Female Undergraduate Enrollment (Canada)

Female undergraduate enrolment remained above 20 per cent in 2018, with a 0.2 per cent increase from 21.8 per cent in 2017 to 22.0 per cent in 2018. The total number of females enrolled in undergraduate-level engineering programs has increased by 14.5 per cent since 2017 and 44.2 per cent since 2014.

Reference: Engineers Canada

August 2019

Taylor Stanbury is our Ambassador of the Month for August 2019! Taylor studied mechatronics engineering at Western University, and currently works as a Systems Designer at Grantek Systems Integration.

Why did you choose to study engineering?

Growing up, I was always intrigued with how things worked, and my parents encouraged me to look into the field of engineering. I enjoyed my high school math and science courses, and wanted to be able to design things to make people’s lives better, making engineering a good fit.

How do you apply your degree to your career?

My problem solving skills and programming experience gained through my engineering degree help me in developing solutions for manufacturing plants to make pharmaceutical and food (chocolate!) products more efficiently.

What advice do you have for someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?

Keep working hard and be willing to learn, engineering can create so many opportunities. There are a variety of options to explore, whether it be the discipline of engineering or industry (manufacturing, research, etc.) or type of work (technical design, project management, etc.). Do what you enjoy and try new things to find a good fit for yourself.