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Women in Engineering Living-Learning Community

two female students outside St. Paul's

The Faculty of Engineering has partnered with St. Paul's to create a new Living-Learning Community — just for Women in Engineering!

WIE logoThis live-in program supports the unique needs of first-year female Engineering students and allows you develop social networks that can help you succeed.

You will live at St. Paul’s with other female first-year Engineering students in double dorm rooms, where you can expect to:

1. Build relationships and networks that will support you as you begin your university life.

2. Benefit from:

  • Upper-year Peer Leaders from Engineering programs who understand your experience and are trained to provide support
  • Participation in selected activities designed in consultation with the Faculty of Engineering
  • Support from trained residence leaders and access to resources

3. Learn from (and make friends with!) other first-year students in the same academic program.

How to apply

It's a five-step process

1. Once you are accepted into an Engineering program at the University of Waterloo, you will receive an invitation to apply online to the Living-Learning Community.

2. Accept your Offer of Admission to Engineering, and send in your online WIE LLC application.

3. We will contact you to let you know if you have been accepted. If so, you will need to place a $50 deposit to hold your spot. (The amount will be deducted from your residence fees).

4. You will then need to fill out the University's online Residence Community Ranking form by June 1 at 11:59 pm, along with a $500 residence deposit. (This amount will also be deducted from your residence fees). You must rank St. Paul's first on this form in order to be in the Living-Learning Community.

5. Wait to hear that everything is in order. We'll also send you a personal information form so we can match you with an ideal roommate!

WiE students wearing purple T-shrits


For more information, please contact Steve Prentice.

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Questions?

Please contact us by email or by phone at 519-885-1460 x25212.

Sarah sitting and smiling with art in the background

"The nice thing about St. Paul's was that I had the Women in Engineering Living-Learning Community, surrounded by like-minded people and study groups... Everyone was really awesome."
- Sarah, Systems Design Engineering


 

head shot of Erin in her dorm room

"I really love St. Paul's. A bunch of the girls and I became super closer. We eat together, we hang out together. We  formed a really strong bond. "
- Erin, Biomedical Engineering