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)