Black History Month Edition

Date: February 25, 2021 12:00 pm (ET)

Speaker(s)

  • Cécile Siewe
    CanmetENERGY Devon, Natural Resources Canada
  • Peter Ozemoyah
    Tyne Engineering
  • Anna Ampaw
    University of Ottawa & Empowering Female Minds in STEM

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About the Event: 

Join us on Thursday, February 25, 2021, for a free virtual Careers in Chemistry and Chemical Engineer webinar. This career workshop aims to provide earlycareer professionals and students who aspire to join the chemical sciences job market with professional development tips and knowledge about the different career paths available within the industry. All participants will have the opportunity to connect with a series of accomplished mentors passionate about inspiring the next generation of professionals who may not see themselves within these spaces. 

Spaces are limited. Register now, and do not miss this opportunity to move your career forward.  

What can you expect?  

 •  Obtain valuable professional development tips from seasoned chemical sciences professionals to help you successfully navigate the Canadian job market. 
 •  Connect and meet some of Canada’s brilliant and accomplished Black chemical sciences professionals.
 •  Enjoy a free career mentorship opportunity for young professionals designed to help you envision multiple career paths within the chemical sciences industry.  

Speakers:

Cecile Siewe

Cécile Siewe, PhD, MBA
Director General, CanmetENERGY Devon
Strategic Petroleum Policy & Investment Sector
Natural Resources Canada 

Dr. Siewe is the Director General of Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY research facility in Devon, Alberta. Cécile was appointed in May of 2016 and has since been responsible for the management and direction of the many research and technology innovation programs offered at the facility. Through these programs, she provides national leadership in the fields of energy development and the mitigation of oil and gas related environmental impacts. As a proven leader, she excels at developing and maintaining constructive partnerships that contribute to the progress of the estimable scientific research conducted at the facility.  Dr. Siewe has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London, UK. She also holds an MBA from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry from City University in London, UK. In 2020, Cécile was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

  Peter Ozemoyah

Peter Ozemoyah, Phd, P.Eng 
Vice President of Tyne Engineering 

Dr. Peter Ozemoyah has over 30 years working experience, of which the last ten years have been in the nuclear industry. Currently, Peter is the Vice President of Tyne Engineering where he oversees the Company’s Finances, Training and Auditing, Sales and Marketing, Business Administration, and Project Services. In addition, he manages the Electronics and Radiation Monitoring Systems Division of the Company. Peter has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT, Chicago), and PhD in the same field from the University of Benin.  Peter has authored and co-authored several scientific/technical papers in the areas of nuclear and chemical engineering, especially as they relate to handling of radioactive tritium. Peter has been recognized professionally and for his community service. Among the several Honors include Person of the Year Award by Transformation Institute for Leadership and Innovation; Award of Excellence by Nigerian Young Generation in Nuclear; and selected as one of 150 Extraordinary Canadians by Transformation Institute/Silvertrust. 

Anna Ampaw

Anna Ampaw, PhD Chemistry Candidate
University of Ottawa, Founder & Executive Director of Empowering Female Minds in STEM (EFeMS) 

Anna Ampaw is a 4th year Chemistry PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on the synthesis of small molecule carbohydrates to improve the cryopreservation of cells. She fully funded by the Canadian Blood Services graduate fellowship program in which she collaborates with CBS to improve their methods for hypothermic blood storage. Apart from research, Anna is also very passionate about teaching and pouring into the next generation of scientists, especially those that belong to a minority group. She is the founder of the non-profit organization, Empowering Female Minds in STEM (EFeMS), which aims to help African women thrive in STEM by equipping them with skills and resources.