Wednesday, October 28, 2009

IEEE WIE, WIL, and CU-WISE Book Club

Please join us for a Book Club meeting conducted in a cosy downtown café. We are delighted to launch a Book Club co-organized by the three societies mentioned above. This is going to be the second Book Club meeting focused on the theme, Personal Growth. Two speakers will present books they have selected that symbolize personal development. This will be followed by an informal discussion of each book.

Date: November 26, 2009
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Location: The Tea Party café, 1-119 York St.,

For more information, including how to RSVP, please visit the official event website.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

WISE Ottawa and IEEE-WIE Ottawa Present: The Bold and the Brave - A History of Women in Science and Engineering

Celebrate the launch of a new book called The Bold and the Brave - A History of Women in Science and Engineering, written by Dr Monique Frize. Dr Frize is a professor at the Department of Computer and Systems Engineering, Carleton University, and the School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa.

1st December 2009
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Ottawa Colonel By Hall, Room 707 161 Louis-Pasteur

Please find more information on the official event site, including how to RSVP.

How to use Social Media to Benefit Your Career

Guest Speaker Natasha D'Souza

November 10th, 2009
6 - 7:30 p.m.
3165 Mackenzie, Carleton University

RSVP Online
(not mandatory, but useful for us)

Snacks and Refreshments will be provided.

Students use social media very effectively to keep in touch with their friends, find out where the next party is and who’s dating who. These are very important components of their lives.

There will come a day when they will no longer be students and be out there climbing the corporate ladder. At that point their personal lives will begin to clash with their professional lives and they will be faced with some difficult challenges regarding their social media usage.

Should their boss be their friend? Would they want their boss to know about who they hang out with, party with and how they dress outside of work? Would they feel pressured into accepting their boss and co-workers as friends?

The decision makers within their organization assume that these students know how to use social media as in their opinion these students grew up with it. However students know to use social media for their personal lives and not professionally nor from a business context.

Natasha D’Souza is the founder of Virtual EyeSee, a Social Media Agency. Prior to this new role in social media, Natasha has had over 13 years of hi-tech experience working for fortune 500, mid-sized and start-up companies. Her experience in the private and public sectors has given her the opportunity to work in marketing, project management, business development and sales. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Monday, October 26, 2009

WISE Ottawa Presents: Stress and Intellectual and Emotional Knowledge


Intellectual knowledge, like all intellectual activities, is usually under control of an individual, and an intellectual problem remains limited and accessible to the critical thought and typically can be approached from many sides. If it is difficult to solve an intellectual problem it could be somewhat stressful, but in itself the stress is mild unless the difficulty is accompanied by an emotional response.

The truth is that all important stressful experiences originate in the realm of human emotions which have a nasty habit of evaluating everything that we do or experience. Negative evaluation is another name for stress. The worst of all we have no control over our emotions, we cannot change them. Although we cannot control our emotions and by such control avoid or lower our stressful experiences, we can significantly lower the stress of everyday life if we understand our emotions. To understand emotions means to realize that our attitude towards reality is determined by emotions, not by so called intellectual beliefs or borrowed knowledge from social conventions.

Dr. Dragoljub Radonjic is a retired Professor of Psychiatry from University of
Ottawa. He is specialist in neurology and psychiatry, and he holds a Ph.D. in
neurosciences. Before holding a position at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, he held a teaching position at the University of Belgrade, and he was a research associate at Case Western Reserve University.

Date and time:
Thursday, October 29th, 5-7:30 PM.

Herzberg Building, Room 5115, Carleton University Campus.

Friday, October 16, 2009

CU-WISE Hits Trivia Night at Mike's Place

We love an opportunity to hang out with fellow women in science, engineering, and technology, so we decided to organize a team for trivia night at Mike's Place! This is a great way to meet new people and get to know your fellow CU-WISE members in a casual setting.

Wednesday, October 21
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Come join a WISE team compete in Trivia night! There will be prizes. If there is enough interest we may have 2 teams.

R.S.V.P online

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tips and Advice for First Year Students

CU-WISE is hosting a panel discussion on "Advice for First Year Students in Science and Engineering" where the panelists will share with you what it's like to be in a male-dominated program, giving you tips on how to succeed in your courses, and answering your questions. The date, time, and location to the 3 panels have been finalized and included below. The event is open to everyone. This is a great way to start the new school year. See you there!

Date: Tuesday, 13th October, 2009
Time: noon-1pm
Location: 5115 Herzberg Building

Date: Wednesday, 14th October, 2009
Time: 5:40-6:40pm
Location: 5115 Herzberg Building

Date: Monday, 19th October, 2009
Time: 5:40-6:40pm
Location: 5115 Herzberg Building