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Canada Faculty

Over the span of 10 years, from 2006 to 2016, the proportion of female faculty members is still below 20%. In 2016, the highest percentages of female faculty were observed in lower ranks of academia (e.g. instructors, lecturers, and assistant professors). Women represent slightly over 10% of full professors in engineering. Additional Resources Engineers Canada. […]

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Canada Intention to Pursue an Engineering Career

A survey conducted by Engineers Canada (2016) found that men are more definitive about their intention to pursue a career in engineering compared to women. The most recent data of the 2017 graduating cohort (Engineers Canada, 2017) shows that the majority of students will definitely pursue a career in engineering. When the same group of […]

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Canada Graduate Degrees

The proportion of master’s degrees awarded in engineering to females was 25.5% in 2016, while the proportion of doctorate degrees awarded to females was 20.7%. Among master’s degree holders in engineering, the highest representation of women is in the fields of biosystems and environmental engineering, where they comprise 43.1% and 50.5%, respectively, of the graduates. […]

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Canada Undergraduate Degrees

The proportion of undergraduate engineering degrees awarded to females has been slowly increasing since 2010 but remains below 20% as of 2016. In 2016, women were highly represented among the disciplines of biosystems and environmental engineering, where they compose 41.4% and 39.7%, respectively, of the undergraduate degree holders. However, women were much less represented among […]

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Canada Undergraduate Enrollment

As undergraduate enrollment in engineering programs increases, so too does female undergraduate enrollment in engineering. In 2016, female undergraduate enrollment was 20.7%, surpassing the 20% mark and the previously established record of highest proportion of females set in 2001 (20.6%). Biosystems and environmental engineering have the highest proportion of female students, while civil and chemical […]

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