Dr. Tammy Eger, who heads up the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University in Sudbury, has been chosen for a prestigious leadership program for women in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM).
Eger is one of only four Canadians among the 95 women from around the world who have been chosen to participate in Homeward Bound, a 12-month intensive leadership program, which will culminate in a three-week journey to Antarctica to learn about climate change and polar science.
The 10-year global initiative aims to equip 1,000 women in the STEMM fields with the skills to lead and to influence policy and decision-making in ways that will help to create a sustainable future for the planet.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have been chosen for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Eger said in an Aug. 16 news release.
“I look forward to meeting the members of my cohort, sharing our experiences and collectively working to increase global leadership opportunities for women in STEMM.”
Eger has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience and currently holds a Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety. She has delivered keynote lectures in Australia, China, Sweden, Peru and the United States. In 2017, Eger co-led the development of a mobile lab to support research in occupational safety and health in rural and remote regions of Ontario