Women in Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton is committed to initiatives which support women in engineering, IT and design – at every step along their journey.
Too often, female high school and elementary students do not view engineering as a viable academic and career path. Changing perceptions and fostering interest in engineering and innovation among young women in our community is a major priority of the Faculty. The recruitment and retention of women in our engineering programs will help foster the next generation of leaders of industry, contributing to a larger, qualified and diverse workforce.
Our efforts start before university begins. Through significant involvement with youth in the community, girls technology camps, Brownie and Girl Guide engineering badge day events and tailored recruitment outreach, the Faculty is investing in fostering a passion for STEM fields early in life.
Female Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Increase in Female Enrollment since 2015
Rise in Female Engineering Applications in 2018
Revisiting a Role Model
Joyce Ibrahim remembers a conversation she had five years ago with a teacher in a hallway of her high school, the outcome of which helped shape her future. Uncertain about what... More
Carleton Welcomes New Frontiers in Research Fund
By Joseph MathieuPhotos courtesy of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Researchers, parliamentarians, and diplomats gathered in the mezzanine of Bayview Yards on Dec. 6, 2018 for the announcement of... More
Cultivating a Career
One of Jane Schwering’s favourite places to study at Carleton University is on the 5th floor of the school’s main library. From that height, close to the large windows along... More
Female Faculty Members
Research Spotlight: Alicia Gal
Find out how biomedical engineering PhD candidate Alicia is helping to build a more accessible future through groundbreaking research on the biomechanics of sledge hockey.