Roads to Research: Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez

12:00PM to 1:00PM February 24, 2016
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Quarterdeck, Grant Building
Roads to Research: Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez

The Office of Research Services is pleased to invite you to a Roads to Research  presentation by Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez on Wednesday, February 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Quartdeck. Deyanira is a special guest invited by the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. Her talk is titled The Underprivileged World, we “must” look. Her abstract is below.

Deyanira was born in Veracruz, Mexico and immigrated to Canada to complete her university studies as a chemical engineer. After graduating, she focused on research and development of bio-fuels in Canada and has developed a career in the critical field of project management, completing UBC's award winning certificate in project management. Deyanira has a particular ability to tackle tough problems and get them done. Her motto is, “making the impossible, possible.”

All are welcome to attend the presentation, including the public. Roads to Research is scheduled twice a month until May 2016. Coffee and cookies will be served. Please bring your lunch. We hope you will join us for Deyanira's intriguing presentation.


For 26 months Deyanira travelled on her motorcycle through 16 countries in the Americas and observed that people are “people” and underprivileged people are everywhere. After her travels, she went back to Mexico for two years to accomplish some goals and work with a community in order to address her need to do something for underprivileged kids. She began teaching English, cooking, and continued with leadership and project management training, starting a pilot project with underprivileged girls using a model she is developing: Educate-Incubate-Integrate-Give Back. It became evident to her that kids are the key to change. Her model intends to create a sustainable cycle where kids learn, develop practical skills, integrate those skills into society and finally give back so they help themselves and their community. Her presentation will guide you through her journey and adventures with hopes to show another perspective of this world for you.