Remembering Dr. Armour

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to WISEST's founding co-chair, Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour, who passed away peacefully on May 25, 2019. Margaret-Ann will be deeply missed. She was a guiding light and fervent supporter of women and girls in STEM, influencing countless people with her quiet humility and sincere interest in others. She often encouraged us to dream big and to "do science as if people mattered."

Her ethos permeates WISEST and her legacy will continue to have an impact for years to come.

Thank you, Margaret-Ann, you have left your mark in our lives and we are better for it.

June 12, 2019 - Memorial Service

A memorial service in celebration of Dr. Armour's life will be held at the Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School, 3815 Allan Drive in southwest Edmonton, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Note: The celebration will be live streamed, and a satellite event will be held in room L2-200 of Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) on the U of A's north Campus. For more information on the Faculty of Science satellite event, visit this link, or view the livestream here.

Donations in her memory may be made to WISEST, St. Stephen's College, and Southminster-Steinhauer United Church.


Those wishing to share tribute messages and personal stories about Margaret-Ann and her impact are invited to share your story directly with us by email or completing this form. Any submissions collected will be used to create a tribute page on the WISEST website in the coming months.