Women in Composites

Special Session: Women in Composites

CANCOM 2019 will host a special session this year on Women in Composites, on Thursday, July 25th. This session is established to serve as a platform to discuss gender equity in the engineering profession with a particular focus on the area of composites. The event will include panel discussions featuring female professionals from academia and industry, sharing their personal stories and career advice. This will be followed by a discussion session for exchange of views, issues and information relevant to woman’s professional development. This special event provides great opportunity for everyone involved in science and engineering to network, access motivational leaders and also further their training in non-technical skills.

Panelists (see the full biographies in this link):

  • Janna Fabris- Professional Engineer and Technology Leader, Convergent Manufacturing Technologies
  • Breanne Hearsum- Coordinator, Marketing & Communications, Composites Innovation Centre
  • Julieta Barroeta Robles-Research Officer, National Research Council Canada
  • Laura Petrescue- Manager, Engineering & Technology Development, Avcorp Industries

Organizing team:

  • Sahar Abouali (Graduate Student)
  • Hubert Courteau-Godmaire (Graduate Student)
  • Caitlin Duffner (Graduate Student)
  • Sorayya Kazemi (Graduate Student)
  • Sherry Kiafar (Graduate Student)
  • Tina Olfatbakhsh (Graduate Student)
  • Suzana Topic (Chair) – Manager, Composites Research Network