Biomedical Systems Engineering, 1T0+PEY
After graduation, Evelyn Mukwedeya returned to the Canadian Tire Corporation (where she completed her PEY) and has held progressive roles in the supply chain department over the past four years. As a Supply Chain Process Analyst, Evelyn administered Canadian Tire’s supplier compliance program across the company’s 3,000+ North American and Offshore suppliers. As the Supply Chain Analyst for Camping Soft Goods (a business with over $1B in annual sales), Evelyn developed and executed year-round national demand forecasts and replenishment plans for the category while minimizing inventory costs and driving improvements in service levels to the company’s 490 stores. Within her respective teams, Evelyn was also a leading subject matter expert in the design and implementation of optimized business processes and systems. Her passion for supply chain and process improvement has led Evelyn to earn the Certified Supply Chain Professional designation and to pursue her Lean Black Belt certification. Evelyn’s second job and passion is as an mbira musician, singer/songwriter, and teacher. Mbira is a traditional Zimbabwean instrument. She is a founding member of the Toronto-based band Nhapitapi, which has been presenting traditional Zimbabwean music and dance across North America since 2008. As an individual artist, Evelyn has performed and taught mbira at festivals, workshops, and concerts across Canada and in the United States. She has gained national recognition as an upcoming female African musician in Canada and in Zimbabwe within the past two years. Having married in late April of this year, Evelyn recently moved to Seattle to join her husband and is actively seeking opportunities in supply chain and consulting.
Evelyn offers advice for current and graduating EngSci students:
“Focus your energy on the area you are passionate about and good at. Work to continuously grow and improve in that area and have fun while you are doing that.”