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CIC Talks Careers: National Indigenous History Month
Join us on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at noon for CIC Talks Careers: National Indigenous History Month Edition to connect with inspiring Indigenous chemical sciences and chemical engineering professionals. This free employment workshop allows participants to receive valuable career advice from skillful professionals who are committed to helping the next generation of leaders achieve all their career goals – particularly Indigenous community members and any other individuals who require further support to further develop their careers within the STEM fields both in Canada and abroad.

This CIC Talks Careers workshop is sponsored by PromoChrom Technologies & The First Nations University of Canada.

Jun 23, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Michael Charles
PhD Candidate, Chemical Engineering @The Ohio State University
Michael Charles is Diné, a citizen of the Navajo Nation in the Southwest United States and a current Chemical Engineering Ph.D. at The Ohio State University. Currently, he is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow focusing on sustainable process design and exploring how the inclusion of ecology can expand the boundaries of traditional engineering. Michael has also worked at the UN Climate Negotiations the past 3 years focusing on indigenous issues and working with the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change. Recently, he led the first US indigenous youth delegation to these negotiations in Madrid, Spain with youth-led organization SustainUS. Although his interests and advocacy transcend many disciplines and labels, most of his work is focused in increasing indigenous representation in climate activism, politics, and higher education in the pursuit of justice and collective liberation.
Dominique Pablito
Ph.D. Candidate, Molecular Biology, Cell biology and Biochemistry @Brown University
Dominique is a part the Zuni, Navajo, and Comanche tribes. She grew up on the Cherokee, Zuni, and Navajo reservations. She speaks Zuni, Navajo, English, and French. Dominique started college at the age of 15 and graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. During her undergrad, she completed two research internships at Harvard University. She is currently a Ph.D. student at Brown University in the Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry Department. Her goals are to open research labs on Native American reservations to increase STEM exposure among indigenous youth. She also aspires to obtain a medical degree after her Ph.D. so that she can serve indigenous communities in rural areas.
Siobhan Dooley
Control and Automation Engineer, Mining and Metals @Hatch
Siobhan Dooley is a Controls & Automation Engineer, working with Hatch since graduating from Queen’s University with a Chemical Engineering degree in 2012. She is a member of St. Theresa Point First Nation, an Anishininew reserve in the Treaty 5 region in Northern Manitoba, and grew up in the Treaty 3 region in Sioux Lookout, ON. Since beginning with Hatch in 2012, she has worked on various projects at mining surface facilities such as mills and smelters in Sudbury, ON. She moved to St. John’s, NL at the end of 2016 to join the Voisey’s Bay Mine Expansion project and has been leading the Underground Automation team on site in Northern Labrador since October 2018.