Promoting the oil sands and advancing women in engineering

The following events in Western University’s Faculty of Engineering may be Of Interest.

Are the oil sands Canada’s energy advantage? 

As Executive Advisor, Sustainability and Oil Sands Outreach at Canadian Oil Sands, Don Thompson engages the public in an open dialogue about the challenges and opportunities associated with responsible oil sands development.

Thompson, also Past President of The Oil Sands Developers Group (OSDG), will discuss this polarizing topic, including Syncrude Canada Ltd.’s “commitment to sustainable development,” on Wednesday, March 21st at 3:30 p.m. in Room 35, Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building.

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What can be done to advance women in science and engineering?

Catherine Mavriplis, NSERC/Pratt & Whitney Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (Ontario Region) and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Ottawa, will present the 2012 Lynda Shaw Memorial Distinguished Lecture.

Her topic, “Advancing Women in Science and Engineering: What Can Be Done?” will be delivered on Thursday, March 22nd at 12:30 p.m. in Room 3109, Spencer Engineering Building. Following the talk, Mavriplis will participate in a roundtable discussion about this topic with a group of Western Engineering alumnae, faculty, staff and students.

The Lynda Shaw Memorial Distinguished Lecture was established in memory of Lynda Shaw, a third-year Mechanical Engineering student at Western who was murdered near Highway 401 in 1990.

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