Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Location:Mackenzie, ME 3516
Audience:Alumni, Current Students
Contact:Rachel Deneault,


In this Industry Talk, you will hear from Haidy Tadros and Kathleen Heppell-Masys about what skills and tools engineering and information technology graduates should know when entering the workforce. You will also hear about the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) tangible commitments to supporting women in STEM.

This event will be held in-person and there will be light refreshments available for attendees.

NOTE: The location of this event has changed to ME 3516. This is located in the Engineering Design Centre, the new Mackenzie attachment. You can find main entrance to the EDC on Library Road. There is no tunnel access.

Who can attend the event?

We encourage women from all backgrounds and identities to join this event, especially women students in a Carleton University Bachelor, Master’s or Doctoral program, of: engineering, IT, applied science, computer science, mathematics, or physics. We are committed to creating spaces that are welcoming and supportive to women of all backgrounds, intersecting identities, and experiences – including racialized women, women with disabilities, Indigenous women, etc.

About the CNSC

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment. CNSC also implements Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.


Haidy Tadros, Director General, Directorate of Environmental and Radiation Protection and Assessment (DERPA)

Haidy Tadros has been with the CNSC since 2006 and has held several technical and leadership roles in the areas of radiation protection, integrated management systems, organizational change management, licensing nuclear fuel cycle facilities and licensing new nuclear technologies. In her current role as director general of the Directorate of Environmental and Radiation Protection and Assessment, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of regulatory assessments and research in the fields of environmental and radiological protection, including geoscience, environmental risk, health science, and laboratory services.

Prior to joining the CNSC, Haidy worked in the field of radiation protection and completed a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences.

Kathleen Heppell-Masys, Director General, Directorate of Security and Safeguards

Kathleen Heppell-Masys brings in significant public service experience in security and safety applied to aerospace engineering and to the nuclear regulatory sector.

Kathleen is currently the Director General of the Directorate of Security and Safeguards (DSS) at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. She provides leadership for the regulatory oversight of nuclear emergency preparedness, nuclear security, nuclear forensics, export and import controls in support of Canada’s nuclear non-proliferation policy and for international safeguards. Kathleen has also led the advancement of the Safety Management System and the Human and Organizational Factors in the nuclear industry and oversaw the development of the safety culture and the fitness for duty policies at the CNSC.

She has contributed extensively to the IAEA safety, security and safeguards domains.  She contributed to the IAEA Director General’s Report on the Fukushima Daiichi Accident by leading the International Human and Organizational Factors technical team. She is a member of the IAEA Advisory Group in Nuclear Security advising the IAEA Director Genera in this area.

Kathleen is a graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada where she completed her B.Eng in Chemical Engineering, and her Master in Nuclear Engineering.  Kathleen has served in Military Aerospace Engineering prior to joining the public service in Nuclear Safety.
She champions the Women in STEM mentoring and coaching initiatives at the CNSC.




Thank You

This event would not be possible without the support of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).