Student Outreach Program

Leaf Bar

Ready, SETT, Go: Which path will YOU choose?

CCWESTT 2022 is proud to host a FREE Student Outreach Program, Friday, May 13, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. 

Specifically designed for high school students (14+), this event will take place at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel and is designed to encourage students to explore career possibilities in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (SETT) careers.  The program will feature two back to back moderated lively panels, allowing students to engage, ask questions and discuss options and opportunities with an outstanding roster of panelists and discussion leaders.

We are delighted to introduce our subject matter experts, who will be on hand to share their experiences, coach, consult, address questions and more. 

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Registration 
6:30 pm – 7:25 pm Session I

Innovation & Health-based Science Panelists:
Gülten Izmirlioglu, Director of Research & Development, Smallfood Inc.
Denika Coakley, Owner, Carpenter, Contractor, DC Woodworks
Catherine Bannon, Biology PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University
Amanda Cherpak, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Medical Physics, Nova Scotia Health
Randa Hassan, Leacross Foundation/University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)
Moderator: Hélène Savoie-Louis, Executive Director, MAP Strategic Workforce Services Inc.

7:30 pm – 8:25 pm Session II

Climate & Technology Panelists:
Ravi Kempaiah, CEO and co-founder, Zen Electric Bikes
Lucija Prelovec – Communication Specialist, DeepSense
Tina Simpkin, Meteorologist and Broadcaster, CBC
Rumbi Muvingi, Regional Engineer, Aircraft Certification, Transport Canada
Sarah Wells, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Lilly Chalupowski, Director of Threat Research & Detection, GoSecure
Moderator: Yara Ahmed3rd year Bachelor of Applied Computer Science student, Dalhousie University

8:15 pm – 9:00 pm Meet & Greet Networking Reception and Refreshments, students, moderators & panelists are invited to stay.

Don’t miss this free, and exceptional opportunity to “Reach for the Stars” as you consider where your career may take you.

There will be door prizes for registered students in attendance, as well as additional prizes for those students who participate in the networking event.