Kate Kaminska

Portraits of Strength features women in STEM who have helped break barriers and achieved great things within their industry. These are the movers and shakers making a better world for future female leaders in STEM. Here are the stories of how they’re changing the ratio, serving as role models for girls and young women across Canada, and inspiring us all.

My name is Kate Kaminska

I am a Scientist

When I was 10 I wanted to be a Veterinarian – I always loved animals!

I am proud of Making a smooth transition from researching nanomaterials in an applied physics lab to employing scientific methods for evidence-based policy research and development in the public safety and security domain.

I work as a Scientific Advisor in Defence Research

The biggest obstacle I have faced is Becoming a Canadian! I came to Canada as a foreign student in 1996, and having grown up in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, I experienced some culture shock.

My advice to women is Go for it and be confident in your abilities! Women can excel in this field just as well as men can.

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Kate Kaminska, Portraits of Strength, Scientist

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