The Foundation is very pleased to have been able to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. This collaborative agreement allows both organizations to share information, knowledge, and best practices.
OSPE is the voice of the engineering profession in Ontario, representing the entire engineering community, including professional engineers, engineering graduates and students who work or will work in several of the most strategic sectors of Ontario’s economy. Visit their website to learn more https://ospe.on.ca/
"Recruiting More Women Engineers Means Getting Girls More Involved in STEM" an educational resource published by Syracuse University.
This resource walks through the history of Women in STEM, looking at major milestones. The article then discusses career opportunities in the field and how we can get girls more involved in STEM now and in the future. The resource concludes with a section to support parents and educators to help influence girl's interest in STEM topics with tips and external resources.
Laval News Article on CEMF Award Winner Liliya Boyadjieva
Pomerleau Engineering Award supports women in engineering with $5,000 undergraduate scholarship
The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) is thrilled to announce a new and exciting partnership has been formed with a leading Canadian construction firm, Pomerleau.
Together, with sponsorship from Pomerleau, a $5,000 scholarship supporting Canadian women in engineering has been created. The Pomerleau Engineering Award will be provided to a selfidentifying female studying engineering full-time in a Canadian accredited engineering undergraduate program.
CEMF - March 2021 Bulletin
In this issue:
- Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) – Our Mission
- CEMF Scholarships
- Feature Scholarship - CEMF Marie Carter Memorial Award
- Past Winner Showcase
- Meet the CEMF Board
- How Can You Help?
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Marilyn Johnston, 30 Years Later
Carleton alumna Marilyn Johnston was an undergraduate student in engineering when the 1989 Montréal Massacre at l’École Polytechnique took place. This year marks the tragic day’s 30th anniversary. In response, universities across the country have submitted profiles of outstanding female engineers who graduated within three years of the massacre, and whose career exemplifies the value that women bring to the engineering profession and to society. The complete selection of profiles are viewable at www.30yearslater.ca.
Marilyn Johnston recalls the exact moment she opened an envelope in 1993 that confirmed she would be the first recipient of the Canadian Engineering Memorial Fund (CEMF) Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Graduate Engineering Ambassador Award. The CEMF, founded by Claudette MacKay-Lassonde along with other concerned professional engineers, created the award in response to the killing of 14 women engineering students at l’École Polytechnique in 1989.
“It was very emotional, and I cried,” Johnston reflects. “I was so sad for the reason behind the award, and at the same time, I was extremely honoured to have been selected.”
As our panellists reflected on the impacts that the Montreal Massacre had on women in engineering, they discussed the importance of women in leadership roles in making the engineering profession more diverse and inclusive. #December6 #OurActionsMatter
30 years ago this week, 14 women were killed at Polytechnique Montréal's engineering school. Engineers Canada Board Director and 1991 Polytechnique grad Sandra Gwozdz reflects on her memories of that day.