BioNB at The Women in STEM Event

Andrew Byrne November 18, 2019












Caption: From L-R: Student Moderator, Hannah Kaufman; Dr. Sara Iverson, Scientific Director, Ocean Tracking Network; Dr. Nancy Kilcup (PhD’15, Biomedical Engineering), Director of RD, Coloursmith Labs; Aleysha Mullen (BINF’17, Software Systems) Developer, Mobia Technology Innovations; Eleanor Chisholm (BSc’19, Earth Sciences) Geologist, Atlantic Gold Corporation


On the evening of November 6th, some BioNB team members were able to attend the Women in STEM event held by Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

“Females from all domains and ages gathered at the Cambridge Suites in Halifax to learn more about the importance of women in fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Dalhousie students and alumni mingled and conversed with one another about common interests and received advice and support on how to succeed in their careers. The event featured a panel of four impactful females in STEM careers, each representing the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Computer Science.”

We always enjoy the opportunity to hear from members of the STEM ecosystem in our region to learn about their triumphs and their struggles. The panel did an excellent job of showcasing STEM through the years and while there are still many issues for women entering this workforce, it was inspirational to hear how things have gotten a lot better over the decades.

If you want to know more about the event, head over to the Dalhousie University Alumni site here:


What was your favourite part?

Cynthia Callahan – “It really strove to showcase women who are in various stages of their careers.”

Andrew Byrne – “I found it very interesting to learn more about the other side of the coin and how some things have unfortunately stayed the same, but others have been getting better over time.”

If you would like to know more about BioNB and what we do, you can contact Andrew Byrne at

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