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Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Heritage Fair

Elsie MacGill: Queen of the Hurricanes

Elsie MacGill was the world’s first female aeronautical engineer, as well as a very important advocate for women in Canada. She changed Canada for the better in many ways, and my project will tell you how.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing was learning about the way Elsie saw life, and about her perseverance through all of her struggles. Doing this project made me realize how much women had to fight for the rights that I take for granted every day.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

While I was doing my project, I learned a lot about how Elsie would do anything she put her heart to. That's the main thing I want everyone to take from my presentation. You can do anything you put your heart to. Living in today's world, I think that everyone needs to remember that.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I think that women still struggle for equality in the workplace, just like Elsie did. Women are still fighting for rights, just like Elsie did. Women today are in a better position than women 50 years ago because of people like Elsie MacGill.