Margaret-Ann Armour


 Margaret-Ann Armour

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Address114 Street 89 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Phone780-492-3111
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Chair of The Board of Governors, St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta

Ph.D., University of Alberta, 1970
M.Sc., Edinburgh University,
B.Sc., Edinburgh University,

From 1979-1989 she was supervisor of the undergraduate organic chemistry laboratories in the Chemistry Department and from 1989 to 2005, served as Assistant Chair. Since July 1, 2005, she has been Associate Dean of Science, Diversity at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Armour has presented talks on the work to many groups of small quantity generators of hazardous waste in North America and throughout Asia. Dr. Armour is the author or co-author of over one hundred proceedings and papers on chemical education, hazardous waste disposal and women in science. She serves on the Board of the Pacific Basin Consortium for Hazardous Waste Research and Management and has been on the Board of SHAD International. She has been a Scientific Advisor to the Asian Association for Academic Activity on Waste Management.

 From 1984 until 2005, Dr. Armour was Vice-Chair and Convenor of WISEST, a committee of the Vice-President, Research, at the University of Alberta on Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology with a mandate to take action to increase the proportion of women in decision-making roles in the sciences and engineering. In 1994, WISEST won a Michael Smith Award from Industry Canada for the promotion of science, and in 1996 was awarded the Excellence in Science and Technology Public Awareness Prize by the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Awards Foundation. WISEST is a founding member of CCWESTT, the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology and Dr. Armour has served as its President. Most recently she has been a member of a CCWEST working group funded in part by Status of Women Canada to significantly increase the participation and leadership of women in SETT careers and sectors. Dr. Armour has received a number of awards for her research, teaching, and encouragement of women into the sciences including the 1994 McNeil Medal of the Royal Society of Canada for public awareness of science, a 1996 3M Teaching Fellowship, the 1999 University of Alberta Board of Governors’ Award of Distinction, the 2001 Sarah Shorten Award of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, a 2002 Governor General’s award in commemoration of the persons case, and the 2003 Gordin Kaplan award for the public awareness of science from the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies. Also in 2003, Maclean’s Magazine named her to their honor roll as one of ten Canadians making a difference. In 2004, she received the American Chemical Society award for encouraging women into careers in the chemical sciences, was named an Edmontonian of the Century as part of Edmonton’s centenary celebrations and received a distinguished alumni award from the University of Alberta. She received the 2005 Montreal Medal of the Chemical Institute of Canada for contributions to the profession of chemistry, and most recently, an Alberta Centennial Medal.

Margaret-Ann is active within the United Church of Canada: locally, she is past Chair of the Board of Knox-Metropolitan United Church, Chair of the Board of Governors at St. Stephen’s College and chairs the McGeachy Scholarship Selection Committee and is a past chair of the Campus Ministry Committee. She is also a past President of the Edmonton Glenora Rotary Club.

Areas of Interest

Development and testing of methods for Recycling or disposing of small quantities of Waste and surplus chemicals



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