Marianne Gosztonyi Ainley is a historian of science. Originally trained as a chemist, she worked in industry in Canada, Hungary, and Sweden. Beginning in 1988, she developed and taught courses on women and science and women and the environment at Concordia University and at the University of Northern British Columbia. She also served as professor and chair of the Women’s Studies Programme at UNBC from 1995 to 1998. Her publications include the books Despite the Odds and Restless Energy, numerous book chapters, and more than twenty refered articles on women and science and the history of Canadian science.