Program Overview

Our LEAP Program helps make the transition from high school to university a little easier for women and non-binary people hoping to pursue studies in engineering and information technology at Carleton University.

Every year, exceptional prospective women and non-binary students are invited to discover more about their program of choice, connect with other applicants, hear from current students and alumni and view our campus and labs.

Register for the 2023 LEAP Program →

“The LEAP program is a great first step in your engineering journey at Carleton. The facilitators provide a safe and welcoming environment to ask questions and discover what Carleton is all about. Engineering is a tough program, so learning about the different resources available to you and meeting potential classmates helps you know that you are not alone, and that there is support available every step of the way.”

Ineesha Madana, 2020 LEAP Participant, 1st year Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering student

Exploring Ottawa and learning about Carleton's capital advantage

2020 LEAP program participants taking part in hands-on engineering activities

A virtual reunion for LEAP participants was held in the Fall of 2020

Program Agenda

Friday, February 10: Welcome!

Time  Event Location
7:00 pm Welcome to LEAP! Ottawa Hotel
7:30 – 10:00 pm Movie Night and Snacks Ottawa Hotel


Saturday, February 11: Explore Carleton’s Campus

Time  Event Location
10:00 – 11:00 am A Panel Discussion Carleton University
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Community EXPO Carleton University
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch Carleton University’s Cafeteria
1:30 – 3:00 pm Campus Scavenger Hunt Carleton University
3:00 – 4:30 pm STEM Activity Carleton University
4:30 – 7:30 pm Current Student Game Night Carleton University


Sunday, February 12: Discover Ottawa

Time  Event Location
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Shopping and Sightseeing Downtown Ottawa
12:00 – 2:00 pm Industry Lunch and Learn Ottawa
2:00 pm Departures