The Gatineau Branch invites members of the various NCR branches to hear from our distinguished guest speaker Julie Angus. 

Julie is a leading adventurer, bestselling author, scientist, and entrepreneur. She was awarded National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year” award when she became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland. She has also cycled across continents, rowed thousands of kilometers of coastlines and rivers, and organized an expedition that sailed the ancient Phoenician trading routes. Julie draws on lessons learned in extreme environments to motivate and inspire her audiences to reach their goals and overcome challenges.

Julie has written three books, produced several documentaries, and has a graduate degree in microbiology. A serial entrepreneur, Julie has had a successful career in venture capital, business development, and technology transfer. She is currently the CEO and co-founder of Open Ocean Robotics, a marine drone company that was recently granted an $800,000 prize from the Women in Cleantech Challenge to transform how we understand our oceans.

Named as one of North America’s leading adventurers by Explore magazine and one of Canada’s Greatest Women Explorers by Canadian Geographic, Julie is also a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and recipient of numerous awards, including the University of Victoria Distinguished Alumni Award and McMaster University Young Alumni Award

When: March 31, 2022

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm (brief Q&A follows presentation)

Please register on or before March 24, 2022 by sending an email to The email should include your full name, PIPSC membership number, and work location.



An email will be sent 3 days prior to the event that includes a log-in link & instructions

The presentation will be in English only. 

Simultaneous translation will be available.

There is no cost for you to attend. Register early as space is limited and we expect this event to sell out! The first 200 registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis