UBC Engineering sets goal of 50% female enrolment by 2020

November 5, 2015

The Faculty of Applied Science at University of British Columbia has set a goal of 50% female enrollment in Engineering by 2020. The faculty plans to target traditional role models and young women in order to raise awareness about the realities of engineering through programs like student and parent outreach, professional days, and workshops for women in grades 8 to 10. “There are now more women available to enter industry positions, but there are also a variety of new grads who are used to working alongside their female peers,” said Jeanie Malone, VP of Communications for the Engineering Undergraduate Society, “this is how UBC starts to change the face of engineering culture [and] how we start to break down barriers and stereotypes.” Ubyssey