DR. ANNEMIEKE FARENHORST
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.”