Women in Aerospace Canada

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Lunch, Network and Tour: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Join us for a networking lunch overlooking the airfield and runway followed by a learning tour of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Watch the planes on the runway as you network with colleagues and make new connections with others working in aerospace.

February 2017 Lunch, Learn and Tour Hosted by MHI Canada

Lunch, Learn & Tour Hosted by MHI Canada
How many times have you seen a team member spend hours preparing their PowerPoint slides and only minutes preparing what they’re actually going to say and how they’re going to say it?
In this Awesome Storytelling keynote, Danny uses humour and his can’t-fail communication formula to teach you to stay on point and on message. Danny Pehar is a Corporate Trainer, Bestselling Author, and keynote Speaker. Special Offering – Free book to the first 100 registered

Maritimes International Women’s Day Event

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action. Much has been done in the world to highlight the fact that women must enjoy the same rights, opportunities and respect as men do, because it is a matter of fairness and fundamental human rights, and because the progress in so many parts of the world depend on it. The theme for 2017 is Be Bold For Change.

Aerospace Studies Scholarship Opportunities 2017-2018

The Ontario Aerospace Council is pleased to be able to offer three scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic Year for students going into or currently enrolled in an aerospace studies program at a post-secondary institution (college or university) in Ontario. The value of each scholarship is $2,000.00 CAD.

Movie Night in the Maritimes

The movie Hidden Figures tells the story of three female African American mathematicians at NASA who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. It is a biographical comedy-drama based on the non-fiction book by the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly.
Come join us on Monday January 23 (time TBD) at the Bayers Lake Scotiabank Theatre to watch the amazing and inspiring story of how these three women crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in the history of mankind as heroes.

January 2017 5th Annual Mentoring Event

Aerospace Leaders: Are you thinking of your professional legacy? Do you want to have a say in shaping and preparing our future leaders? If you do, volunteer to be a Mentor at the Women in Aerospace – Canada’s 4th Annual Speed Mentoring Event, to be held in collaboration with Ryerson University. You will have more of an impact on the future of our industry sector than you can possibly imagine!
Students: Are you having problems getting your careers off the ground? Do you have questions about your professional life after school? Sign up to be a Mentee and have an incredible opportunity to ask questions, solicit advice and explore opportunities with successful industry leaders who have varied and rich backgrounds.

The success of this program depends heavily on Mentor volunteers, but also on students signing up and attending! Mentors and Mentees don’t miss out on this golden opportunity to meet and mutually inspire each other.

For more information please contact WIA Director, Barbara Moser at barbara.moser@vertexprecision.com

Lunch, Learn and Tour Hosted by Lynch Dynamics November 18, 2016

A SME manufacturer, Lynch’s value to NASA is the ability to go from idea, concept, schematics, 3D models, engineering analysis including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and all the engineering expertise/Intellectual Property (IP) to handle all the iterations of the Space Launch System (SLS) Umbilical Arm Projects. This presentation will be an end to end case study of the design, modeling, manufacturing, assembly and testing and delivery of the hydraulic motion-control sub-assemblies for NASA’s Space Launch System.Ken Mah is Director of Strategic Partnerships & Programs and is leading a number of NASA/aerospace projects for Lynch Group of Companies.

With a career migrating into the Information Technology space, Ken’s duties ranged from technical service, support and sales with an overseas posting in the Far East supporting China, Taiwan, Japan, Korean markets. During his tenure, he helped close and deliver multi-million dollar projects sponsored by UNDP and The World Bank.

Ken is married with two children. He volunteers for the Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation and enjoys teaching Professional Communications at a local college.

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WIA Maritimes: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Lunch and Tour Pratt and Whitney

Pratt & Whitney Canada (Halifax Operations) is a key producer of P&WC’s large light-alloy castings and cooled turbine airfoils and is currently introducing Advanced Manufacturing Centers. Situated by the Halifax airport, this facility specializes in complex CNC machining of parts and associated specialized tooling and is an important player in Nova Scotia’s growing aerospace and defence sector.

During this Lunch & Tour, you will be provided with an overview of Pratt & Whitney’s operations including a tour of the facility. Please note, for the tour safety shoes are required by all participants…no exceptions. Those without safety shoes will not be permitted on the tour and will be required to leave following lunch and the presentation.

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Annual Christmas Party December 8, 2016

Please make plans to join Women in Aerospace Canada on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 for the Annual Christmas Party to be held at Culinaria Restaurant, located in the historic Elliot House, a renovated farmhouse built in the Georgian style between 1836 and 1850.

Roll up your sleeves, put on an apron and work with colleagues, WIA members and friends in an enjoyable, hands-on team cooking experience. Upon arrival we will break into teams and take instructions from the Professional Chefs, the Sommelier and the Craft Beer Master, all while enjoying a cocktail. When we have finished our learning and tasting we will be directed into our private dining room where we will be served the delicious meal we have helped create. Click for more details and registration. Registration closes NOVEMBER 25TH

We look forward to seeing you on December 8th!!

Breakfast & Tour Mohawk College AMRC

Mohawk College is home to the Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre (AMRC), an applied research lab that partners with industry to support the use of additive manufacturing (3D printing) in aerospace manufacturing.
October 5, 2016
8:30 – 11:30 am
Breakfast, Lecture and Lab Tours
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August 17th Summer Gala

Please make plans to join Women in Aerospace Canada on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17th at the very historic (and well-hidden) Armour Heights Officers Mess at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. It’ll be a wonderful opportunity to connect with old friends, meet new friends, and network.

Margo Hampden, Director, Business Development & Partnerships Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council. Margo, is an innovative, visionary and resourceful individual offering 25 years work experience of management in various fields including: government, private sector, and community sectors. Her passion is transformational leadership, building team effectiveness, innovation capacity, change management, growth and increased engagement. Margo believes it is important to Lead by example!

Northern Lights Award Gala Dinner 2016

Northern Lights Award Foundation 2016 Gala Dinner
Saturday, October 1, 2016
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Toscana Banquet and Conference Centre
3201 Hwy 7 West
Vaughan, ON L4K 5Z7
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WIA Career Day: Let’s Chat about Careers

Friday, May 27, 2016
London, Ontario

WIA Canada is pleased to announce the inaugural WIA Career Day to be held Friday, May 27, 2016. The goal of which is to provide an interactive and experiential WIA Career Day during which a series of multi-stakeholder Panel discussions, Display, Tours and Networking activities will be undertaken in a single Ontario location to truly increase awareness of WIA Canada and Aerospace & Space opportunities to youth, Industry, Academia, community and other stakeholders’ career pathways. The result of which will be increased awareness and engagement with youth to career opportunities in all fields related to aerospace and space sectors serving civil and defence markets.

Lunch, Learn & Demo – Elliott Matsuura Canada

Friday, April 22, 2016

Business Architecture Conversion of Strategy to Design and Design to Implementation

Our speaker, Kirby James, General Manager, Organizational Effectiveness of Dynamic Achievement Group is an accomplished facilitator, educator, board member and operational excellence executive. Kirby works internationally with diverse clients including health science, pharmaceutical, clinical trial, finance, education, retail and not-for-profit sectors. With a unique combination of skills in facilitation, organizational strategy, business architecture and change management Kirby guides clients to build a culture of excellence that delivers sustainable, high quality results.

Date Friday, April 22, 2016
Location Elliott-Matsuura Canada
2120 Buckingham Road
Oakville, ON L6H 5X2
accessible by Oakville Transit