2019 SUMMIT Women in
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2019 SUMMIT
EDMONTON & CALGARY

WES 2019 

Explore. Connect. Grow.


EXPLORE

What YOU and others in the profession can do to enhance their experience as engineering professionals and students.





CONNECT

With others in the profession and industry to get

the support YOU need to succeed.

GROW

into the leader of YOUR career!



CALGARY | EDMONTON   SEPTEMBER 2019

WES 2019 Speakers


Keynote Speakers


Dr. Gina Parvaneh Cody
EDMONTON
20 September 2019

M.Eng. and PhD
First women engineer to be awarded a
PhD in Building Engineering from Concordia University
Link to Concordia Alumni Profile


Ilya Espino de Marotta
CALGARY
28 September 2019

Vice President for Transit Business
Chief Operating Officer
First ever woman appointed
Vice President Engineering
in the history of the Panama Canal
Link to Ilya’s Profile

Edmonton | Calgary

Sessions Speakers


Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve

Engineering Instructor
University of Alberta
LinkedIn Profile


Carla Wong

Admissions Engineer
APEGA
EDMONTON
LinkedIn Profile


Meghana Valupadas

EIT
Co-creator
Diversity in Engineering
LinkedIn Profile


Deanna Burgart

President
Indigenous Engineering
Inclusion Inc.
LinkedIn Profile


Dr. Laleh Behjat

Professor
University of Calgary
LinkedIn Profile


Catherine Cervantes

Coordinator
Schulich Engineering
Leadership Program
LinkedIn Profile


Martha Vega-Smith

Integrity Engineer
Suncor
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Melanie Hnatyshsyn

Admissions Engineer
APEGA
CALGARY
LinkedIn Profile


Dr. Michael Kehler

Research Professor
Masculinities Studies
Werklund School of Education
Werklund School Profile


Erin Davis

Director
Global Talent Engagement
Stantec
LinkedIn Profile


Daryl Hauer

Owner
KD Hauer Consulting
Speaker
LinkedIn Profile


Manpreet Deol

Mechanical and Biomedical
Engineering Student
EMCEE CALGARY
LinkedIn Profile


Kim Hauer

Engineering Specialist
Regulatory Affairs
Enbridge Pipelines
LinkedIn Profile


Eunice Yin

Manager
Enbridge Pipelines
Speaker and EMCEE
EDMONTON
LinkedIn Profile

Discussion Panel Speakers

30 by 30

The Path to Industry Inclusion
views of Academia, Industry and the Regulators
on the success of Engineers Canada 30 by 30 initiative

Alissa Boyle

Outreach Manager
APEGA
Provincial Regulator
EDMONTON
LinkedIn Profile


Mohamed El Daly

Director Outreach &
Product Services
APEGA
ProvincialRegulator
CALGARY
LinkedIn Profile


Derek McHugh

Vice-President Engineering
Electricity Division
ATCO
Industry
CALGARY
LinkedIn Profile


Dr. Qiao Sun

Sr. Associate Dean
Diversity & Equity
University of Calgary
Academia
LinkedIn Profile


Jane Tink

Director
Engineers Canada
Federal Regulator
LinkedIn Profile


Laura Fader

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering
Student
LinkedIn Profile


Jacalyn Hodgson

Director, CIS Project
Natural Gas Division
ATCO
Industry
EDMONTON
LinkedIn Profile

 

We thank all participants to our 2018 Summit

Testimonials WES 2018


 

Good experience!

“Keep hosting this summit!

It's important for female engineers to bond and share experiences”

Inspiring!

“It was inspiring to see IIya as the leader of the Panama Canal Expansion project showing it is possible to have it all.. a family and a successful career.”

WES Founder Global TV Interview 2018 Summit

Invaluable opportunity!

“I am very supportive of this initiative that provides an invaluable opportunity to engage women in successful engineering careers. Please count in my continued participation and proactive support, I would like to volunteer in assisting further editions of this event.”

Reasonable prices!

“Keep event prices reasonable, keep sponsoring students.”

 

THANK YOU

WES 2019 SPONSORS

 

Dare to dream!
We inspire life-long learning as we create a positive science and technology culture in our region.
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We strive to enhance the quality of life through improved public awareness of the influences and application of the world’s technologies.
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ATCO Ltd. is engaged in structures and logistics, utilities, energy and technologies business.
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Be curious!
Seize online opportunities through the power of image, video & social marketing.
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Strives for inclusion, compassion, respect, cooperation, trust and integrity in our partnerships and collaborations.
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Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity
For equity within the engineering and geoscience professions.
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Spread Joy
Committed to Innovation, Artistry and Sustainability
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We assist clients with their water resource challenges through the technical strength, creativity, and integrity of our people.
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When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we are stronger.
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Schulich Ignite
Free computer coding courses led by University of Calgary student mentors
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Student Tickets Sponsors

Agata Hall (Northwest Hydraulics Consultants), Gerald Feschuk (Nauticol Energy), Calvin Austrom, Jenny Park, Babak Soltannia, Rejeanne Aimey (2 tickets, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers), Paul Bourque (2), Gennaro Esposito (2), Julia Sproule, Arthur Kloc, Laura Kennett (2), Shane Nickolson (2, Graham Industrial), Andrea Marciales, Ian Cameron (2, Running for Office), Aymee Smith, Marziyeh Keshavarz, Sepideh Rajaeirad, Terri Sudnik (Nauticol Energy), Karen Henry, Melanie Popp, Lisa Krewda (4, Consulting Engineers of Alberta), Amira Kettal (2, in Montreal), Women @ Enbridge (4), ASME SAS (4).
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CONTACT US

info@womeninengg.org

WES 2019 Team

 

Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve
WES 2019
Chair

Bio


Qiao Sun
WES 2019 Vice-Chair
Calgary Summit

Bio


Vivien Reske
WES 2019 Vice-Chair
Edmonton Summit

Bio


Emma Talbott
WES
2019
Program Lead

Bio


Martha Vega-Smith
WES 2019
Sponsorship Lead

Bio


Anne Nkoro
WES
2019
Marketing Lead

Bio

  • Farah El Masri

    Bio

  • Kathleen Baker

    Bio

  • Kennie Nariwo

    Bio

  • Meghana Valupadas

    Bio

  • Neha Sharma

    Bio

  • Heidi Cossey

    Bio

  • Anna Esposito

    Bio

  • Eunice Yin

    Bio

  • Itati Fleites

    Bio

  • Sheila Obi

    Bio

  • Jessica Vandenberghe

    Bio

  • Sara Kardash

    Bio

  • Negar Tavafzadeh Haghi

    Bio

  • Alison Barrett

    Bio

  • Simin Fekr

    Bio