uToronto, uWaterloo join White House initiative to bolster diversity in engineering

August 12, 2015

The University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo have joined with 90 US engineering schools to encourage more diversity in the field of engineering. The two schools announced their commitment to the initiative by signing a letter shared by the White House as part of its first ever “Demo Day.” This commitment will involve recruiting more women and underrepresented minorities into the schools’ engineering student and faculty populations; it also requires the schools to help foster a culture of inclusiveness within the engineering profession as a whole. uToronto