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Break the Silence!

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On behalf of the London IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE), Young Professional (YP) and IEEE UWO Student Branch we invite you to attend our upcoming event, “Break the Silence! Remember, reflect, and respond: 33 years after the Montreal Massacre” at Western University, London, ON. With this event, we commemorate the 14 brave women whose lives tragically ended on December 6, 1989, in the unfortunate École Polytechnique massacre. It also includes motivational talk by two prominent leadership coaches: Andy Thibodeau and Pauline Duncan-Thrasher and an enriching panel discussion consisting of 12 faculty members from various departments of Engineering. Our goal is to bring together experts and bright minds with varied experience and conduct idea-focused discussion on a wide range of subjects that foster learning and inspiration to everyone and particularly promote more women engineers/scientists. Co-sponsored by: IEEE London Section Agenda: Program: “Break The Silence” – Greet & Welcome – Networking & Socializing (Refreshments) (5:00) – Introduction about the event/Topic of the event. (5:30) – Reminds the audience of the massacre of Montreal – Dr. Winnie Ye WIE Canada Chair via zoom (5:35) – Dr. Maike Luiken – Opening Speech to deliver a few words on behalf of all women in Engineering. via zoom (5:45) – One moment of Silence (5:56) – Keynote (Speaker) Presentation – Pauline Duncan-Thrasher (6:00) – Keynote Andy Thibodeau “Initiate Inclusion by Invitation” – Engineering Problem Solvers for Today and Tomorrow! ” (6:15) – ~ Break ~ refreshments and snacks (6:30) (25m) – Panel to take share experiences about women in engineering including the keynote. (7:00 pm) – Female Panelists Male Panelists – Dr. Lauren Briens – Dr. Fang (Fiona) Fang – Dr. Mita Ray – Dr. Sabina Rakhimbekova – Dr. K. Ogden – Dr. Ali Shaima – Dr. Gregory Kopp – Dr. Grima Bitsuamlak – Dr. Kenneth McIsaac – Dr. Abdallah Shami – Dr. Aleksander Essex – Dr. Apurva Narayan – Q&A (With Audience) – Close remark (8:30) Room: 1200, Bldg: Spencer Engineering Building , Western University, Western Road , London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B9, Virtual: