Leila is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia – but based in Winnipeg (yes, that’s confusing!). She has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and works with image analysis trying to better understand the remodelling that happens in the asthmatic airways (and in any other tissue!)...
Sponsorship local coordinator
Tasneem is a Doctoral candidate in Biosystems Engineering and works in the lab of Dr. Jason Morrison. She is conducting her research on characterization of potential biofibers for its use in composite, aerospace industry and textile using XRD, Mid-IR and SEM at the University of Manitoba, Canada.
Atoms to Galaxies coordinator
A very passionate and curious individual. Lavanya's love for bugs introduced her to the fascinating world of these tiny creatures and she can’t stop herself from digging deep about them. She likes volunteering activities and is involved in Youth Outreach programs. She believes events like POS helps ...
Our Body coordinator
She is a registered dietitian with a masters of science in Human Nutritional Sciences from the University of Manitoba and she is currently working towards obtaining a Ph.D. in clinical nutrition. She is a lover of research, sharing nutritional knowledge and most importantly FOOD!
Born into a farming family, Avery is looking to pursue studies involving agricultural innovation. Having also managed a reforestation crew in British Columbia doing “grunt work” as well as working on technical and computing projects, Avery has applied her varied skill set in mechanical engineering t...
Prabakaran is from Tamil Nadu, India and moved to Manitoba during summer 2018 to pursue a Masters in the Department of Biosystems Engineering. He completed an undergraduate degree from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tamil Nadu, India. During his undergraduate studies, he has actively organized ...
Garry is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Manitoba. Before this, he worked for 20 years as an Electrical Engineer. He has a diverse background having worked in aerospace, communications and medical devices. He has also worked as an instructor at a local college.
Planet Earth coordinator
Currently working on her Masters of science in biology at the University of Manitoba after completing her Bachelors degree at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. Bryanna’s reserch is on freshwater algae and takes place at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area. Loves to canoe and drink beer, as pictured her...
Tech me Out coordinator
Benitt is a Master’s student of Biosystems Engineering at University of Manitoba and the coordinator of Tech Me Out session in Winnipeg. Currently, he is working on combining biomaterials to improve comfortness and breathability of a knee brace. If you can't find him, you’ll probably find him in the...
Beautiful Mind coordinator
Hannah is an M.Sc. student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on developing a new ultrasound imaging system that can be used for breast cancer diagnosis. Hannah volunteers with the Winnipeg section of Women in Engineering, looking to promote science and eng...
Navjot Kaur Brar
Our Society coordinator
Navjot is from Punjab, India. She came to Manitoba during the winter of 2018 and now she is pursuing an M.Sc. in Biosystems Engineering. She is researching post-harvest handling of pulses. She voluntarily working with the students association at U of M, organizing educational and fun events. She has...
Currently pursuing a BSc in computer science – health informatics from the University of Winnipeg. Aidan hopes to continue his education into graduate studies in the near future. He aims to apply his technological background to help improve the lives of others. Aidan is excited to bring his love for...
Vignesh is a Biosystems Engineering graduate student at the University of Manitoba, studying insects in grain storage. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Food process engineering in India. He loves nature, travelling, music, good food and of course SCIENCE!