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CEMF is committed to creating a world where engineering meets the needs and challenges of society by engaging the skills and talents of both women and men alike.
To that end, we are dedicated to attracting women to the engineering profession so they may fully contribute to the development of our society. In so doing, they honour the memory of the 14 women from L' École Polytechnique whose contributions to Canada ended on December 6, 1989.
We do that primarily by offering scholarships in engineering to young women who demonstrate exceptional leadership and are volunteers in their communities. We ask our scholarship winners to be Ambassadors for the profession and mentors to those who follow. Over 600 women studying engineering in Canada have applied for one of our scholarships since 2002 and we have awarded over 200 since then. The social return on that investment (SROI) has been enormous.
CEMF is a Registered Canadian Charitable Foundation.(BN #89034 9061 RR0001)
Our ambassadors are CEMF award winners and represent the very best in Canadian engineering. These incredible women are helping to shape Canada's future.
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'The "E" Word: Why Engineering Needs All of Us' a TEDx talk by recent CEMF Ambassador Samantha Stuart
November 17, 2017
In this video, Samantha explains how more than half of Canadian Grade 9 & 10 students have an outdated perception of engineering careers; which in many cases prevents them from pursuing a...
HATCH Engineering Award supports women in engineering with $10,000 undergraduate scholarship
November 17, 2017
The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) is thrilled to announce a new and exciting partnership has been formed with a leading Canadian engineering firm, Hatch.
I would also like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to the members of CEMF for the great service, tremendous encouragement, and wonderful inspiration that all of you are providing to women in engineering. You make all engineers proud. Bravo!
Bantwal R. (Rabi) Baliga, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor and Advisor to Undergraduate Students, Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University
As an engineer, I have been extremely fortunate to work alongside wonderfully talented people and to meet enthusiastic engineering students. I am thrilled to take part in the efforts of the CEMF through the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde scholarship, which provides me with opportunities to meet even more aspiring engineers and to open the eyes of young men and women to the amazing world of science and engineering.
Claudette-MacKay Lassonde Scholarship Winner - 2010
It is an honour to have received the CEMF 20th Anniversary National Scholarship for Women in Engineering. This scholarship will allow me to pursue my studies and will motivate me to continue volunteering and getting involved in my community. Engineering is a profession where women can be leaders and where their contributions can lead to many great accomplishments.
Silvia Fernandez Avila
20th Anniversary National Scholarship for Women in Engineering Scholarship Winner - 2010
It is an honour to be selected and to have the opportunity to support [other] women in engineering. Thank you for selecting me as this year’s recipient of the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Scholarship winner.
Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Scholarship Winner - 2009
I am sincerely honoured to have won this scholarship which represents me as an ambassador for engineering. I represent one of many who volunteers on a regular basis to promote engineering and science to youth. To me, winning this scholarship is about highlighting the good work of women, in honour of other women.
Vale Masters Scholarship Winner - 2010