WIE(VR) - Women in Engineering (Vancouver Region)

“Networking across workplaces, engineering fields and universities.”

Creating Connections Symposium '09

- an event for engineering women of all levels in the profession: students, professionals, looking for work and foreign trained engineers!

Who: All women in engineering - students, industry professionals, women returning-to-work, new immigrants, and academics

What: A fantastic weekend of personal and professional development, insightful keynote speakers, and the opportunity to create connections with other women in engineering

When: September 19-20, 2009

Where: Loon Lake, Maple Ridge, BC

Cost: Fees will range from $35 to $85, including transportation from pickup points in Vancouver, meals, and accommodation. Fee details will be available soon.

More Info: Creating Connections '09

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Program Highlights:

Three inspirational keynotes:

  • Honourary Chair, Dr. Tyseer Aboulnasr, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC
  • Dr. Elana Brief, President of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, Research Director of the Women's Health Research Network, and Research Associate with the Department of Physics at UBC
  • Catherine Roome, P.Eng., Chief Operating Officer of the British Columbia Safety Authority

  • - Five sets of parallel workshop sessions on personal and professional development topics - customize your program to fit your interests

    - A chance to connect and reconnect with other women in engineering

    Creating Connections is a follow-up event to the 2007 Building Communities Symposium event. Our goal for this event is for every woman to make connections that provide support, networking, mentoring, partnerships, and to expand their opportunities to make positive contributions to the engineering community and to society.

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    WIE(VR). Last updated January 30th, 2011.