DR. ANNEMIEKE FARENHORST

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Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Soil Sci­ence, Fac­ulty of Agri­cul­tural and Food Sciences; Prairie NSERC Chair, Women in Sci­ence and En­gi­neer­ing THE UNIVER­SITY OF MAN­I­TOBA Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst is the prin­ci­pal in­ves­ti­ga­tor of the NSERC CRE­ATE H2O pro­gram for First Na­tions wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion se­cu­rity. This pro­gram is the first sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing re­search train­ing pro­gram in Canada that com­bines in­dige­nous the­ory with tech­ni­cal wa­ter and waste­water man­age­ment train­ing. Dr. Farenhorst is also the founder of the In­te­grated Col­lab­o­ra­tive Aca­demic Net­work for Women in Sci­ence and En­gi­neer­ing (ICAN-WISE) schol­ar­ship pro­gram. “Sur­prised,

Inez Ja­balpur­wala has led the Brain Canada Foun­da­tion, a na­tional non-profit that sup­ports brain re­search, since 2001. Un­der her lead­er­ship, the or­ga­ni­za­tion has earned recog­ni­tion from the Con­fer­ence Board of Canada/Spencer Stu­art Awards in Gov­er­nance. The fed­eral gov­ern­ment also com­mit­ted $100 mil­lion in matched fund­ing to es­tab­lish a pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ship, the Canada Brain Re­search Fund. She is com­mit­ted to civic en­gage­ment and men­tor­ship, and cur­rently serves as a di­rec­tor of sev­eral ed­u­ca­tion, health and women’s or­ga­ni­za­tions.

“The im­por­tance of team­work — en­rolling part­ners and col­lab­o­ra­tors to achieve a col­lec­tive vi­sion and a col­lec­tive ‘win.’ The value of an arts ed­u­ca­tion to de­velop crit­i­cal think­ing and writ­ing skills.”

“Power has a lot to do with mak­ing con­nec­tions. I see my own power as the abil­ity to have forged deep and long­stand­ing re­la­tion­ships based on mu­tual re­spect and com­mon goals.”

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