Engineering schools still have fewer females

Undergraduate enrolment for women is less than 25 per cent almost across the board

Undergraduate enrolment at Canadian engineering schools ranges from a few dozen students to more than 4,000 at Waterloo and Toronto. As these 2009 figures show, the number of female students remains low: less than 25 per cent at all but a handful of institutions.

Female students (%) Total enrolment
Waterloo 16.3 4,339
Toronto 21.7 4,222
Alberta 20.6 3,892
École Polytechnique de Montréal 21.7 3,398
École de technologie supérieure 8.4 3,221
UBC 18 3,124
McMaster 16 2,946
Concordia 16 2,784
Calgary 24.3 2,714
McGill 20.7 2,701
Queen’s 23.6 2,531
Carleton 13.5 2,496
Laval 17.3 2,470
Ryerson 16.4 2,455
Ottawa 17.1 1,595
Saskatchewan 18.7 1,270
New Brunswick 17.6 1,267
Sherbrooke 16.3 1,150
Western 19.3 1,117
Victoria 9.1 1,114
Dalhousie 19 1,090
Manitoba 14.4 1,064
U of Ontario Institute of Technology 10 1,063
Windsor 11.9 991
Memorial 25.9 815
Regina 20.1 751
Lakehead 8.4 747
Simon Fraser 11.8 726
Guelph 26.6 516
Royal Military College of Canada 11.8 355
Moncton 13.5 325
Québec à Chicoutimi 10.9 276
Laurentian 16.3 196
Québec à Trois-Rivières 9.7 165
York 13.3 165
Saint Mary’s 12.1 157
UPEI 19.6 102
Acadia 16.3 86
Québec à Rimouski 9.6 83
St. Francis Xavier 31.6 79
UNBC 44.6 56
Cape Breton* 29.1 55
Québec à Montréal 1.9 53
Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 7.7 52
Nova Scotia Agricultural College 6.4 47
Québec en Outaouais 12.5 32

50%

Source: Engineers Canada     *2007 figures




Browse

Sign in to comment.