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Canada Faculty

Over the span of 10 years, from 2007 to 2017, the proportion of female faculty members is still below 20%. In 2017, the highest percentages of female faculty were observed in lower ranks of academia (e.g. instructors, lecturers, and assistant professors). Women represent slightly over 11% 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 25.4% in 2017, while the proportion of doctoral degrees awarded to females was 23.4%. Among master’s degree holders in engineering, the highest representation of women is in the fields of geological and environmental engineering, where they comprise 44.4% and 43% of the graduates, respectively. […]

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Canada Undergraduate Degrees

The proportion of undergraduate engineering degrees awarded to females has been slowly increasing since 2010, surpassing 20% as of 2017. In 2017, 20.6% of undergraduate degrees were awarded to women. Women were well-represented among the disciplines of biosystems and environmental engineering, where they comprised 46.9% and 48.3%, respectively, of the undergraduate degree holders in those […]

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Canada Undergraduate Enrollment

As undergraduate enrollment in engineering programs increases, so too does female undergraduate enrollment in engineering. In 2017, female undergraduate enrollment was 21.8%, surpassing the 20% mark and the previously established record of highest proportion of females set in 2016 (20.9%). Biosystems and environmental engineering have the highest proportion (47.5%) of female students, while civil (3,043) […]

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