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Women for STEM

If a young woman told you she wanted to be a nuclear engineer, an astrophysicist or a network analyst what would you say to her?

Jill Morillo

Research tells us only 19 per cent of engineering graduates are women, and only 11 per cent are practicing engineers (catalyst.org).

Through a new program called Women for STEM, we are doing great things to encourage success for our women students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, with the ultimate goal of increasing gender parity in STEM careers.

The Women for STEM program is built on three pillars to engage and empower women:

  • Mentorship and networking opportunities.
  • Investing in scholarships and bursaries for women in STEM.
  • Celebrating and promoting the achievements of women students, alumni, faculty and staff throughout the university community and greater community.

We all have a role to play in braving the future together.