In honour of the International Day of the Girl, we present to you some of the women in engineering saying what being a woman in engineering means to them (and an important reminder from your VP Academics). As of 2015, women account for 30.6% of undergraduate engineering students at UofT.
The complement of female faculty members has more than doubled in the past decade, from 21 in 2006 to 44 in 2014. 17 percent of faculty members are women, which is three points higher than the Ontario average (14 percent) and four points higher than the Canadian average (13 percent).
These numbers are expected to grow in the years ahead, as early-career faculty members move up in the academic ranks. More than a quarter (27.8 percent) of UofT Engineering’s associate professors (early-career, tenure-stream faculty members) were women in 2015, compared to an Ontario average of 15 percent and a national average of 15.7 percent.
An article compiled by the Faculty details the timeline of women in engineering.