How does UBC reach out to the women engineers of tomorrow?

Our outreach and recruitment efforts have reached out to almost 15,000 girls between the ages of 13 and 18 through camps, school workshops and after-school clubs. Together, these initiatives reach children, high schoolers, parents, teachers, guidance counsellors and industry decision-makers.

We offer the following programs — Geering Up, eng•cite and the Women in Engineering (WiE) student group — dedicated to promoting the engineering field to girls, and those who influence their educational decisions.

Geering Up UBC Engineering & Science for Kids is a non-profit, student-run organization that brings science, engineering and technology to BC kids through hands-on experiments and projects. Learn more at geeringup.ca.

eng•cite is a vital aspect of the UBC Faculty of Applied Science’s efforts to promote the engineering field to young women, to meet its goal to increase female enrolment in Engineering to 50% and to address a national shortage of engineers expected by 2020. Learn more at engcite.engineering.ubc.ca.

The Women in Engineering student group is established to create an environment for professional development while encouraging women to participate fully and equitably in the engineering profession. Learn more at wie.engineering.ubc.ca.