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Nov 15 – IEEE Women in Engineering presents “An Engineer’s Journey Part II”

The IEEE Women in Engineering is proud to present the second talk on the series of “An Engineer’s Journey”. Our special guest for the evening will be Prof. Tyseer Aboulnasr dean of the faculty of applied science and professor of electrical engineering at the University of British Columbia. Join us for an evening of networking and to hear Prof. Aboulnasr’s story on her journey in pathway to success.

Lecture Title: An Engineer’s Journey Part II

Date: Nov 15, 2010

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Place: Room 1500 (refreshments will be provided) Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3

Speaker’s Biography:

Tyseer Aboulnasr is currently Dean of The Faculty of Applied Science and Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Aboulnasr received the Bachelor of Engineering degree from Cairo University, Egypt and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Queen’s University all in Electrical Engineering. She was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at University of Ottawa from 1998–2004 and Associate Dean (Academic) from 1996– 1998. She chaired the Council of Ontario Deans of Engineering from 2001–2002.

Dr. Aboulnasr received the Ottawa-Carleton YWCA Women of Distinction Award

(Education) in 1999 and was elected Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2002 and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2003. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in Ottawa in 2001. She received her highest honour in 2005 when she was named a 2004 recipient of the Order of Ontario. Dr Aboulnasr’s research is in the area of digital signal processing. She has taught a variety of undergraduate courses in English and in French, as well as graduate courses and short courses for industry. She has developed and taught a successful course on professional practice of engineering highlighting all non-technical skills and knowledge needed by engineers as well as their responsibility towards society.

On the personal side, Dr. Aboulnasr has three adult children. She is a first-degree Black Belt in Taekwon Do and a motorcyclist. She is actively involved in community groups aimed at building bridges and fostering understanding amongst Canadians of different backgrounds.

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