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»  As a way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ~ Go ENG Girl ~, we present a video to capture the spirit of the event.        
»  Our new program ~Go CODE Girl~ is here!  Check it out.


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~ Badge Day ~

Get your Science &
Technology Badges.

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Welcome to the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE) website!

I am a faculty member with the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Waterloo and I feel privileged to have been chosen as the ONWiE chair in July 2013 for a five-year term.

Here is what you can find out and do on this site:

»  Learn about outreach programs we run
»  Find out what engineering is and what engineers do in their careers
»  Explore engineering programs you can study in Ontario
»  Meet engineering ambassadors who can help answer your questions
»  See statistics about women in engineering in Ontario and Canada
»  Discover more about ONWiE and what we do

We need more women in engineering to identify and solve tomorrow's engineering challenges and hope that this website will be inspiring and informative for you.

Mary Wells
Chair - ONWiE

Upcoming Events

Look out for Badge day events at the following locations!

»  Western University May 23, 2015
»  University of Toronto June 6, 2015





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The James Dyson Award is an international student design award running in 20 countries worldwide. We’re looking for product concepts or ideas that solve a real problem.

The brief is broad. We’re looking for designers who think differently to create products that work better. Engineers who follow an iterative design process.  Rough and ready prototypes. Products that have a significant and practical purpose, are commercially viable, and are designed with sustainability in mind. Either designed from a university project of designed in the entrant’s own time. The best entries demonstrate the iterative design process and include sketches, images of models, prototypes and videos. 

Engineering brief: Design something that solves a problem

Join the competition HERE and register today! 


  • Any university-level student in an engineering, industrial design or product design program (or graduates within the past four years)
  • Submissions can be from individuals or teams up to four
  • Students must have studied in one of the 20 participating countries 



International Winner:

  • The international prize is $54,000 for the student*
  • $9,000 for the student’s university department* 

Two International Runners-up:

  • $9,000 each* 

National Winners

  • $3,600 each* 


  • Entries open: February 5th, 2015
  • Entries close: July 2nd, 2015
  • National winners and finalists announced: From July 27th  throughout August
  • Dyson engineers shortlist: September 17th, 2015
  • International winner announced: November 10th, 2015




*or equivalent of £30,000
*or equivalent of £5,000
*or equivalent of £5,000
*or equivalent of £2,000



 See the video that celebrates the 10th anniversary of Go ENG Girl and captures the history scope and spirit of the event! 





Please contact the Coordinator, Rohini Wittke