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2019 Board of Directors

  • President: Gloria Montano, B.S.E.E., M.Ed., F.SWE.
  • Vice-President: Eileen O’Brien
  • Past-President: Ashley Turner
  • Treasurer: Carolyn Emerson, B.Sc., M.Sc.
  • Director, at Large:
    Esraa AbouAmin
  • Director, Membership & Communications: Rebecca Thistle
  • Director, SSEP & Mentorship: TBA
  • Director, Indigenous Youth Initiatives: Erin Stapleton
  • Director, Emeritus: Mona Shahwan El-Tahan, B.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng.
  • WISE GSS Reps:
    Science – Yanitza Trosel
    Engineering – Sepideh Alimohammadi
  • WISE US Reps:
    Engineering – Rachel Coombs
    Science – Zoe Breen


  • Program Administrator, Clare Lewis


WISE NL is a member of the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT). CCWESTT is a not-for-profit, voluntary network of organizations working together to promote women in science, engineering, trades and technology, and celebrating their contributions to these fields.


 WEM Scholarship Recipients

The Women in Engineering Memorial Scholarship was established to honour the memory of fourteen women who were violently murdered on December 6, 1989 because they were women. Thirteen were engineering students and one was staff support at  L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. The scholarship seeks to encourage more women to study engineering, thereby increasing the contribution of women in engineering and scientific endeavours and challenging bias against women’s full participation.

At least one $2500 scholarship is awarded each year. In addition to sound scholastic ability, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of women in Engineering fields and an active involvement in wider issues of social concern to women. Funding is provided by the MUN Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, C-CORE, the MUN Alumni Association and individual contributions.

More InformationDescription, Application

2000 Susan Pike 1990  n/a
2001 Sarah Houlihan 1991 Lisa Alexander
2002 D. Allison Moyle 1992 Carolyn Lockyer
2003 Julie Browne 1993 Jennifer Mackey, Janice O’Brien
2004 Tamara O’Connell 1994 Ann Kinnie, Trina Troke
2005 Emilie Martin 1995 Karla Metcalfe
2006 Piew Soe Saw 1996 Lori Joyce, Jenni Wellon
2007 Chenel Waight 1997 Karen Horwood, Sarika Wadhawan
2008 Krista Bennett, Hannah Ploskonka 1998 Kimberley Pearce
2009 Justine Barry 1999 Sheri-Lynn Butler
2010 Ashley Sullivan
2011 Helena Greene
2012 Jumana Joury
2013 Jaclyn Hynes
2014 Alexandria Cleal
2015 Florence Panisset, Marilen Guerra
2016 Brianna McGrath, Rachel Tobin
2017 Hannah Gale, Rabeya Basri
2018 Jenna Power, Katherine Ledwell
2019 Rebecca Ernst, Jillian Ryan, Nina Verster


This section provides links to profiles of Newfoundland and Labrador women scientists and engineers. It also includes information on women engineers and scientists in leadership positions in the province as well as provincial and national statistics. Read more…