Industry Mixer Recap: Helping make the Nano community a bit WISER

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Carissa Ouellette and Andrew Myles representing the Nanotechnology Research Centre at the WISER Industry Mixer in Edmonton on November 21, 2019.

Two Nanotechnology Research Centre employees – Andrew Myles, Director of R&D, and Carissa Ouellette, Technical Officer – attended and hosted a booth at the WISER (Women in Science, Engineering & Research) Industry Mixer 2019 event in Edmonton on November 21. The event brought together science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals from industry and government and was hosted by WISER, an organization that supports the retention and advancement of everyone in STEM careers.

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#LETSTALK Mental Health Workshop: Recap

Did you know 1 in 5 Canadians personally experience a mental health problem or illness, in any given year? Maybe you know someone – a friend, family member, colleague, or spouse – who struggles with mental health issues and challenges.

On September 26, 2019, WiSER provided a platform to students, professionals, and the wider university community to discuss challenges, triumphs, and stigmas, all on the topic of mental health. #LetsTalk Mental Health was the first in a series of WiSER’s professional development events – it was only fitting to begin with a topic that affects people of all walks of life, in all disciplines. 

Image depicting the five panelists: Sophie Gray, Jamie Bay, Raffela Manusco, Jasmine Bajwa, and Dr. Jacqueline P. Leighton.
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