The Struggle Of Women In The 20's Century Presents The Life Of Elizabeth Gregory Macgill

1334 words - 6 pages

Where are the women? I always asked my self that question whenever I read history books. I love history but even as a child, I wanted to learn about the lives of women. As an adult I began to do some research on my own and discovered it was difficult to find information about women's lives. However, I asked my self many times " how could I have studied Canadian history for so many years and not have heard these women's stories? " I wondered. Therefore, today I did my research on women's opportunities and I am going to talk about Elizabeth Muriel Gregory MacGill." I am not a hero. I was lucky. I got a good education. So my mother was a judge; so what? I did not think it was any more ...view middle of the document...

Her presence in the university of Toronto's engineering classes certainly turned a few heads. One professor, was unaware that his large class of men had, for the first time, been invaded by a " lady ", the men in the class exploded in laughter and the poor professor was reduced to confusion. However, none of this was enough to stop her from continuing her education. As a result, because she was the first woman in Canada to become an engineer, that led her to become a focused citizen who had done a lot to help Canadian women and others in the world to get a good education and to fight for their future.After graduation and working for the Austin Automobile Company, the company started to produce aircraft, therefore, Elsie became very interested in the fields of aeronautics. This motivated her to work towards her master's degree in aeronautical engineering at the university of Michigan. She was the first woman to earn this distinction in 1929. Before she was able to start her full time career, she was struck with polio and doctors told her that she would probably spent the rest of her life in a wheel chair. She refused to accept their prognosis and forced her self to learn to walk again with two strong walking sticks. To help pay her doctor bills, she wrote magazine articles about planes and flying. In 1934, she worked for fair child aircraft limited in Quebec as an assistant aeronautical engineer specializing in stress analysis. In addition, she held many important positions in the aeronautics industry, she is best known for her work during world war two as chief engineer for the Canadian car and foundary company. She oversaw the production of the hawker hurricane in Canada, and she designed a serious of modifications to equip the hurricane for cold weather flying. Therefore, her success in the fields of aeronautical engineering helped her to be a determined resident who did a great job helping the entire world and she fought her fears and disability, to gain a good future for herself and for women all over Canada.In 1938, Canadian car and Foundry Company appointed Dr. MacGill as chief aeronautical engineer. She designed and tested the Maple Leaf Trainer, a two seats, fabric covered plane described by aviation experts as a beautiful aircraft. It was flown in Canada by a number of civilian pilots. Adding another " first " to her already growing list of accomplishments, she became the first woman aircraft designer in the world, but, it was known at this time that women have no opportunities or rights. Although she never achieved her dream of becoming a pilot (as a result of her disability), she insisted on always being a passenger on all test...

Other Essays On The Struggle Of Women In The 20's Century Presents The Life Of Elizabeth Gregory Macgill

the influences of the women in scouts life - to kill a mockingbird - english - essay

501 words - 3 pages Lisa Mwewa 101 In “To Kill a Mockingbird” we meet a family of three that consists of Atticus Finch, Jem Find and Scout Finch. Although Scout has no mother, she has many Female influences in her life that play an important role in her character and character development. These women go by the names of Alexandra Finch, her aunt, Calpurnia, the Finch’s housekeeper and Miss Maudie, their neighbour. In this essay I’ll be discussing each woman and

Era Debate- Women during the 1920's in America - Women in 1920's until 1960's in America - Essay

931 words - 4 pages presents a good argument: if women do not have equal rights over their own labour power as men do, then the other forms of equality women had gained mean little, since they would have less power over their own lives than men[footnoteRef:3]. However, I came to realize that this argument for legal equality was likely attractive to me due to my experience as a 21st-century Canadian woman who has generally enjoyed equality far greater than women in

Fashion Of The 19th Century

310 words - 2 pages The Fashion of the 19th century in England was called The Victorian era, The most noticeable change in fashions at the beginning of this period was the dropping of the waistline of women's clothing to the position of a woman's natural waist. The high wasted dresses in the early 1820s had hid stomachs but with the natural waistline, corset use began in sincerity. Women laced themselves tighter and tighter as this fifteen-year period progressed.A

How does Hemingway employ atmosphere with the help of setting in Cat in the Rain? (Czech)) - UWCRCN'20 - Essay

1531 words - 7 pages našel vlastní interpretaci účelu povídky, avšak bez emocionální atmosféry danou prostředím by se mu to sotva podařilo. s pomocí prostředí. Počet slov: 1353 Přeložili: Radoslav Nenadál, Luba a Rudolf Pellarovi, Jan Válek a Jiří Valja (z anglického originálu The Short Stries of Ernest Hemingway - Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York) Vydal: Odeon Praha, 1978 1

Themes of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - UW Madison L&S 121 - Essay

608 words - 3 pages Tzang Vue TA: Alex Bonus Part V– Douglass In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.there is a passage that best contained the major themes, how it played in the book overall, and how imagery and rhetoric related to the passage’s themes. The Major themes that were contained in the passage was human needs, life of the mind, and the effects of slavery. The passage was when Auld rented Douglass for one year to Edward Covey, a man known for

The Role Of Women In Medea

1220 words - 5 pages Anthology"). Euripides showed his interest in psychology in his many understanding portraits of women ("World Book"). Euripides choice of women support characters such as the nurse and the chorus is imperative to the magnification of Medea's emotions. The very fact that the nurse and chorus are female deepens Medea's sadness, impassions her anger, and makes the crime of killing her own children all the more heinous.Medea's state of mind in the

This Essay Illustrates The Bondage Of Marriage To Women In The Early 20th Century. I Use Glaspell's "Trifles" To Illustrate My Point

697 words - 3 pages Symbolic Bondage"Trifles" is an extraordinary American drama. The title of this means "something of little importance or consequence." (Webster, 1374) It was written during the women's' movement for equality. The women in this selection are mocked numerous times by the men. Glaspell emphasizes through symbolic representation the life of a woman during her time, and what the movement represented. She states that a change must take place for women

Women who struggle in the medical field - Brooklyn College/ Anthropology 1105 - Essay

892 words - 4 pages Fariha Taher English, Mrs. Hanning Common Core The Struggles of Women in Medicine Did you know the percentage of women in medicine has increased about 47% since the 1980s? In 2004-2005, experts state that women accounted for 47.1% of medical school graduates, compared with only 24.9% in 1980-1981. However, according to Jessica Freedman these women are still experiencing gender inequality and sexual harassment at their workplace. There has been a

Standards of Beauty in the 21st Century - English - Essay

1974 words - 8 pages The Standards of Beauty in the 21st Century At the point when girls are youthful, their brains and imagination illuminate at the sight of Disney princesses, with their beautiful ball gowns, perfect hair, and dainty waists. In most instances, they become the child’s first role model. As they grow up these young girls start playing with Barbies, dressing the doll up for a beach date with Ken. Before long these young ladies become young women while

Pride and Prejudice:The Romantic Struggle of Elizabeth Bennet - english - essay

2041 words - 9 pages status therefor also rejecting the marriage proposal made by Mr. Collins. Analysis A character’s attitude towards marriage was shaped by the circumstances of the life and ultimately age. Young women of the Bennet family were more inclined to look for romance because they had more time to get married and were not in a rush. However, Charlotte Lucas, Elizabeth Bennet’s friend, was not as much concerned with romance when she got married to Mr. Collins

Analaysis of the poem "Presents from my aunts" - Year 9 - Essay

828 words - 4 pages Presents From My Aunts in Pakistan looks back at a specific point in time when a teenage girl receives gifts from Pakistan, the country in which she was born. She now lives in England and so feels kind of stuck in between the two cultures. The gifts include the traditional dress of Pakistan, the salwar kameez, a brightly coloured costume that makes the speaker feel inadequate. It is 'glistening like an orange split open' a suitable simile which

Similar Papers

Women In Poverty This Essay Is On Infant Mortality Based Off Of The Show 20/20. Western Illinois Soc 410 Essay

1028 words - 5 pages Kyleigh Price Sociology 410 Essay Number 4 April 27, 2018 410 Exercise No 4 Infant Mortality The Show 20/20 described many issues with infant Mortality. It is a big misconception that infant mortality is not an issue in the united states. Infant mortality can be seen throughout the united states. However, in Memphis Tennessee, Babayland has one of the highest rates of infant mortality. The causes of this issue can be contributed to many factors

Rocket Racoon From Guardians Of The Galaxy Gregory Terrace Essay

807 words - 4 pages English Draft – Nick Gibney Traditional concepts of masculinity and the film industry have regulary gone hand in hand. The film ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy vol 2’,(2017) directed by James Gunn, both confirms and challenges this idea. Rocket the Raccoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, is one character from the film who demonstrates the stereotypical male persona. Rocket is known for his malevolent behaviour and sinister sense of humour. He uses these to

The Struggle Of Family Income In College Persuasive Essay Essay

715 words - 3 pages Nohely dela Rosa Duncan Hasell Enlish 1301 11 February 2018 The struggle of family income in college Every parent dream it’s for their son or daughter to go to college but, unfortunately is not everyone is lucky enough to be able to afford it and is not as easy as it seems when it comes to it. There are many obstacles to overcome and conquer throughout the experience and one of the biggest obstacle is money. Of course, money isn’t free and a

Prosperity And Inequality In The Roaring 20's His271 Uoft Research Paper

2707 words - 11 pages land and jobs in the crisis of farmers. The decline of prices for farmers affected black farmers more as they were living on even lower salaries than the other rural farmers. Moreover, they were also targeted by the Ku Klux Klan in the south, which had a rising in the 1920’s. This terrorized black Americans and led them to be discriminated and led a life in poverty which excluded them from being involved in the boom. They did not see the