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1894 - 1974 | Mathematician and Educator
Cecilia Krieger holds the distinction of being the first woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics from a Canadian university. For over three decades, she imparted her knowledge as a dedicated mathematics and physics instructor at the University of Toronto. Krieger’s scholarly contributions expanded beyond teaching, as she became known for her English translations of notable mathematical texts, Introduction to General Typology and General Typology.
A true advocate for women’s education, Krieger’s work with the Canadian Association of University Women‘s Fellowship Committee helped empower women, mathematicians included, to pursue higher education.