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Students, researchers and young professionals, join us on March 6 at our “Women in STEM” event!

The Consulat Général de France à Vancouver, German Consulate General Vancouver, Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) invite you to the BCIT Tech Collider for an engaging evening.

Panelists from France, Germany, Switzerland and Canada will share their stories of success pursuing a career in STEM.

Learn about study, research, and work opportunities for young women in STEM - Connect with STEM researchers and industry professionals and get inspired!

🗓 Wednesday, March 6, 5:00-7:00 PM

📍 BCIT Tech Collider, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC

👉 Please register here!

Our panelists & moderator:


Dr. Iris Dillmann
Dr. Iris Dillmann© Iris Dillmann

Iris Dillmann (Germany), PhD, Astrophysicist, Research Scientist at TRIUMF in Vancouver

Dr. Dillmann is an Experimental Nuclear Astrophysicist investigating “Star Stuff” to better understand where the building blocks in our body and around us are coming from. She is a research scientist at TRIUMF and adjunct professor at the University of Victoria. Her research group is measuring the properties of very exotic, short-lived material that is created inside stars and explosive stellar events. This short-lived star stuff can be reproduced and measured at powerful accelerator-driven facilities like TRIUMF in Vancouver or the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Germany.
When she is not working, she likes to cook, zipline through canyons, play soccer/volleyball/badminton/tennis, travel and explore the best restaurants in the world, or just relax in her hammock with a good book.


Gabrielle Tournaire
Gabrielle Tournaire© Gabrielle Tournaire

Gabrielle Tournaire (France), PhD student at UBC in Vancouver

I'm 25 and was born in France. I studied Mathematics and Physics in Paris and its area for my bachelor and first year of master. Thanks to a double degree program, I went to Berlin for my second year of master, where I did my master thesis in Quantum Physics. I moved to Vancouver a year and half ago to begin a PhD at UBC in Quantum computing. I mainly chose to come to Vancouver for the sea and the mountains, my goal is to ski and windsurf on the same day.“


Anabel Chuinard
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Anabel Chuinard (Switzerland), PhD, Senior Data Scientist at Audette

French-Swiss and soon to be Canadian, Anabel started her career in particle physics working on the ATLAS and LHCb experiments at CERN as a graduate student from McGill and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. In 2018, she moved to Vancouver and became a data science consultant through the UBS HATCH Venture Builder. She later joined several companies in the tech for good sector. She is currently working at Audette, a climate tech startup where she is in charge of developing data solutions to help decarbonize commercial real estate.


Dr. Andrea Frisque 
Dr. Andrea Frisque© Andrea Frisque

Dr. Andrea Frisque (Canada), P.Eng, Dean, School of Energy at BCIT in Vancouver

Dr. Andrea Frisque is the Dean of the School of Energy at BCIT. She also teaches in the Master in Engineering Leadership in High Performance Buildings at the University of British Columbia. She grew up in Germany, where she completed a degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Mechanical Engineering and a Doctorate in Natural Sciences from the Department of Theoretical Physics from the RWTH Aachen University. Before joining BCIT, she worked as practising Building Performance Engineer based in Vancouver, BC. Outside of work, she enjoys nordic skiing and trail running.

Dr. Jennie Moore
Dr. Jennie Moore© Jennie Moore

Jennie Moore (Canada), PhD, Director, Institute Sustainability at BCIT in Vancouver - Moderator

Dr. Moore is Director of Sustainability at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, also known as BCIT. She works with faculty and staff to lead a coordinated approach to advancing sustainability across education and operations. Prior to joining BCIT she led Metro Vancouver’s Sustainable Region Initiative. Dr. Moore recently contributed to the development of the United Nations’ Urban Monitoring Framework and she currently leads the BCIT Centre for Ecocities helping over 30 municipalities across the province to report on Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Moore has both a PhD and Masters in planning from the University of British Columbia and has received numerous regional, national and international awards of recognition for her work.




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