Supporting, Celebrating, and Advocating for Women in Science and Engineering

McMaster WISE Initiative

Mentoring Program

In academia as in any career, mentors are a great source of advice and support for students on various issues such as graduate student life, research career, life in academia, specific issues concerning women in sciences and engineering, or anything else. We are lucky to have many amazing faculty who are interested in helping students achieve success in our careers.

Below you can find a list of McMaster faculty would be happy to meet with students in the role of a mentor. Feel free to contact them for any advice. Please remember to mention the WISE Mentorship program in your email.

Mentor of the Month

Another way to meet the mentors is by attending our new Mentor of the Month events. Approximately once a month, we will invite one of our WISE Mentors to speak about non-academic aspects of their lives. Past Mentor of the Month event details can be found on our Events page. Upcoming Mentor of the Month events will be announced here.

Mentors List

Please email the WISE Initiative if you are interested in being on our McMaster mentor list.

Dr. Sigal Balshine
Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour
Dr. Suzanna Becker
Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour
Dr. Robin Cameron
Dr. Rosa da Silva
Dr. Juliet Daniel
Dr. Kim Dej
Dr. Sarah Dickson
Civil Engineering
Dr. Marie Elliot
Dr. Carolyn Eyles
Geography & Earth Sciences
Dr. Cecile Fradin
Physics & Astronomy
Dr. Deda C. Gillespie
Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Dr. Gillian Goward
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Dr. Kathryn Grandfield
Materials Science & Engineering
Dr. Deirdre Haskell
Mathematics & Statistics
Dr. Kim Jones
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Lovaye Kajiura
Dr. Gail Krantzberg
Civil Engineering
Dr. Aimee Nelson
Dr. Laura Parker
Physics & Astronomy
Dr. Cheryl E. Quenneville
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Mel Rutherford
Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour
Dr. Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Dr. Allison Sekuler
Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Dr. Heather Sheardown
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Alison Sills
Physics & Astronomy
Dr. Sarah Symons Physics & Astronomy
Dr. Valerie Taylor Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience
Dr. Ayse Turak Engineering Physics
Dr. Elizabeth Weretilnyk
Dr. Christine Wilson
Physics & Astronomy
Dr. Xu-Dong Zhu