30th Anniversary Celebration
Since its establishment in 1990, the flagship Student Summer Employment Program (SSEP) has provided grade 11 female students the unique opportunity to work in paid summer science, engineering, and medical research assistant, and science promotion jobs. In addition, participants benefited from valuable networking opportunities, personal development activities, and workplace safety training and tours.
Over 1,000 young women from all parts of the province were able to seize the opportunities that helped to inform budding career aspirations as well as to generate income. Many alumnae pursued post-secondary education in technical fields and now enjoy rewarding careers, including positions of significant responsibility, here and around the world.
After 30 years of success, it’s time to celebrate! Past participants, supervisors, administrators, and supporters of SSEP are invited to the 30th SSEP Anniversary Celebration. Please join WISE NL members to reminisce, reconnect, share your story, and imagine the future in celebration of the success and legacy of this innovative initiative.
Registration and networking
Welcome to attendees and special guests
Gloria Montano, WISE NL President
Hon. Carol Anne Haley
Minister, Status of Women
SSEP History and Outcomes
Carolyn Emerson, Faye Murrin, SSEP Directors 1990-2003
Moderator Kelsey Howlett, SSEP Director
- Lynnann Winsor, P. Eng., Deputy City Manager, Public Works, City of St. John’s
- Christina Thorpe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychology, Memorial University
- Lori Ennis, P. Geo., Exploration Manager, Husky Energy
- Ara Healey, M.D., Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Sponsor and Supporter Acknowledgement
Eileen O’Brien, WISE NL Vice President
Networking and Refreshments
Share Your Story
As part of the celebration, WISE NL would like to capture the personal stories from past student participants and supervisors through the surveys below. Even if you are unable to attend, we would still like to hear from you. Answers may be used to promote and improve the SSEP program, and to further overall WISE NL objectives.
If you would like to simply be kept apprised of SSEP news and activities, you may submit your contact information through either of the surveys.
There is no cost to attend the celebration. However, to help with planning, we ask that you CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.