About CCWESTT 2022

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The 19th Biennial CCWESTT conference will be held May 12-14, 2022 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are particularly excited to welcome attendees back to Halifax.  It’s been 10 years since we hosted CCWESTT.

The theme of the 2022 conference is Reach for the Stars: Creating Impact Together.  Our logo represents Bellatrix, the female warrior.

The conference highlights activities by member organizations, industry partners and government initiatives that are working towards a more diverse SETT workforce in Canada.  This conference is open to all genders. With a vision of a Canadian SETT workforce that values diversity and inclusion and a mission to be a recognized leader for and a voice of a national community for women in SETT, CCWESTT builds alliances and partnerships which support and celebrate a diverse SETT workforce.

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Your Conference Co-hosts

Tamara Franz-Odendaal (she/her)
Professor of Biology, Mount Saint Vincent University, and
NSERC Chair, Women in Science and Engineering – Atlantic Region

Eva Martinez (she/her)
Vice-President, Women in Aerospace Canada
Senior Director, In-Service Support (ISS) Business Development, Bluedrop Training & Simulation

Host Committee Members

Angela Archibald (she/her)
Proposal & Marketing Manager
Bluedrop Training & Simulation

Lucy Kanary (she/her)

Rebecca Labbie (she/her)
Venture Manager
Creative Destruction Lab

Catherine MacDonald (she/her)
Manager, Membership & Stakeholder Engagement
Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association

Christine MacKinnon, FEC, P.Eng. (she/her)
Director, Municipal Affairs
Government of Prince Edward Island

Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie (she/her)
Associate Professor Organic Chemistry
Associate Dean of SS&T
Cape Breton University

Sally Marchand (she/her)
Program Manager
Women in Science and Engineering, Atlantic Region (WISEatlantic)

Christine Plourde, FEC, P.Eng. (she/her)
Senior Engineer/ Risk Assessor
Wood Environment and Infrastructure solutions

Hélène Savoie-Louis (she/her)
Executive Director
MAP Strategic Workforce Services

Emily Smits CPA, CMA, PMP (she/her)
Chief Executive Officer
Modest Tree
Media Inc.

Mercury Venus (she/her)
Marine Engineer