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Leveraging the Brilliance and Energy of African Women in Engineering and Math

Join our distinguished panel of engineers and mathematicians as we mark the International Day for Women and Girls in Science and Black History Month.


  • Bai Bintou Kaira, P.Eng Operations Team Leader | MBA Candidate ’23, USC Marshall | Co-founder | Inclusion and Belonging Leader
  • Comfort Mintah, PhD, Lecturer Mathematics University of Waterloo
  • Prof. Elsie Effah Kaufmann, Founding Head of the Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics at the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana and Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Ghana
  • Theresa Nyabeze, P.Eng, Senior Specialist Mine Engineering, Mineral Resource Mineral Reserve Governance, Co-Chair at Diversity & Inclusion Committee - Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum

Moderator:  Iretomiwa Olukiyesi, P.Eng, FEC, Founding Director of Black Engineers of Canada

Hosted by:  The Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

In partnership with the Laurier Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, The Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and MS2Discovery Institute.

Date and Time:  February 11, 2022 | 4 pm (EST)

Location:  Online

Free Event | All Welcome | Register Here

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