WISE's is pleased to announce it's 3rd annual conference this March 21-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre!
Why should you attend? This year's conference will feature inspirational leaders with scientific and engineering backgrounds covering a wide variety of topics discussing personal and professional development. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear success stories from scientific and engineering influencers, including insightful conversations about social innovation, work-life balance and entrepreneurship.
Our keynote speakers, workshops and competitions are designed to build the potentials of attending delegates. WISE National Annual conference will inspire you to build your own legacy.
For more information, check out: http://www.wiseuoft.org/
Social Innovation Case Competition:
Info & Sign-up: https://wiseuoftcasecompetition2015.eventbrite.ca
2015 World-class Speaker Line-up:
General Manager, Operations at Microsoft
Caroline provides visionary leadership and direction for systems and business processes. She recently joined Microsoft and currently holds the position GM of Operations at Microsoft responsible for the Latin American Operational Centre as well as holding global responsibility for IT systems management and order entry quality across the operation centers globally. Prior to Microsoft Caroline held the position of Vice President within Worldwide Alliance & Channels Operations at Oracle Corporation. In 2013 she was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Corporate Executive Category. In 2014 she was nominated for the Premiers Award in Ontario recognizing her contributions to the industry. Caroline regularly speaks around the world to diverse groups of women, individuals & organizations including the University of Miami, The Federated Press, WXN, and Microsoft Women in Technology.
Territory Sales Manager, John Deere Canada ULC
Jennifer defies our perception of the typical farmer. While working full-time, she still proudly calls her family’s 6th generation farm home and is as comfortable on the tractor, as she is in the boardroom. Prior to her current role as a Territory Sales Manager with John Deere, Jennifer was the Canadian promotions lead for the global equipment leader. She has established relationships with many producers, and is a strong advocate for youth, women and the agriculture industry. Jennifer is establishing a women’s agri-business network in Southern Ontario, is a director for 4-H Canada, and co-founded the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation. Selected one of 2013 Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network and The National Post, Jennifer has an Executive MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University.
Co-Founder, Kira Talent
Councillor, City of Waterloo - Ward 4
Diane Freeman is a Professional Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Canada. Diane is a manager with Conestoga-Rovers & Associates Limited and a Councillor for the City of Waterloo. In 2010-2011 Diane served as the President of Professional Engineers Ontario.
Diane is a board member with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Grand River Hospital, Engineers Canada, the Ontario College of Veterinarians and the Air and Waste Management Association.
Diane received the 2009 KW Oktoberfest Rogers professional women of the year award; a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal; and a Leading Woman Building Communities Award from the Ontario Woman’s Directorate
Founder, TalentEgg Inc
M. Cynthia Goh
Director, Impact Centre
Professor, University of Toronto
M. Cynthia Goh is Professor at the Department of Chemistry, the Institute of Medical Science, the Munk School of Global Affairs, and Director of the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles, and carried out postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley, prior to taking a faculty position at the University of Toronto.
Professor Goh’s interest in the education of scientist-entrepreneurs led her to introduce a non-credit series in 2004, which led to what is now known as Entrepreneurship101 at MaRS, the flagship entrepreneur training program of the MaRS Discovery District, with thousands registered attendees annually. In 2010, she introduced Techno, a one-month intensive training program specifically geared for university scientists intending to build a tech-based company. Techno2010 to 2014 have led to the creation of over 70 start-ups based on the results of scientific research, many of which now have sales and follow-on funding.
CEO, Bitmaker Labs
Dr. Joshua Liu
Co-Founder & CEO, SeamlessMD
Dr. Joshua Liu is a physician turned entrepreneur who believes that the future of healthcare depends on the intersection of design, data and technology. He is the co-founder & CEO of SeamlessMD, a healthcare technology company advancing patient care in surgery using mobile & web technology. Joshua is a Startup Advisor to Northeastern University, and has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare and Canadian Top 20 Under 20.
CEO & Founder, Nymi Inc.
Karl Martin is the CEO and founder of Nymi (formerly known as Bionym). His passion lies in building things -- things that surprise, delight, and make you do a double take. Nymi is creating the first wearable biometric authenticator, known as the Nymi Band, which has gained worldwide attention, being covered in Wired, Popular Science, The New York Times, BBC, The Economist, Forbes, and many others. In 2014, Nymi raised a $14 million Series A investment, led by Ignition Partners and Relay Ventures. Karl holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto.
President, George Brown College
A native of Toronto, Anne Sado has been President of George Brown College since 2004. Anne had a very successful career at Bell Canada prior to joining the college, holding increasingly senior positions across a range of disciplines including engineering, operations, customer service, finance and business planning.
Beyond her leadership at the college, she is Chair of ORION, Chair of Polytechnics Canada and past chair of Trillium Health Centre. She also sits on many other not for profit boards, which have given her a 360-degree perspective of the social and economic challenges facing the GTA. Anne was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in June 2013. She has also recently been recognized as a YWCA Woman of Distinction and inducted into WXN’s Hall of Fame as one of Canada’ s Most Powerful Women.
Anne holds an MBA from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering. Anne was also awarded a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from the University of Toronto in June 2011.
Proudly sponsored by:
We are ecstatic to announce that the following schools have agreed to either partial or full reimbursements, if you are a student from any University listed below please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Ottawa University, Faculty of Science
60% subsidies for first 16 students. Please contact Mahsa Nami, email@example.com
Ryerson University, Faculty of Science & Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
Please contact Nika Zolfaghari, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
60% subsidies for ALL Engineering disciplines. Please contact Mahsa Nami, email@example.com
Western University, Faculty of Science
Please contact Marissa Govi, MGobin@uwo.ca
Wilfred Laurier University, Faculty of Science
York University, Lassonde School of Engineering
Full reimbursements are available; Please contact Eddy Evans, Eddy.Evans@lassonde.yorku.ca
University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering
$50 subsidies for first 20 students; Please contact WiSTEM at Waterloo: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Toronto’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) looks to promote the education of women in the fields of science and engineering. To develop women’s leadership skills, confidence, and involvement in research and technology, WISE focuses on building a supportive community of men and women through a number of initiatives.
• Our Community Outreach Initiative allows us to expand our club outreach into the community at large, through the organization of volunteer based events.
• Our Professional Development Initiative hosts technical workshops, and major networking events during the year with top companies in Entrepreneurship, Sales, Software and IT, Engineering, Medical Affairs, Technology Consulting, Science Consulting, and Pharmaceuticals.
• To encourage high school students to pursue science and engineering at the university level, our High School Outreach Initiative visits high schools across the GTA to educate girls about exciting opportunities they have in post-secondary school.
• To create a network for women across Canada, WISE hosts an Annual National Conference where delegates hear from high-level speakers, participate in diverse workshops, and have the chance to compete in world class competition
• Our WISE Blog creates a forum for sharing experience and an opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals.
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