UBC Engineering is the best school in Canada in which to be a female student:

UBC Engineering's academic programming has been tailored to attract, engage, and encourage female students as much as male. The School's differentiating features include:

Two Campuses

UBC Engineering students have the choice to study at two very different campuses — UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. Both offer a focus on sustainability, healthy lifestyle opportunities and a highly engaged student body and leadership in which women are prominent at both the student and faculty levels.

An Unmatched Sense of Community

UBC's engineers are a cohesive and active community fostered in part by the fact that they share the same classes from day one of first year. The classroom bonds that form are strengthened by shared extracurricular traditions and activities:

Engineering's Iron Pin and Iron Ring ceremonies

  1. https://engineering.ubc.ca/news/ubc-engineers-embrace-new-tradition-iron-pin-ceremony-marks-commitment-professionalism-start
  2. https://ubcengineers.ca/eus/traditions/the-iron-ring/

The Women in Engineering student group

More than 25 team design clubs and challenges

New UBC Engineering survey data, tabulated below, suggests that females in Engineering are 20 percentage points more likely to say they feel a sense of community in Engineering than female non-engineering students in their faculty. They are even more likely to say they feel a sense of community in their faculty than male engineering students.

Female engineering students were also more likely to report feeling valued and respected for their socio-economic status, gender, race, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, and sexual orientation than women in other faculties (and often more likely than men as well).

Based on their experiences, female engineering students, more than their non-female and non-engineering counterparts, felt that UBC valued diversity in all its forms.
Recent graduate Diane Currie (2015, civil engineering), for example, started a UBC team for the Concrete Canoe competition in Portland, Oregon. She credits that experience with teaching valuable lessons in peer collaboration and time management that she continues to apply in her professional career.

Opening the Clubhouse Doors

It is important not to mistake the camaraderie among the female students for isolation or exclusion from a “boys' club” of male engineers. On the contrary, there is a strong “he for she” movement among male students, and many extracurricular events are characterized by strong hetero-social relationships and collaboration. If there is a club, it is not defined by gender but by the tenets fostered within UBC Engineering: innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship, social activism, and sobriety.