ACPA Annual General Meeting - May 5, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018
12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Denham Inn & Suites
5207 50 Ave, Leduc, AB T9E 6V3


12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Guest Speaker (Margaret-Ann Armour, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.) Increasing the Diversity of Professional Chemists - Why & How?
2:00 PM Annual General Meeting (guests are welcome)

Speaker Bio

Margaret-Ann Armour was educated at the University of Edinburgh, (BSc, MSc) and the University of Alberta (PhD) and joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Alberta in 1979.  Her research was into the handling and disposal of small quantities of hazardous chemical waste.  Since 2005, she has been Associate Dean of Science, Diversity.

For many years, she has been active in encouraging women to consider careers in the sciences and engineering, co-founding Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology, WISEST, at the University of Alberta in 1982. Currently, she is chair of the board of the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering Trades, and Technology, the WinSETT Centre.

Dr. Armour has received a number of awards for her work including a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Person’s Case, the Montreal Medal of the Chemical Institute of Canada, being twice named one of the top 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network and being inducted as a member of the Order of Canada in 2006.  She has 6 honorary degrees. 

Speaker Abstract

Women are still underrepresented especially in decision-making roles in the Chemistry Profession.  We will explore the many reasons why diversity has been slow to happen,  and why more rapid progress is now being made.  Why is diversity important in the Profession?  It allows women to reach their full potential in a chemistry career and it results in the asking of different questions which provide more creative and robust solutions to the complex issues we face.  It has been shown that companies with both men and women at the executive level are more productive, have greater return to shareholders and are more philanthropic.

Cost: Lunch is free to all ACPA members and guests, but please let us know you are coming.
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018

To register online, log in to your account at the top right-hand corner of this web page, hover over Member Menu and click on Event Registration and follow the instructions from there.

If you are not an ACPA member, you can create an account and use it to register online as per the instructions above. If you have questions, call the ACPA office at 1 (780) 413-0004.

If you require accommodations, please phone The Denham Inn & Suites directly at 1 (780) 986-2241 and quote group code ACPA051 to get the special rate of $112.49 per night on May 4 - 5 (Deluxe Room/Queen Bed available in single and double).

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