Author of Elsie MacGill Book to Hold Meet and Greet

Author of Elsie MacGill Book to Hold Meet and Greet

By Sarah Klein

The author of a book looking at the life of the world’s first female aeronautical engineer and professional aircraft designer will greet the public today.

Richard Bourgeois-Doyle, author of “Her Daughter, the Engineer: The Life of Elsie Gregory MacGill,” researched and wrote MacGill’s biography over the pan of nearly five years. MacGill was the driving force on Canada’s Royal Commission on the Status of Women, but was unfortunately affected by muscle paralysis at 24, leaving her to struggle to walk as she pursued her career.

Bourgeois-Doyle will be on hand at the Western Canada Aviation Museum to sign copies of the book, read passages and discuss the legend of Elsie MacGill.

The signing takes place today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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