“There was nothing silly about her commitment to journalism and the determination she brought, from the earliest days of her career in the 1960s, to smashing glass ceilings in a then male-dominated profession. Karen had to be mentally tough, resilient and better than average to be successful.” – The Globe and Mail

Read the full Globe and Mail article here.

In loving memory of Karen Birchard her family, friends and colleagues created the Karen Birchard Memorial Scholarship in Science Journalism in honour of her life and work. The scholarship will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director or Associate Director of the School of Journalism and Communication to an outstanding undergraduate student enrolled in the Journalism program with a demonstrated interest in science journalism and/or medical journalism. Whenever possible, preference will be given to a female student.