Celebrate International Women's Week with Carleton University!

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
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, in support of International Women’s Week and International Women’s Day. By celebrating women researchers in STEM, together we can strengthen the profession and create stronger ties between Carleton researchers and leading industry and government organizations. #EmbraceEquity

Please note that we have reached event capacity.
If you have questions, please email us at: FacultyofEngineeringandDesign@carleton.ca.


Afsoon Alidadi Shamsabadi

Afsoon Alidadi Shamsabadi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. Her background includes a master’s degree in system telecommunications engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2014 and a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, in 2012. From 2014-2020, she worked with Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., focusing on end-to-end telecommunications network design and sales. Her research background is wireless communications networks performance optimization; specifically, her current research focuses on integrated aerial-terrestrial networks, in particular High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS), performance optimization and interference management.

Calene Baylis

Calene Baylis is a PhD Candidate in mechanical engineering at Carleton University’s Centre for Advanced Building Envelope Research (CU-CABER). Her research is focused on the integration of novel phase change materials into traditional building materials. Her long-time passion for sustainable buildings led her to Carleton University to pursue her Master’s in Sustainable Energy Engineering. She is presently the graduate student representative of the Carleton University Advisory Committee on Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, and has received Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) scholarships at both the master’s and PhD levels. She was awarded the Gold Medallion in Mechanical Engineering for graduating with the highest grade-point average in her undergraduate program at University of Manitoba.

Hoorieh Mazdarani

Hoorieh Mazdarani is a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering at Carleton University, with a focus on robotic surgery. She is a lab member in the BioMechatronics Laboratory, a research lab focused on advanced robotics with medical imaging and instrumentation to enable complex minimally invasive surgical interventions; where she is exploring different human-robot cooperation modalities where a robotic agent works in tandem with the surgeon to assist with imaging and tool steering, to reduce the surgeon’s cognitive workload, and potentially improve precision. Hoorieh received her BSc degree in electrical engineering-electronics and her MSc degree in electrical engineering-Control in Iran. After graduation, she established her start-up and collaborated on several industrial projects with leaders in the field and acquired multiple prizes from national festivals of innovation and entrepreneurship.


Leila Mostaço-Guidolin

Dr. Leila Mostaço-Guidolin is an Assistant Professor with Carleton University’s Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and is leading the establishment of the Tissue Engineering and Applied Materials (TEAM) Hub. Her current work is focused on the development and application of imaging modalities to characterize biological tissues, including 3D in-vitro models. Dr. Mostaço-Guidolin is a Medical Physicist by training (University of São Paulo, Brazil) working in close collaboration with the National Research Council and holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (University of Manitoba). Her main research area is related to combining microscopy and tissue engineering to better understand changes associated with fibrosis and extracellular matrix remodelling in diseases.

Prizes Available to be Won!

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

*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 27 – March 31, the Ottawa community will come together to inspire, empower and equip women in leadership across tech, entrepreneurship, industry, government, academia, innovation, and non-profits.