NSERC Chair for
Women in Science & Engineering

Pam Iwanchysko

"Women should pursue their passion and believe in themselves. "

Livestock Specialist

Manitoba Agriculture

What is your job and what most excites you about what you do?

I love working with farmers and being able to provide them with good advice that is not biased or not trying to sell them something to make a profit for a private company.

How diverse is your workplace, or your field of work as a whole? What do you think should be done to support greater diversity and create more inclusive practices in your workplace and in the Agriculture field?

We have an extremely wide diversity of people working within our department. There are lots of female specialists, many from different cultures.

What advice would you give to young women interested in a career in your field?

Women should pursue their passion and believe in themselves.

What are some of your interests outside of work?

I enjoy volunteering, gardening and reading.

What are you most hoping you will learn from your mentee? What learning goals do you have for this experience?

I’m hoping that they can openly ask any questions to myself and that I can provide them with connections within the industry to allow them to move forward with their career goals.