Women in Engineering and Diversity

The IEEE Ottawa CS Chapter, IEEE Ottawa ComSoc/CESoc/BTS Joint Chapter, IEEE Ottawa TMC, PCS, and SSIT Joint Chapter, and IEEE Ottawa AICN are inviting all interested IEEE members and other engineers, technologists, and students to another Lunch and Learn in the heart of the Kanata Tech Hub.

SEMINAR: Women in Engineering and Diversity
SPEAKER: Sandro Perruzza (CEO, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers)

DATE: September 4, 2018
TIME: Refreshments, Lite Lunch, and Networking: 11:30 a.m.; Seminar: 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.
PLACE: The Marshes Golf Club, 320 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata
PARKING: Free parking available.
ADMISSION: Open to all, free of charge. Registration is required.
EVENT SITE: http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/ottawa/lunchandlearn/
EVENT REGISTRATION: Eventbrite link

TALK ABSTRACT
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers champions the advancement of women in engineering, STEM and diversity. Mr. Sandro Perruzza, CEO of the Society, will discuss OSPEs advocacy with respect to these subjects. Special attention will be placed on a number of programs OSPE undertakes, including the Women in Engineering Mentorship Program, the Breaking Barriers for Women in STEM initiative, as well as the national 30-by-30 Campaign, designed to see an increase of female professional engineers to 30% by 2030. Mr. Perruzza will also provide some highlights on the engineering community in Ottawa and province-wide.

SPEAKER BIO
Sandro Perruzza is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), the advocacy and member services organization for the engineering profession in Ontario. Sandro also serves on the Board of Directors of Minerva Canada, and on the Board of the Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario.
While at OSPE, he serves as one of Ontario’s co-champions of Engineers Canada’s 30 by 30 goal and has spoken on behalf of Ontario’s engineers at the federal, provincial and municipal level on areas of importance, including innovation, infrastructure, environment, finance and economic growth.
Prior to joining OSPE, Sandro was the Chief of Client Services at Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, the largest Health and Safety Association in Canada, during which time he was also member of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Prevention Operations Forum. He has been recognized for bringing a diverse group of stakeholders together to develop simple solutions to solve complex problems.

THANK YOU TO OUR PATRONS for making this event possible
Robotics Centre (https://robotics-centre.com)
Kanata North BIA (https://www.kanatanorthbia.ca/)
Invest Ottawa (https://www.investottawa.ca/)
Smart & Biggar (http://www.smart-biggar.ca/en/index.cfm)
Carleton University, Faculty of Engineering and Design (http://carleton.ca/engineering-design/)
The Marshes Golf Club (http://www.marshesgolfclub.com/index.php)
Infinera (https://www.infinera.com/)
Syntronic (https://www.syntronic.com/)

Regards,
Eric Karmouch, Ph.D., SMIEEE
Chair, IEEE Ottawa Computer Society (http://site.ieee.org/ottawa-cs/)
Chair, IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn (http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/ottawa/lunchandlearn/)

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