Be Inspired. Inspire. Leave a Legacy!
We couldn't be more excited to introduce to you our first Faculty Leading Lady, Prof Lynn Marshall. She needs no introduction around Carleton for all she does. She is one of a kind! As a seasonal lecturer for the Facluty of Engineering and Design, Prof Marshall takes on over a thousand, and I literally mean well over a thousand students A SEMESTER!! When she is not organizing dozens of TAs and her thousand plus students, she dabbles in Formal Methods for Software Engineering (i.e., she uses a particular kind of mathematically based techniques to improve the reliability and robustness for the specification, development, and verification of software systems). Impressive eh! If you ever venture to the other side of the tracks, you may see and/or hear her on the pool deck as your Ravens Varsity Swim Coach! Like a true leader, she also competes as a Master Swimmer, and she is darn good at it too! In grade 12, Prof Marshall won the Manitoba Grade 12 Math Contest. When the paper printed her victory, the headline read "Girl Wins Math Contest". This was a turning point for Prof Marshall and her academic career. We would like to think she proved that paper wrong for all that she has accomplished in her life time! So, thank you Manitoba for inspiring one of our favourites!
She just may be the definition of WISE! Dr Winnie Ye was awarded the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Inspiring Member of the Year Award this past June! #yourock Not only does she make Carleton better as a faculty member for FED, she is also a WISE Alumni! #tooawesome Currently sitting as the Canada Research Chair (Tier II), and an Associate Professor for the Faulty of Engineering and Design, Dr Ye truly inspires us! When not inspiring WISE or WiE around campus, Dr Ye leads the IEEE WiE Ottawa Chapter as their Chair. She has surrounded herself with amazing #womeniSTEM, and is most definitely leaving a legacy. In her spare time, she does some pretty amazing work within electrical engineering and silicon photonics. If you haven't seen her work, we highly encourage you make the effort to see her speak next! She has come along way since her first conference presentation in California, where she knew this was the path for her! We are so lucky to call her a mentor & even happier she is here at CU with us!
Dr Onita D Basu is an Associate Professor & the Associate Chair (Graduate) for the Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Her area of research involves water and wastewater treatment with a focus on methods to improve sustainability of the treatment process lowering chemical requirements improving life cycle durations. She takes this impressive work around the world as a collaborative interdisciplinary research topic, and has first hand experience in what it takes to solve water issues in rural Tanzania. #howcool #worldtraveller #rockingresearch
To our surprise & delight, Dr Basu is part of the coaching staff for Carleton's Women's Competitive Ultimate Frisbee Club ... we cannot believe we didn't know this! #goRavens When she finally leaves campus, Dr Basu puts on her mom hat and volunteers at her son's school (Hopewell). She says just a few times a year, but if you know her like we do ... her few just may be a bit more than yours! Dr Basu also organizes and runs a book club focusing on Mindfulness, so if this is right up your alley, we can connect you! Education is part of who she is, and she wouldn't we WISE worthy if she didn't do just a little more like coaching engineering students for public presentations (i.e., 3MT competition, PEO engineering night) highlight reel here.
Dr Basu's inspiring moment along her academic journey (her YES moment) starts like any good story ... with her dad, Dipak Basu civil engineer #lovethis. Being a science, math, and problem solving lover the obvious choice was chemical engineer with a focus on process engineering #womeninSTEM. As a second year co-op student working for Shell Canada, on her very first day this #smartgirl & her dad drove up to the Caroline Gas Plant in Alberta. The massive cracking towers and separation facilities was all she needed to see to know process engineering was right for her. She loves it so much she asks you WISErs - who wouldn't want to work here (click)! Dr Basu we LOVE you! Keep inspiring, and if it is even possible ... keep being inspired!
Stay tuned for her amazing release! She just made some massive headlines!
Impressive may underestimate who we have next for you. We are honoured to introduce Dr B, as your varsity Ravens call her, as our first 2019 Leading Lady. She's earned a Paralympic medal for her work with Hockey Canada. Yeah that's right, she's been to the Olympics/Paralympics ... too cool right! Dr B has made such an impact that she now sits as the Director for our Canadian Paralympic Committee, leading the way to help make Canada a more inclusive sporting nation. Dr B's passion to make sport more accessible/adaptive for all athletes also allows her to focus on another interest involving mental health and athletes. When she's not helping earn a gold medal, Dr B helps to keep our local professional athletes game ready. She works as Head team physician for Ravens Women's Rugby, Women's basketball and the Ottawa Fury FC. When asked about a defining moment in her sport medicine career, Dr B reflected to her sport medicine elective in residency. "I asked a preceptor of mine if I could accompany him while he provided event coverage at a Men's National Sledge hockey exhibition game. As I stood there, having never been on the sidelines of an event in a medical capacity and having never seen a sledge hockey game, I watched quietly as these athletes came out of the dressing room - removing their prosthetic limbs or transferring out of their wheelchairs into their sleds. I watched as they left all barriers behind in that hallway as they headed out onto the ice to play the game they love on an equal playing field." That moment solidified her choice for sport medicine as a sub-specialty and sparked a particular interest to work with athletes with an impairment. Since then, Dr B has had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the hardest working athletes she has ever encountered. "I went on to become the team physician of the Men's National sledge hockey team when my preceptor retired and was alongside them in PyeongChang, South Korea at the Paralympics where they brought home a Silver medal!" Dr B, we are thrilled to have you share such a unique experience with us, and help us to remember its the simple moments that make a difference. We agree, you are in the right place here at CU, instilling your love for sport medicine, particularly para and adaptive sport.
Stay tuned for her amazing release!
Stay tuned for her amazing release!
We are proud to bring you Co-Founder and ever impressive Gail! 2007 was the year that this #smartgirl & some friends decided to start what is truly legendary at CU for #womeninSTEM. Gail held the position of Internal Affairs Executive for several years. While she started our wonderful Chapter, she completed her Bachelor of Computer Science (2007), then continued on gaining her Masters of Computer Science in 2009. She wasn't finished, gaining an ABD (all but dissertation) PhD in Computer Science here at Carleton. Gail spent her time focusing on researching her thesis in storytelling in video games, and some side research projects in education games / computer science education. As she believes in education, we are proud to report that Gail is "picking away at it" in a part-time manner now. CU loved her so much, Gail blessed the lecture halls teaching full time for a couple of years before moving to Shopify by mid-2015. She was originally hired as a web developer, then taking massive strides to lead the design and launch of the partnership between Carleton and Shopify. This partnership is now branded Dev Degree. Currently, Gail is the Technical Program Manager, Core Computer Science and Pedagogy for the Computing and UX Education team. Gail, you are truly impressive and we couldn't be more proud to follow in your footsteps. Thank you for taking the initiative to see the value in a Chapter such as WISE. We are blessed to have you as a mentor.
Stay tuned for her amazing release! She is one of a kind!
You may hear whispers of her name around any and everything engineering! We are stoked to present to you Carleton Alumnae Jasmine. Graduated from CU in 2016 with a Biomedical-Mechanical Engineering degree, Jasmine is currently working as a Systems & Integration Engineer at General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada on the Maritime Helicopter Project, where she designs, integrates, and tests software for the next generation fleet of Canadian Helicopters. How cool! "Working and studying as a woman in engineering has taught me to be resilient; when I see a problem, I don't stop until I've solved it - even if people along the way don't think I can do it". And, boy are we excited to potentially have her back as she aspires to start her Master's degree in Applied Science next year back here at Carleton!
CU-WISE alumnae, Daniella Niyonkuru, is making her mark in the world of technology, and we couldn't be more proud! Currently, she is breaking barriers as a Shopify Production Engineer, but we want to show you how truly awesome she is. After winning a Governor General's Academic Silver Medal when she completed a BEng in computer engineering, at U Quebec en Outaouais, she stepped up her game and took home a Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement when completing her MASc in electrical and computer engineering here at Carleton. She is so much more than smart, you are truly blessed to call her a friend. We wish her all the success in the world and forever support her!
Stay tuned for her amazing release! Even though she needs no introduction!
Stay tuned for her amazing release! She is up to cool things out in Victoria, BC!
What better way to start the year off than introducing your NEW CU-WISE VP! Earning this title, we are proud to have this #smartgirl helping lead the way! Starting her 5th year with WISE, holding a BEng in Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering with high distinction from CU, Fran is in her 2nd year for her MASc Mechanical Engineering. Research is where she is at now, so wish her luck while she investigates the biomechanics of finger-key interaction for injury free piano performance. Recognize her? You probably have seen her in the FED Academic Support Office helping Ravens out! She is something special & WISE is better for having her with us!
It all started with a simple article and boom ... 2018 exploded for your fearless leader. Chapter President, Science Chair, and Engineering Chair Alicia is having the year of her life. She was asked as the guest of honour to Senator's JA Day's Intellectual Property Day on the Hill, at Parliament, as a Power Changing Woman in Innovation & Creativity. They loved her so much, IPIC asked her to help make a video educating secondary students nationally about intellectual property. #howcool. Carleton also got in on this Gal's ground breaking research, releasing a recruitment video (here) about accessibility available on campus, and of course her NSERC CREATE READi (website) first of its kind research (here). When she is not researching or maintaining 16 WISE team members, she is helping out on the pitch as the Biomechanics Coach for your 4th place nationally ranked Men's Varsity Soccer Team #goRavens, which she says is the highlight of her day. We know many great things are headed her way, and can't wait to see what's next. Alicia says it is her goal to ensure EVERYONE knows about CU-WISE. #womeninSTEM We cannot wait to see what WISE & FED have in store for you!
Despite our connections, amazing #womeninSTEM around Carleton miss our radar. We would love to hear who you have in mind, and just how amazing she is.