Celebrate International Women's Week with Carleton University!

Thursday, March 3, 2022
9:00-10:00 a.m.

Begin your day with a spark of inspiration! Join us as we learn about the innovative work of graduate-level women researchers from Carleton University’s Faculty of Engineering and Design, followed by a moderated discussion on Women in STEM with our presenters and host, led by the Faculty’s Associate Dean (Research).

Don’t miss this great opportunity to celebrate trailblazing women PhD researchers with an inside look at some of the amazing tech advances taking shape at Carleton – paired with meaningful conversation on Women in STEM from the undergraduate, graduate and faculty perspective – all in honour of International Women’s Day and International Women’s Week in Ottawa!

This event will be hosted online via Zoom Webinar.
(Login details will be provided to registered attendees.)

Guest Speakers:

Anastassia Gharib

Anastassia Gharib is a PhD Candidate in the Sensor Systems and Internet of Things Lab at Carleton University. Her PhD thesis focuses on information-centric sensor networks’ management using graph-powered optimization and machine learning techniques for enhanced user security satisfaction in the Internet of Things. She is a Technical Activities Board Representative and a Voting Member in the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee (WIEC). She is the first person to receive the IEEE WIEC Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. Previously, she has been a Chair of IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) Ottawa, which under her leadership received the global IEEE WIE Affinity Group of the Year Award, IEEE WIE Canada Group of the Year Award for Large Sections, and IEEE Ottawa Outstanding Affinity Group Award for the first time in the history, all in 2020.

Shahrzad Khajavi

Shahrzad Khajavi is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Canada. Her background includes a Master in Electrical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, 2019 and a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran, 2016. Her research interests are Silicon Photonics and high-speed photonic integrated circuit design. Her thesis focus is on the novel designs of optical phased array design, a key element in optical satellite communication, as well as Lidars for autonomous vehicles. As an international student, she was the recipient of the highly competitive merit-based Ontario Provincial Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2020.

Women in STEM Discussion Moderator:

Dr. Audrey Girouard

Dr. Audrey Girouard is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology and the Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University. She leads the Creative Interactions Lab, a multidisciplinary research team in human computer interaction that considers how people use tangible devices and wearable technologies, understands their applications, with a focus on accessibility. Her lab co-designs with people with disabilities to create and evaluate new devices that offer new input capabilities. She received the CS-Can|Info-Can Outstanding Early-Career Computer Science Researcher Award and the Carleton Outstanding Faculty Graduate Mentor Award.

Hosted By:

Erin Lui-Hing

Erin Lui-Hing is a second year undergraduate Biomedical and Electrical Engineering student at Carleton. She’s a passionate leader who enjoys circuits and coding. She takes pride in being the Vice-President of Communications for the Engineering Student Societies Council of Ontario and is passionate about health and wellness for women in STEM.

Door Prizes Available to be Won!

All event attendees will be entered into a randomized draw for a chance to win one of five Carleton University crew-neck sweaters!

*Door prize winners will be announced following the event.

Celebrating International Women's Week

This event is taking place in partnership with International Women’s Week in the Nation’s Capital, spearheaded by Invest Ottawa. From February 28 – March 11, the Ottawa community will come together to inspire, empower and equip women in leadership across tech, entrepreneurship, industry, government, academia, innovation, and non-profits.

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