March 8, 2021
In honour of National Engineering Month and International Women’s Day, UBC Engineering is highlighting stories featuring women engineering students and engineers.
While the numbers of women enrolled in postsecondary engineering programs and working as professional engineers have increased over the past few decades, women continue to be significantly underrepresented in these areas.
One way to help close this gap is to show young women who are interested in science and mathematics the incredible career opportunities that await them in the field of engineering, and how their work can have a meaningful impact on our society.
The stories being presented this month aim to do precisely that!
Behind the Career
The Behind the Career video series on YouTube spotlights women engineers and engineers-in-training across UBC Engineering’s 14 different specializations. In biweekly videos, these remarkable women share their career experiences and insights with current and prospective engineering students.
Behind the Career: Geological Engineering - March 3
Behind the Career: Chemical Engineering - March 7
Behind the Career: Environmental Engineering - March 10
Behind the Career: Engineering Physics - March 14
Behind the Career: Materials Engineering - March 17
Behind the Career: Mining Engineering - March 21
Behind the Career: Computer Engineering - March 24
The Engineering Stories social media platform aims to showcase the lives of UBC Engineering students and of students and professionals from underrepresented groups in the engineering field. These stories are being shared through YouTube videos and Instagram as follows:
A Week in my Life as an Engineering Student at UBC - March 5
Guide to First Year Engineering Courses at UBC: First Semester Breakdown - March 12
Guide to First Year Engineering Courses at UBC: Second Semester Breakdown - March 19
Day in the Life: Mechanical VS Biomedical Engineering Collaboration Video - March 26
Women in Engineering Instagram Feature: every Monday
Student Spotlight Instagram Feature: every Wednesday
Join us as we celebrate not only engineering students and professional engineers, but also “the diversity of thought, opportunities, and people that make up the engineering profession.”