Faculty supports students attending Women in Science and Engineering conference

Posted on January 12, 2022


Twenty-five students of Queen’s Engineering will attend the 10th annual Women in Science and Engineering Conference: Above and Beyond, thanks to support from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

In addition, the Faculty of Arts and Science will subsidize the attendance fee of 25 students.

“Diversity drives discovery. Inclusion fosters innovation,” says Dr. Elliot Chapple, Director - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Indigenization (EDII), Faculty of Arts & Science. “We each have only a part of the puzzle. Working together with people who bring many different perspectives allows us to ask more interesting questions and develop better solutions. We are proud to support our students to attend this conference.”

Hosting the conference is the Women in Science and Engineering – University of Toronto (WISE U of T) Chapter. Established in 1999, the group supports and empowers all women in STEM fields and help them achieve their full potential as future engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and leaders.

The conference features:

  • Company-sponsored workshops on personal growth and technological advancements to help you grow your technical and professional prowess.
  • Competitions ranging from consulting cases to research pitches to case for you to test your skills.
  • Charismatic keynote speakers geared to inspire you through their exceptional stories, journeys, and achievements.
  • Comprehensive speaker panels on various STEM fields including psychology, climate change, bioengineering, EDI, academia and more.
  • Career fairs of companies ready to network with you and share the various opportunities they offer

The School of Graduate Studies will be at the grad fair with a few students from the Faculty of Arts and Science and Engineering helping as well.

For more information, visit the WISE Conference website.