We are bringing back our fan favourite Role Model sessions, except we’re going virtual! We are happy to announce that we will begin hosting Career Corner, monthly virtual role model sessions, that will take place the first Wednesday of every month.
Each session will be a half-hour long, starting at 6:30 pm (Atlantic) and will feature two different female STEM role models who will discuss their careers. Be sure to mark your calendars!
RSVP will be required to participate, you can RSVP for individual sessions OR for the full year. To RSVP email Sally at WISEatlantic@msvu.ca with your name, active email, and age.
Our March 3rd session will feature four Engineers in different fields, to celebrate Engineering month!
Learn More About our Role Models
Pattie Reynolds is an Industrial Engineer with 25 years of experience in manufacturing and consulting in businesses across North America, including Pratt & Whitney Canada, Jacuzzi Brands, and Irving Shipbuilding. She is also the former Vice President of Operations at Skinfix Inc. In 2019, Pattie launched Point 8 Consulting in order to bring her expertise in manufacturing, product launches and processes to early stage innovation companies.
Sylvia Bryson is a Geotechnical Engineer and Team Lead at Stantec Consulting Ltd, located in Dartmouth, NS. Originally from Antigonish County, Sylvia is happy to have returned to Nova Scotia after spending 15 years away for school and work. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering (’09) and Master of Civil Engineering (’14) at the University of New Brunswick. Outside of work Sylvia spends most of her time hiking, playing hockey, or baking.
Avril Shand is a Power Engineer and took Power Engineering Technology in school. She has obtained her 3rd class ticket and has worked for various large organizations, including Cole Harbour Place and Mount Saint Vincent University. Avril presently works in the oil sands out West, running a large facility for Convergent Technologies.
Amy Hsiao is an associate professor in the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island. As a materials scientist and engineer, her research has focused on characterization and processing of novel materials for applications in aerospace, advanced manufacturing, energy, and medicine
If you are a female currently working in a STEM profession and would like to be a role model for one of our Career Corner sessions, please let us know by emailing Sally at WISEatlantic@msvu.ca.