Celebrating Women in Science

Friday, March 8, 2024
A collage of six headshots of female scientists.

Today marks International Women’s Day, a day that celebrates and recognizes the incredible achievements of women all around the world. This year's theme, Inspire Inclusion, encourages us to embrace diversity and value women's inclusion in all aspects of life.  

At the Faculty of Science, we are constantly inspired by the remarkable women in our faculty and their determination to make a difference through science. Continue reading to learn more about their stories, what inspiring inclusion means to them, and their advice for emerging young scientists. 

Meet Kirsten Müller

A headshot of Kirsten. She is wearing a grey winter hat and a blue winter coat. There is a lake and white capped mountains in the background.

Professor, Biology; Chair

About Dr. Müller

Kirsten is a Professor of Biology and the first woman Chair of the Department of Biology. Her research is focused on the harmful algal blooms on freshwater ecosystems as well as on the distribution of intertidal seaweeds globally under the impacts of climate change.   

In 2019, Kirsten was one of four Canadian women chosen to participate in a yearlong leadership program called Homeward Bound.  This program culminated in a carbon-neutral voyage to Antarctica where 99 women explored their leadership in the context of a changing world and how they could make a difference in the future of our planet. Currently, she is teaching a large fourth-year biology course on Marine Biology (BIOL450) and is having so much fun with them!

To learn more, please visit the original article Celebrating Women in Science By Sarah Fullerton on Waterloo Science News.