Monthly Archives: April 2012

Wikipedia needs more Women

Check out my blog post over at the CU WISE Blog today about Wikipedia’s efforts to increase content by and about women.

– Natalie

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Looking for a 4th year design project?

Hey there everyone!

Are you a super responsible student who is already thinking about their 4th year design project for next year? Well, thankfully Professor O’Brian has a couple of project already in the works! Check out the posting below from Professor O’Brien and if you need more inspiration, check out his TEDxRideauCanal talk. Good luck on exams.


Professor O’Brien is searching for enthusiastic students for some neat ENVE 4907 projects related to green buildings, green roofs, and indoor air quality. You don’t need a specific background in these topics; just keenness to learn and deliver a good project. The indoor air quality project will involve using some brand-new testing equipment to measure contaminant levels throughout campus buildings (don’t worry – you’ll have Prof. O’Brien’s IAQ course students to help you collect data!).

Please contact Prof. O’Brien if you are interested or know someone who might be. All projects can be found here:

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by | April 11, 2012 · 10:01 am

Cross-Canada Lecture Tour Presentation

Dr. Lee Barbour is a professor in the Department of Civil and Geological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His presentation titled Can we successfully reclaim Oil Sands Mine Closure Landforms? will discuss the difficulties associated with reclaiming oil-sand sand mines in Northern Alberta. More information about the presentation can be found here.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • Time: Registration at 11:45, 12:00: Full Hot Buffet Luncheon, 12:45: Presentation
  • Location: Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Presentation: Can we successfully reclaim Oil Sands Mine Closure Landforms?
  • Speaker: Dr. Lee Barbour
  • Admission: $15 OGG members; $20 non-members; $10 students (cash or cheque only)
  • RSVP: by Noon April 16, 2012

**Please note that it is only $20 to become a member of the OGG. You can sign up at this event!

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Canada’s Greatest Know It All is Casting Talented Women!

Canada’s Know It All Trailer

A nationwide search has begun for Discovery Channel’s hit television series “Canada’s Greatest Know It All”

Are you the one people call when they need to find facts fast? Are you amazing at finding solutions to everyday life challenges? Do you have an opinion about everything — and are usually right?

The television show “Canada’s Greatest Know It All” is a challenged based series. In the series, ten competitors claim to be “know-it-alls” and compete in a series of unique challenges. The challengers depend upon practical knowledge of physics, mathematics, and engineering to succeed at the challenges, as well as an ability to overcome the stereotype of know-it-alls. In this show, being a Know It All and using your knowledge to get through challenges is good, positive, and smart.

We are looking for women from all walks of life: engineers, stay at home moms, chemists, mechanics, doctors, accountants, nurses,  doctors, construction workers, artists, athletes, musicians…etc This is an incredible opportunity(paid) and experience that can change your life!

If you think you can put your intelligence to practical use, and find your way out of puzzling challenges then apply through our website

To qualify:

You are a woman over 18 years of age who lives in Canada.

You may or may not have a post-secondary degree or formal training, but you are unbeatable for how much you know about everything!

Download your application at  and EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION to:


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