Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour
Margaret-Ann Armour joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Alberta in 1979, and from 1989 to 2005, was Assistant Chair of the Department. Since 2005, she has been Associate Dean of Science, Diversity, at the University of Alberta. She was the first incumbent of the latter two positions. Her research and teaching have been in the field of Environmental Chemistry especially methods for the management and disposal of small quantities of hazardous waste chemicals.
Outside her professional career, Dr. Armour has been highly engaged in encouraging young women to consider careers in the sciences and engineering. She is a founding member and past Chair of women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology WISEST, at the University of Alberta.
She has received a number of awards for her research, teaching and outreach activities including a 3M Teaching Fellowship, Canada’s premier award for undergraduate teaching, a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Person’s Case, the Montreal Medal of the Chemical Institute of Canada, twice named one of the top 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network and an Innovator Award at the 2011 APEC Summit on Women in the Economy.
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