GS11 Regional Steering Committee

Dr Nur Zincir-Heywood

Nur Zincir-Heywood GS11 Regional Committee

Professor of Computer Science, Dalhousie University (DAL), Canada.

Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood is a full professor of computer science at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Canada. She is a founding member and faculty advisor of the Women in Technology Society (WiTS) as well as the founding Chair of the Culture of Respect in Computer Science (CoReCS) committee at Dalhousie University. Since 2005, WiTS reflects the interests of the women and the evolving context of the information and communications technology world, both academic and professional. Since 2015, CoReCS addresses inclusiveness, fairness, and respect for all stakeholders involved—students, faculty and staff—by engagement and education. This is unique in the university and has become the model for other faculties. She was also responsible for the first screening of the documentary movie, “Big Dream: Empowering Girls to Pursue a Future in STEM fields" outside of the United States. She organized and co-hosted the screening event in March 2015 together with Women in Science and Engineering Atlantic and the Atlantic Association for Research in Mathematical Sciences.