Prof Sudip Rakshit of the Department of Chemical Engineering is organizing a seminar as part of the Equity, Diversity, and
Inclusion (EDI) Initiatives supported by the Offices of Research Services and Human Rights and Equity.
Dr. Mary Robinson, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo will make a presentation titled, 'Engineering Equity into all we do" at this event.
“Belonging” is at the heart of Mary Robinson’s portfolio at the University of Waterloo. She is a continuing lecturer, Waterloo alumnus (Chemical Engineering BASc ’02, MASc ’10), and Associate Dean of Outreach, Equity and Diversity (2021-present), Mary develops, collaborates, and implements strategies to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the Faculty, and to help build an environment where everyone – students, staff, and faculty – feels a true sense of belonging.
Mary oversees initiatives related to historically excluded groups in the Faculty of Engineering including Indigenous and Black students, with a particular focus on advancing Indigenous ways of knowing and being. A long-time member of the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE), Mary also continues to energize the University of Waterloo’s work around women and gender-diversity in engineering. Additionally, Mary collaborates with Waterloo Engineering Outreach team to create and deliver award-winning programming to youth in Waterloo Region.
Mary held the role of Associate Director First Year Engineering (2011-2021), where she supported first-year engineering students in their transition from high school to university and is known for her compassionate and supportive approach to help students adjust to the rigorous academic and social demands of university. Mary is a Fellow of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACÉG) and the 2018 recipient of the Ron Britton Engineering Education Vanguard Award.
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS AND WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY.
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Meeting ID: 985 7196 3837