uToronto welcomes record number of female first-year engineering students

January 30, 2015

The University of Toronto has announced that this year it has welcomed a record number of female first-year students into its engineering programs, reportedly making it the only engineering school in Ontario with a female first-year enrolment of more than 30%. uToronto's engineering undergraduate population now includes more than 25% female students, eclipsing the Canadian and American averages of 18.9% and 19.9%, respectively. The Faculty credits a targeted recruitment campaign with improving the proportion of female students from 21.3% just 6 years ago. Dean Cristina Amon described the engineering program as "a rich environment for talented, bright women to become engineering leaders ... This achievement is encouraging as we continue our proactive efforts to foster diversity within the Faculty, among universities, and across the engineering profession." uToronto News Release