Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Free Yoga

Take this opportunity to relax before exams with our free yoga class! All experience levels are welcome.

December 6, 2010
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Combatives Room, Athletic Center

Please RSVP online.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Book Club: Women’s Encounters Across Ages

We are delighted to continue a Book Club co-organized by the three Carleton University societies WIE IEEE, WISE and WIL. Two speakers will present books donated to the WISE library by Dr. Frize (one of them she is the author of!). This will be followed by an informal discussion of each book.

Courtesy of WIE Ottawa, the first 15 people will receive a $5 coupon for consumables on site!

Date: Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: The Tea Party café, 1-119 York St.,

Theme: Women’s encounters across ages with an ending on women in science and engineering from Dr. Frize’s view.

Speakers & Books:
Shilpi Dave- “The Chalice and the Blade”, Riane Eisler
Rosalyn Seeton- “The Bold and the Brave”, Monique Frize

Please RSVP as soon as possible at, since there is limited seating of 20 people. No reading necessary, the books will be presented.

Monday, November 8, 2010

What to Expect in Grad School

Considering grad school? Want to get an idea of what to expect? Want to know how to get the best scholarships? Come out for an open discussion with our panel of experienced grad students on Tuesday, November 16 at 12 noon in HP 5115 and find out!

(Experienced grad students are also welcome to join the discussion.)

Bring your own lunch and enjoy coffee and tea on us.

What: "What to Expect in Grad School" panel discussion
When: Tuesday, November 16 at 12 noon
Where: HP 5115

No RSVP required.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Guest Speaker Prashant Shukle: Careers in the Geospatial World

Prashant is the Director General, Mapping Information Branch, Geomatics Canada, at Natural Resources Canada.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
6:00 pm
5115 HP (Herzberg Physics building, Carleton University)

Please RSVP here.

The highly successful GeoConnections program has led to the development of a strong base upon which Canada continues to build its Spatial Data Infrastructure. The CGDI is an on-line resource that improves the sharing, access and use of geospatial information. The success around the CGDI is attributed to the planning and foresight, as the development was viewed to be more than just the infrastructure itself. An SDI requires leadership, standards, data, policies and technology to support the infrastructure. These elements, when combined with strong commitment and partnerships from government, academia, industry and non-government organizations, result in a valued national asset that is well used and supports national initiatives. This presentation will trace the development of the CGDI to its current state, outline key success factors, lessons learned, and outline potential future directions for further development of the CGDI. It will also provide an opportunity for CU Wise members to consider career options in the geospatial industry.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

CU-WISE Kick-Off Meet and Greet

Meet fellow CU-WISE members and enjoy some light food on us! We'll also bring our newest swag.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Oliver's Pub, First floor University Centre

Drop by anytime. Everyone welcome!

Please RSVP online.

IEEE-WIE Presents: Get Real - The Secret to Authentic Success

Monday September 27, 2010
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club - Clubhouse

Speaker: Patricia Lovett Reid, Senior VP at TD Waterhouse Canada Inc.

Patricia Lovett-Reid, Senior Vice President of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., is one of Canada’s leading and respected authorities on personal finance. Patricia is the host of MoneyTalk, a national prime-time television program on personal finance, airing every Monday at 8:00 pm (ET) on Business News Network. As well, she is a regular market commentator for Business News Network, Canada AM, CTV NEWSNET and CP24.

Abstract: Patricia Lovett-Reid, Senior Vice President with TD Waterhouse shares real life stories of Canadian female role models, describing their struggles and successes as they seek and achieve their true goals in life. This motivational speech shows how money, lifestyle and happiness are all part of the same package–and is highly achievable for anyone looking for authentic success.

Please RSVP to by replying to, to reserve your seat.

More info at:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Carleton Expo

CU-WISE has a booth at this year's Expo:

Expo Carleton is an opportunity for Carleton clubs, academic societies and Carleton services to show incoming students the diversity of our campus. This event showcases Carleton’s multiculturalism with main stage performances and is also an exhibition of student clubs, societies and services offered at Carleton.

We'll be in the Field House for this event the whole evening (7:00 - 10:30 pm), so stop by for some free swag and sign up for our mailing list! Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ottawa WISE Annual General Meeting 2010

Fighting Market Hurricanes in High Tech
Dr. Sue Abu-Hakima, M.Eng., Ph.D.

Download the event poster.

Date and Time: Monday, April 26 at 5:30 PM
Location: Carleton University Campus, 2014 Minto Centre (MC). (Parking is available in lot P2-Pay & Display).
Price: $10 for WISE members, $5 for students. Light dinner will be provided.
RSVP: Seating is limited. RSVP by Thursday, April 22.


This speech will focus on my experiences as a young Engineer, a Senior Researcher, a Lab-head at NRC and finally a 2-time entrepreneur. It will describe some of the myths I have encountered on this amazing journey as well as the encouragement that I received. It will also focus on the ecosystem needed to nurture more scientists and engineers in High Tech. It will also focus on what we are doing right driving innovation as well as what we need to do to improve the journey for a new generation of entrepreneurs that will be needed to drive Canada into the future.

Speaker Profile:

Dr. Sue Abu-Hakima is co-Founder, President/CEO of her second start-up Amika Mobile launched in 2007 focusing on emergency mass notification broadcasts to any network and on any device – wired or wireless. Over her 28-year career, Sue has been widely recognized as one of a handful of women technology CEOs, and has built businesses for 12 of those 28 years, based on a reputation of excellence and innovation. Sue is the driving force behind Amika Mobile. As a two-time founder/CEO, she has formed boards of directors and directs business strategy, ensuring that product development matches customer pain points. Her leadership is pivotal in securing private financing and forming strong business and technical teams. She sold the compliance business unit from her first company to Entrust (Entu on NASDAQ) in 2004. Sue transitioned the products and team as VP Content Technology at Entrust until Dec 2006. She has 20 patents and 4 more pending. Sue serves on a number of boards including OCE as well as the Private Sector Advisory Board of the NCEs at NSERC. She has created over 150 high tech jobs which OCRI multiplies by a factor of 4 for 600 service spinoff jobs. She has a B.Eng. from McGill, M.Eng. and Ph.D. from Carleton. She is an adjunct Prof at University of Ottawa. Her companies have won 19 awards and she was named CATA’s National Advanced Technology Woman Entrepreneur of 2007. In November 2008, the National Angel Capital Organization recognized Amika Mobile as a Top 5 in Ontario and a Top 10 company nationally that is angel backed for its management and results. IDC picked Amika Mobile in its Top 10 to watch in 2009, Branham in its Emerging 25 on the Branham 3000 and most recently the Security Summit in the US judged by top agency officials from NATO, US Navy, DRDC, etc. picked Amika Mobile as the Most Innovative Company of 2010 for Emergency Communication Interoperability over competition from US, UK, Europe, Canada and Australia.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

WISET Exchange Lectureship Program: Space Experiment Experience for Future Generations

WISE Ottawa is co-sponsoring this event.

Location: 4342 Mackenzie Building, Carleton University Campus.
Date: Tuesday March 23
Time: 2:30-3:30 PM.

Dr. Maki Niihori is an Aerospace Project Research Associate at JAXA Space Biomedical Research Office in Japan and she is one of this year's speakers for the WISET (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) Exchange Lectureship Program. Her field of study is Space Biomedical Research. She will give a talk on her space research as well as her experiences as a female scientist in Japan on Tuesday, March 23 at 2:30 PM. All WISE members are invited.

Seating is limited so please RSVP to

The event is free.

Download event poster with abstract.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Carleton Celebration of Women in Science and Engineering

Thursday April 8 2010
10:15-11:15am and 2:30-7:00pm
5115 HP

The Carleton Celebration of Women in Science and Engineering is a showcase of graduate students, faculty, and alumni of Carleton University. The number of women who enrol in many science and engineering programs is quite low, so the amazing things they do can easily go unnoticed. This day puts them in the spotlight.

The goal of this event is two-fold. First, we aim to provide networking opportunities for all female science and engineering students. Second, we would like to see members of the greater Carleton community attend these talks and learn about some of the great things happening in science and engineering.

Many of our speakers are presenting their research, but there are also professional development and outreach talks, inspirational stories, and a round table to discuss issues faced by women in science and engineering.

See the schedule of talks on our website!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

WISE Ottawa: Volunteering Skills Abroad


Speaker: Jill Lauren Hass, M.Eng., P.Eng.

Date: Tuesday February 23, at 6 PM

Location: Herzberg Building, Room 5115, Carleton University Campus. ( 1125 Colonel By Drive. Campus map: . P9 is the nearest pay & display parking lot).

RSVP: Email banu_ormeci AT

Free event for WISE members.

Though Jill Lauren Hass currently volunteers as the WISE Communications Executive and newsletter Editor, her full-time occupation is as an engineer employed in the private sector within the water and wastewater industry. Previously, she paid her dues working and volunteering in Central and South American countries for grassroots, international non-government organizations by working with local communities to secure good water and sanitation for themselves. Jill will present a two part seminar for WISE members interested in volunteering their high skill set abroad. First she will share her most recent experience in Africa and secondly she will also provide attendees with options for volunteering abroad on a long-term project or short-term emergency deployment. If you have ever found yourself wondering what it would be like to volunteer on an overseas project but weren’t sure how to become involved or what it entailed, this seminar will provide you with valuable information.

Hope to see you there,

WISE Ottawa

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"WISE" Steps to Success - what every woman in science and engineering should know

When: 5:45-8:00pm, March 2, 2010
Where: Porter Hall, Carleton University Centre (beside Mike's Place)

There's more to success than just passing your courses. There are a lot of skills to be learned outside of the classroom that greatly contribute to your future. And the earlier you start learning them, the earlier you can reach your goals.

Carleton's WISE, IEEE WIE, and Career Services have joined forces to give you the career building essentials and help you stand out. Whether you are actively looking for a job or not, this is an event you don't want to miss.

The event is free for Carleton's women in sciences and engineering and will include a light dinner and dessert. You will hear from experts on networking, importance of making a great first impression, dressing for success, confidence building, and negotiation skills, as well as have the opportunity to speak to mentors from academia and industry, to meet other students in your field, and to practice your skills.

The dress code is business casual.

Please register through the myCareer website if you attend Carleton, and sign up here only if you do not attend Carleton.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Come join us for a long-standing Winterlude tradition: skating! Bring your own skates, borrow or rent and come out for a good time!

Who: Everyone is welcome! Tell your friends!
When: Thursday, February 11th, 12 noon
Where: Meet in the Mackenzie Quad at 12 noon. We'll walk over to the canal from there (or Carleton's own Ice House if the canal is closed)

For skate rentals:
  • Dow's Lake Pavilion, 613-232-1001 ($13/hour or $16/2 hours, $20 deposit and ID required)
  • ProShop in the Ice House, 613-247-2061 ($12/hour, $75 deposit required)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

IBM Extreme Blue Case Study Competition

IBM Extreme Blue Case Study Competition
Saturday, January 30
1:00 - 5:30 pm
University of Ottawa campus
Fauteaux 137

Your challenge: in teams of 4, you will have 2 hours to come up with a solution to a “Smarter Planet” case study problem presented at the beginning of the competition. In your deliverable - a 4 minute presentation - you need to demonstrate effective use of technology in solving the problem as well as proof that it makes business sense. Prizes will be awarded to top 3 teams.

This case study competition open to 15 Carleton & Telfer MBA students & 45 undergrad/grad science & engineering students.

To register for the competition, go here. (Registration is first-come, first-serve.)

Photos from the event are available on Flickr!