WIS Speaker Tour

In partnership with Science Atlantic, we bring you the Women in Science (WIS) Speaker Tour. The purpose of the WIS Speaker Tour is to showcase the research conducted by early-career female faculty (Assistant level) in Atlantic Canada. Female faculty represent only about 25-30% of all faculty in the physical and life sciences, mathematics, and computer sciences in Canada but are important role models for female students in science.

A different scientific discipline will be featured in each speaker tour. Two tours will be run per academic year, with each speaker visiting two or more Science Atlantic member institutions. At least one of these talks will be a public talk.

The following disciplines will be considered for tours:

Nominate a speaker today! Nominations can be sent to the Speaker Coordinator.

2021/2022 WIS Speaker Tour Talks

Dr. Alana Pindar
November 4, 2021 | 1:15-2:00 PM | St. FX University, J Bruce Brown Hall, room 236.

Dr. Alana Pindar, the new Weston Family Professor in Ecosystem Health and Food Security at Cape Breton University, will kick-off the WIS Speaker Tour of 2021/2022 with her Research Seminar at Saint Francis Xavier University, on November 4th.

Dr. Pindar is an expert on insect pollinator biodiversity (particularly wild bees) and has worked extensively on what habitats they need to survive and thrive and how they respond to environmental threats (like climate change, pesticide exposure, pathogens, etc). The title of her research seminar is “Flowers, Food, and our Future: the status and trends of our wild bees”

Dr. Nadja Bressan
November 30, 2021 | 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM | Sobey School of Business, Scotiabank Theatre, at Saint Mary’s University

This Women in Science Speaker Tour talk on Veterinary Medicine Engineering – A New Field of Science will be given by Dr. Nadja Bressan, Ph.D..

Nadja Bressan currently works at the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering, University of Prince Edward Island and does research in Control Systems Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Her research program is based on Veterinary Medicine Engineering and takes place in her lab, the MAB – Mechatronics Applied to Biomedicine. The goal is to improve therapeutics, animal care, and animal research developing models to replicate human and animal real-time data as digital twin, enabling learning and reasoning dynamically to improve decision making of physicians, veterinarians, and scientists without exploiting animals.

Tour Guidelines:

For full WIS Speaker Tour guidelines and reimbursement procedures, CLICK HERE