Episode 44: Leslie Leong, Civil Engineer & Visual Artist
It's time for another Yukon-focused Best of the WWEST episode! Host Alison Anderson talks with Leslie Leong about whether or not new technology really simplifies our lives, whether or not we should separate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) from the arts, and what needs to be done to advance women in STEM. Plus, you'll hear about some really cool art projects that Leslie has completed and is currently working on.
Guest: Leslie Leong (website)
Leslie Leong is a Civil Engineer and visual artist living and working in Whitehorse, Yukon. She makes art in many forms, often with a technical focus and an emphasis on 3-dimensional work. Her work also involves a functional aspect and non-traditional materials and techniques are common in her work. Leslie’s engineering degree and experience has enabled her to do all of the wonderful and unusual things she has done, and continues to do. She has always been interested in encouraging women in Engineering, belonging in the past to the Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geosciences with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
For the full transcription of this episode click here.
- The Arctic Circle Residency
- Arts Underground
- Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
- "How climate change can cause depression, anxiety: ‘We will all be affected’" - Global News
- Leslie's website
- Engineering and Geoscientists BC
- Ted Harrison Retreat
- Transport Canada
- Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories
- Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division (Formerly the Division for Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geosciences)
- Yukon Artists @ Work
Hosted by: Alison Anderson (@AlisonVAnderson)
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Reich-Shackelford