Women in Engineering 


Engineers Canada also recognizes the following undergraduate engineering programs for having women account for 30 per cent of their first-year students or having specific initiatives in place to increase the percentage of women among their students:

  • University of Toronto – Women now account for 30.6 per cent of first-year students in U of T engineering programs—a record for the Faculty and a number that surpasses all other Ontario universities.
  • University of British Columbia – Nearly three out of 10 students in UBC’s first-year engineering programs are women and UBC Engineering has set a goal of 50 per cent female enrollment by 2020.
  • York University – The Lassonde School of Engineering launched a new $1.5 million-challenge to become the first engineering school in Canada to reach a 50:50 gender balance.
  • University of New Brunswick – Engineering at UNB is adopting admission practices that are welcoming to all qualified women applicants to allow them to enter into any engineering discipline of their choice.

Source: Women in Engineering | Engineers Canada