Derek Robinson: Marilyn Lomax, "... Shift Chemical Maintainer in the Chemistry department and covers all areas of the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station pertaining to chemistry."
Jessica Ciccarelli: Lindsaye Akhurst, "Animal Health Technologist with Marine Rescue in Vancouver, BC."
Jessica Hodson: Roberta Tremain, "... was the first woman to graduate from the Hamilton Institute of Technology (HIT) in 1961. HIT was the predecessor to Mohawk College."
Katleen Moniz: Winnie Tsang, "Software Development Engineer at Microsoft"
Karen Evans: Cheryl Jensen, "Cheryl Jensen is Mohawk’s Vice President, Academic. Cheryl was instrumental in the development and launch of Canada’s first Bachelor of Technology collaborative degree program with McMaster University and the award-winning Hydro One – College Consortium. Cheryl also led the $27 million transformation of the Mohawk STARRT Institute for Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Research, Resources and Training."
Karzan Kadir: Sonya Pump, "Senior Metallurgical Specialist at ArcelorMittal Dofasco"
Megan Waldick: Kim Bevington, "Acting Captain of the Burlington Fire Department and co-ordinator of Burlington Female Firefighter in Training (B-FFIT) program, a high school program for girls to see what being a firefighter is like."
Michael Hollohan: Jessica Bobiak, "... currently attending Mohawk for Building Renovations and has been a Realtor for 8 years."
Nicolas Miranda: Denise Serafin, "CADD Specialist, Region of Halton/Mohawk College/Oakville/Hamilton"
Nichole Parks: Christine Mann, "Waterloo sound and lighting technician, organizes concerts and conventions setting up lights, wiring, cameras and stages."
Rebecca Cranston: Jamie McMillan, "an ironworker from Hamilton, Ontario, decided she wanted to help other women in the trades through support and mentorship. Journeyman was born and is now an initiative of Canada’s Building Trades Unions."
Robbie Daigneault: Dr. Samantha Nutt, "... is a physician with more than sixteen years of experience working in war zones. She is founder and Executive Director of War Child Canada."
Russell Mccalman: Jad Popovic, "Recently retired, Jad was previously with Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd at Sheridan Park for 33 years. During her time there, she was involved with Control Engineering and training of the technical staff."
Sarah Johnson: Julie Payette, "... is a Canadian engineer and astronaut. Payette has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, logging more than 25 days in space. She served as Chief Astronaut for the CSA, and has served in other roles for both NASA and CSA, such as CAPCOM."
Shanna O'Shea: Dr. Mary Wells, "... is a Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering professor at Waterloo University. She is also chair of the Waterloo Engineering Women in Engineering (WiE) committee where she helps to encourage women to consider the engineering profession."
There will not be a class on the first Monday of our new semester due to Winter Orientation Day. However, you can prepare for our next class by doing a few of things in advance of our getting together on Monday, January 14th:
1.) Go to illustrationfriday.com and sign up for the free email notification (click the "Subscribe" button at the top centre of the IF homepage). Read the "About" section of the website so you'll understand what we'll be participating in.
2.) Go to flickr.com and sign up for a free account.
3.) Go to blogger.com and sign up for a free blogger blog (no, wordpress or other blogging platforms are not acceptable). You don't need to begin blogging yet - just get signed up so you're ready to go!
If you manage to complete all these steps I think it'll give you a pretty good idea of what we'll be doing this semester in MDI. You'll also have a head start over those who choose to wait until Week 2 (less work for you then, as assignments begin piling up in all your courses).
Here are some excellent blogs created by past students who have since graduated to inspire you: