July 23, 2015

Dinner with Industry



WiSE is excited to announce that our annual Dinner with Industry will be taking place on Saturday, March 25th from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM at The University Club. This year, DWI will be running in person and we are so excited to see you there! The theme for this year’s DWI is “BROADENING HORIZONS”. Each speaker will be sharing their path from their undergraduate education to their current career, emphasizing how your undergraduate days do not put you in a box for your future endeavours. 

Check out our Instagram @queenswise for speaker reveals and raffle prizes, and click here to buy tickets!


Dinner with Industry 2022 was a great success. We heard from our 5 amazing speakers who all shared their experiences with change and the importance of adaptability and resilience. Delegates had the opportunity to speak with our esteemed speakers in break out rooms giving them the opportunity to ask questions, network, and learn more about the industries that they are interested in. We are so grateful for all of the delegates that joined us and we hope that they enjoyed their Charcuterie Boxes from the Cheesy Pear!

The theme for this year’s Dinner with Industry was “Ever Changing.” In a world that is ever-changing and adapting, with new challenges and new advancements, the industries we exist in need to change as well. Ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change, and a changing technological landscape, the world does not look the same as it did 50 years, 10 years, and 2 years ago. This year,  Dinner with Industry focused on the adaptability and resilience necessary to continue to succeed and lead in an ever-changing world.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank our sponsor Isaac Consulting. Isaac specializes in hands-on, front-line operational and financial performance improvement. Their team of experienced, highly qualified engineers works closely with companies to improve their operations and supply chain.

 2021’s DWI was a virtual networking event celebrating BIPOC women in science and engineering, sponsored by Vector Construction!

Here is a recording of 2021’s event:

DWI brings students together to connect with female professionals from industry and academia that have diverse backgrounds in science and engineering. This year, our annual event included intriguing speakers, recent graduate students moderating breakout rooms, small breakout rooms for networking with our speakers and a complimentary Uber Eats gift card! Last year’s theme aims to highlight Black, Indigenous, and people of colour and their accomplishments within STEM field.

Speakers shared reflections over the course of their careers, how they chose one path over another, obstacles they have overcome and any lessons learned for young professionals – like YOU!




Stephanie Thompson
Senior Manufacturing Engineer with General Motors and Vice Chair of General Motors Womens' Council.

Launched Women in STEM Experiences (WISE).
Shari Hughson
Director of Masters of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship (MMIE) program at Queen’s University.

CIBC Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipient.
Rosemary Wilson
Associate Director, Graduate Nursing Programs and the Deputy Director, Practice for the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality.

Associate Professor - Queen’s University.

Nurse Practitioner - Kingston Health Sciences Centre.


Avena Ross
Chemistry Professor - Queen's University

Queen's National Scholar in Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
Mina Dezz
Civil Engineer

Social Media Platform: IronRingGirls
Dr. Emily Agard
Director of SciXchange

Science Professor at Ryerson University
Deanna Amodeo
Geological Engineer
Elisa Christinck
First-year Medical Student


Dr. Milica Radisic
Associate Professor - University of Toronto

Canada Research Chair
Tissue Engineer
Ms. Andrea Risk
Associate Managing Partner - Cunnigham Swan Lawyers

Undergraduate Degree and Masters in Biology
Ms. Carol Ann Budd
Consultant - Investors Group

Chairperson of the Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society
Dr. Pascale Champagne
Associate Professor in Chemical and Civil Engineering - Queen's University

Canada Research Chair in Bioresource Engineering
Ms. Julie McLachlan
Director of Laboratory Services - GreenCentre Canada

M. Eng in Chemical Engineering


Please email the Dinner with Industry coordinators if you have any questions.

Emily Scremin & Jasnoor Jodhka

[email protected]