Presentations: Culture Transformation

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The CCWESTT 2022 program committee are excited to announce we received almost 100 abstracts promising a rich and diverse program for all attendees. Concurrent sessions will focus on the following themes: Intersectionality; Building Better Allies; Inclusive Leadership; Outreach; Recruitment/Retention; and Culture Transformation.


See below for the Culture Transformation concurrent presentations.

Theme: Culture Transformation

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“The Missing Link”: The Role and Use of Sustainability Themes to Increase Gender Diversity in Engineering
Presenter:  Amy Hsiao, UPEI Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

APEGA’s 2018-2021 WAGE (Women and Gender Equality Canada) Sponsored Research on the Barriers Women face in the Engineering and Geoscience Workplace in Alberta
Presenter:  Mohamed El Daly, APEGA

Building a Sexual Harassment Free Workplace for Women in Electricity
Presenter:  Anita Gara, Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)

Building DEI Culture Without Getting Overwhelmed
Presenters:  Victoria Fernandez, CBCL Limited; Amy Winchester, CBCL Limited

Diversity and Inclusion at Transport Canada
Presenters:  Andrea Watts (panel moderator), Regional Engineer, Aircraft Certification, Transport Canada; Shari Currie, Regional Director General, Prairie Northern Region, Transport Canada; Rumbi Muvingi, Regional Engineer, Aircraft Certification, Transport Canada; Robin Brullotte, Flight Test Engineer, National Aircraft Certification, Transport Canada

FEMINEN – Employees Standing Up for Inclusion and Driving Change Through Storytelling, Mentorship, and Intersectionality
Presenters:  Kevin Tsang, Enbridge; Edie Bates, Enbridge; Lia Squires, Enbridge; Tina Uribe, Enbridge

Scientific expertise and women in STEM
Presenter:  Audrey Groleau, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Ranking of Factors Affecting Workplace Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for Decision Making
Presenter:  Denise Stilling, University of Regina

ReacHER
Presenters:  Emily Griffiths, Electricity Human Resources Canada

Revitalizing the WinSETT Checklist of Strategies for Women in SETT
Presenter:  Lori Campbell, WinSETT

SCWIST Make DIVERSITY Possible: Tools to embed EDI into organizations including policies, toolkits, success stories and collective impact – to transform SETT workplaces into equitable, diverse and inclusive cultures where everyone can thrive.
Presenters:  Cheryl Kristiansen, SCWIST; Anja Lanz, SCWIST

Sector Wide Approach to Cultural Transformation on D&I
Presenter:  Kelly Cooper, Centre for Social Intelligence

Solving the ‘lonely only’: The Canadian Black Scientists Network and the advantages of a national, multidisciplinary coalition in STEM
Presenters:  Maydianne Andrade, University of Toronto Scarborough; Juliet Daniel, McMaster University

The Missing Piece in STEM Success – Supporting the Support Networks
Presenters:  Jasmine Shaw, Technical Project Manager @ Solace & Entrepreneur; Angelica Tilli, Director of Outreach @ Society of Women Engineers – Ottawa, EIT @ Canadian Bank Note; Diane Watson, Program Manager @ Nokia & Chair @ Women in Communications and Technology – National Capital Region

A positive and impactful Manifesto on the situation of women in STEM
Presenters:  Louise Lafortune, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières; Claire Deschênes, Université Laval; Audrey Groleau, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Workplace Transformation: CCWESTT Projects and Initiatives
Presenter:  Bonnie Douglas, CCWESTT; Gurpreet Chana, WEST of Windsor Inc.; Stephanie Allen, WEST of Windsor Inc.; Lorraine Hewlett, CCWESTT; Alicia Bjarnason, CCWESTT