Many of the jobs for future generations will require a background in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  Yet, current projections indicate there won't be enough people to fill these positions.

The people with knowledge and understanding of STEM will shape our future. But if they all have a similar profile, it will limit the potential for innovation. At Waterloo, we know it's important to encourage young women, and other underrepresented groups, to get involved in STEM fields.

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“Code Squad gave my daughter valuable hands-on experience with coding, and really helped boost her problem-solving skills. She made new friends who share her interests, and now she's building a website for her student club!”

 Parent, Code Squad

Facts and figures

$288,000 in 6 renewable scholarships for outstanding female students entering STEM fields.

University of Waterloo scholarships

29.2%of 2016 incoming engineering 1st year class are female.
33% morefemale enrollment in STEM outreach programs by 2020.

Our Commitment — HeForShe 

30 by 3030% of newly licensed engineers will be female by 2030.

Engineers Canada

37%proportion female in 2015 incoming math class

Faculty Council Sept 2015

Ontario Network of Women in Engineering

Want to change the perceptive of engineering? We are excited to share OnWiE's new video which showcases girls' impressions of the different professions and some fantastic women engineers.