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Celebrating Women in STEM Week – February 12th – 16th

NB province-wide, Online
February 12th-16th, 2024
Areas of interest: Careers, Engineering, Environment, Science, Technology

In celebration of women in STEM the Centre of Excellence for Energy will be hosting a series of webinars highlighting women working in STEM fields in New Brunswick. These women will be speaking about their educational and careers pathways as well as talk about the important work they do in New Brunswick and beyond.

To register for any of the webinars below, Click Here.

Monday, February 12th, 1:30 pm- Dr. Anna Robak, PEng,. PhD(Econ)..

Anna Robak, PEng, PhD, is the Principal Director of Research & Innovation at WSP Canada, responsible for promoting innovation amongst 12,000 engineers, scientists, and planners. Previously, Anna served as Global Director of Asset Management, and has worked in various locations such as New Zealand, Canada, the UK, the US, Malaysia, and the UAE. She is passionate about transforming our built environment for a thriving, healthy New Brunswick.

Tuesday, February 13th, 10:00 am – Ms. Laura Kyle, B.BA,.

Laura is a proud Alumni of the University of New Brunswick Saint John, where she completed a double major in Marketing and Human Resources. Before joining the ARC team, Laura worked in the technology industry for five years where she gained a wealth of knowledge in the ever evolving and rapidly changing field of social media. Off duty, you can catch Laura behind a camera capturing some of life’s greatest moments.

Shortly after starting her career in the nuclear industry, Laura became an executive committee member for her local North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) Chapter, a non-profit organization that works to develop leaders to energize the future of nuclear. From there, she was invited to join the NAYGN Continental Rebrand committee as a Brand Lead. In the intersection of technology, communication, and community engagement, Laura showcases her creative efforts both in the boardroom and behind the lens.

Friday, February 16th. 11:00 AM – Ms. Christiane Levesque, M.ScE., PEng..  & Ms. Megan O’Donnell, B.A., B.ScEng., PEng..

Christiane Levesque’s childhood interests in rocks and dirt led her to study Geological Engineering. After spending almost four years on the back of a drill rig, Christiane joined Measurand. In the thirteen years since she joined, she has worked on the customer facing side in sales and support as well as the technical side helping develop new instruments. For her job draws on her geological engineering background to help clients understand the soil and rock response to construction activities and ground loading. To relax, Christiane enjoys spending time with her pets, drawing, and knitting.

Nearly seven years ago, Megan O’Donnell began her career as a Support Specialist after spending four years as a civil engineering consultant. Now, as Measurand’s sole Customer Success Specialist, Megan gets to dive into her love for teaching clients about all of the cool products Measurand offers while also getting her hands dirty in the field.  When she’s not at her desk, you’ll find her whipping up homemade pizzas, getting creative with crochet, and building epic Lego masterpieces with her two kiddos.

Although technical skills are required in order to work in engineering, women bring an important point of view problem solving and relationship management required for these kinds of projects. Christiane and Megan will talk about the different paths which has led them to pursue engineering, and how they use their different skills to help customers understand ground response and plan upgrades in light of the challenges posed by Climate Change.

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