PolytechMTL reaches Engineers Canada milestone 10 years early

April 30, 2021
Polytechnique Montréal has announced that women made up 30.2% of its undergraduate engineering students in 2020, passing an important milestone 10 years before the 2030 target date for Engineers Canada’s “30 in 30” national gender diversity goal. The institution reports that women currently account for 14% of practicing engineers in the country, and Engineers Canada and other organizations wish to see the rate of newly licensed women engineers rise to 30% by 2030 in order to fundamentally transform the profession. PolytechMTL met this milestone through a variety of initiatives that included science camps, mentoring programs, the hiring of female professors, and the creation of new programs. “We believe it’s essential for women to take their rightful place in engineering to contribute to the development and deployment of sustainable solutions to meet the challenges of our time,” said PolytechMTL President Philippe A Tanguy. NewsWire | Journal de Montréal (QC)