Irene Mikawoz

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Manager, Prairies Regional Office, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

As the Manager of the NSERC Prairies Regional Office, Irene Mikawoz directs a wide range of activities and initiatives aimed at increasing NSERC’s visibility and presence in the region. She also facilitates collaboration among post-secondary institutions, industry and other agencies involved in science and innovation.

In 1988, Irene began her engineering career working in manufacturing with Procter and Gamble in Ontario. Prior to joining NSERC in 2005, she worked at the University of Manitoba in a variety of positions. Her most recent position at the university involved implementing a Student Information System and being an instructor in the Faculty of Engineering. Previous to these roles, she was the Director of Student Recruitment and the Director of Student Affairs in the Faculty of Engineering, and a counsellor for the Engineering Access Program for Aboriginal students. Irene has also worked as a consultant in her own business, and she is an active member of a variety of boards and committees.

Irene has a BA in Psychology and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Manitoba. She completed her master’s work in mechanical engineering at McMaster University. Irene is a registered professional engineer in Manitoba and Ontario.
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