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Inspiring Fifty Canada 2018 - A UNB Connection

Author: Kyle

Posted on May 22, 2018

Category: Student Stories


A graduate student on the Fredericton campus has recently been recognized by Inspiring Fifty Canada 2018, which highlights inspirational female role models in tech and innovation sectors.

Mahsa Kiani, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Computer Science and co-founder of MyData, was recognized by Inspiring Fifty in the first ever Canadian edition of the event which identifies and showcases the achievements and advancements of Canadian women in the STEM fields.

Mahsa was selected by the Dutch-based organization, which has successfully engaged in multiple initiatives to highlight inspirational female role models in the tech and innovation sectors, as well as advocate for increased diversity and gender-parity in these important fields, out of a pool of over 400 nominees by a panel of distinguished members.

Mahsa cofounder of MyData, which is both an alternative vision and set of guiding technical principles for how people, as individuals, can have more control over the data trails they leave behind in everyday actions. The core idea is that people should have an easy way to see where data about them goes, specify who can use it, and alter these decisions over time.

For more information on the Inspiring Fifty, as well as the inspirational work Kiani is doing in her field, check out her profile, along with the rest of the talented women recognized along side Kiani.