Monday, December 2, 2013

Women In Research 2013

CU-WISE is continuing with its mandate to inspired and be inspired by presenting our third annual Women In Research. This event invites High School girls from the Ottawa are to hear first-hand from leading female researchers at Carleton about what inspired them to go into science and engineering. Women In Research takes place on December 13th in Loeb C246 (tunnel level) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature talks from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Dr. Cynthia Cruickshank, Biology Professor Dr. Angela Crawley and Electronics Professor Dr. Winnie Ye as well as our very own CU-WISE Co-Chair and Environmental Engineering PhD student Natalie Linklater. The event will close off with an opportunity for our invited guests to ask everything and anything to a panel of current science and engineering students in a session we like to call "Everything University" featuring the CU-WISE Officers.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ottawa-WISE, CU-WISE and UofO-WISE Meet n' Greet - November 28

Come share some refreshments and snacks, get to know your peers and celebrate your network of like-minded women with WISE Ottawa, CU-WISE and uOttawa-WISE. All women and students in science and engineering fields are invited!

As part of our evening, representatives of each WISE group will spend a few minutes to give us their insights on where women in science and engineering are today and how we can be there for each other tomorrow.

Date and Time: November 28, 2013; 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Location: SITE 5084, 800 King Edward Ave., University of Ottawa Campus.
RSVP: Please RSVP to
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There is no admission fee!

Movie Night - Friday November 22

Monday, November 4, 2013

Apply to Present at This year's CU-WISE Women In Research

*EDIT1: Due to scheduling issues the date of the event has been moved to Friday December 13*
** EDIT2: Applications are now closed.**

On December 13th 2013 CU-WISE is proud to be hosting the third annual Women In Research at Carleton University. Women in Research aims to showcase Carleton's top female science and engineering researchers as a means to inspire female high school students from the Ottawa area to pursue science and engineering at University.

We are currently looking for senior undergraduate, graduate and faculty who are interested in showcasing their work via presentation, demonstration or hands-on activity. If you are interested or know someone who is please see our application form below! Deadline to apply is November 24th, 2013.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Career Panel Discussoin

Ever wondered what other non-academic careers are out there beside P.Eng, MD and DDS etc.? WISE is hosting a career panel discussion with four fabulous Carleton alumni! Join us on Oct 2nd from 6-8pm in PA 133! To RSVP visit the Events Page.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Go ENG Girl

Go ENG Girl will be taking place on Saturday October 19th - CU-WISE will once again be helping girls in grades 7-10 discover engineering at Carleton with fun hands-on activities. If you want to volunteer to help during this super fun day you can do so by signing up here.

Throwback Kids Activities

On Saturday September 21th from 10 am to 12 pm CU-WISE is teaming up with Virtual Ventures to run fun hands-on science and engineering activities for kids coming to Throwback at Carleton with their parents. We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run activities. No experience necessary and we'll be hosting two info/training sessions on Thursday and Friday before the event to bring you up to speed. If you want to stay in the loop about details, please sign up here.

Kick Off!

Wednesday September 18th from 4 pm to 6:30 pm stop by to Mike's Place to meet us, meet other CU-WISE members and learn more about how to get involved, including how to become an Officer or Executive member. As always, we'll have snacks! To RSVP visit the Facebook Event.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

2013 WISE Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the 2013 WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Annual General Meeting

Guest speaker: Prof. Hanan Anis, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa

Date and Time: May 2, 2013; 6-8 PM
Location: University of Ottawa, Colonel By Building, 161 Louis Pasteur,
Room A707. Parking is available in the Sports Complex parking garage.
RSVP: Please RSVP to by April 30th. Light dinner will be served, there is no admission fee.

Title: Women and entrepreneurship
Abstract: Have you ever wondered if you want to be an entrepreneur? If you have the attributes to be one? Based on her background as an entrepreneur as well as recent studies on the topic, Hanan will reflect
on her career path from entrepreneurship to academia and discuss the attributes that makes women particularly suitable to be entrepreneurs as well as those that makes many shy away from even entertaining the thought.

Biography: Hanan is an Associate Professor at the school of electrical engineering and computer science. Prior to joining the university in 2004, Hanan was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Ceyba, an
optical long-haul networking company that employed 250 people at its peak. Hanan played an integral part in conceiving Ceyba's product architecture, formulating its business plan, and successfully raising over $100M in venture capital to finance operations. From 1994 to 2000, Hanan worked at Nortel Networks in different positions conducting research in various areas of photonics, ranging from device physics to optical networking. Hanan received Nortel's 1998 Innovation award for her work on wavelength locked lasers. Hanan holds a B.Sc from Ain-Shams University (1987), a M.A.Sc (1991) and a Ph.D (1996) from  University of Toronto all in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CU-WISE Mentoring Year End Event

The CU-WISE Mentoring Team would like to invite you to a year-end event to celebrate eights months of hard work!

We are pleased to have Professor Banu Ormeci speaks about her journey to success. Dr. Ormeci is the Canada Research Chair in Wastewater Treatment Engineering, Associate Professor of The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Carleton University, the Ambassador for Canadian Association on Water Quality, and the Faculty Advisor for CU-WISE. Networking and boardgames time will follow the fantastic talk

Date: Friday April 26, 2013
Time: 5 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Carleton University
Room: Minto 2014

Please RSVP at by Friday April 19, 2012.

Light dinner will be served so please RSVP for better estimation.

Non mentoring program participants are welcome!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Innovation - The most frustrating and rewarding experience you will EVER have

The process of seeing a problem as an opportunity, gaining a fundamental understanding of the nature of the problem/opportunity, having an idea for a better solution, and then building a business that will deliver that solution is fraught with great challenges and rewards. It is not for everyone. It will always require persistence, creativity, and openness to learning new things regardless of how many times you do it. And it is completely worth it. Successful innovations impact lives. There are ways to understand the value of opportunities and increase the likelihood of success. We will talk about the innovation process and some examples and how to increase your chances of a successful career in innovation.

Speaker: Lynn Leger
After completing a degree in Chemistry and an MBA, Lynn joined DuPont’s Automotive Coatings business where she held a variety of business, marketing and technical positions. Lynn then changed market focus and led new initiatives in Food Safety for DuPont including responsibility for leading major R&D initiatives in breakthrough disinfection technology. Lynn joined GreenCentre Canada in 2010 as a Director of Commercial Development and worked with universities across Canada to commercialize greener technologies. Lynn is a named inventor on 13 patent applications in technologies representing each of the different businesses with which she has been associated. She is a frequent speaker on innovation and green chemistry and will be chairing a session on commercialization of Green Chemistry at the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute meeting this summer. Lynn is currently starting a new business, ALCERECO, that will develop and commercialize new Advanced Materials in a number of markets.

Date and Time: March 14, 2013; 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: Boardroom MC 2014, Minto Building, Carleton University Campus
This is an Ottawa-WISE event.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Navigating Career Success

The Ottawa Chapter of WISE is proud to present an excellent event for young scientists and engineers that are going into the job market. The 2013 Event Series: Navigating Career Success is a discussion of four professional women who will share their advice and experiences as well as take questions from the audience to help them as they enter the job market. The event is Thursday January 17 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and I highly recommend it! 

Panel Speakers:
Margaret McKay, M.Sc., LL.B., National Research Council of Canada
Josephine Davidson, Environment Canada
Mia Batchelor, Environment Canada
Michelle Illing, Ph. D., Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Date and Time: January 17, 2013; 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Location: Boardroom MC 2014, Minto Building, Carleton University Campus.
RSVP: Please RSVP to
There is no admission fee!