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WEIZMANN CANADA PRESENTS
Wonderful Women Events

Guest Speakers

DR. ELIZABETH CANNON

President Emerita and Professor,
Geomatics Engineering, University of Calagry

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon is Professor of Geomatics Engineering and President Emerita of the University of Calgary. From 2010 to 2018, she served as the university’s eighth president and vice-chancellor, the first alumna to hold that position. Prior to her appointment as president, Cannon was the dean of the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary from 2006 to 2010.

PROF. IRIT SAGI

Dean, Feinberg Graduate School,
Weizmann Institute of Science

Born in Israel, Prof. Irit Sagi completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Washington, D.C., earning a BSc from American University in 1988, and a PhD in biophysics/ bioinorganics from Georgetown University in 1993. After her studies, she returned to Israel, where she did postdoctoral research at the Weizmann Institute of Science in the group of Prof. Ada Yonath, laureate of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She continued her postdoctoral work at the Max-Planck Institute in Hamburg, Germany, and joined the faculty of the Weizmann Institute in 1998. She became the dean of the Feinberg Graduate School in 2014 and is the incumbent of the Maurizio Pontecorvo Professorial Chair.