I was born in Whycocomagh, a tiny village situated on the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes in rural Cape Breton , the third of five daughters of Alcorn and Miriam (MacRae) Munro. I attended Mt.Allison University where I met my husband Harley MacCaull. We have four sons, born 06/78; 06/81; 07/84 and 06/87. (Family picture above was taken in August '98). After finishing my PhD degree in pure mathematics at MGill University in 1984, I obtained a position at St. Francis Xavier University, a liberal arts university located in Antigonish (a small town in Northeastern) Nova Scotia, and have been here ever since (except for sabbaticals spent in Philadelphia, PA, Bloomington, IN and Toronto, ON). Currently I am very busy as Principle Investigator on a collaborative Research and Development project involving academics, clinicians from GASHA, the local health authority, and an industry partner Palomino Innovation Systems Inc, with a goal to “Put science into software” . My research takes me to countries in many parts of the world where I meet interesting people of different cultures. However, when it comes to talking about issues in logic and computer science, the cultural differences disappear and real communication begins! In my spare time, I read spy novels, sing in choirs, and take dance lessons. My long term personal goals are to have a beautiful flower garden and to be able to play guitar.
1998-present Professor, Dept. of Math/Stats/Comp.Sci, St.Francis Xavier University
2001-2002 Visiting Scholar (Sabbatical Leave), Dept. of Comp Sci, University of Toronto
1997-1998 Visiting Scholar (Sabbatical Leave), Depts of Math and of Comp Sci, Indiana University
1989-1998 Associate Professor, Dept. of Math/Comp/Info Syst, St.Francis Xavier University
1990-1991 Visiting Mathematician (Sabbatical Leave), Dept. of Math, University of Pennsylvania
1984-1989 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Math/CS, St.Francis Xavier University
1981-1984 Part-time Faculty Lecturer, Dept. of Math/Stats, McGill University
1976-1977 Assistant Researcher, Marine Ecology Laboratory, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, NS
Ph.D. (Pure Mathematics) McGill University
M.Sc. (Pure Mathematics) McGill University
M.Sc. (Mathematical Biology) Dalhousie University
B.Sc. (Honours Mathematics) Mount Allison University
W.MacCaull, Logical and sheaf theoretic methods in the study of geometric fields in sheaf toposes over boolean spaces and applications to von Neumann regular rings, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, Supervisor: Dr. Marta Bunge.
W.MacCaull, Colocalization in module categories, M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, Supervisor: Dr. Joachim Lambek.
W.MacCaull, The diel variations in the photosynthetic parameters of a natural assemblage of coastal marine phytoplankton, M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Supervisor: Dr. Trevor Platt.