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Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Brookstreet Hotel, 2nd Floor Newbridge Room

525 Legget Dr., Kanata, ON K2K 2W2

Begin your day with a spark of inspiration! Join us as we learn about the innovative worlds of two graduate-level women researchers, along with an interdisciplinary team of equality-focused fourth year undergraduate students from Carleton University’s Faculty of Engineering and Design. Don’t miss this great opportunity for an inside look at tech advances taking shape at Carleton while celebrating trailblazing women PhD and Postdoctoral researchers and progressive student collaboration – all in honour of International Women’s Day!

Attendees can look forward to a hot breakfast and networking opportunity while Carleton’s invited guest speakers present brief overviews of their cutting-edge research.

Guest Speakers

Dr. Sara Nabil

Dr. Sara Nabil is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carleton’s Creative Interactions Lab looking into how technology can support people’s well-being, including repetitive strain injuries and mobile and visual impairments. Dr. Nabil completed her PhD in OpenLab, Newcastle University in the UK, where her research integrated interior design with interaction design using soft sensors, fabric circuits, e-textiles and smart materials that are malleable, shape-changing and colour-changing. Her innovative techniques and digital fabrication methods facilitate the design of everyday computational objects, wearables, surfaces and spaces in calm and ubiquitous technology.

Yasmina Souley Dosso

Yasmina Souley Dosso is currently pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Carleton University, having fast-tracked from Carleton’s Masters of Applied Science in that same field. Her thesis involves the application of computer vision and deep learning for creating a non-contact, non-invasive, and unobtrusive camera-based patient monitoring system in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Boreal Builders

Led by fourth year undergrad Jonique Gardien, Boreal Builders is an interdisciplinary Capstone design project team comprised of engineering students in Architectural Conservation and Sustainability, Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Renewable Energy. They look to optimize sustainable development goals with a centralized focus on good health and well-being, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities, and industry, innovation and infrastructure.

This event is taking place in partnership with International Womxn’s Week in the Nation’s Capital, spearheaded by Invest Ottawa. From March 2 to 9, the Ottawa community will come together to inspire, empower and equip women in leadership across tech, entrepreneurship, industry, government, academia, innovation, and non-profits.