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Industry-WIE-YP-Academia Networking

IEEE WIE ILS HALIFAX 2019: Industry-WIE-YP-Academia Networking/Mixer

Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 5:30pm – 9:30 pm

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Event Description:  This event is designed with the objective to provide Students and Young Professionals with an opportunity to network with industry, IEEE board members, and others. An important goal is to bring all stakeholders together to participate in a discussion about the need to adapt/evolve our current educational/academic system to the ever-changing needs of the technical/industrial ecosystem.

Target Attendees: Professionals from industries in town + Senior Academics (Education Management Professionals + Professors) + University Students + Young Professionals + IEEE Members (IEEE Educational Activities Committee (EAC) in particular)


5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Start with Meet-and-Greet: 

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Presentation by IEEE Educational Activities Committee, Canada (IEEE EAC)
Speakers: Murray MacDonald, Bob Gill, and Witold Kinsner

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Panel Discussion: Evolving Needs of the Tech Ecosystem
Moderated by: Dirk Werle(Chair, IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section)


  • IEEE EAC Delegate: Dr. Witold Kinsner (Vice-Chair, IEEE EAC Canada, Past IEEE Canada President & Professor, University of Manitoba)
  • Industry Delegate: Mike Morris (Chief Operating Officer, Natuel)
  • Academic Delegate: Dr. Jean-Francois Bousquet (Head of Department, Electrical & Computer Engg., Dalhousie University)
  • WIE & YP Delegate: Mahsa Bataghva Shahbaz (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Western Ontario)
  • WIE & Industry Delegate: Dr. Sue Molloy (President, Glas Ocean Electric)

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm RECEPTION & Networking

1505 Barrington Street, Unit 100
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3J 3K5
Building: Bell Aliant Building
Room Number: TBD

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