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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services


Women in Engineering regularly hosts events that revolve around topics like; support, community Involvement, Networking and Professional development. 


Develop & Educate

The Women in Engineering Program focuses on professional development from the day our students get to Ontario Tech. Workshops and Speaker Series are held throughout the academic year which allows students to strengthen their professional skills while also connecting them with female leaders in the industry. We also regularly host programming that will educate our students about essential campus services, how to make the most of their education, and learn skills that will benefit them after graduation, such as resume development and interview preparation.

We currently have the following Professional Development Events scheduled:

Dates and times may change, keep an eye on your emails for event links! 

August 12 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, First Year Q & A

September 9th - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Women in Engineering Kick-Off Event 
Register Here

September 13th - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Peer Mentorship: Kickoff 
Find out more about the Peer Mentorship Program here. Please RSVP

September 21st, 3:30pm - 5:00pm WiE Study Group

September 29th - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Honda WiE Talks 

October 21st - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Career Mentorship: Program Launch
Find out more about the Career Mentorship Program here. Please RSVP

October 14th - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Women in Engineering Intro to ASL

October 17th - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, WiE Resume, Cover Letter, Interview Support

November 1st - Hydro One Scholarship Application is due

November 17 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Cloud Computing Workshop WiE Colaboration Event

November 25th - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Career Mentorship: Career Growth and Advice

December 6th - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, Memorial Event
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Fourteen women (13 of them engineering students) were gunned down at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal simply because they were women. 

January 14th - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, ABC Technologies Event

January 21st - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Speed Networking
WiRE and the Ontario Tech University invite female engineering students to attend a networking night with diverse veterans from the energy industry. The event will help female students explore careers in the energy sector through mentorship from established professionals. These engineers will have industry experience in areas such as renewable energy, oil and gas, utilities, energy equipment and service provision, and consulting. Students will be paired up with professionals to have short, focused, one-on-one conversations in a speed networking style.

January 29 - What's Now / What's Next Conference at Waterloo University
Join your fellow Women in Engineering members and attend a conference at Waterloo University. More information about the conference can be found here:

February TBA - Soldering Workshop

February 3rd - Conflict Resolution & Salary Negotiation 

March 17th - Co-op and Internship Information
Female Engineering Students are invited to learn about the Co-op and Internship program. Learn about program requirements and listen to a panel discussion of current students about things related to co-op and internship such as, what to expect during your first couple of months as an intern and thing's that can help ensure a smooth transition into the workplace.

March 10th - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Career Mentorship: Furthering Education Panel and Discussion
Event for Career Mentorship Program-Topic Further Schooling, Female Engineering Students are invited to learn more about further education including masters, MBA and PhD. This event will start with a panel of industry professionals who will answer questions about further education. Followed by breakout sessions that will reflect on the answers given.

March 24th - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Stock and Finance with Rob Stevens 
Professional Development Session to learn more about finances including stocks, bonds, mutual funds.

April 1, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, WiE End of Year Dinner with Alumni




A large part of the Women in Engineering Program is creating a sense of community between female engineering students. To help create this community, we also run social events that allow our students to get to know each other and make personal connections outside of the classroom and bond with their peers.

Follow us on social media to see what social events we have planned.

Links will be posted on the day of on Instagram and Facebook




For more information about any of these events, please email Ellen James, at
We are always looking for volunteers for our events, if you are interested in volunteering, you can find out more information here.