The Canadian Commission for UNESCO recognizes the importance of women in the advancement of science. One key initiative, the L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science, makes a remarkable contribution to improving gender equality in science.  

To attract more women to science, it is critical to engage the interest of girls in science from an early age by introducing them to women with inspiring careers. This will create more opportunities for women scientists to break the glass ceiling and become role models.

CCUNESCO is actively involved in promoting and increasing the visibility of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science to:

  • Recognize and reward accomplished women researchers
  • Support women scientists at the beginning of their careers
  • Encourage young women who are interested in science
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