Promoting equity and fighting against injustice and racism has always been one of Amal Driouich’s personal and professional priorities.
The research project manager with the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC) was recently named to Niagara College’s Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. The Taskforce is a partnership between NC and the Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC), with the aim to support a commitment to creating a more inclusive, diverse, and culturally and globally engaged college community.
“I believe that a lot of different flowers make a bouquet, and I am honoured to have been selected to be part of Niagara College’s Diversity and Inclusion taskforce,” says Driouich.
Members of the Taskforce include both NC students and employees who will work together to research and write a blueprint that will identify the College’s goals for inclusion and diversity, and the broad actions that are required to meet these goals over the next three years. This blueprint will be presented to NC’s Executive Team and will be an important input into the College’s next strategic plan to ensure that this essential work is part of NC’s long-term vision.
“What I like most about this initiative is the fact that it brings students and employees together to shape a more equitable, diverse and inclusive college community,” she says.
Driouich has been with the Research & Innovation division since 2019, overseeing the R&D needs of Niagara’s SMEs (small- and medium-sized businesses), managing a wide range of applied research projects and bringing together faculty, staff, students, and industry partners.
She holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Laval University, has her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, and is fluent in Arabic, French, and English. In her spare time, she volunteers with the Women in Nuclear Canada, Golden Horseshoe West chapter, and is chair-elect for the second time for the Toronto chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, after serving as chair last year.
For more information about the Taskforce and how to get involved please visit: www.niagaracollege.ca/diversityandinclusion.