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INWED Breakfast Event: Feminism, The ‘F-word’ in Engineering, it’s not Just About Women

Hosted by the Victoria Branch

Friday, June 23, 2023
7:00 AM–9:30 AM Pacific Time
Inn At Laurel Point 680 Montreal St Victoria BC V8V 1Z8
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Registration deadline is June 19, 2023 at 11:56 pm.

Event Details


Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $35.00 + GST = $36.75

Non-Registrant Price: $35.00 + GST = $36.75

Student Price: $35.00 + GST = $36.75


For more information on this event, please contact the Victoria Branch Chair.

Event Description

Join the Victoria Branch for its live International Women in Engineering Day Breakfast Meeting! Anyone that is interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) is most welcome.

About the Event

Event Description

This live event provides both an opportunity to network with fellow engineers and geoscientists and their guests at the Laurel Point Inn in downtown Victoria, in recognition of the International Women in Engineering Day and hear Dr. Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst, Past President of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, speak on "Feminism, The ‘F-word’ in Engineering: it’s not Just About Women". Dr. Tarnai-Lokhorst will discuss how feminism has changed over the last century and a half, and what we need to know today. This is an invitational discussion on the four waves that touches on the tales of the hero and the heroine.

Event Schedule

  • 7:00 AM: Registration opens
  • 7:30 AM: Breakfast and networking buffet
  • 8:00 AM: Program begins
  • 8:30 AM: Breakfast buffet closes
  • 9:30 AM: Program ends

Presenter Bio

Katherina V Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), B.A.Sc., MBA, DSocSci (she/her)

Katherina’s influence as a role model for women in engineering and physical sciences crosses disciplines and international boundaries: an award-winning educator in mechanical engineering, she has collaborated with scholars and industry representatives around the globe. Katherina lives an authentically transdisciplinary life, applying her deep understanding of the impact of technology on society and her passion for making the world a better place to co-create an engineering culture where each and every person feels they belong, feels welcome to follow their path and feels free to fulfill their calling. Katherina participates on multiple boards including the Degree Quality Assessment Board for the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, the Artisanal Gold Council, the UBC Alumni Advisory Council and as Board Chair of The BC Association for Living Mindfully.

Parking Instructions

On-site pay parking Parking available at the Robbins Parking lot on Quebec Street near Montreal Road. Limited street parking is available.

Note: Should you experience any COVID-19 symptoms or any other symptoms of communicable disease (cold, flu, etc.) such as cough, sore throat, runny nose, fever, chills, etc., please refrain from attending the meeting. Individuals who believe they have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 should carefully monitor for symptoms and are to refrain from attending the meeting.