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Susan Eaton’s all-female team SEDNA of Arctic explorers seeks your support

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Susan R. Eaton, founder and leader of the 2014-2016 Sedna Epic Expedition, is a Calgary-based geologist, geophysicist, conservationist and journalist. Eight years ago, she suffered a SCUBA diving trauma that landed her in a hyperbaric chamber and ended her diving career. Undaunted, her life-long relationship with the ocean (which had included teaching diving) didn’t end there. Today, she explores the world’s oceans—from Antarctica to the Arctic—in the snorkel zone, a dynamic land-sea-air-ice interface. A member of the Explorers Club, she will lead Team Narwhal.

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She is a Calgary-based geologist and geophysicist with 30-plus years of experience, Susan has had a successful career in the Canadian energy sector, attaining the position of Vice President of Exploration in several junior oil and gas companies. Known for her business acumen, she’s been listed in the Who’s Who of Canadian Women Directory.

Here is her message that I am passing to all of  you..

Respectfully, I’m reaching out you—my female relatives, friends, work colleagues and associates—to let them know that Team Sedna, my all-female team of 10 arctic explorers, is fundraising via a new-fangled social media platform called “Indiegogo.”

Team Sedna has five (5) days left in its crowd-sourcing Indiegogo campaign, and we’re hoping to raise funds to pay for part of our July 2014 proof-of-concept expedition to the Arctic.

The 2014-2016 Sedna Epic Expedition provides an amazing hands-on platform to raise awareness about disappearing sea ice in the Arctic. It’s also represents a great opportunity to reach out and empower Inuit women and girls in Canada’s North and, indeed, young women around the world.

This proof-of-concept expedition is crucial to reaching our goal of snorkeling the Northwest Passage—all 3,000 kilometers of it—during the summer of 2016. We can’t achieve one without the other, so your support is essential to the success of both of our missions: the July 10-30th proof-of-concept expedition and our epic snorkel relay, in 2016 of the Northwest Passage, from Pond Inlet, Nunavut, to Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Every donation, no matter how small, will be warmly received. Support a snorkeler or become a friend of the expedition!

If making a donation via PayPal is not your preference, Team Sedna gladly accepts cheques, made out to me, the expedition leader. My mailing address is listed below, along with our Facebook, Sedna website, Youtube and Indiegogo sites.

On behalf of Team Sedna, I thank you, in advance, for your consideration of my request.

Most sincerely yours, Susan

 

 

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Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology Networking Forum (Sept. 9th, 2014)

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WINSETT (Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology) will be hosting a networking forum on Tuesday, September 9 from 4.30 pm until 7:30 pm at Wine-Ohs (in the Cellar downstairs) at 811 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1N3 Canada

Find in map, click here

The forum is the kick-off event for the Fueling the Future project.  This is a federal government funded 3-year project of the WinSETT Centre (the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology) to increase the retention and advancement of women engineers and scientists in the Alberta oil and gas sector. 

Agenda of the event :

  • Networking over appetizers and refreshments;
  • Information session about the project and round table discussions. 
  • Keynote speaker by Suzanne West,  celebrated by Oilfield Pulse Powerful Women of Energy Issue in February 2014,  has agreed to be the keynote speaker.  Don’t miss this opportunity to help Fuel the Future. 

ATTEND THE EVENT 

UPCOMING GeoWomen Meeting – June 2014

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We will be holding June’s meeting which will be :

TIME : June 23,  Monday 5-7 PM

LOCATION : University of Calgary Downtown Campus Room 626,

                               at 906 – 8th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1H9

Details about Downtown campus : http://www.ucalgary.ca/downtown/

 

(check map below, B is the event venue , with cheaper rent!)

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Note:  Orange is east bound LRT station and green is west bound LRT station

This will be our last meeting before summer; we will reconvene in September. We have great news! Because of the assistance of Wendy Hutchins and Alicia Bjarnason for introducing us to Daniel Oblak; and Yulini Arediningsih’s skills as a web designer.

Though, it is still under construction it is already a great place to fine links such as: AWSN, Women in APEGA.

Check it out to find out about upcoming events that might be of interest.