Dr. Mary Wells, elected Dean of Engineering,Physical Science at University of Guelph

Mary Wells, new Dean of Engineering, Physical Science at U of Guelph

Mary Wells, Dean of Engineering at University of Guelph

Dr. Mary Wells, Past President of MetSoc (2016-2017)

MetSoc is proud to announce that Dr. Mary Wells, Past President of MetSoc (2016-2017) has been elected the new Dean of Engineering, Physical Sciences at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.  Dr. Wells was a professor in mechanical and mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo. She also Chairs the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE).

Mary Wells has been a driving force at the Metallurgy & Materials Society of CIM.  She has contributed by chairing the Conference of Metallurgists in 2015 along with the America’s conference on Aluminium Alloys.  In 2015, she also spear-headed the project on Women of Impact to recognize the experiences of leading women in mining, metallurgy and materials in Canada.  This successful project continued with the recent 2017 Women of Innovation symposium and book to document the innovative Canadian female engineers across all fields in Canada.

Her impact does not end there!  Dr. Wells introduced the Emerging Professionals (EP) Development Program at MetSoc of CIM to enhance the opportunities for “Emerging Professionals” who have recently entered or re-entered into their careers in the Canadian metallurgy or materials sector.  The objective of the EP Program inspires new and returning graduates to envision themselves as future leaders in their field.

“She is known for bringing people together to work on common goals, making her an excellent choice to lead our college’s future growth and innovation.” Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic) of University of Guelph.  Read more!

We truly believe that Mary Wells will continue to be an inspiration to the students and future leaders in our field.

Congratulations Mary!

METSOC is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
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