Elsie MacGill

Engineer, Hall of fame inductee

1905 – 1980

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Who was Elsie MacGill?

Elizabeth Muriel Gregory "Elsie" MacGill, OC, known as the "Queen of the Hurricanes", was the world's first female aircraft designer. She worked as an aeronautical engineer during the Second World War and did much to make Canada a powerhouse of aircraft construction during her years at Canadian Car and Foundry in Fort William, Ontario. After her work at CC&F she ran a successful consulting business. Between 1967–1970 she was a commissioner on the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada, published in 1970.

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Born
Mar 27, 1905
Vancouver
Also known as
  • Elizabeth Muriel Gregory
  • Elizabeth Muriel Gregory MacGill
Parents
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Michigan
Employment
  • Canadian Car and Foundry
Lived in
  • Thunder Bay
  • Vancouver
Died
Nov 4, 1980
Cambridge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013