Inclusivity in STEM Conference




January 22, 2020

Alt Hotel, Saskatoon

Individuals working in STEM fields can often face gender, race, or sexual orientation barriers, yet successful organizations are more competitive and innovative when they focus on workplace diversity. During this full day conference keynote speakers and panelists will address how to identify and breakdown these barriers to attract and retain more diverse talent in STEM positions.  

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Alt Hotel 

6:30 - 7:00pm

Networking Event - Registration

7:00 - 9:00pm Networking Event 
Sponsored by Catterall & Wright


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

7:45 - 8:30am

Breakfast / Registration
Sponsored by KGS Group

8:30 - 9:00am

Opening Keynote

Nancy Inglis, P.Eng., PMP, Chair of ACEC-SK Board of Directors


Keynote Speaker

Gabrielle Gascon, Manager at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)


Sponsored by PINTER & Associates Ltd



Panel Discussion (Sharing Experiences)

Panelists will share their experiences and insights into STEM Inclusivity

  • Kerri Walker, B.Sc EP, Division Manager - Environmental, McElhanney
  • Joanna Ussleman, Structural Manager, Engcomp
  • Krystyna Kotowski, M.Sc., P.Eng. CCCA, EUR. ING, Sr. Project Management Engineer Saskatoon Water, City of Saskatoon
  • Dr. Gale Russell, Associate Professor of Secondary Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina




Keynote Speaker

Jocelyn Peltier-Huntley BSc, MSc, Lecturer for the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan

1:00 – 2:15pm

Panel Discussion (Sharing Solutions)

  • Gary Bosgoed - President of Bosgoed Project Consultants Ltd. He helped to establish the Canadian Aboriginal Science and Engineering Association (CASEA). CASEA is a non-profit organization that seeks to increase the number of Indigenous scientists and engineers in Canada.
  • Carole Tink - Director of Technology & Digital Innovation at the City of Regina. Carole is a committed member of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, a group that works together to promote, educate and implement diversity and inclusion in the City’s corporate culture.
  • Sarah Cameron - Chief Human Resources Officer for the City of Saskatoon
  • Kristen Darr - Director, Health, Safety & Environment with SaskEnergy

2:15 – 2:45pm


Sponsored by AECOM Canada Ltd

2:45 – 3:45pm

Keynote Speaker

Laurie Rousseau-Nepton - Resident astronomer at the Canada-France-Hawaii Observatory and a
postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii. First indigenous woman in Quebec to obtain a PhD in astrophysics.

3:45 – 4:00pm

Closing Remarks





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