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 alumni and view our campus and labs.

Often, this event helps you get a snapshot of what being a future engineering or information technology student at Carleton could look like. We see many LEAP attendees become future Ravens!

This year’s event is being held from February 23-25, 2024. For questions about LEAP, email us at:


“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

LEAP 2023 Recap Video

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


Take a peek at what to expect during the LEAP weekend. With a mix of professional and fun activities, there’s something for everyone!

Friday, February 23

Time  Activity


2:30 p.m. Departures (Pick-up from the GTA and Kingston. Dinner included.) GTA: Yorkdale Mall (Bay Entrance, 2:30pm)

Kingston: Landmark Cinemas Dalton Ave (~5:30pm)

7:30 p.m. Welcome! STEM Activities and Icebreakers at the hotel in Ottawa. Sheraton Hotel Ottawa, 150 Albert St Ottawa

Saturday, February 24

Time Activity


8:30 a.m. Breakfast Carleton University, The Caf
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Welcome Activity and Student EXPO Mackenzie Building, EDC Atrium
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Yoga and STEM Chat Raven’s Studio
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Carleton University, The Caf
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Panel and Q&A Carleton University, Mackenzie (ME) 3275
2:15 – 3:45 p.m. Activities Carleton University, Mackenzie (ME) 3514
4:00-5:30pm Scavenger Hunt Mackenzie Building, EDC Atrium
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner and Current Student Game Night Mackenzie Building, EDC Atrium
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Free Time at Hotel Sheraton Hotel Ottawa, 150 Albert St


Sunday, February 25

Time  Activity


8:30 a.m. Breakfast Sheraton Hotel Ottawa, 150 Albert St
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tour of Ottawa
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Industry Lunch & Learn Blue Cactus
2:00 p.m. Departures Sheraton Hotel Ottawa, 150 Albert St


Register for the Weekend!

Applications to LEAP 2024 are closed. Stay tuned for LEAP 2025 details.