Together WiE Can

Together WiE Can

While gender inequality should be old news, engineering–unlike law, medicine and other professions that have achieved parity–is slow to gain ground. Despite the fact that only 13 per cent of licensed Canadian engineers are women, UBC Applied Science has increased female enrolment in our engineering programs from 18 to 32 per cent. But progress has plateaued. It is clear we must scale up our efforts—and need greater support to do so. You can help bring about this change.

With your contribution and the support of our members, we can invest in the expansion of critical outreach programs geared towards girls in grades K-12, when early learning intervention will have the most impact. Funds will also support female students in their pursuit of a rewarding career in engineering.

About This Project

The formation of Together WiE Can, a group of UBC engineering alumni and friends who are dedicated to supporting women in the engineering field, presents a promising new chapter in our journey towards gender parity. Together we will break down gender stereotypes, demystify engineering and encourage young girls to pursue engineering studies. At the post-secondary level, supporters like you will help to ensure that we can continue to attract, retain and support female engineering students through scholarships, mentorship and campus initiatives like the Women in Engineering (WiE) Club.

Together WiE Can is an opportunity for UBC engineering alumni and friends to co-invest in the creation of a more inclusive and diverse engineering profession. In that same spirit of community, we welcome gifts of any size because we believe that our shared vision can only be achieved, together.

Please note that annual memberships are available with gifts made at the following levels:

  • A minimum donation of $1,000 (renewed annually) for individuals 10+ years post-graduation
  • A minimum donation of $500 (renewed annually) with individuals <10 years post-graduation

If you have any questions about becoming a Together WiE Can member, please contact Lindsay Barber at 604 822 5854 or at

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