The June 18 episode of Defence Team News highlights the new video series – I Am SSE

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Welcome back to Defence Team News, I’m Lt(N) Jamie Bresolin.

And I’m Renato Giamberardino. Here are the headlines at Defence.

An event for the Roberta Bondar Career Development Program for Young Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics took place on June 7 at Defence Research and Development Canada’s Ottawa Research Centre.

At the event, we spoke to some participants about the program and what it means for young women to explore career development opportunities in these fields.

Hi, my name is Adrienne Sy, and I work as a Research Technologist at DRDC Toronto. I primarily work on physical ergonomics, biomechanics, soldiers’ systems type work. I am currently a participant in the Dr. Roberta Bondar Career Development Program, which has provided me with a lot of opportunities to meet other women in different organizations, and gain a perspective outside of the organization.

I think it’s so important for women to be encouraged to go into STEM. I think it’s important for them to go into something in which they are very passionate about. If they are very intelligent in fields such as mathematics, science, physics, chemistry, any of those, I think they definitely could contribute. If you love what you’re doing and you’re passionate about what you’re doing, you’re going to be successful, and you’re going to be able to contribute to society in such a positive way.

The program allows participants to take part in two one-week internship sessions comprised of networking and leadership development sessions, meetings with public and private sector leaders and champions, and introductions to different organizational mandates.

Before we go, be sure to check out the newly launched video series – I Am SSE – where we profile the women and men of the Defence Team who are supporting various elements of Canada’s Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged.

That’s it for us. Thank you so much for watching. See you next time…

…for Defence Team News!

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