Today commemorates the tragedy of The École Polytechnique Massacre. On December 6, 1989, 14 young women (12 of whom were engineering students at École Polytechnique in Montreal) were killed by an outraged gunman, who specifically targeted women in this gender-based violent attack. Many of the female students were in their last year of engineering programs […]
After a decade of declining proportional representation of women in engineering programs, some Canadian schools are seeing an increase of female students entering engineering. Many are hoping to see this trend continue for the important contribution women can bring to this traditionally male-dominated profession.