Media Advisory: MPs join Engineers Canada to discuss eliminating barriers to leadership for women in science, engineering, technology and trades

OTTAWA, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Liberal, Conservative and NDP members of Parliament will join Engineers Canada for an interactive panel discussion about the underrepresentation of women in science, engineering, trades and technology. The discussion will focus on eliminating the barriers of access to leadership for women in these fields.

Date: May 4, 2016
Time: 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) Conference
Shaw Center, Room 214 (55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J2)

Panelists include:

  • Anju Dhillon, (Member for DorvalLachineLaSalle), Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women
  • Marilyn Gladu, P.Eng. (Member for SarniaLambton), Chair of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women and Conservative Critic for Science.
  • Sheila Malcolmson (Member for NanaimoLadysmith), NDP Critic for Status of Women
  • Sarah Devereaux, M.Eng., FEC, P.Eng., Partner at Dillon Consulting and Chair of Engineers Canada's Sustainable Profession Committee

Chaired by:

  • Jeanette Southwood, M.A.Sc., FCAE, FEC, P.Eng., Vice-President of Strategy and Partnerships at Engineers Canada
  • Katy Warren, Memorial University engineering student and winner of CBC's Canada's Smartest Person.

Additional information:
Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 engineering regulators that license the country's 280,000 members of the profession. Together, we work to advance the profession in the public interest.

The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT)is a national organization of groups, institutions and industries who promote girls and women studying and working in these fields. It celebrates the contributions of women in all spheres of Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology, from education to retention and leadership.


SOURCE Engineers Canada

For further information: Shelley Ford, Communications Specialist, Telephone: 613.232.2474 x297,

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