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Credit: Library and Archives Canada / a200745 Restrictions on use: Nil Copyright: Expired
She was the first woman to receive an electrical engineering degree in Canada (1927), the first woman in the world to hold a degree in aeronautical engineering (1929) and the world first female aircraft designer. Elsie MacGill was also active in women's rights issues and in 1967 was appointed to the Royal Commission on the Status of Women.
Her mother, Helen Gregory MacGill was the first female judge in British Columbia.
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Exhibition Title: Treasured Memories 5. Curator: Michal Anne Crawley, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 2001.01.22-2001.11.12.
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed, verso, top center in pencil: Elsie Gregory MacGill / Graduated from University of Toronto / in 1927, as Bachelor of Applied Science / in Electrical Engineering (B.A. Sc.) / 1st woman graduate in Canada
Graduated from University of Michigan / in 1929, as Master Science / in Aeronautical Engineering (M.S.E.) / 1st woman graduate in world.
Inscribed, recto, bottom right: To Mother and Father / with much love. / Elsie Gregory MacGill / 1927