News from At Guelph, April 25, 2007
Engineer To Give Plenary Talk at RSC Conference
Prof. Valerie Davidson, Engineering, holder of the NSERC/HP Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), will give a plenary lecture in Edmonton May 3 at the Royal Society of Canada conference on "Rooms of Their Own: Women in the Knowledge Economy and Society." Her topic is "Outside of Our Rooms: Networking Across the Academy." Davidson will also discuss "What Makes a Department Friendly for Female undergraduate and Graduate Students?" at a workshop organized by the five NSERC WISE chairs.
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NSERC and Hewlett Packard Canada awarded a Chair for Women in Science and Engineering to Dr. Davidson. The 5 year Chair position (2003 - 2008) will give Dr. Davidson the opportunity to increase participation of females in science and engineering and provide role models for women considering careers in these fields. more.......