Courtney Calahoo

Genics Inc. and University of Alberta, Edmonton, CA

After completing her B.Sc. at McGill University and her Ph.D. at Dalhousie University, Courtney Calahoo took up Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jena, Germany with Prof. Lothar Wondraczek in 2017. In 2021, she returned home to Edmonton, Canada to be a Mitacs Fellow at the University of Alberta.

3:40 - 4:00 PM

Day - 1 10 Feb

Glass: Shaping Lives

‘Shaping Lives’ discusses Courtney’s experience as a glass scientist and an indigenous woman of Mohawk and Cree descent. From a young age, she was interested in the natural world, leading her to pursue a career in glass science. Her passion for glass has given her self-worth and self-determination, and a chance to bond with people from around the world. She has built outreach programs for indigenous communities in order to increase diversity in science. Scientifically she has focused on chemical bonding in unconventional glass compositions and is currently examining interactions between glass and wood.