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Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 5:30pm – 9:30 pm

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Summit Program

 Leadership & Empowerment Entrepreneurship & Emerging Technologies Humanitarian Initiatives & Education
8:30Summit Opening
9:00Keynote: "Women in STEM: Riding the Third Wave to New Opportunities"
Dr. Elizabeth Cannon - President Emerita and Professor, Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary
10:00Coffee Break
10:30What to say when your daughter doesn’t believe she needs math or science
Arylene Reycraft - Executive Director, Techsploration
Women in Water Research - Perspectives from Lab to Market
Dr. Graham Gagnon - Associate Vice President Research, Dalhousie University
Sink or swim: shark conservation in Atlantic Canada
Dr. Heather Bowlby - Research Scientist, Department of Fisheries and Oceans
11:00Women in Leadership: Lessons from Construction
Jessica MacLean - Project Manager, Bird Construction
Entrepreneurship as a Practice
Emily Tipton - Beer Engineer and Co-Founder, Boxing Rock Brewing Company
Wireless communication in challenging economies: promoting women's emancipation and access to education
Dr. Francois Gagnon - Professor of Electrical
Engineering, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
11:30From Student Leader and Equity Activist to Dean of Science: My Journey as an Out Lesbian Ph.D. Student and Academic
Dr. Nola Etkin - Interim Dean of Science and Professor of Chemistry, University of PEI
Secrets to (Actually) Engaging Customers in a Digital World
Sheena Smith - Vice President Client Services and Managing Director, Azul Partners
The Fate of Plastics in the Marine Environment: An Incomplete Lifecycle
Krista Beardy - MSc Candidate, University of New Brunswick
12:00Lunch & Keynote: "Where from Here?"
April Howe - Executive Director of People and Culture, Public Service Commission
13:00Panel: "Transitioning Roles and Mindsets" ( Read more -->)
Moderator: Donna Clark - Founding Leadership Partner, Courage Group International
April Howe - Executive Director of People and Culture, Public Service Commission,
Dr. Nola Etkin - Interim Dean of Science and Professor of Chemistry,University of PEI,
Sarah Devereaux - Partner, Dillon Consulting Limited,
Emily Tipton - Beer Engineer and Co-Founder, Boxing Rock Brewing Company
14:30Coffee Break & Exhibits
15:00Identifying and Leveraging your Personal Brand
Katherine Risley - Partner, Meridia Recruitment Solutions
From ocean tech to med tech - a journey from a technology start-up perspective
Dr. Franziska Broell - CEO, Motryx
Education Workshop
Innovative Ways and Means to Support STEM Education
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15:30Career Path Curves and Bumps? Embrace Them to become a Fierce Empowered Leader!
Dr. Diane Ingraham - Principal, Stantec
New kid on the deck – the Cyclone helicopter
LCol Tara Willis - Commanding Officer, 12 Air Maintenance Squadron
16:00On Being Queer in STEM: Anecdotes, Data, and Mitigation
Landon Getz - PhD Student, Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University
Assistive Robotics
Georgeta Bauer - Killam Laureate & Doctoral Candidate in Robotics Control, Dalhousie University


Keynote: "Two-eyed seeing: Incorporating Indigenous Worldviews"

Denise Pothier - Vice President of Practice Services and Vice President of Indigenous Relations, Stantec Networking

 Leadership & Empowerment Entrepreneurship & Emerging Technologies Humanitarian Initiatives
& Education
9:00Keynote: "Technological Stewardship"
Dr. Janna Rosales - Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Unconscious Bias; How we Are Wired
Carol Dayment - Human Resource Specialist, Nova Scotia Power
Marine Robots: A Manifestation of Industry 4.0 in the Ocean
Dr. Mae Seto - Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Irving Shipbuilding Research Chair, Dalhousie University
Building Smart Villages in Rural India - Challenges and Opportunities
Tara McCartney - Director, United for Hope and Shakti Empowerment Solutions
11:00Building a Community to Empower the Women in Tech of Tomorrow
Alicia Wong - President, Dalhousie Women in Technology Society (WiTS)
Panel: "Navigating Emerging Technologies through Entrepreneurial Waters"
Moderator: Chris Hornberger - Executive Coach, Management Consultant and Founding Partner, Halifax Global Inc.
Anindita Gupta - Business Development Manager, Sona Nanotech,
Shelley Hessian - Executive Director, Start-Up Yard, COVE,
Paula Minnikin - Partner and Principal, Minnikin Resources Inc. & Board and Community Leader,
Dr. Franziska Broell - Chief Executive Officer, Motryx
11:30Stepping up and Paving the Way for
Internationally-Educated Women Engineers

Donna Safatli - Head of Employment Specialists
Denise Callahan - English as an Additional Language Instructor, ISANS
Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative
Monique Arsenault - Director of Innovation, Develop Nova Scotia
12:00Lunch & Keynote: "An Ocean of Information: Challenges and Opportunities of a Data-rich Seascape"
Dr. Anya Waite - Associate Vice-President Research (Ocean), Dalhousie University, and Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute
13:00Panel: "Ocean Technology" ( Read more -->)
Moderator: Anna Naylor - Manager of Learning and Development, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship
Dr. Anya Waite - Associate Vice-President Research (Ocean), Dalhousie University, and Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute,
Dr. Mae Seto - Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, and the Irving Shipbuilding Research Chair, Dalhousie University,
Maggie Nate - Survivability Engineer, Gibbs & Cox
LCdr Sarah Roberge - Senior Staff Officer Materiel Readiness Program, MARLANT, Fleet Engineering Readiness
14:30Coffee Break
15:00Courage and Grit: Essential Tools in your Toolbox
Eva Parada - Senior Manager Infrastructure Projects, Develop Nova Scotia
Buzzwords and Bottomline
Sreejata Chatterjee - Co-Founder and Head of Product, LeadSift
How My Science Fair Project Created Opportunity and Positive Change in a Nova Scotia Community
Stella Bowles - Young Citizen Scientist, LaHave River, Nova Scotia
15:30Engaging Students to see themselves as Engineers
Karyn Hemsworth - Student Engagement, Dalhousie Faculty of Engineering
Working toward impactful climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Marine sector
Dr. Sue Molloy - President, Glas Ocean Electric
Bioresorbable Bone Glue
Dr. Amyl Ghanem - Associate Professor of Process Engineering and Applied Sciences, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University
16:00Keynote: "Many Shades of Personalization in Persuasive Technology for Health and Wellness"
Dr. Rita Orji - Professor of Computer Science, Dalhousie University
17:00Closing Remarks