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Careers in Science - Pathways to Achievement, Alumni & Student Mixer
Start Date: 2/1/2018Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 2/1/2018End Time: 5:30 PM
Event Description:

Careers in Science – Pathways to Achievement
Alumni & Student Mixer

Get to know outstanding Faculty of Science Alumni, representing each of our seven departments. Find out how they got from here to there. Discover career paths in STEM. Celebrate with us as we honour their achievements with the presentation of the 2018 Pathways to Achievement, Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Awards.

February 1, 2018
University Centre, Marshall McLuhan Hall
Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba

Event schedule
3:00 PM - Doors open
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  - Light refreshments served
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  - Careers in Science Panel Discussion & Awards presentation
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM  - Reception, mingling

There are many paths to a career in Science. Come discover them!

Department events also being planned. More details to follow.

Our guests include:

Dr. Michael Landry [Ph.D/00]
Exceptional Achievement in Physics and Astronomy

Head of the LIGO Gravitational Observatory at Hanford, WA

Dr. Landry, received his Ph.D under Dr. Willem van Oers in 2000. He joined the LIGO collaboration, whose original leaders just received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of gravitational waves. Likely the highest scientific achievement of a University of Manitoba alumnus.

Dr. Roderick Wasylishen
Exceptional Achievement in Chemistry

Lifetime Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, University of Alberta

One of the most successful NMR Spectroscopists in Canada, Dr. Wasylishen has been recognized across Canada with innumerable awards. Exemplary in both research and teaching, he was also a founding member of the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids in Ottawa.

Dr. Jonathan Meltzer
[BSc/92, Ph.D/00]
Exceptional Achievement in Biological Sciences

Senior Vice-President, LabCorp 

Dr. Meltzer completed a BSc. General Science degree from 1989-1992. and went on to receive a Ph.D in in the Faculty of Medicine in 2000. He led a successful career in many aspects of business and applications of science. He is currently Senior Vice-President at LabCorp a leader in esoteric business units, and select R&D initiatives.

David Kuik [BSc. (Honours)/94]

Exceptional Achievement in Computer Science

CEO and Managing Partner, Norima Consulting

David Kuik is an innovator whose work has spanned the worlds of financial services, healthcare, and insurance. Norima Consulting has grown internationally from one Consultant to over one hundred in just over ten years under his guidance all the while celebrating excellence and being certified as a Great Place to Work, and on the PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.

Dr. Rick Chartrand [BSc./93]

Exceptional Achievement in Mathematics

Co-Founder and Mathematician, Descartes Labs

Dr. Chartrand’s career has spanned both academia and industry. He co-founded Descartes Labs with other scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, their work specializing in calibration and analysis of satellite imagery.

Dr. Patricia Simner
Exceptional Achievement in Microbiology

Assistant Professor of Pathology, and Director of the Bacteriology and Parasitology sections of the Medical Microbiology Laboratory, John Hopkins University

Dr. Simner’s work reflects the future of microbiologists. Already given several prestigious awards, she is an excellent role model for potential microbiologists, especially young women. Her work on the mechanisms of anti-microbial resistance is timely and necessary. Collaborations include those with the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Taskforce for the CDC.

Wilf Falk

Exceptional Achievement in Statistics

Director of the Manitoba Bureau of Statistics (retired 2016)

Wilf Falk was not only the Director of the Manitoba Bureau of Statistics for 36 years, he helped formulate government policy that contributed to the health of the Province. The Governor General awarded him the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution and achievements in developments in the Canadian Statistical System.

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