March 28, 2018 in EC 1135

6 pm – 7:30 pm, with a mingle reception to follow

International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month are a visible opportunity to celebrate the impact that women make in every discipline of design. It is also a time to acknowledge and challenge the disparity between the genders when it comes to wages, senior roles and representation. While MRU’s Information Design program graduates a predominantly-female workforce (as do many other design programs across the country), senior positions in art and creative direction, interface and interaction design, design education, and marketing are still male-dominated.

In this panel discussion, we will explore the gendered territory of Calgary’s design landscape. Our panelists will share the challenges they’ve faced as women in design today—and how they overcame them. We will also take this opportunity to both celebrate and support our community.

All are welcome. Please RSVP to by March 23.


Angel Aubichon, Entrepreneur at Indi City

Susan Casement, Senior Design Specialist at United Way of Calgary and Area

Cecilia Humphrey, Creative Director at Creative Capture

Diane Mitchnick, Senior Programmer Analyst at The City of Calgary

Michelle Priest, Senior Manager, Business Innovation at ATB Financial

Chelsea Watson, Senior User Experience Designer at Evans Hunt

Presented by Dr. Milena Radzikowska, MDes, Associate Professor of Information Design, and the School of Communication Studies at MRU.