Fascinated by science from an early age, Carol Bryce-Buchanan, BSc’75, has experienced the rewards of pursuing her passion – and she wants to inspire other women to do the same. “We need to encourage more young women to study in the STEM areas: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,” she says.
Bryce-Buchanan has given back to McGill since 1976 and has made plans for a bequest to benefit the Women in Science Fellowship Program, which supports outstanding female graduate students in the Faculty of Science. “Fellowship recipients are charting promising new territory, and I am happy to help them achieve their goals.”
She knows that studying science can be rewarding. After graduating from McGill with a BSc in developmental psychology, she went on to have a successful career in research and health administration at the Montreal General Hospital, the Montreal Children’s Hospital, HealthMed, and Yale’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. In 1999, she joined the Families and Work Institute, a non-partisan research organization in New York City. She now serves as its Director of Development.
“My McGill education gave me enormous pleasure and allowed me to have a wonderful career,” she says. “It’s important to give to institutions that matter to you. And I have never forgotten that it was McGill that set me on a great path.”