WCE brings together a group of incredible women with many great skills to offer our community. Through our outreach initiatives, we aim to increase the visibility of women in Engineering and to inspire more women and girls to pursue Engineering as a career.

Interested in sharing your passion with the next generation? Reach out to outreach@wcevancouver.com and look for upcoming events in WCE newsletters and emails!


Upcoming Events

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Past Events

GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR, APRIL 2023

Representation of female judges is so important in particular for budding new female scientists and engineers. That’s why a strong delegation of WCE members represented our industry at the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair! There were two sessions held in-person on April 13th, 2023. Each year, the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (GVRSF) welcomes returning and new judges who will evaluate the projects of hundreds of students on a variety of criteria such as scientific thought, originality and creativity, and communication. Judging is one of the most critical moments of the fair, when the students have the chance to discuss, communicate and share their ideas with scientists and engineers who will perhaps become future colleagues and mentors.

EGBC POPSICLE STICK BRIDGE COMPETITION, APRIL 2023

On April 1st, 2023, EGBC held a competition for kids to pre-build and test the capacity of a popsicle stick bridge, and throughout the event there were exhibit booths with activities for the kids to participate in. WCE ran an exhibit for students of all age groups (K-12) while they waited to partake in the competition.

Science World’s Girls & STEAM, NOV 2022

WCE participated once again at the Science World’s Girls & STEAM event on November 5th, 2022. This fun event helped inspire girls* ages 12–14 to discover and pursue their interests in STEAM while learning from professional female* mentors working in STEAM careers.

*Girls and STEAM invites participants and mentors who identify as women, girls, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender questioning.

Empowering Immigrant Women: Virtual Mentoring Session, AUG 2022

WCE partnered with Impact North Shore to showcase the accomplishments of women in consulting engineering who have navigated immigration and advancement in the industry. Please join us to hear tips for newly arrived immigrant and newcomer engineers, and the success stories of three of our very own WCE members!

GIRL GUIDES CANADA’S GUIDING UNDER THE STARS, JUN 2022

WCE attended Girls Guides Canada’s Guiding Under the Stars year-end event on the evening of June 4th at Swangard Stadium with outdoor activities, campfire singalong, and movie night, to celebrate the adventures of the Guiding program.


North Shore Multicultural Society, SEPT 2021

On September 28th, 2021 two of our very own WCE members presented to a group of professional newly immigrated women at Impact North Shore (formerly North Shore Multicultural Society) on their experience with becoming a Professional Engineer in Canada after immigrating. Shahrzad Pedram, P.Eng. presented a young immigrant’s perspective in navigating the world from youth into adulthood and professional life, as well as the challenges and opportunities that came with growing up in the Iranian diaspora in Canada. Sonia D’Ambra, Ph.D., P.Eng. talked about her experience of moving from Rome, Italy, with her cat to work for an international consulting firm in Vancouver, speaking very little English. Her immigration journey took her from teaching university courses in Rome to doing open pit design for mines in the cold Canadian arctic and the hot Brazilian forest.  Sonia also shared what she has learned as an employee and a hiring manager about professional working women, and strategies to be successful in the Canadian marketplace.


Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre Clothing Drive, AUG 2021

WCE put a call out to our members for donations of clothing, make-up and toiletries to support the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. We collected many bags of warm clothing in time for the fall. For more information regarding the Centre, the work that they do in the Downtown Eastside, and further info on how to donate anytime, please visit DEWC Donation FAQ.


Ask an Engineer, FEB 2021

WCE hosted our virtual Ask an Engineer Event, where High School students were paired with practicing Engineers to learn more about careers in Engineering. It was a great evening full of fantastic discussions in each of the breakout rooms!


Girl Guide Career Fair, MAR 2020

WCE ran a showcase activity at this Girl Guide career fair to help promote Engineering careers to the over 500 guiders in attendance.


Habitat for Humanity Build Day, JUL 2019

WCE helped out on Habitat for Humanity’s Richmond Build Site. Once complete, the development will provide homes to twelve Habitat Families!


Girls and STEAM, NOV 2019

WCE ran a showcase activity at the First and Second Annual Events, hosted by Science World, to promote interest in STEAM fields.


UBC Geering Up!

WCE participated as guest mentors at a Saturday session of UBC’s Geering Up! Program to answer questions about life as an Engineer.


Woodward Hill Elementary School Workshop

WCE ran a workshop to teach Woodward Hill students about lateral design, and kick off their earthquakes unit!