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Women in Engineering Mentoring Initiative

The Women in Engineering Mentoring Initiative is a voluntary learning and development opportunity for women engineering students enrolled in Year 2 or higher of an accredited engineering program at an Ontario post-secondary institution. Students are partnered with women engineers working in the Ontario Public Service.

The initiative supports women engineering students in Ontario by:

Who Can Participate

A mentor is a professional woman engineer currently working in the Ontario Public Service. Although not required, some mentors may be licensed by the Professional Engineers of Ontario as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) or as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT).

A mentee is a woman student enrolled in Year 2 or higher of an accredited engineering program at an Ontario post-secondary institution.

Timeframe and Commitment

WEMI is a virtual mentoring program, making it flexible and accessible to mentors and mentees across Ontario. The program follows the academic year. Participants are encouraged to share insights and experiences through formal and informal meetings and dialogue via email, webcasts, teleconferences and in-person meetings.

Contact Information

For more information or to apply to participate as a mentor or mentee, contact: womeninengineering@ontario.ca.

WEMI Program Co-Chairs

Amy Bougiouklis
Senior Divisional Strategic Planner
Divisional Priorities and Program Services
Operations Division, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
416.314.3990

Vrinda Vaidyanathan
Executive Assistant
Policy & Planning Division
Ministry of Transportation
416-326-9990