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Laurentian Professor Sets Sights on Antarctic Adventure

Dr. Tammy Eger joins around one hundred women leaders in STEM for the Homeward Bound program

Following months of preparation, Prof Tammy Eger is heading off to Antarctica on Friday, November 15 to participate in the Homeward Bound project. Eger, a Full Professor of Human Kinetics and Research Chair at the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health, is among only four Canadians selected for this fourth cohort of the program.

Homeward Bound aims to train 1,000 women leaders in STEM over the next ten years. The goal is to equip them with the tools necessary to influence policy and lead decision-making in order to help create a more sustainable future for the planet. This year’s leadership program is a 3-week journey to Antarctica focused on learning about climate change and polar science. Professor Eger will be joined by about 100 researchers in various fields from around the world, including psychiatric health researcher Hinemoa Elder, geospatial scientist Charity Mundava, and clinical researcher Pallavi Prathivadi.
The entire Laurentian community wholeheartedly supports the aims of the Homeward Bound wishes Prof. Eger a safe journey.

To see more about Homeward Bound, please watch this video featuring Prof. Eger.

Travelling to Antarctica with 99 accomplished leaders in STEM from around the world is an
incredible privilege. I am excited, humbled, curious, cautious, and overwhelmingly inspired. I know we will all be changed by the experience and I can’t wait to see the impact my cohort will have around the world. One of the mottos of the program is “Stronger Together”. I truly believe this. When we work together with all voices in the lab, at the boardroom table, writing policy, and innovating, our world will be a better place. — Tammy Eger, Homeward Bound participant

Homeward Bound is a ground-breaking, global leadership initiative, set against the backdrop of Antarctica, which aims to heighten the influence and impact of women in making decisions that shape our planet.