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 email@example.com and look for upcoming events in WCE newsletters and emails!
Science World’s Girls & STEAM
WCE is once again participating in Science World’s Girls & STEAM event! Please join us on Saturday November 5th for a day of events to 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.
Sign up at the link below before November 1st to volunteer.
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!