Have you ever wondered what’s happening at some of our nation’s leading educational institutions? Perhaps you’re curious to learn if your company can benefit from an industrial liaison partnership with a local university? Or maybe you are a student yourself, looking for advice on how to navigate your early career. Join us for this exciting half-day event as we:
- provide a tour of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies experimental labs, and find out what the faculty and students are working on in the field of aerospace and aeronautical engineering
- hold a panel discussion on Women in STEM, focusing on challenges that women face in the workforce and providing advice on how to navigate a STEM career
- provide UTIAS students exposure to industry and an opportunity to network with career professionals in aerospace.
University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
4925 Dufferin Street, Toronto
1:30 pm – Arrival and Registration
1:45 pm – Tour
3:15 pm – Panel Discussion on Women in STEM
Tickets: Link Here
Members – $25.00
Non Members – $40.00
Students – FREE
Light refreshments are included with your ticket.
Discussion on Women in STEM Panelists
Natalie Panek is an Aerospace Engineer and avid adventurer. Extraordinary experiences have shaped her career and passions; whether learning to fly, driving a solar-powered car across North America, or building space robotics. She is the 2013 recipient of the University of Calgary Graduate of the Last Decade Award, was named on Forbes 2015 30 under 30, and received the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering Diversity and Equity Alumni Award in 2018. Website: https://thepanekroom.com/
Rosemary Yeremian is President of Thermodyne Engineering Ltd., a consulting engineering and qualification testing company that provides services to the aerospace, military and nuclear sectors. In her role as President, Rosemary oversees the day-to-day operation of Thermodyne, including its two state-of-the-art fire testing facilities for the aerospace sector. Rosemary sits on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Aerospace Council and Women in Aerospace. She is an Accredited Business Communicator and a past Executive Committee Member of the American Nuclear Society’s Operation and Power Division.
Marla Haring having grown up in the meteorite crater of Sudbury Ontario, Marla has always dreamed of working in the space industry. She is now living that dream and works as an aerospace engineer at MDA, where she contributes to the development of the latest in space robotics technology as a member of the Mission Systems team. Prior to this, she was an aerospace engineering officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force for over ten years, and has worked in a maintenance management capacity with the CP140 Aurora, CT142 Dash-8 and finally the CF18 Hornet. The highlight of her military career was three years with the Fighter Operational Test and Evaluation Flight in Cold Lake, AB. Here, she assessed the latest software, weapons and aviation life support equipment for suitability and effectiveness in fighter flight operations and logged over 55 hours of back seat flying time in the F18. During her time in Cold Lake, she was the co-chair of the local Defence Women’s Advisory Organization, an employment equity group that serves as both an advisory and support network for advancing women within defence. She is also an active volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada, and has contributed to both national and provincial initiatives promoting STEM. Outside of work, she builds lego space robots with her four-year-old daughter and races short-course triathlon.