For my biography of a famous female scientest I decided to do a very well known woman named Dr. Emily Jennings Stowe. I wanted to do a famous canadian and she most certainly qualifies for that.
"I will make it the business of my life to see that the doors will be open, that women may have the same opportunities as men." Dr. Emily Jennings Stowe, first woman doctor to practise medicine in Canada.
"The first female public-school principal in Ontario, the first Canadian woman openly to practise medicine, and a founding member of the Canadian Women’s Suffrage Association, Emily Howard Jennings [Stowe] ranks as a true pioneer." The Dictionary of Canadian Biography’s entry on Dr. Stowe.