Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Inspiring Women Series: Anne Coyle, founder of Bright Red Handle

Hello ladies (and assorted gents)!

uOttawaWISE has another awesome speaker lined up – this time, it’s Anne Coyle, founder of Bright Red Handle, communication specialists for the IT industry. Anne has a diverse background in math, computer science, and communications. As part of our Inspiring Women Series she’ll be sharing with us what she wishes she had known before starting her business, including: how to get repeat business, how to avoid the “I’m not charging enough” trap, and the pros and cons of working from home.

Join us Monday, November 21st in STE5084 (conference room) at 6 pm for what will undoubtedly be another awesome evening. As usual, tasty dinner and refreshments will be provided.

Bring your friends!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CU-WISE Kick-Off Event

Carleton’s Women in Science and Engineering group invites you to their annual Kick-Off Event at Oliver’s!

Come out and meet undergraduate and graduate female student in engineering and science at this FREE event.

Refreshments and Light Snacks Provided!

Wednesday, October 5th,  2011
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Oliver’s Pub and Patio

Thursday, August 4, 2011

WISE - WIE - Picnic

WISE and WIE Carleton University together with their wider Ottawa counterparts invite you to the Britannia Park Gazebo for a summer picnic/potluck! Everyone invited to bring drinks or food of their own creation or otherwise, and network with their women in science and engineering peers. Friends and family are also welcomed. This event is designed to bring together both students and professionals, so please tell your friends! We hope to see you there!

Get your free ticket and more information here:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cate Huston on Interviewing at Google

Join us for a brown bag lunch with Cate Huston, software engineering at Google. Find out what it takes to succeed in tough technical interviews, and ask your questions about working at Google. Desserts and coffee will be provided.

Please RSVP here.
Monday April 11 201112:00 - 1:30
5115 HP
Carleton University

(If you can't make the lunchtime talk, Cate will also be speaking for uOttawa WISE at 5:30 pm in SITE 5084, University of Ottawa main campus. See the Facebook event for more.)

Speaker Bio
Cate has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh but escaped from graduate school to be a Software Engineer at Google. She used to be an international hobo, teaching programming in the US and in Shanghai, training in martial arts in China, qualifying as a ski instructor in Canada, and aimlessly wandering around Europe. For now, she lives in Kitchener/Waterloo, Canada. She was the Instigator of Awesome at Awesome Ottawa, and is a co-conspirator for Awesome Foundation KW. You can find her on Twitter (@catehstn) and on her blog, Accidentally in Code

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Carleton Celebration of Women in Science and Engineering

The Carleton Celebration of Women in Science and Engineering is one of the biggest highlights of the year, and we want you to participate! This year's Celebration will showcase research and projects done by female students and faculty from Carleton in a way that is accessible to the general public, including high school students. The big day will be on Wednesday, April 6 2011, beginning at 10:00am in Porter Hall.

This Year's Topics

In addition to a few interactive demonstrations of fun outreach activities, the following talks and demos will be given:
  • Rockets! Rovers! Satellites! Oh my!
  • Site of long-term memory storage: Where do our memories reside in our brains
  • Conquering adversity: sub-zero survival, biomedical secrets, and women in science outside of the lab
  • Honey, could you switch back to my channel? The circuit that automatically changes the frequency on TVs every time you need it to
  • The Basics of Municipal Water Treatment
  • Looking inside the brain: Observe the brain during a live brain dissection
  • Is bacteria resistant to antibiotics?
  • Semantic Web: The Future of the Internet
  • Using Facebook for Evil (and other bad things that happen online)
  • Kill cancer, save the rest: Up close and personal radiation treatments for cancer
  • What do soap operas and video games have to do with women in computer science?
  • Technology Making a Difference

Full Schedule

Check out the times, titles, speakers, and talk descriptions!

High School Students

RSVP online if you are a high school student hoping to attend the Celebration!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

WIE IEEE - WIL – WISE February Book Club Session

Please join us for a Book Club meeting conducted in a cosy downtown café.

Its midterm season but why not take a short break!

We are approaching the middle of the term with our second Book Club Session of the school year!

We are delighted to continue a Book Club co-organized by the three Carleton University societies IEEE WIE, WISE and WIL. Two speakers will present books that they’ve read and this will be followed by an informal discussion of each book.

Courtesy of WIE Ottawa, the first 10 people will receive a $5 coupon for consumables on site!

Date: Friday, February 18th, 2011
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: The Tea Party café, 1-119 York St.,

Theme: Shining Through

Speakers & Books:
Gail Carmichael- “Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing”, Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher
Lana Lodge- “Business As Unusual”, Anitta Roddick

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

Monday, January 10, 2011

"WISE" Steps to Success Professional Development Event

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Time: 5:30pm - 9pm
Where: Fenn Lounge, Residence Commons



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. This year we have also teamed up with local organization Dress for Success.

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, the importance of making a great first impression, dressing for success, confidence building, and negotiation skills. You will also have the opportunity to speak to mentors from academia and industry, to meet other students in your field, and to practice your skills.

There will be raffle prizes to be won! Tickets can be purchased at the event, all proceeds will be donated to Dress for Success.

The dress code is business casual. Please register through the myCareer website. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact WISE at Or WIE at


Faculty of Engineering Professor Moyra McDill will speak about her experiences as being the first woman to graduate from mechanical engineering.

Dress for Success Ottawa will help us make the best impression in interviews, and develop work place skills needed for effective networking. Dress for Success isn't just about clothes; their mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and the career development tools to help them thrive in work and life.

Finally, Andrew Moizer will help us develop confidence in negotiation skills, networking, etc.

How to Register

Log in to Carleton Central, and find myCareer. Click continue to be taken to the career site. You will see WISE Steps to Success in the list of upcoming events. If you find that it says you have to be logged in, close the window or tab with MyCareer and click through from Central again.