Women in Engineering at the University of Western Ontario is a student group working to empower and encourage current and prospective female students in the field of engineering. We provide support and opportunities to increase women in engineering enrolment and retention.

Upcoming events

Big Sister Little Sister Program

The Big Sister, Little Sister program is a mentorship program for female engineers where an upper-year student is paired up with an incoming first year student. Throughout the year, they will have the opportunity be a part of a great support system and to attend many Women in Engineering (WIE) events together. Our first kick-off event will be on Monday, September 9th at 4:30 pm where you will be introduced to your big or little sister. We will be taking part in some fun icebreakers and there will be food and drinks! Don’t miss out on your chance to take part in this program and fill out an application form below! Enjoy the rest of the summer and we looking forward to meeting you all in September!

Click the links below to apply! 

Little Sister Form (First year students):
http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/5ZcAvcFXa39o0j1Oc0TD079aI (online form)
LittleSisterForm.doc (word document; email completed form to wie.volunteer@uwo.ca)

Big Sister Form (Upper year students):
http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/vk11pMn3des8546SO2cNHR9a6 (online form)
BigSisterForm.doc (word document; email completed form to wie.volunteer@uwo.ca)

Note: If you have any further questions about the program or applying please feel free to contact us here!


I'd like to thank everyone who applied for WIE Exec 2013-2014 , and also to everyone who came out to vote today.
The results are in!

President - Laura Perry
Vice President - Chandler Button
Secretary - Sarah Tea
Communications Director - Sarah Yurchi
Finance Director - Michelle Lo
Social Director - Jordan Auzam
Outreach Director - Taylor Stanbury
Volunteer Director - Danielle Aucoin


- Julianna


IEEE Women In Engineering London Hydro Tour Event 

On April 23rd London Hyrdo is holding a IEEE Women In Engineering Tour Event. For more information, follow the link below. This tour is FREE and you must register for it ahead of time.


End of Year Potluck
WIE is having an end of the year POTLUCK! Everyone is welcome, we urge our big sisters to bring their little sisters, and for everyone to bring their friends!

This event is a great opportunity as a first year to talk to upper years about the different disciplines you are interested in as the intent to register deadline is soon approaching! Also WHO doesn't like food?

Sign up on the document and make sure no one else is bringing the same dish :)
LINK: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhCqsz1prnandFlvc25zUC1IbkU4YTYzalY5MGJ4T3c&usp=sharing

Hope to see you all there!


Lyna Shaw Memorial Distinguished Lecture Series

The Lynda Shaw Memorial Distinguished Lecture Series was established in memory of Lynda Shaw, a third-year mechanical engineerng student at Western who was murdered near Highway 401 in 1990.

Lynda was a graduate of Centennial Secondary School in Brampton, ON where she received an Ontario Scholarship and was the winner of the school’s proficiency award in Mathematics and Accounting. Lynda entered Western with an Admission Scholarship in 1987 and served for two years on the Mechanical Engineering Club Executive.

2013 Lecture Series
Kim Woodhouse, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen's University will join us as the guest speaker for the 2013 Lynda Shaw Memorial Distinguished Lecture Series. She will present a talk titled, "Soap, Students and Stem Cells - It's a Wonderful Life."
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Time:12:30 p.m.
Location: SEB 3109


This years WISE Conference held by The University of Toronto is on March 16 & 17, 2013. This is an ideal event for young leaders looking to gain a professional insight in the fields of science, engineering, business, and technology.
We invite you to register, claim a seat today and join us at the WISE National Conference 2013.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/575789279114026/?fref=ts
And for more information or register follow this link: http://wiseconference1.eventbrite.ca/


Montreal Memorial Service
WIE hosted a very special and short memorial service to remember the 14 victims from L'Ecole Polynenique and also Lynda Shaw on December 6th. Wreath laying occured at 1115.

WIE Kick Off Brunch!
This year's WIE kick off brunch was on November 4th, 2012 at the London Delta Armouries Hotel. It was a great

The National Conference on Women In Engineering (NCWIE) was a great success this year. Our delegates learned a lot about not being afraid to push their limits and leaving their comfort zones. University of Ottawa held the conference in 2010, and McMaster held it in 2011.

Speed Networking
Thank you to all of you ladies who came out to our WIE Speed Networking event! I hope you all had a great time talking to the professionals. It seemed to nothing but beneficial to all. Special thanks to all the professionals who came out!

Things are happening...
Check out our events page for all of the up-to-date details about volunteering and more.

Get involved with WIE!
Please email Julianna our president, at wie.president@uwo.ca for more information.

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Laura Perry

President wie.president@uwo.ca

Chandler Button

Vice President

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