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Helen Sawyer Hogg Distinguished Visitorship

Helen Sawyer Hogg (1905-1993) was one of Canada's most respected scientists. An internationally recognized astronomer, and a leading authority in the study of globular clusters, she was first and foremost a gifted and caring teacher. Indeed, until her death in January 1993, she was an active role model and visionary advocate for female students.

As a memorial tribute to this great scientist, the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto has established the Helen Sawyer Hogg Distinguished Visitorship. The Visitorship will bring a distinguished female scientist to the University on a regular basis to deliver both specialist and public lectures, and to interact with faculty members and graduate students in the astrophysical and related sciences. The Distinguished Visitor will also participate in the Faculty of Arts and Science's Women in Science Forum.

By providing both concentrated interaction with specialists and broader public education, the Distinguished Visitor will continue Professor Hogg's tradition of encouraging a public understanding of the wonders of the universe while inspiring women to pursue scientific careers.

The Visitorship will take place a minimum of once every three years and annually if funds permit.
Supporters of The Visitorship will be invited to attend public events.

For further information on The Visitorship contact: Professor Howard Yee, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 50 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H4 (416) 978-1771.