uOttawa WISE Coffee Social

Take a break from cramming for midterms and join us for our first WISE coffee social of the fall semester! Come on down to STE 5084 this Thursday, October 30th between 10 – 11:30 am to catch up with the other ladies of WISE and hear about the exciting events we have planned for the upcoming term. As usual, FREE refreshments and baked goodies will be provided. Bring your friends, and hope to see you there!


WISE Annual Meet and Greet


Let’s start this year off with a great opportunity; to attend the WISE annual meet and greet at Carleton University, co-hosted by Women in Science and Engineering – Ottawa Chapter!

Women in Science and Engineering – Ottawa Chapter is hosting a Meet and Greet Event this Wednesday, October 1st @ 6pm to 8pm. It will be located at Carleton University. It will be located in the Mackenzie Building (ME) room 4356. (http://carleton.ca/campus/map/)

“For our annual meet and greet event, we’ll see new faces, cultivate relationships and share insights about our professional journeys as WISE. The format for the evening builds upon your call for more informal mentoring opportunities. Judith Lockwood of Farrington, Lockwood Company Limited, Gina Courtland of Lundy Construction and other guest group leaders will tell us about how they were championed along the way to achieve their professional goals. Their stories will spark up some conversations, and we’ll all be wiser for spending the evening together. Light snacks and beverages will be served.”

Admission: Free!

HERE is the link too the Facebook Event that was hosted by Carleton University Women in Science and Engineering (CU-WISE).

Hope to see everyone there!

Dr. Frize’s Book Presentation

uOttawa WISE is a branch of WISE Ottawa, which is hosting an evening of learning
and inspiration going back to our roots. Professor and Dr. Monique Frize,
one of WISE Ottawa’s pioneers, will be speaking about the amazing life of
Laura Bassi, an esteemed 18th Century Bolognese scientist and professor
who completed over 60 theses. Dr. Frize’s presentation will be based on
her book about Laura Bassi, including research done by Dr. Gabriella
Berti-Logan, to whom the book is dedicated. Join us to celebrate a female
visionary and how her legacy has helped forge opportunities and choices for
all women in science and engineering.

Wine and cheese will be served and
Dr. Frize’s book will also be available for sale.
There is no admission fee.

Date and Time: April 15, 2014; 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 523 St. Anthony St., Ottawa
Please RSVP to ariadni@kymalaw.com by April 11,2014

WISE Mentorship Information Night this Wednesday

WISE Ottawa together with its partners is working to establish a mentorship program for local students and professional women. Come join us to learn more about this initiative focused on helping women in science and engineering build connections, learn from each other and develop their unique styles of leadership for the present and future. As part of our evening, Tina Crouse of the Women in Leadership Foundation’s Ottawa Chapter will tell us about the WIL’s recognized experience supporting the professional development of women through mentorship and leadership programming.

Light snacks and beverages will be served.
There is no admission fee!

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Location: Mackenzie (ME) 4365, Carleton University

Please RSVP to ariadni@kymalaw.com

Visit the WISE Ottawa website:


Vous êtes invités à une soirée WISE (Women in Science and Engineering).
Avec ces partenaires, WISE Ottawa travaille à établir un programme de mentorat pour les étudiantes et les femmes qui travaillent dans le domaine du génie et des sciences. Venez vous joindre à nous pour en savoir plus sur ce programme. L’invité Tina Crouse du Women in Leadership Foundation va partager ces expériences dans ce domaine.

Des collations et des boissons seront servis.
Entrée gratuit.

Le date: le mecredi 19 mars 2014
Le temps: 17h30 à 19h30
L’addresse: Mackenzie (ME) 4365, L’Université Carleton

RSVP à: ariadni@kymalaw.com

Le site web de WISE Ottawa : http://www.wise-ottawa.com

Call for WiSE Exec Applications!

Hi Ladies!


We are once again looking for another executive team for the 2013-2014 school year. As a member of the WISE team you will work to educate the women at the University of Ottawa about the opportunities available for women in STEM as well as help build a community for the women at the University of Ottawa in STEM fields.


The following positions are available on the executive:

  • Co-President
  • VP Finance
  • VP Communications
  • VP Social (x2)
  • VP Outreach

If you are interested in applying to one of these positions please send a 200-300 word application detailing the position you would like to hold in the upcoming year as well as why you would like to be a member of the WISE executive and your relevant qualifications to wise@uottawa.ca


Applications are due on September 3rd, 2013 at midnight.  Further details of the duties of the executive members are outlined below.


The duties of the Co-President:

  1. Oversee the other members of the executive in fulfilling their responsibilities;
  2. Chair all meetings
  3. Prepare the agenda for meetings of the Executive Committee and assemblies.
  4. Act as the official representative of uOttawa WISE
  5. Maintain the communication channel between the executives and the members by exchanging any ideas or proposition to keep active rule for uOttawa WISE
  6. Act as one of the signing officers for the club as defined by the SFUO
  7. Supervise generally the affairs of uOttawa WISE 


The duties of the VP Finance:

  1. Prepare an annual budget as proposed by the Executive Committee;
  2. Responsible for the collection and dispensation of monies and receipts in accordance with the financial policies of the association, including the depositing and withdrawing of monies from banks provided that cheques are signed by one (1) of the signing officers;
  3. To submit a detailed Expense Claim form to the SFUO after events and return unused funds, and collect receipts.
  4. Give a concise financial statement of uOttawa WISE at the annual general assembly if necessary
  5. Act as one of the signing officers for the club as defined by the SFUO


The duties of the VP Communications:

  1. Preside over meetings of the Executive Committee if the President is unable to;
  2. Ensure the proper and adequate recording of the minutes of all meetings of the Executive Committee and the Assemblies;
  3. Maintain uOttawa WISE’s online presence
  4. Post the advertisements received from WISE Ottawa or associated organizations by mail at the uOttawa WISE bulletin  


The duties of the VP Social(s):

  1. Propose and arrange uOttawa WISE activities.
  2. Assign duties for other executives for help in uOttawa WISE activities and call for member volunteers when needed.
  3. Liaise with the SFUO and act as contact person from uOttawa WISE


The duties of the VP Outreach:

  1. Propose and arrange uOttawa WISE outreach events
  2. Seek partners for uOttawa WISE outreach events and sponsors
  3. Liaise with speakers from outside the University.
  4. Liaise with the SSA (Science Student Association) and ESS (Engineering Student Society)
  5. Seek partners from within the University for uOttawa WISE events, seminars, etc.
  6. Liaise with speakers from within the University

2nd Inspiring Women Series with Dr. Isabelle Catellas



Hello ladies (and assorted gents)!

uOttawaWISE will be having our second awesome Inspiring Women Series speaker of the year lined up.

Dr. Isabelle Catelas received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Engineering at the University of Technology of Compiègne in France in 1995, her Master’s degree at Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal in 1997, and her Ph.D. at McGill University in 2002, the latter two in Biomedical Engineering.

Professor Catelas joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa in May 2008, with a cross-appointment at the Faculty of Medicine. As a Canada Research Chair holder (Tier II), in “Bioengineering in Orthopaedics”, her research interests include the study of implant wear particles, their biological effects and possible approaches to modulate these effects, as well as bone regeneration.

Dr. Catelas will be talking mainly about her career path, and will touch lightly on her work in the research field.
She will be speaking about various aspects of her experiences from her position as a faculty member at uOttawa, to her experience in Vienna, establishing a cell biology laboratory.

Join us Wednesday, December 5th in STE5084 (conference room) at 6:30pm for what will undoubtedly be another fantastic evening.

There will also be yummy catering from Ottawa’s own Whattasandwich!

Bring your friends and see you all there!


Bonjour mesdemoiselles et à tous!

Le groupe WISE de l’Université d’Ottawa présentera notre deuxième conférence de la Série des Femmes Inspirantes de l’année.

Dr. Isabelle Catelas reçu son baccalauréat en génie biologique de l’Université de technologie de Compiègne en France en 1995. De plus, elle reçu sa maitrise de l’école Polytechnique de Montréal en 1997 et finalement elle acheva son doctorat à l’université de McGill en 2002, ces dernières étapes de sa carrière universitaire se firent dans le domaine du génie biomédicale.

Professeur Catelas se joignit au département du Génie Mécanique ici à l’Université d’Ottawa en 2008 avec une nomination à la Faculté de médecine.

Étant titulaire d’un poste en tant que Chaire de Recherche Canada (Tière II), en ‘‘Biogénie en orthopédie’’ Ses recherches comprennent l’étude des particules d’usure d’implants, leurs effets biologiques ainsi que les différentes méthodes afin de moduler ces effets, et puis la régénération osseuse.

Dr. Catelas nous fera part de son expérience de travail et de vie incluant un peu d’informations sur les projets qu’elle entreprit en recherche et puis sur d’autres niveau tel que son temps à Vienne, en Autriche, essayant d’établir un laboratoire de biologie cellulaire.

Joignez-vous à nous lors de cette présentation qui sera sans aucun doute un grand succès, Ce mercredi 4 Décembre à STE5084 (salle de conférence) à 18h30.

Il y aura aussi des collations délicieuses fournies par Whattasandwich!

Invitez vos amis et nous espérons vous voir en grand nombre!

Don’t forget to stay connected:

Facebook Group: Women in Science and Engineering (uOttawa)


Twitter: @uOttawaWISE

Email: wise@uottawa.ca