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Program Overview

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

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

“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

Event Schedule

All activities and meals part of the LEAP program will be covered in advance.

Friday, February 11, 2022 – WELCOME EVENTS AND PAINT NIGHT

6:00-6:30pm  Welcome  Zoom
6:30-7:00pm  Ice Breaker Games  Zoom
7:00-8:00pm   Paint Night and Snacks  Zoom
8:00-8:30pm  Schedule for Saturday  Zoom

Saturday, February 12, 2022 – STEM AND MOVIE NIGHT

10:00-11:30am  Yoga and Athletics Talk  Zoom
1:00-2:00pm  Where’s Raven: Campus and Ottawa Tour  Zoom
2:30-4:30pm  Current student STEM activity  Zoom
7:00-9:00pm Optional: Movie Night   Zoom

Sunday, February 13, 2022 – INDUSTRY NETWORKING

10:00-11:30am  Engineering and Design Presentation  Zoom
12:00-1:30pm  Industry Lunch and Learn  Zoom
1:30-2:00pm  How to Stay Connected Zoom