Beatrice “Trixie” Worsley pictured with Canada’s first electronic computer, Ferut, circa 1952-58 (all photos courtesy of Alva Worsley)
She is believed to be the first woman in the world to earn a doctorate in computer science and Canada's first female computer scientist.
Now, the University of Toronto's Beatrice Helen Worsley (1921-1972) – known to friends and colleagues as “Trixie” – has been recognized for her lifetime of achievement by the Canadian Association of Computer Science / Association d'Informatique Canadienne (CACS/AIC).
“At a time when there were very few women involved in computer science, she was not intimidated by entering this new field,” says master’s student Eleni Triantafillou. “As a Canadian, female, computer science student, I admire her contributions and hope that her story can inspire others as well.”
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