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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

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:

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

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

September 14th - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Peer Mentorship: Kickoff 

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

September 22nd - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Career Mentorship: Program Launch

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

September 30th - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, WIRE Kickoff - Register Here
Hear from WiRE president and C.E.O Joanna Osawe, as well as representatives from Ontario Tech University. The WiRE Student Ambassador Program is an umbrella of various opportunities for getting involved on and off-campus, including volunteering and participating in WiRE programming. 

October 5th - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Mental Health Awareness Session

October 14th - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Women in Engineering Annual General Meeting 

October 1st - Hydro One Scholarship Application is due

October 24th - 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 TBA - Arduino Skills Workshop

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

November TBA - Chat with a Prof and Masters Students 

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 TBA - Soldering Workshop

February 3rd - Workforce Prep with Industry Professional 

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.

 

 

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:

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

September 10th - 5:00 pm - 7:00pm, Trivia Night 

September 17th - 500 pm - 7:00 pm, WiE Games Night 

September 28th - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Games night with EngSoc

October 29th - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Horror Movie Night

 

February 12th, Cupcake Bake sale

February, IEEE and WiE Card Making

March, Whine and Cheese

April, Alumni Dinner 

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.