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Betty Allan: A Brilliant and Inspiring Heroine Brown, Hannah


Abstract: We explore the life and accomplishments of the biostatistician Frances Elizabeth (Betty) Allan [1905-1952]. Throughout the talk, we will touch on the roles, areas of research, and some of the gender-related challenges Betty Allan faced. We will see how this remarkable woman laid groundwork for statistical analysis in scientific research in Australia, and fought relentlessly to make her voice heard.

About the speaker: Hannah Brown is a BSc student majoring in mathematics and minoring in biology at the University of Alberta. She has done collaborative research on a population matrix model for ringed seals in the Beaufort Sea area, and their interaction with polar bears.

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