International Day of Light Lecture - "Pivoting in photonics: a deep dive in between the worlds of industry, government & academia" by Dr. Madison Rilling

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May 16th marks the International Day of Light, which highlights the central role played by light in our daily lives. It is a celebration of the enabling nature of photonics, and the many ways in which light-based technologies are making way for a better future. The same can be said about the scientific experts behind those technologies: they also can enable change in many different ways, whether behind or beyond the lab. In this talk, I will share my pivoting story and how I found I could best leverage my technical expertise & skillset in my new role at Optonique. When it comes to optics & photonics, Optonique is uniquely positioned to support industry, communicate with government, and build bridges with academia. Join us to learn & discuss about Optonique’s mission, and let’s celebrate together the ways in which the photonics community is changing the world!



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  • Date: 16 May 2022
  • Time: 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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This is a hybrid event.

For online attendees, all attendees must be registered to receive the broadcast link.

For in-person attendees, all attendees must be registered to the event and must perform the following COVID self-evaluation before coming on campus: https://www.mcgill.ca/coronavirus/self-evaluation-form.

  • Room: MC603, McConnell Engineering building, 3480 University Street, H3A 0E9
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Canada

 

  • 3480 University Street
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Canada H3A 0E9
  • Building: McConnell Engineering Building
  • Room Number: MC603

  • Dr. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur (Chair-IEEE Photonics Society, Montreal)

    Dr. Matthew Posner (Treasurer) 

    Ajay Dhillon (Vice chair) 

  • Starts 04 May 2022 08:06 PM
  • Ends 16 May 2022 09:20 AM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


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Dr. Madison Rilling (elle | she/her) Dr. Madison Rilling (elle | she/her) of Optonique

Topic:

Pivoting in photonics: a deep dive in between the worlds of industry, government & academia

Abstract:  

May 16th marks the International Day of Light, which highlights the central role played by light in our daily lives. It is a celebration of the enabling nature of photonics, and the many ways in which light-based technologies are making way for a better future. The same can be said about the scientific experts behind those technologies: they also can enable change in many different ways, whether behind or beyond the lab. In this talk, I will share my pivoting story and how I found I could best leverage my technical expertise & skillset in my new role at Optonique. When it comes to optics & photonics, Optonique is uniquely positioned to support industry, communicate with government, and build bridges with academia. Join us to learn & discuss about Optonique’s mission, and let’s celebrate together the ways in which the photonics community is changing the world!

Biography:

Following a Joint Honours in Mathematics & Physics at McGill University, Madison received her Master’s in Medical Physics and PhD in Physics from Université Laval, where her research focused on developing imaging-based radiation dose-measuring tools for radiotherapy treatments. Shortly after joining Optonique (Québec’s Photonics Cluster) as Director of Talent & Outreach, Madison was nominated as Executive Director of this not-for-profit aimed at mobilizing, growing & promoting Québec’s rich ecosystem in optics & photonics. Throughout her studies and career, Madison has been actively involved in science policy, namely as a student advisor to Quebec's Chief Scientist. She is currently a member of Canada’s Chief Science Advisor’s inaugural Youth Council and a board member of Science & Policy Exchange. As an optical scientist now using her technical expertise beyond the lab, Madison is the proud recipient of Optica’s 2021-2022 Chang Pivoting Fellowship.