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Video: Record number of female students enroll in UBC Engineering program

Dr. Sheryl Staub-French and Civil Engineering students Sophie Piché and Christina Noël speak about how increasing diversity in the traditionally male-dominated field of engineering is good for the bottom line. For more information, watch the video.

News: UBC Engineering enrolls record number of women in 2014

News: UBC Engineering enrolls record number of women in 2014

Targeted outreach, community partnerships drive change The number of women registered in first-year engineering undergraduate programs at the University of British Columbia is on the rise, up 61 per cent since 2010. Nearly three out of 10 students (29 per cent) in UBC’s first-year engineering programs are women, up from 19.7 per cent in 2010. […]

Event: February 28, 2015 – Engineering Explorations 8 at Steveston-London Secondary

Event: February 28, 2015 – Engineering Explorations 8 at Steveston-London Secondary

Held at Steveston-London Secondary School, this event is put on with the help of various groups within UBC Applied Science and APEGBC’s Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience (DAWEG). Through a series of hands-on activities and a speaker the girls will experience, in many different ways, what it means to be […]

Event: March 28, 2015 – Engineering Explorations 10

Event: March 28, 2015 – Engineering Explorations 10

Get creative and participate in fun engineering activities. Go on tours of our engineering labs. Connect with other like-minded students. Talk to current engineering students and professors who will share their stories and experience. Discover a career path to engineer a new world – it’ll be an exciting day of exploration for Grade 10 girls. […]

News: Dr. Sheryl Staub-French shares eng•cite program at the RPIC National Workshop.

News: Dr. Sheryl Staub-French shares eng•cite program at the RPIC National Workshop.

Dr. Sheryl Staub-French presented the vision and goals for the new eng-cite program at the 2014 Real Property National Workshop. For more information on the workshop, click here. Photo credit: Dennis McFannister  

Event: November 29, 2014 – UBC Engineering Open House

Think that engineers just design bridges and build fast cars? Well, there’s so much more to our profession than that! Come see for yourself, at the UBC Engineering Open House. The event will include interesting demonstrations, lab tours and the opportunity to talk to current students and faculty about what Engineering really is. Join us on […]

Event: October 24, 2014 – Engineering for Your Classroom

Event: October 24, 2014 – Engineering for Your Classroom

Teachers are experts at connecting lessons to everyday life, and bringing their classrooms into the world. Engineering is about applying science to everyday life, connecting theories and practice. Join us on October 24 to test out three PLO-related engineering activities that you can use in your Grade six or seven classroom to help create the […]

Event: October 18, 2014 – Go ENG Girl

Event: October 18, 2014 – Go ENG Girl

Go ENG Girl is coming to BC! This popular Ontario event will be making its debut on the west coast on Saturday, October 18th. It’s an exciting opportunity for Grade 9 girls across BC to visit UBC Engineering on our beautiful Point Grey campus, to learn from women professionals, academics, and students about the wonderful […]

News: UBC Engineering launches effort to recruit more women; announces Goldcorp Professor for Women in Engineering

News: UBC Engineering launches effort to recruit more women; announces Goldcorp Professor for Women in Engineering

For the original media release, please click here. As Goldcorp Professor, Staub-French will lead a targeted recruitment strategy for UBC Engineering that plans to increase the number of women enrolled in its programs from the national average of 20 per cent to close to 50 per cent by 2019. As Engineers Canada predicts a skills shortage […]

News: UBC and Goldcorp partner to encourage women to consider careers in engineering

News: UBC and Goldcorp partner to encourage women to consider careers in engineering

For the original media release, please click here. Vancouver, BC – The UBC Faculty of Applied Science will boost the number of women recruited to and enrolled in its engineering program thanks to a gift from Goldcorp. The $500,000 gift, announced today – on the eve of International Women’s Day – will establish a new […]