Thunder Bay in Thunder Bay District, Ontario — Central Canada
Elizabeth Muriel Gregory “Elsie” MacGill
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 on the Status of Women formed in 1967.
Elsie MacGill contribua grandement au génie aéronautique en introduisant des techniques de production en série pour le Hawker Hurricane, fabriqué ici pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, puis en élaborant des règlements internationaux de navigabilité. Elle surmonta les séquelles de la polio pour mener des études supérieures et une carrière en génie aéronautique, ouvrant ainsi aux femmes l'accès à cette profession. Elle poursuivit l'oeuvre de sa mère, la juge Helen Gregory MacGill, en promouvant l'égalité des femmes, notamment à titre de membre de la Commission royale d'enquête sur la situation de la femme formée en 1967.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is located in a small garden area just to the right of the security office for the Bombardier Transportation factory near Thunder Bay International Airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Montreal Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 4V6, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canadian Car & Foundry (here, next to this marker); Fort William (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Union of the North West and Hudson's Bay Companies (approx. 4.1 kilometers away); The Western Route of the C.P.R. (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); William McGillivray (approx. 4.9 kilometers away); Fort Kaministiquia 1717 (approx. 4.9 kilometers away); The Capture of Fort William (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); a different marker also named Fort William (approx. 6.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thunder Bay.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Elsie MacGill. (Submitted on August 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World II • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.