Women in Engineering

The School of Engineering is working towards Engineers Canada’s 30 by 30 target by raising the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30% by 2030.


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Dr. Vicki Komisar is taking it one step at a time.

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Undergraduate student Erika Pineo’s co-op experience.

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Thais Ayres Rebello investigates urban water systems.

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Alumna champions coding for all through new technologies

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Principal’s Research Chair

Dr. Lisa Tobber holds the UBC Okanagan Principal’s Research Chair in Women in Engineering. In this role, she focuses on building and fostering initiatives related to the recruitment, retention, and future success of female students at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering. She develops and distributes best-practice frameworks for engagement and consultation with prospective and current students and faculty in engineering contexts.

Building upon her expertise in smart cities, a field that encompasses all disciplines of engineering, Dr. Tobber will develop a multi-faceted approach to expanding the on-going programs established by UBC, the School of Engineering, and Engineers Canada to increase the representation of women in engineering.

CONNECT WITH women in the school of engineering

Women in the School of Engineering are committed to diversity. Please contact marie.reid@ubc.ca if you wish to:

  • learn more about participating in outreach activities, panels and programs
  • need to access resources and services