Reach for the stars, strive for excellence.
Jill Oakes is a professor in Environment and Geography with research interests in the role of women in aviation and the role of women in passing along traditional knowledge in circumpolar Inuit families.
Teaching, research and community work
I am studying ways to eliminate barriers in order to increase the number of women working in the field of aviation from 6% to 50% women. It is extremely exciting to meet women who are paving the way for the next generation of aviators.
Very diverse - meteorology, cartography, museology, GIS-related positions, parks, recreation - just about every profession has an environment or geography aspect.
There are three women professors in my department and about 20 male professors, I focus on the tasks we work on rather than gender issues and many of my students and Instructors are women.
Mentor women interested in completing their masters and PhD; introduce women to job opportunities; promote women in community service opportunities.
Providing women with female role models. Providing women with information on wide range of careers and salaries available to them - very few women realize there are fantastic science and engineering-related jobs in aviation!
Reach for the stars, strive for excellence and explore the fields that you find most fascinating.
Other women scientists.