Rima Brek - Rima is a founding member of Ubisoft Toronto and a veteran Ubisoft team member, joining the company in 1998. As Head of Technology, Rima leads all technology development and manages the programming, AI, engine, middleware and software teams at Ubisoft Toronto. Prior to joining Ubisoft Toronto, Rima worked at Ubisoft Montreal as the Software Lead for the Technology Group. Rima has also worked on the programming and development teams of many hit games including Splinter Cell: Conviction, Rainbow Six Vegas, and Rainbow Six Black Arrow. Rima graduated from McGill University with a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering.
Dianna Cowern - Dianna is a science communicator and educator. She received her degree in physics from MIT and completed a post-baccalaureate fellowship in astrophysics at Harvard. She then worked on mobile applications as a software engineer at General Electric before beginning a position at the University of California, San Diego as a physics outreach coordinator. She is the primary content creator for her educational YouTube channel, Physics Girl.
Following the keynote address, students will be given an opportunity to engage in a panel discussion with women that are currently involved in careers using science. The panel will discuss why they chose to pursue a career in science, the challenges they have faced, and the rewards of their chosen careers. Participants will be given a unique opportunity to ask questions of the mentors during the panel discussion.
Attendees will have an opportunity to engage in discussion with women in STEM careers in small groups.
WHO IS THE CONFERENCE FOR?
The conference is open to all young women currently attending high school.
how to attend
Registration for the 2015 Conference is now full. To join the waiting list, please download the Conference Registration Form, complete and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If a spot opens up, you will be notified.
conference schedule (subject to change)
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