You are cordially invited to participate in Mohandes Monthly gathering on Sep 7th. This gathering is a unique panel discussion featuring three Iranian Canadian female professors in Ontario universities. The event will showcase the role of Iranian women in academia specially in the fields of Science and Engineering. Our panelists will address some of the challenges they have faced as female engineer/professor during their career.
Also in this gathering, a certificate of appreciation will be presented to Mr Habib Shafai, a long term member of Mohandes for his outstanding volunteer service to Kanoon Mohandes since its foundation in 1988. Mr Shafai is a graduate of Mining Engineering from School of Engineering (Fanni), Tehran University in 1956. His last position in Iran was the deputy minister of industries and mining before coming to Canada.
Biography of the panelists:
Armaghan Salehian received her B.Sc. in mechanical engineering, solids design, from Sharif University of Technology. After receiving her degree, she started her first job as an oil and gas industrial equipment design engineer in Iran before she started her graduate studies at the University of Tehran. She obtained her first Master of Science degree in 2000. In the fall of 2001, she moved to United States where she received a second Master of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA, in 2003. She then started her doctoral research in the fall of 2004 at the Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (CIMSS) at Virginia Tech where she worked on several projects funded by NASA, National Institute of Aerospace and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the USA. She was also a recipient of a USA-National Science Foundation, (NSF-AdvanceVT), postdoctoral fellowship before she joined the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department at the University of Waterloo in 2008. She is currently an Associate Professor in this department.
Zohreh Shahbazi is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream at the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences and the Centre for Teaching and Learning of the University of Toronto Scarborough. She is also the Coordinator of the Math and Stats Learning Centre. She obtained her Ph.D. in pure mathematics from the University of Toronto in 2004, and received the City of Toronto Women in Mathematics Award in 2000 and GMW Women in Science and Mathematics Award in 2001. Her research interest is in the fields of Symplectic Geometry and Mathematics Education.
Farimah received her B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, M.B.A. from Sharif University of Technology and PhD of Management from McMaster University. She now teaches at Business School of Wilfrid Laurier University. Her primary research interest is evidence-based management, with a particular focus on the actionability of management research and evidence-based decision making. Not only are these topics of interest to academics in the field, they are also critical for enhancing the professionalism of the management discipline and empowering managers to make evidence-informed decisions with a higher probability of effectiveness and success.