NSERC Chair for
Women in Science & Engineering

Kim Ominski

"It's okay to say 'I don't know'. Follow it up with an 'I'll find out' and actually look into it"


University of Manitoba

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

PROFESSOR - have the opportunity to teach inspiring young minds.

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?

Very diverse. We are working to include indigenous knowledge as part of our curriculum.

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

It's okay to say "I don't know". Follow it up with an "I'll find out" and actually look into it. We are constantly learning and always have more to learn.

What are some of your interests outside of work?

I love bike riding, spending time with my family - especially my adorable nephew, and relaxing.

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

Gain more experience networking. I am also excited to learn how to be a mentor.