WISE Planet Network

Our programming relies on expertise and mentorship from volunteers across the prairies.

Scroll down to see our Advisory Board, followed by our WISE Leaders and Allies.


Advisory Board

Marjan Eggermont

Marjan Eggermont

University of Calgary

Professor (Teaching ) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering; Executive Co-Director (Education) United Nations University Hub; Academic Director (Sustainability Studies)

Nannette Ho-Covernton

Nannette Ho-Covernton

Spartan Controls

Sustainability Leader

Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson

The ATCO Group of Companies

Senior Vice President, Finance; Treasury & Sustainability Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council

 

Jana Mosley

Jana Mosley

ENMAX Power

President

Jacqueline Ottmann

Jacqueline Ottmann

First Nations University of Canada

President

Malinda Smith

Malinda Smith

University of Calgary

Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Research, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Qiao Sun

Qiao Sun

Schulich School of Engineering

Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


WISE Leaders and Allies (volunteers/mentors)

Deirdre Norman

Deidre Norman

In Situ Reservoir & Subsurface Engineering Team Supervisor, Imperial Oil

WISE Leader - Cohorts 1, 2 & 3

Diana Wong Doolan

Diana Wong Doolan

Program Coordinator,  Information and Communications Technology Council

WISE Leader - Cohort 1

Heather Herring

Heather Herring

CEO/Principal, Make it So Inc.

WISE Leader - Cohorts 1, 2 & 3

Jillian Johnson

Jillian Johnson

Engineer, Incident and Integrity Management, DNV

Undergraduate Advisor, Cohort 1

Kelly Hall

Kelly Hall

CEO/Principal, Vermillion Power Technologies / Kelly Hall & Associates

WISE Leader - Cohorts 1 & 2

Kelly Krahulic

Kelly Krahulic

FortyTwo Innovations, Principal Consultant

WISE Leader - Cohorts 1, 2 & 3

Latha Nachiyamai

Latha Nachiyamai

Program Manager, Garmin Canada

WISE Leader - Cohorts 1, 2 & 3

Laura Curiel

Laura Curiel

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneur, University of Calgary

WISE Leader- Cohorts 1, 2 & 3

Laura Mislan

Laura Mislan

Senior Development Lead, CCUS Projects, Enhance Energy Inc.

WISE Leader - Cohorts 1, 2 & 3

Nafiseh Dadgostar

Nafiseh Dadgostar

Research Technical Lead, Imperial Oil

WISE Leader - Cohort 1

Nayyara Mandjee

Nayyara Mandjee

Programs Team Lead - Environmental & Property Solutions, Imperial Oil

WISE Leader - Cohort 1

Sandy Kennedy

Sandy Kennedy

VP, Innovation, Hexagon Autonomy and Positioning

WISE Leader - Cohorts 1, 2 & 3

Serene Yew

Serene Yew

Director of Technology, Pixeltree Inc.

WISE Leader - Cohorts 1, 2 & 3

 

Alicia Bjarnason

Alicia Bjarnason

Project Coordinator, CCWESTT

WISE Leader - Cohorts 2 & 3 

Amanda Woon-Fat

Amanda Woon-Fat

Director, R&D, Synopsys Inc.

WISE Leader - Cohort 2

Anne Benneker

Anne Benneker

Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

WISE Leader - Cohorts 2 & 3

Bimal Patel

Bimal Patel

Director, R&D, Synopsys Inc.

Ally - Cohort 2

Chimene Kabriel

Chimene Kabriel

Director Enterprise Assurance, Worley

WISE Leader - Cohorts 2 & 3

Firas Ali

Firas Ali

VP Portfolio Management, Dir. of Projects, Worley

Ally - Cohorts 2 & 3

 

Jason Long

Jason Long

Owner/Principal, Engenuics Technologies

Ally - Cohort 2

Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams

Canada Research Chair, University of Calgary

WISE Leader - Cohorts 2 & 3

Jen Malzer

Jen Malzer

Leader - Public Spaces Project Development, City of Calgary

WISE Leader - Cohorts 2 & 3

Jonathan Withey

Jonathan Withey

Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology, Mount Royal University

Ally - Cohorts 2 & 3

 

Kirsten Eeuwes

Kirsten Eeuwes

Manager, Transmission Asset Management, EPCOR

WISE Leader - Cohorts 2 & 3

Kyle O'Keefe

Kyle O'Keefe

Professor, Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary

Ally - Cohort 2

 

Monika Tamber

Monika Tamber

AVP, Application Security, Manulife Investment Management

WISE Leader - Cohort 2

 

Paula Berton

Paula Berton

Research Associate University of Calgary; CSO, CalAgua Innovations Corp.

WISE Leader - Cohorts 2 & 3

 

Rolly Bhasin

Rolly Bhasin

Instrumentation & Controls SME, Enbridge

WISE Leader - Cohort 2

Ana Carolina Lima

Ana Carolina Lima

Research Associate, University of Calgary

WISE Leader - Cohort 3

Debbie Burke

Debbie Burke

President; Integrator; Social Innovator; Advocate, Xtreme Teams Inc.

WISE Leader - Cohort 3

Ghada Sfeir

Ghada Sfeir

Senior Advisor, Anti-Racism and Racial Equity, University of Calgary

WISE Leader - Cohort 3

Glenn Dolphin

Glenn Dolphin

Tamaratt Teaching Professor in Geoscience, University of Calgary

WISE Leader - Cohort 3

Jamal Seede

Jamal Seede

Director of Major Pursuits, Canem Systems

Ally - Cohort 3

Janice Miller-Young

Janice Miller-Young

Professor, University of Alberta

WISE Leader - Cohort 3

Jill Hager

Jill Hager

Lead Project Manager, Garmin Canada

WISE Leader - Cohort 3

Melanie Rathburn

Melanie Rathburn

Associate Dean, Academic, Mount Royal University

WISE Leader - Cohort 3

Najmus Saltant

Najmus Saltant

Senior Engineer, Grid Innovation, ENMAX Power

WISE Leader - Cohort 3

Nathan Helder

Nathan Helder

Director, Asset Management, BluEarth Renewables

Ally - Cohort 3

Sarah Stewart

Sarah Stewart

Director of System Integration, ENMAX Power

WISE Leader - Cohort 3

Sedigheh Mahdavi

Sedigheh Mahdavi

Technology Scaleup Advisor, Innovate Calgary

WISE Leader - Cohort 3

Shuchita Singh

Shuchita Singh

Applications Engineering, Principal Engineer, Synopsys

WISE Leader - Cohort 3

Veronica Madonna

Veronica Madonna

Assistant Professor, Athabasca University

WISE Leader - Cohort 3


Regional NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering

Dr. Laleh Behjat, CWSE Chair (Prairie Region)

Dr. Laleh Behjat, CWSE Chair (Prairie Region)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Calgary

NSERC Profile

Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal, CWSE Chair (Atlantic Region)

Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal, CWSE Chair (Atlantic Region)

Department of Biology
Mount Saint Vincent University

NSERC Profile

Website

Dr. Eve Langelier, CWSE Chair (Quebec)

Dr. Eve Langelier, CWSE Chair (Quebec)

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Université de Sherbrooke

NSERC Profile

Website

Dr. Shohini Ghose, CWSE Chair (Ontario)

Dr. Shohini Ghose, CWSE Chair (Ontario)

Department of Physics and Computer Science
Wilfrid Laurier University

NSERC Profile

Website

Dr. Jennifer Jakobi, CWSE Chair (British Columbia and Yukon Region)

Dr. Jennifer Jakobi, CWSE Chair (British Columbia and Yukon)

School of Health and Exercise Sciences
The University of British Columbia

NSERC Profile

Website


Promoting careers for women in the natural sciences and engineering is a priority for NSERC. We are committed to creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive community by increasing the number of women in these fields and supporting programs like the WISE Planet Early Career Fellows that will nurture training and mentorship opportunities for women to become change leaders in STEM.

Alejandro Adem

President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada


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