Maven Profiles

Maven profiler, Shreya Jhunjhunwala, connects with some of Manitoba's tech community members to share their stories. 

Scott Greenlay on Growing Up with Technology

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Scott Greenlay grew up surrounded by technology in the seventies. He frequently accompanied his mother to the office on evenings or weekends at the Minnesota University where she worked in the Information Services (now Information Technology) department.

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Challenging the Stereotypes in Technology with Emily Baxter

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Emily Baxter graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Manitoba. She loves making things and a creative field where she could work with mixed media seemed like the natural choice. She studied ceramics, photography, and video production and was very interested in animation.

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Immigrant Women in Technology: Navneet Thind

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Navneet Thind graduated with a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in 2012 but it took her close to six years to find an industry job in Canada. A few months after graduating from Punjab Technical University, she immigrated to Winnipeg with her family.

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Ashleigh Lodge – Abled despite Barriers

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Ashleigh Lodge was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia approximately nine years ago and started working as an Application Developer at Neovation Learning Solutions in 2013. However, she didn’t disclose her disability to her manager until last year.

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Staying Connected with STEM

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11 months into her parental leave, Shirley Mayadewi couldn’t wait to get back to work. 

Nobody ever tells you about the isolation or the boredom that comes with being on mat leave,” Shirley says.

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Revisiting Technology with Jessica Watson

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Growing up, Jessica Watson was an A+ student, and excelled in math and science. Jessica didn’t really know what she wanted to do in university, but engineering seemed like a smart choice. One of her first faculty impressions formed during orientation tours at the University of Manitoba. A group of young students were chanting and drinking beer in the lobby.

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