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Elizabeth Muriel Gregory "Elsie" MacGill (1905-1980)

Elizabeth Muriel Gregory Elsie MacGill

Photo by Parks Canada - Posted July, 2012

Elizabeth Muriel Gregory Elsie MacGill

Photo by contributors Peter and Gloria - Posted July, 2012

Elizabeth Muriel Gregory Elsie MacGill

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Elizabeth Muriel Gregory Elsie MacGill

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The District of Thunder Bay
The City of Thunder Bay
In a small garden area just to the right of the main entrance to
Bombardier Transportation on Montreal Street
near Thunder Bay International Airport

Coordinates: N 48 21.454 W 89 18.051


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Plaque Text

Elsie MacGill made remarkable contributions to aeronautical engineering by introducing mass-production techniques for the Hawker Hurricane built here during the Second World War and later by developing international air-worthiness regulations. Overcoming physical challenges resulting from polio to pursue graduate studies and build a career in aviation engineering, she paved the way for women to enter the profession. Continuing the legacy of her mother, Judge Helen Gregory MacGill, she advanced women's equality, particularly as a member of the Royal Commission of the Status of Women formed in 1967.

Another plaque at this location
Canadian Car & Foundry

Related Toronto plaque
Elizabeth (Elsie) Gregory Macgill, O.C. 1905-1980



Thunder Bay Plaques

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