Cassandra Polyzou

Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Engineers Canada

Cassandra is the Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Engineers Canada. She works on strategies and partnerships that promote the recruitment, retention, and professional development of women in engineering, and support increased Indigenous Peoples’ participation in engineering. Cassandra completed a Master of Arts in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a focus on transnational Muslim feminist movements, and a Bachelor of Environment and Resource Studies (Honours) from the University of Waterloo. Previous to Engineers Canada, Cassandra worked for Environmental Defence on their Toxic Nation campaign, where she helped successfully ban Bisphenol A from consumer products in Canada. Working with a variety of grassroots and non-profit organizations have given her over a fifteen years of experience in community engagement on social justice, and diversity, equity and inclusion issues.