Project Description


Alice Payne first learned geology as a girl, at her father’s side as he prospected and ran a gold mine in Yellowknife. Due to barriers to women entering the profession – she was the only woman in her graduating class in 1962 and had to fight for permission to do field work – Alice forged a trailblazing career in geology, working as a senior geologist for Gulf Canada, serving as the first woman president of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and encouraging young women to enter non-traditional careers.