June 2019

Getting What You Want Out of Your Career

International Women in Engineering Day

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is full. For space availability, you may contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Monday, June 24, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
Location: Coast Hotels - 146 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC

There is ample parking in the underground parkade. Entrance is just past the hotel/restaurant front door.
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Event Price: $26.00 + GST = $27.30
Student Price: $15.00 + GST = $15.75

Registration includes a hot buffet breakfast, tea, and coffee. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. Please let us know when you register if you have dietary restrictions.

If you have questions, please contact Bridget Cassidy or Christine Reimer at [email protected].

Implicit Bias (also known as Unconscious Bias) are the stereotypes and expectations we have learned throughout our lives based on what we have been exposed to in our environment. They are the lens through which we see the world and influence many aspects of our behaviour as they act as our "gut" assumptions and are so deeply ingrained that they are automatic. This workshop will help you understand how to navigate common biases (spoiler alert: both your employers and yours) to improve your career trajectory at key points, including hiring and negotiations. Bring the hiring manager from your organization so that they can learn techniques to help improve their success in diverse applications pools and hiring quality. There will be learning, talking, fun and door prizes!


  • 7:00 AM–7:30 AM: Registration and networking
  • 7:30 AM–8:45 AM: Breakfast and presentation
  • 8:45 AM–9:00 AM: Questions and door prizes
  • 9:00 AM: Special Guest presentation and door prizes
  • 9:30 AM: Closing


Dr.Lesley Shannon, P.Eng.

Associate Professor, Simon Fraser Univeristy

The Victoria Branch is excited to welcome back Lesley Shannon, Associate Professor in the SFU School of Engineering Science. Lesley completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of New Brunswick in electrical engineering, computer option, and her master’s and PhD at the University of Toronto with Research Interests in Computing System Design. She holds the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for BC and Yukon, which runs the WWEST program.


  • Guest/Non-member Registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, you can register online by quickly creating a 'Non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
  • Photography Disclaimer: Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia will take photographs at this event and may use those in our news or promotional material in print, electronic, or other media, including our website. By attending this event, you grant Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes. Should you wish to avoid being photographed, please notify an event volunteer at the onsite event registration desk.
  • Alcohol Disclaimer: This event is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.

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