Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering is a student-led organization that advocates for gender diversity and equity in engineering.

Women in Engineering (WiE) brings together undergraduate and graduate students who advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion in engineering. It was created by faculty and students to increase the retention and representation of women in the profession.

WiE supports students through career and leadership development workshops, and organizes outreach initiatives for high school and elementary school students. Regular events include the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) mentoring event, a non-traditional engineering careers panel, a workshop on identifying and addressing gender inequality in the workplace, and the December 6th Memorial.

The organization aims to:

  • build supportive networks for female engineering students;
  • bring awareness to the value of diversity; and
  • encourage academic, leadership, professional, and personal development of women engineering students.

Women in Engineering welcomes all students, regardless of gender! Please join our mailing list to receive updates about events and volunteering opportunities. To join one of our committees, please email us at wie@apsc.ubc.ca!

About WIE


Get Involved

Everyone can get involved with WiE – from students and faculty to alumni and industry professionals.


Applications for 2017-2018 committee chair positions open each year in July. Recruitment for committee members will begin in early September.

Faculty and Staff

Want to get more involved with Women in Engineering? Have a new and innovative idea for Women in Engineering? Questions or concerns? Contact the WIE student coordinator at wie@apsc.ubc.ca.

Industry and Alumni

WiE hosts networking and industry events that cater directly to our female engineering population. We are actively seeking alumni and individuals in industry to work with the Women in Engineering Program at UBC in a variety of ways, including:

  • hosting events
  • becoming a mentor
  • speaking at our next workshop
  • and much, much more…


Please contact the WiE student coordinators at wie@apsc.ubc.ca to learn more about how you can be involved.