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Future Students

What is Women in Engineering?

The goal of the Women in Engineering program is to create a sense of community between women engineering students, and to provide programming that will add value to your educational experience. We regularly host events that revolve around topics like support, community involvement, networking, and professional development. We want to help you achieve your goal of becoming an engineer and we do this through many types of events including professional development, skills building, networking, and social events!

Previous events include:
  • Co-op/Internship info session
  • Interview Preparation
  • Soldering Workshop
  • Engineering Company Tours
  • Professional Networking
  • Alumni Dinner
  • Conferences

Why get involved?

You will also have access to many volunteer opportunities that can add experience to your resume, such as on-campus events, and outreach initiatives, where you can share your engineering knowledge with youth throughout the community. You are encouraged to get involved with our Peer Mentorship program where you will be matched with an upper-year female engineering student who will give advice and help guide you through university.

Events for Future Students

  • Discover Engineering

    Discover Engineering

    Presented by The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Women in Engineering at Ontario Tech University.

    Join us for a fun weekend to learn more about the first-year engineering experience! This weekend-long, in-person event is open to all women grade 12 students who have received an offer of admissions from Ontario Tech University. This event will support the incoming class of women engineering students and connect them with like-minded women engineering undergraduate students. 

    Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a number of activities including a tour of campus, discussion with one of their future professors, hands-on workshops in engineering skills, and spending time with undergraduate students in their program. To help them fully experience student life at Ontario Tech, participants will be given a room in residence to stay in on Saturday night. Meals will be provided.

    First-year is a very important year with a lot of change, and we hope this event helps prepare participants for university and engineering at Ontario Tech University. We also hope to introduce participants to the supports they will have available at university. 

    Ridgeback Welcome: This year, Discover Engineering Weekend will be combined with the Ridgeback Welcome. Interested participants should also register for Ridgeback Welcome to get the full experience. Discover Engineering will begin immediately after Ridgeback Welcome with a lunch and icebreakers with Women in Engineering Students.

    Ontario Tech University, North Campus
    Date: May 11th - 12th, 2024
    Open To: All female grade 12 students who have received an offer of admission to an engineering program at Ontario Tech University. Eligible individuals will be contacted by email with a registration link. 


  • All Girls High School Conferences

    All Girls High School Conferences

    Presented by The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Women in Engineering at Ontario Tech University.

    Join fellow grade 11 and 12 students for an online conference to learn all about engineering! Spend the day learning from industry professionals and Ontario Tech Engineering students all from the comfort of your home. 


    Learn more about our High School Programs here:

    InspirENG (Grade 9-10)   

    FuturENG (Grade 11-12)