Edmonton for my Ph D. Afterwards, I joined Defence Research and Development Canada.  As a proud mother of two, one of my greatest accomplishements is finding the right balance between work and time with my children.  I’d say I’ve done a pretty good job so far. Science, technology, engineering and math careers can include the balance many women are looking for.” – Dr. Simona Verga, Pyscho-social Portfolio Manager, Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science.

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Dr. Julie Lefebvre, Defence Scientist and Director General, Science and Technology Joint Force Development, Defence Research and Development Canada.

Dr. Julie Lefebvre, Defence Scientist and Director General, Science and Technology Joint Force Development, Defence Research and Development Canada.

Women in Science: Dr. Julie Lefebvre - Infographic description

This infographic includes a large image of Dr. Julie Lefebvre siting at a conference room table speaking with her staff at a meeting.

 “My career at DRDC allows me to lead innovative science teams that are working to help solve problems for the Canadian Armed Forces.” – Dr. Julie Lefebvre, Defence Scientist and Director, Science and Technology Joint Force Development, Defence Research and Development Canada.

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