This Women in Science Speaker Tour talk on Veterinary Medicine Engineering – A New Field of Science will be given by Dr. Nadja Bressan, Ph.D..
Nadja Bressan currently works at the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering, University of Prince Edward Island and does research in Control Systems Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Her research program is based on Veterinary Medicine Engineering and takes place in her lab, the MAB – Mechatronics Applied to Biomedicine. The goal is to improve therapeutics, animal care, and animal research developing models to replicate human and animal real-time data as digital twin, enabling learning and reasoning dynamically to improve decision making of physicians, veterinarians, and scientists without exploiting animals.
This is a public talk and all are welcome to attend. Participants MUST follow SMU COVID-19 safety protocols while in attendance. This includes wearing a mask inside, social distancing where possible, and filling out their campus check-in form. All details and access to the check-in form are available here: https://www.smu.ca/covidinfo/welcome.html
Great news, the national CCWESTT Conference will be taking place in Halifax, May 12-14, 2022 at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel! WISEatlantic, along with Women in Aerospace Canada – Atlantic, will be co-hosting this event. The conference highlights activities by member organizations, industry partners and government initiatives that are working towards a more diverse and inclusive SETT workforce in Canada.
The call for presenters is open now until November 22, 2021, and registration will open in January. To get involved, partner or sponsor this conference and showcase your support for women in SETT, please contact Alexia McGill at firstname.lastname@example.org
All conference details, including the presenter submission form, can be found at https://www.ccwestt.org/conference/
Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal from Mount Saint Vincent University, the Canadian Black Scientists Network, and Canada Research Chair Dr. Jennifer Adams, are studying the experiences of Black university students and postdocs in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine/Health Sciences) in Canada.
The survey takes 20-40 minutes to complete, and eligible participants will be entered into a draw for a $25 Amazon gift card (1 drawn for every 50 respondents). Want to participate? You can fill out the survey here: https://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/f/l/CBSNsurvey
This study has been reviewed and approved by the Mount Saint Vincent Research Ethics Board (REB 2021-013)
To celebrate Science Literacy Week 2021, WISEatlantic partnered with the Tantallon Public Library for a virtual workshop.
This year’s theme was climate, so we brought in Dr. Aldona Wiacek to present her research on air quality and its relation to our environment. Following her talk, participants learned how to tackle the abundance of fake news out there on important topics, including climate change. The workshop introduced those in attendance to various ways of recognizing fake news before putting their fact-checking skills to the test in a Science Communication activity on the topic.
Over the past couple months we have been highlighting STEM organizations right here in Atlantic Canada. It was important to us to highlight organizations that strive for STEM inclusion for equity deserving groups. Here is a reference document with all all of the organizations we have featured and their contact information!
This document features 10 tips on enhancing EDI within university administration. It was developed by the Chair for Women in Science and Engineering -Prairie Region.