WEMADEIT is a Canadian collaborative partnership brought to you by people who believe there should be more young women in engineering.
On International Womens’ Day (March 8, 2013), Hydro One committed $1.4 million to an unprecedented partnership between the engineering faculties of Ryerson University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Waterloo and Western University. Together, these five partners have developed coordinated strategies to improve enrolment and career opportunities for women and young girls in engineering in order to achieve impact in three areas:
Expand current outreach activities undertaken at all participating consortium universities. Increase female engagement with engineering as an area of study at the post-secondary level and demonstrate the potential career paths with an engineering degree.
Enhance the success of female engineering students through better support within the university, including networking events and mentoring.
Support female engineering graduates as they transition into the engineering profession workforce through industrial networks and mentorship.