Today is International Women’s Day! National Engineering Month would like to celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world! Since this blog is particularly focused on engineering in Canada, we are proud to dedicate this post to all the extraordinary women in engineering working for the good of society every day. There is a place for everyone in engineering and engineering technology!
Elsie MacGill was one of these extraordinary women. The first female electrical engineering graduate in Canada. She was known as the “Queen of the Hurricanes” and was the world’s first female aircraft designer, doing much to develop Canada’s aircraft industry. For more information about Elsie’s achievements in aviation and women’s rights, check out this CBC Profile. Plus, how many engineers can say they were made into a comic book?
Advice and inspiration
At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), the Women in Engineering group held a networking event with support from local area professional engineers and UOIT alumni.
#flashbackfriday to last night’s WiE Networking Night – what an absolute blast! Thank you to all of the professionals for taking the time to meet and connect with our students! @o_s_p_e @uoit @deloittecanada @peolakeontario @PEO_HQ #PEngDay #creatingnetworks #anengineerwashere pic.twitter.com/Oypomdshr6
— Women In Engineering (@UOIT_WIE) March 2, 2018
And at McMaster University, the Engineering Alumni Relations team hosted Women in Engineering Industry Night.
— McMaster Engineering (@McMasterEng) March 4, 2018
Here are notable women National Engineering Month has profiled over the years, all with unique specialties and career paths, but with the same passion for engineering.
- Shannon M. Pole, EIT
- Negin Balaghi, EIT
- Dr. Mae Jemison
- Vimbai Brenda Munyukwi, P.Eng., PMP, MBA
- Rana Tehrani Yekta, EIT
- Karen Chan, P.Eng.
- Zoey Gould, B.ASc.
- Mina Nourmansouri
- Krista Viola
- Rose-Marie Almond, P.Eng.