Student Keynote and Welcome

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Osgoode Ballroom West

Donna Jean Kilpatrick, President of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, will welcome students and open the student program. The student organizing committee will provide a summary of the 2018 conference student program.

The keynote lecture will be given by Emily MooreDirector of the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost Ilead), Univresity of Toronto.

The target audience for this session is undergraduate students. However, all conference attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Keynote Lecture

A Chemical Engineering Career for a Healthy and Sustainable Planet

Throughout Emily’s career in chemical engineering, she has worked on technologies that are key to ensuring a healthy and sustainable planet. Her doctoral thesis was related to the ozone hole over the Antarctic; her work at Xerox was related to reducing the energy required to produce prints; and her work at Hatch has been focused on new technologies that ensure clean water and minimize the impact of mining. Through it all, Emily has applied her technical training as well as other, important non-technical skills. Her talk will share lessons learned throughout her career.

Speaker Bio: Emily Moore

Emily MooreEmily Moore was recently appointed Director of the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost Ilead) at the University of Toronto. As director, she leads a team that provides classroom teaching and extra-curricular programming for students and engineering professionals on leadership. Her team also conducts academic research on leadership education and leadership career transitions in engineering workplaces. The institute is funded in large part by interested industry donors who share the Troost Ilead vision of “engineers leading change to build a better world.”

Until the end of September, Moore worked at Hatch as the Managing Director, Innovation. Hatch is an engineering consulting company involved in the metals, energy and infrastructure sectors globally. As Managing Director, Innovation, Moore oversaw the product development portfolio for the company, leading a team that works across all three sectors to identify and develop new engineering solutions that solve pressing client needs. Before taking on that role, Moore was the Managing Director, Water, leading the Hatch water business serving the public and industrial markets. In this role, she was responsible for the integration of several new acquisitions into a consolidated global business and led the development of Hatch’s integrated water service offering for the mining industry. Previously, Moore was Hatch’s Director of Technology Development, responsible for technology portfolio management including project development, technology transfer, industry-university partnerships and intellectual property management.

Before her ten years at Hatch, Moore worked at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada for 11 years as Principal Engineer and Process Engineer. She has a Bachelor Degree in Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University and a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry from Oxford University. In 2016, Moore was recognized as one of 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining and received the SCI Canada Kalev Pugi Award.