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Susan Desjardine
Winnipeg, MB

Nominated by: Ending Violence Manitoba (EVA Manitoba)

I have been a member of the Winnipeg Police Service since 1995 and have worked in many sectors including General Patrol, Sex Crimes, Child Exploitation unit, Victim Services, Vulnerable Persons and Domestic Violence Intervention Coordinator. I am in a committed relationship for 10 years and have a step daughter, a granddaughter and 3 fur babies. I also wear a size 10 shoe. Never know what to write in these things.

Anja graduated from UBC in 2009 with a BASc Degree in Engineering Physics and is currently employed by Haakon Industries as a Design Engineer, EIT. Her current volunteer positions include: Women Leader – Gender Equality Network Canada, Steering Committee – SCWIST “Make DIVERSITY Possible” Project, Member, Equitable Participation in the Profession Committee, Engineers Canada, President: Women in Engineering (Vancouver Region) – WIE(VR), Member: Greater Vancouver Board of Trade – Women’s Leadership Circle Advisory Council, Committee Member: Continuing Professional Development – Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) and Program Committee – Creating Connections Conference 2019. Her past volunteer positions include: Past Chair: Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience – (DAWEG), Chair, the Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience – (DAWEG), Member: Sustainable Profession Committee – Engineers Canada, BC/Yukon Representative, Women in Engineering Committee – Engineers Canada, Program Committee and Volunteer Coordinator: Creating Connections Conference 2017, Program Committee – Creating Connections Conference 2015, Board of Directors – Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trade, and Technology (CCWESTT), Board Member – Langara College Alumni Association.