Canadian Consulting Engineer

Where Are The Women?

"Women's share of undergraduate enrolments in university engineering programs has fallen back to 17.5%, which is down from 21% in 1999...

August 1, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

“Women’s share of undergraduate enrolments in university engineering programs has fallen back to 17.5%, which is down from 21% in 1999…

“Most [young women] equate engineering and technology (but especially engineering) with construction work, outdoor work, working in a cubicle, and relating primarily to computers and machines, rather than people. Lower status is attributed to engineering and technology occupations in comparison with the health and social sciences.”

— Executive summary from “Right for Me?” study by Engineers Canada and Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, March 2009.


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