Industry Crawl 2018

You are cordially invited to Industry Crawl 2018!

Date: May 25, 2018

Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm


Register by May 11th on Eventbrite to secure your space!

This whole day event will include tours of several companies at the Edmonton Research Park, and will provide the opportunity for WISER members to network and discover new potential paths to success.

Everyone is welcome at this event, however, the focus will be at graduate students, recent graduates, new professionals (e.g., under employed), and professionals looking to re-engage (e.g., mothers looking to get back to work).


8:30am – 10:00am

ATC: speakers, snack/coffee break, tour

10:00am – 11:30am

C-FER: presentation and tour

11:30am – 12:45pm

LUNCH: provided by ATC

1:00pm – 2:30pm

ACAMP and Micralyne: presentation and tour

2:45pm – 3:30pm

Quantiam: tour

3:30 – 4:00pm

ATC: Wrap-up




April 2018: Championing Diversity and Challenging Unconscious Bias


Championing Diversity and Challenging Unconscious Bias

“Standing together as women in Edmonton”

We’ve all been there. That awkward moment when a coworker makes a racist joke. Or when you see others judging your friend with the headscarf. Or your team laughs off a co-worker because they couldn’t understand the content underneath a heavy accent. Ugh. Maybe you freeze. Maybe you’ve perfected a snarky comeback. Or maybe, just maybe, you don’t say anything because you don’t want to rock the boat

Many organizations are seeking ways to promote equality at all levels, including senior leadership. As with any change, this transition to equity has occurred (really) slowly. And frankly, so too have our attitudes and behaviours. At this event, we will explore how we can better understand the challenges due to unconscious bias (whether they are subtle or unintended) and discuss its impact on professionals including women of diverse backgrounds.

This What I Wish I Knew x WISER event addresses how we support professional minority women in the workplace. Yes, diversity and inclusion policies are critical, but it’s just as important that we stand up for each other in those small, awkward moments. So if you’re tired of the ebonics, fist-pumps or comments on your gal pal’s hijab, then we hope you’ll join us as we walk through the practical, everyday advice on how to be an ally at work.

Panelists include:

  • Shana Dion, Assistant Dean/ First Nations and Inuit Students, University of Alberta
  • Anna- Maria LeMaistre, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, Enbridge
  • Rebecca Smillie, Community Investment Strategist
  • Dr. Ania Ulrich, Dean of Outreach Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta

*Additional panelist information can be found here

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Location: 8th floor, Donadeo Innovation Center for Engineering, University of Alberta
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM, doors open at 5:30 PM

Register Here Today – $$FREE

Doors open at 5:30 PM. Space is limited and tickets sell fast. Invite your friends and get your tickets today!

What I Wish I Knew is an event series that offers very, VERY practical advice for young female professionals. Whether it’s navigating traditional or sexist workplaces, or just simple get-‘er-done advice, we’ve got you.

For more information visit #iWishiKnewYEG

Communications Workshop

Looking for a way to increase your personal and career success? Effective communication is the definitive key. For all graduate students and early-career professionals, join #WISER on Feb 24 for a 4-hour practical workshop on Assertive Communication & Listening! Click on the link below to register:

Job opportunity with City of Edmonton