- 5:00 PM: Event Start
- 5:10 PM: Mix and Mingle Breakout Rooms
- 6:00 PM: Presentations by Mentor of the Year Award Recipient and mentee
- 6:45 PM: Q&A
- 7:00 PM: Event Ends
Founder, Woman of Action
Deyanira (Deya) is an experienced professional engineer, certified and designated Project Manager, and Woman of Action. Her motto is “making the impossible possible”. Deya has worked in diverse areas such as ethanol fuel research and production, infrastructure and residential construction, and motivational speaking on personal productivity. She is the first published Mexican woman to complete a continuous 2-year return motorcycle journey through the Americas, doing research in 16 countries. She supports underprivileged girls and is a social equity advocate for women and immigrants.
Deya’s other role through Woman of Action supports marginalized female engineers to maximize their strengths and utilize their engineering talents through offering supervision of their work towards their own professional engineering designation. She believes in leaving a place better than she found it and is noted for being tenacious, organized, collaborative, and an engaging facilitator.
Deya believes in living small and with less, alternative energies, and prioritizing physical and mental health. Deyanira is one of the 250 Canadians selected to be a part of the 2020 Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference where candidates bring their skills and expertise to “help shape Canadians’ responses to upcoming challenges” and was recently recognized as the recipient of the Mentor of the Year Award by Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Water and Tailings Engineer, Agnico Eagle Mines
Nicole Brisson is dynamic, engaging, and an engineer with a promising and exciting career. Nicole studied at Queen’s University, acquiring an undergraduate degree in geological engineering and her P.Eng. status in 2020.
Now working for Agnico Eagle Mines, she spends half of her time developing an exciting new gold mine project in Nunavut. When not working, you can find her in Vancouver enjoying the mountains and ocean, whether she is kayaking, skiing, hiking, biking or climbing. She is also currently volunteering for the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division Executive.