Prof Ruby Heap
Professor, Department of History, University of Ottawa, Coordinator of the University of Ottawa Women in Engineering Research Group, Canada.
Ruby Heap is a full Professor at the Department of History at the Ottawa University. She specializes in the history of women in engineering promoting the view that engineering should be an inclusive profession that values, supports and celebrates the contribution of women. In 2010 was the recipient of the Professional Engineers Ontario President’s Award.
Professor Heap spoke about encouraging girls and women to study engineering and science and improving the status of women in engineering at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA). She has extensive knowledge and experience of gender issues in the context of engineering having been actively involved in the Ottawa chapter of Women in Science and Engineering, and the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists.