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Breakthrough Breakfast 2021

Join Us Online on Thursday, March 4!

Begin your day with a spark of inspiration! Join us as we learn about the innovative worlds of three graduate-level women researchers from Carleton’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 – all in honour of International Women’s Day and International Womxn’s Week in Ottawa!

Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Online via Zoom Webinar

(Login details will be provided to registered attendees.)


Guest Speakers:

Emma Farago is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Carleton University. Her research interests include developing wearable assistive devices, and biomedical signal processing. Her thesis involves signal quality analysis of electromyograms (muscle signals) to improve smart assistive and rehabilitative devices.

Dr. Jin Kang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carleton’s Creative Interactions Lab. She investigates how media and communication technologies can be designed to promote individuals’ overall well-being and to encourage individuals to achieve their better selves. In this talk, she will specifically talk about her projects on chatbot, social media, and wearable trackers that fall within this overarching research agenda.

Brittany Allison is currently pursuing a Master of Applied Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering at Carleton University. Her research in integrated circuits and high-speed communication links focuses on improving both internet access and speed, in relation to the increased demand for high-speed internet brought about by more people working from home during the ongoing pandemic.

Hosted By:

Dr. Audrey Girouard is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology at Carleton University. She leads the Creative Interactions Lab and the Collaborative Learning of Usability Experiences training program. Specializing in next generation interactions, her current research focuses on deformable devices and wearables. Her work has applications in health, accessibility, gaming, creative input, and mobile devices.

This event is taking place in partnership with International Womxn’s Week in the Nation’s Capital, spearheaded by Invest Ottawa. From March 1 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.