Events (2019/20)

WiE Events 2019-2020

Choosing Paths WiSE-ly – March 12th, 2020

This career planning and resume workshop provided students with the opportunity to explore different career paths available to them in the technology sector while learning best practices for creating a resume and portfolio for potential employers. Students learned about UX/UI design, software engineering, and product management as career paths as well as how to showcase their skills and tailor their resumes for employers to land that junior level position.


Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) – March 11th, 2020

WiE held our annual mentorship night at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Center. The evening featured a keynote speaker, a panel, and three rounds of mentoring between students and industry. This year, we were honoured to have Kim Code, Vice President Shell Upstream (Unconventionals) E&P for Canada, as our keynote speaker and Chunpreet Sahota, a structural engineer at WSP, Tamsin Silvester, the director of rail and transit at WSP, Nadia Krys, the Manager of Engineering Project Delivery at BC Translink, on our panel. 


WiE Network – March 5th, 2020

Students, alumni, and industry professionals gathered together for a night of conversation, networking, and celebration as a lead-up to WiE’s 10th annual Women in Science and Engineering event. Students, alumni, and industry professionals were able to connect or re-connect among generations of female engineers in an informal setting.


WiE Provincial Symposium – February 29th, 2020

WiE’s annual provincial symposium brought together students from other WiE groups across the province including Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) to engage in collaborative discussions on building design spaces for women and other minorities within engineering. It was also an opportunity to create more community with WiE groups across BC.


Excel Hacks Workshop – February 11th, 2020

Hosted by WiE’s Professional Development committee, the Excel Hacks Workshop featured guest presenter Colin Dodds, head of APSC Professional Development at UBC. This workshop was designed to help students improve their Microsoft Excel skills and learn some cool tricks that they might not have known before to help them thrive in assignments or in the workplace.


WiE High School Mentorship Program – February 8th, 2020

Launched on February 8th in partnership with UBC Engineering, WiE’s high school mentorship program pairs engineering students with high school students form the lower mainland in order for high school students to get a look into the life of an engineering students, get more information on engineering in general, and make friends.


Advancing Gender Equity: The Past, The Present, and Our Future – November 25th, 2010

In partnership with the EUS, WiE hosted an introductory event to 14 Not Forgotten. This event aimed to increase awareness and engage discussion regarding gender equity, with various professionals and faculty who were able to share their experiences as women in engineering with varying seniority levels. Discussion was held about “then versus now” with respect to the experiences of women in tehcnical fields and the efforts made to address gender bias in STEM.


WiE x Healthier Masculinities  – November 14th, 2019

In collaboration with  Healthier Masulinities, the SASC, and sponsored by Dageraad, this panel opened conversation about fostering gender equity in the engineering workplace. It was geared towards men in engineering who may want to be allies for underrepresented groups. The panel featured  Craig Shirra (UBC Properties Trust), Gilbert Raynard (Principal RJC), Graham Hendra (UBC Mechanical Engineering Lecturer), and Sara Buse (UBC Engineering Co-Op Director).


Gingerbread House Making Competition – November 13th, 2019

Engineering students came together for a gingerbread house making to get ready for the holiday season. It was a great break between classes with some sweet treats, healthy competition, and lots of fun!


The 101 on Engineering Programs – November 5th , 2019

Hosted by the Professional Development Committee, this event was aimed toward first year engineering students and featured upper years students from various disciplines in order to provide students with more information and a space to ask questions about the various engineering disciplines and student experiences.