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Female student support

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Mary Sanseverino counsels student

Engineering is all about applying knowledge and technology to solve problems, and women can bring different perspectives and increase diversity in engineering. - Pamela Schmitt

Why women should study engineering and computer science

Engineering and computer science are exciting and challenging fields, with amazing job prospects in a wide range of modern careers. You'll use your teamwork and communication skills to work on real-world problems. You'll have a chance to see the results of your efforts, and have a real impact on society.

As a woman, your unique voice and perspectives are invaluable to help design and create things that are truly safe, reliable, practical and innovative for all of society. Universities and industries are actively working to move away from the old-fashioned "boys only" view of technology. There's never been a better time to be a woman in engineering and computer science.

Support for female students at UVic

From on-campus child care to family housing, UVic is a supportive learning environment for students of all ages.The Equity and Human Rights office champions UVic's commitment to practices of equity, fairness and inclusion.

There are many financial awards in the faculty especially for women, including the endowed fund by donors Michael Mansell and Sonja McLellan. Both donors are alumni living and working locally and the fund was established as the Mansell-McLellan Entrance Scholarships. The purpose of this fund is to provide one or more entrance awards to female students entering the Faculty of Engineering from a BC secondary school.

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