Lunch with Women in STEAM

Join ISRCH/CREIS on Saturday, April 25, 2020, in hosting a Lunch with Women in STEAM! STEAM is a combination of science, technology, engineering, arts/humanities, and math because we need a little bit of everything to make the world go round. We will be hosting a panel of amazing women in STEAM who will be available to chat with you about any questions you may have. Have a question about how these women juggle their lives and the opportunities they found to make their careers happen? Or maybe you want to know more about how to develop your career in an area that is male-dominated? Or maybe you want to know how you can support a woman in STEAM? Join us in this great networking event and get answers to you’re questions and the advice you’re looking for at Lunch with Women in STEAM. Please note that you do not need to identify as female to attend the event, everyone is welcome! Please register as there is limited space available. To do so, please purchase your ISRCH/CREIS 2020 tickets here. Lunch will be provided at this event!

See our panelists below!

Linda McLean, Ph.D.

Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ottawa

Linda McLean received her BSc in Physiotherapy from McGill University in 1990. In 1995, she received her MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, and in 1998 she received her doctorate from the same institution. She began her academic career as Assistant Professor in the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. In 2002 she moved to the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University in Kingston, where, in 2006, she became chair of the Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Science, and where she became a full professor in 2012. In 2014 Dr. McLean joined the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa as a full professor and continues to hold an adjunct professor appointment at Queen’s University. She is currently operating her research in both Kingston and Ottawa. At the University of Ottawa, Dr. McLean is a member of the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, holds a Chair in Women’s Health Research and holds a cross-appointment in the School of Human Kinetics.
Dr. McLean currently supervises our multidisciplinary team of researchers with backgrounds in psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, kinesiology, and biomedical science. In her position as our supervisor, we have come to know Linda as an intelligent, thoughtful, and driven leader with a passion for tackling issues related to research and policies in women’s health. Dr. McLean’s dedication to promoting women’s health is also strongly demonstrated through her excellence as a researcher. As a mentor and professional, Dr. McLean conducts her research based on a strong, clear picture of clinical and policy relevance. Each project that she proposes as a leader, that we conceive as a team, or that she is brought by a third party must unequivocally pass a test; a project worth pursuing must either lead to advances through its strong clinical relevance to the practice of women’s health or to policies related to women’s health.

Dr. McLean not only shows excellence in research but demonstrates outstanding mentorship skills and strong relationships with the local community; she is a leader in advocating for women’s health.

Visit her website here http://mfmlab.ca/ and check out her lab social media accounts too!

Cat Czyrnyj, Ph.D. Candidate

Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa

Catriona obtained her B.A.Sc. in 2014 in Mechanical Engineering and has been working in the MFM Lab since November 2015, where she completed her Master’s thesis in 2017. Catriona is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (expected 2020) under Drs. Linda McLean and Michel Labrosse, and her research focus is on biomedical imaging, tissue mechanics, and biomechanics of the female urogenital system.

Visit the Motor Function Measurement Laboratory website and social media to read more about Cat and here research! http://mfmlab.ca/ 

Jada Watson, Ph.D.

Music, Information Studies, and Digital Humanities, University of Ottawa

Jada Watson is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa, where she teaches in Music, Information Studies and the Digital Humanities. She is the Coordinator of Digital Humanities for the Faculty of Arts. Her research program, SongData, explores the potential of using music industry data to learn more about how popular music genres form, develop, and evolve over time, with an interest in issues related to gender, race, class and politics. Her team is developing approaches for using information about songs and artists to explore the connections between musicians and the broader socio-cultural and institutional frameworks that govern genres. This research has been funded by two grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Dr. Watson’s recent work on gender representation on country music radio was cited a major source in a brief prepared by legal counsel for the musicFirst Coalition and Future of Music Coalition that was submitted to the US Federal Communications Commission in response to the National Association of Broadcaster’s proposal for further deregulations on radio in May 2019. In December, the Grammy Recording Academy’s Task Force for Inclusion and Diversity in the popular music industry cited her work in their public report and recommendations. Most recently, she was invited to participate in CMT’s EqualPlay Campaign, producing some of the research used as a central piece of the organization’s initiative.

Her research has appeared in The Journal of the Society for American Music, American Music, Popular Music, and Music, Sound and the Moving Image. She also has chapters in The Oxford Handbook to Country Music and The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter.

Andrea Reid, Ph.D. Candidate

Conservation Biology and Indigenous Fisheries, Carleton University

Andrea Reid is an Indigenous fisheries scientist and conservation biologist based in Canada. In January 2021, she will be joining the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries as an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Fisheries Science.

Andrea combines ecological and social science methodologies, adopting an integrative approach to complex fisheries questions. She belongs to the Nisga’a Nation on British Columbia’s North Coast and has significant experience with Indigenous fisheries communities, practices, perspectives and issues in British Columbia as well as around the world (East Africa, Oceania and Southeast Asia).

Andrea holds a B.Sc. in Environment and a M.Sc. in Biology from McGill University. She is currently co-supervised between Carleton University and the University of British Columbia for her Ph.D. in Biology centered on Pacific salmon fisheries and conservation. Her research and outreach are supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Royal Canadian Geographical Society and National Geographic Society.

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