Catherine Mavriplis

Project Lead

Professor Mavriplis graduated from McGill University’s Honours Mechanical Engineering program and continued her studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Aeronautics and Applied Mathematics, where she earned the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees. After a postdoctoral appointment at Princeton University in the Program for Applied and Computational Mathematics, she began her tenure-track career at George Washington University, where she earned tenure. She spent two years as a Program Manager in Applied and Computational Mathematics at the US National Science Foundation. As a Research Fellow in the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma, she worked with US NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory scientists to advance modeling techniques for Numerical Weather Prediction. She recently joined the University of Ottawa in the Department of Mechanical Engineering where she continues to pursue her interests in numerical methods and fluid dynamics.

Donatille Mujawamariya

Project lead

Donatille Mujawamariya, Ph.D., from Rwanda, is a full professor at the University of Ottawa. She is a regular researcher at the “Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante” (CRIFPE) and a research associate at the “Centre de recherche sur l’enseignement et l’apprentissage des sciences” (CREAS / Sherbrooke). She is the first recipient of the Faculty of Education’s Research Excellence Award (2003 edition) and is the director of the Unité de recherche éducationnelle sur la culture scientifique (URECS). She has published more than fifty articles and chapters including: “Le génie des femmes au service des femmes – Voix de futur(e)s ingénieur(e)s de l’Université d’Ottawa; Les représentations de futurs enseignants et enseignantes de sciences à propos des scientifiques et de leurs tâches; Enseigner les sciences en milieu francophone minoritaire: perceptions d’enseignantes et d’enseignants francophones de l’Ontario; L’enseignement des sciences dans une perspective constructiviste: vers l’établissement du rééquilibre des inégalités entre les sexes en sciences; Une initiative pédagogique intégrant les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) visant à rendre les sciences et l’informatique plus attrayantes pour les adolescentes; La diversité ethnoculturelle dans le curriculum de sciences de l’Ontario, de la 1ère à la 12ème année; L’éducation multiculturelle dans la formation initiale des enseignants: des politiques aux pratiques”.

Other team members

Shelina Adatia

Ph.D. Candidate

Project Manager

Janelle Fournier

Ph.D. Candidate

Research Assistant

Olga Osnat Fellus

Research Assistant

Jonathan Weber

Ph.D. Candidate

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