Celebrating women in engineering  

UBC Engineering is highlighting stories featuring women studying and working as engineers.  

UBC Engineering student

Edited: June 29, 2022

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.
These stories 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 these videos, remarkable women share their career experiences and insights with current and prospective engineering students.    

Explore many unique streams of engineering, including... 

Integrated Engineering (FC Barcelona)

Manufacturing Engineering (Apple/Tesla)

Geological Engineering 

Chemical Engineering 

Environmental Engineering

Engineering Physics

Materials Engineering

Mining Engineering

Computer Engineering 

Behind the Career YouTube

Engineering Stories

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.

Get a glimpse into the life of engineering students and graduates from UBC. Topics include:

A Week in my Life as an Engineering Student at UBC

Guide to First Year Engineering Courses at UBC: First Semester Breakdown

Guide to First Year Engineering Courses at UBC: Second Semester Breakdown

Day in the Life: Mechanical VS Biomedical Engineering

Finals Season in Engineering

Engineering Stories YouTube

Engineering Stories Instagram

Join us in celebrating not only engineering students and professional engineers, but also “the diversity of thought, opportunities, and people that make up the engineering profession.”

Learn More

Visit Student Stories for more vlogs and stories about the lives of engineering students and graduates at UBC. 

Explore Equity, Diversity, Inclusion + Indigeneity in UBC Applied Science

Commit to creating a community where human rights are respected and equity is embedded in all areas of academic, work and campus life.

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