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Events

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:

September 5th - 5:15 - 6:15 pm Women in Engineering Kick-Off Event

September 6th - 8:00 am- 5:00 pm, Toronto Economic Forum Conference in Toronto

September 12th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Career Mentorship Program Launch

Find out more about the Career Mentorship Program here. Please RSVP

September 19th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Peer Mentorship Program Launch

Find out more about the Peer Mentorship Program here. Please RSVP

October 1st - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Women in Engineering Information Booth

October 1st - Hydro One Scholarship Application is due

October 25th - 5:00 - 6:00 pm Women in Engineering Annual Meeting

November 9th - 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: https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/events/whats-next-what-now-conference

November 20th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Leadership and Confidence Gap Panel Event
Industry leaders will come to talk about their work and experience with confidence and leadership.

December 4th, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, End of Semester Dinner
Industry leaders, Professors and Alumni are invited to have dinner to join us for an end of semester networking dinner party.

December 6th, ACE Atrium 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 16th, 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. Refreshments will be provided and the event will close with the opportunity for open networking amongst all attendees.

January 28th, Professional Engineers of Ontario Info Session
Join Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) for an info session to discuss; why you should register with the PEO, how to track your internship experience, the requirements to get licensed, and their student events.

February 27th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Internship Event HydroOne
Calling all female engineering students on internship. Come join us in Toronto for a networking event and to meet other female engineering students.

March 17th, Co-op and Internship Info Session
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 15th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm WebEx Panel Event
Come and discover different pathways engineers can take after university.

April 3rd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm End of Year Banquet
This event, hosted by Women in Engineering, brings together students, faculty, and professionals in the field to meet, network and recognize the accomplishments throughout the year.

Socialize

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.

We currently have the following Social events scheduled:

October 23rd, Pumpkin Carving and Movie Night

November 27th, Holiday Social

January 15th, Skating Social

February 11th, Cupcake Bake sale

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