International Women’s Day

Posted on 2015-03-06

International Women’s Day
Courage and Perseverance: Today’s Female Engineers”

Montreal, February 17, 2015 - The National Congress of Italian-Canadians (Québec ) invites you to participate in a conference to celebrate the sixth edition of International Women’s Day at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre (8370, boul. Lacordaire), in Montreal.

This year’s theme is entitled, Courage and Perseverance: Today’s Female Engineers”. This event will include speakers who have preserved their cultural traditions in Québec society, while building their careers in the field of engineering. The conference will be held on March 8th, from 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Piccolo Teatro.  The guest speakers are:

Dr. Marta Cerruti, Eng. PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Materials and Mining, Canada Research Chair in "bio-synthetic interfaces" since October 2011; she earned her doctorate in chemistry at the University of Turin.

Dr. Nathalie Tufenkji, Eng. PhD, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University; she obtained her PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University.

Dr. Nadia Ghazzali, Rector of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, General Secretary of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists and member of the international jury of L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science (2014).

The moderator for the conference is Sabrina Marandola, journalist with CBC Radio & television and Panoram Italia magazine.  A cocktail will follow the conference.

In addition, a sculpture exhibit will be presented by professional female artists of diverse backgrounds from March 6th to 8th, 2015, from 1:00pm-5:00pm in the Piazzetta. The featured artists will be Stella Pace (Italy), Carolina Echeverria (Chile), Natasha Smoke Santiago (Iroquois), and Marie France Bertrand (Québec). Admission is free for all the activities.

We invite you to join us for this memorable occasion. For more information and/or to reserve your place, please contact us by telephone at 514-279-6357 or by e-mail: info@italcongresso.qc.ca.

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INFORMATION:
National Congress of Italian-Canadians (Québec)
T. 514-279-6357 
info@italcongresso.qc.ca



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