Posts Tagged: women in engineering

Remembering victims of the Montreal Massacre: Commemorating the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Every year on Dec. 6, people across the country remember the victims of École Polytechnique shooting and raise awareness about gender-based violence. At U of T, events are taking place across all three campuses for the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women. On Dec. 6, 1989, an armed man entered the École… Read more »

No typical engineers: Q&A with Miss Universe Canada Lauren Howe

When the host of the Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant read the winner’s name, Lauren Howe (IndE 1T6) didn’t register it immediately. “I was feeling every emotion possible,” recalls the U of T Engineering alumna. “It takes a second to realize it’s you.” Howe had competed for the crown two years previously and finished as second runner-up…. Read more »

U of T Engineering alumna Julie Payette installed as 29th Governor General

Julie Payette (ECE MASc 9T0), the U of T Engineering alumna and astronaut who was the second Canadian woman in space, has been installed as Canada’s 29th Governor General on Parliament Hill. Payette, who was accompanied by her parents and 14-year-old son Laurier, used her first speech in office to make an impassioned plea for Canada… Read more »

Cristina Amon reappointed Dean of U of T Engineering

Professor Cristina Amon has been reappointed as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto for a special third term to June 30, 2019. In addition, Dean Amon will serve in the role of Provostial Advisor on Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at the University for… Read more »

Engineering students construct monument to mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Engineering undergraduate students marked the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women by designing and constructing an original monument on King’s College Road, next to the Sandford Fleming Building. The monument is a tribute to the victims of the killings at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989, in which 14 female engineering students studying… Read more »