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? Fill out the form below and look for upcoming events in WCE newsletters and emails!
All upcoming outreach events will be posted here. Become a member to hear first about our events!
Girl Guides Brownie STEM Day
If you are passionate about inspiring and attracting young girls to engineering and other STEM fields, enjoy running activities with kids, and would like to give back to our community, please join us for the Girl Guides Brownie STEM Day on January 28th!
WCE Calgary is looking for 2 volunteers for the morning session 8:30am-12:30pm and 2 volunteers for the afternoon session 1:00pm-5:00pm. Volunteers will be running fun experiments based in hydraulics, and supporting guiding members aged 7-8 years old. We anticipate approximately 100 youth members per session! Some help with preparation may be required before the event, all instructions and materials will be provided. Please sign up via the form above by January 11th!
Past WCE Vancouver Outreach Events
North Shore Multicultural Society
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
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
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
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
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
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!