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McMaster Celebrates Latin American Heritage Month with Senator Rosa Galvez

  • When Oct 09, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM (America/Toronto / UTC-400)
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On Wednesday October 9th, Senator Rosa Galvez will be coming to McMaster to celebrate two events.


Senator Rosa Galvez is the first and only Latin American who has held a seat in the Senate of Canada. She is a Peruvian immigrant who is a civil engineer and is still a member of the Civil and Water Engineering Department over at Laval and her research looks at pollution and her research spans protection of the Great Lakes as well as the oil spill of Lac-Megantic rail disaster. (For more info check out - )

She is currently the chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Natural Resources and Environment. There will be two events happening


  1. A Discussion with Senator Rosa Galvez on Women in Science & Politics - 10:00am - 12:00pm - MUSC CIBC Hall Room 319


There will be two events this day the first will take place from 10:00am-12:00pm. Senator Rosa Galvez will talk about her journey as a racialized women in engineering, her research and her journey in academia. Following this talk, we'll have the panel that Nayelli Perez (from Engineering Career Services) will moderate. The panel will be comprised of Dr. Ana Campos (Biology), Dr. Kalai Saravanamutt (Chemistry), Dr. Juliet Daniel (Biology) and Dr. Sonia Hassini (Civil Engineering). 


  1. A Discussion with Senator Rosa Galvez to Commemorate Latin American Heritage Month - 3:00pm-5:00pm - HSC 1A4

Senator Galvez will briefly discuss her career in engineering and her journey as an immigrant in academia and her eventual journey into Canadian politics. Following Senator Galve’s talk, a discussion will occur with Dr. Moran-Mirabal (Chemistry) and Rodrigo Narro Perez (Geography and Earth Sciences).