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Empowering Women in STEM: Experiences from the UAE and Canada

Join us on January 24, 2023, for a webinar co-hosted by the CNSC, the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to Canada and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

The event will showcase Canadian and Emirati women who are at different stages of their education and career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The webinar will be moderated by His Excellency Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Canada, and Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO. It will consist of an hour-long interactive discussion with the panellists.

The overarching objectives of the event are to:

  • empower and encourage women to pursue an education and career in STEM
  • highlight the importance of seeking gender equity in STEM
  • showcase the contributions of the UAE and Canada


  • Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, Ambassador of the UAE to Canada
  • Rumina Velshi, President and CEO of the CNSC
  • Hessa Al Matroushi, Science Lead for Emirates Mars Mission, MRSBC
  • Shaima Alsuwaidi, PhD student, McGill University
  • Zainab Almheiri, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, McGill University
  • Sarah Brown, PhD student, Carleton University

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels supported and encouraged to contribute equally. This means that participation extends beyond women – everyone is welcome and encouraged to join.

Join the webinar

This webinar will be hosted in English. When you register, you will receive a confirmation email with login details.

Date: January 24, 2023
Time: 10 am (EST)

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