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.
“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
Friday, February 10: Welcome!
|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
|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
|9:30 am – 12:00 pm||Shopping and Sightseeing||Downtown Ottawa|
|12:00 – 2:00 pm||Industry Lunch and Learn||Ottawa|