About Women in Engineering
Women in Engineering (WiE) is a student organization of undergraduate and graduate students who advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion in engineering. It was created by faculty and students to promote the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in the engineering profession. WiE supports the student population through career and leadership development workshops as well as outreach initiatives for high school and elementary school students. Our aim is to provide underrepresented students with the tools and opportunities that will enable and empower them to reach their full potential. Some of our events include the annual Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) mentoring event, a non-traditional engineering careers panel, a workshop on identifying and addressing gender inequality in the workplace, and the December 6th Memorial.
Mission: Women in Engineering UBC seeks to:
- Build supportive networks for women in engineering
- Bring awareness to the value of diversity and equity
- Encourage academic, leadership, professional, and personal development of female engineering students
Values: As a group, we value the following:
- Diversity and culture
- Inclusivity and equity
- Integrity and ethical conduct
- Personal and social responsibility
WiE welcomes all students as members, regardless of gender!
If you are interested in receiving updates about student volunteering opportunities and events, or if you are an industry member or UBC faculty/staff member interested in WiE events and news, please join our mailing list.
Women in Engineering has three committees:
There is also a Communications Coordinator who is responsible for developing branding material and managing social media.
WiE is currently recruiting for all committees. The time commitment is approximately 3-5 hours per week. We are looking for students who are enthusiastic and support the WiE mission!