Picture A Scientist Panel Discussion: Lilian Eva (Quan) Dyck

Speaker: Lilian Eva (Quan) Dyck

Date: Wed, May 12, 2021

Location: Zoom, Online

Conference: Women in Mathematics Day 2021

Subject: Mathematics

Class: Scientific


This video shows the speaker's response to a question asked as part of the PIMS Women in Mathematics Day: Panel discussion for Picture as Scientist.

Speaker Biography

Born in N. Battleford, Saskatchewan (1945), member of the Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan and a first generation Chinese Canadian, the Honorable Dr. Lillian Eva Quan Dyck is well-known for her extensive work in the senate on Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women. She was the first female First Nations senator and first Canadian born Chinese senator. Prior to being summoned to the senate by the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin in 2005, she was a Full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies & Research at the University of Saskatchewan.

She earned a BA, MSc in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Biological Psychiatry, all from the University of Saskatchewan. She was conferred a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa by Cape Breton University in 2007. She has also been recognized in a number of ways, such as: A National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Science & Technology in 1999 and most recently the YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. She has been presented three eagle feathers by the Indigenous community.