The WiE Grad Student Committee is excited to launch the Round Table with WiE Leaders in this new year. The Round Table with WiE Leaders is a monthly series of roundtable discussions which will provide networking and mentorship for graduate and undergraduate students. At the Round Table, we hope to connect you to WiE leaders in academia, industry and government. Join us to listen to their stories and be inspired to overcome and succeed. We are privileged to have a great lineup of inspiring WiE leaders from diverse backgrounds.
The inaugural episode takes place on January 26th, 12:00-1:00 pm EST (online) and is themed "Using Disruptive Diversity to Shatter Everyone's Glass Ceilings". We are honoured to have Professor Mary Wells, the Dean of Engineering, University of Waterloo at the Round Table this month. Dean Wells will explore this theme with us, and answer questions.
Please send in questions ahead of the event (until Jan 23rd) by clicking Round Table Questions Form
Mary Wells is the Dean of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Previous she was the Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Guelph, and a Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. She chaired the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering from 2013 to 2018 and was the Associate Dean of Outreach for Waterloo Engineering.
An accomplished materials engineer, her research focuses on the relationship between processing, structure and properties for advanced metallic alloys used in the transportation sector. Wells began her academic career as a professor in materials engineering at the University of British Columbia and has worked in the steel industry in Canada and internationally.