July 23, 2015

Dinner with Industry


This year’s DWI was a virtual networking event celebrating BIPOC women in science and engineering, sponsored by Vector Construction!

Here is a recording of this year’s event:

DWI brings students together to connect with female professionals from industry and academia that have diverse backgrounds in science and engineering. This year, our annual event included intriguing speakers, recent graduate students moderating breakout rooms, small breakout rooms for networking with our speakers and a complimentary Uber Eats gift card! This year’s theme aimsto highlight Black, Indigenous, and people of colour and their accomplishments within STEM field.

Speakers shared reflections over the course of their careers, how they chose one path over another, obstacles they have overcome and any lessons learned for young professionals – like YOU!


Check back soon for our speaker reveals!



Stephanie Thompson
Senior Manufacturing Engineer with General Motors and Vice Chair of General Motors Womens' Council.

Launched Women in STEM Experiences (WISE).
Shari Hughson
Director of Masters of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship (MMIE) program at Queen’s University.

CIBC Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipient.
Rosemary Wilson
Associate Director, Graduate Nursing Programs and the Deputy Director, Practice for the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality.

Associate Professor - Queen’s University.

Nurse Practitioner - Kingston Health Sciences Centre.


Avena Ross
Chemistry Professor - Queen's University

Queen's National Scholar in Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
Mina Dezz
Civil Engineer

Social Media Platform: IronRingGirls
Dr. Emily Agard
Director of SciXchange

Science Professor at Ryerson University
Deanna Amodeo
Geological Engineer
Elisa Christinck
First-year Medical Student


Dr. Milica Radisic
Associate Professor - University of Toronto

Canada Research Chair
Tissue Engineer
Ms. Andrea Risk
Associate Managing Partner - Cunnigham Swan Lawyers

Undergraduate Degree and Masters in Biology
Ms. Carol Ann Budd
Consultant - Investors Group

Chairperson of the Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society
Dr. Pascale Champagne
Associate Professor in Chemical and Civil Engineering - Queen's University

Canada Research Chair in Bioresource Engineering
Ms. Julie McLachlan
Director of Laboratory Services - GreenCentre Canada

M. Eng in Chemical Engineering


Please email the Dinner with Industry coordinators if you have any questions.

Gillian Atack & Rachel Offenheim