Episode 5: WWEST Goes to the Yukon

June 27, 2017

Recently, WWEST Chairholder Dr. Lesley Shannon took a trip to the Yukon to visit women engineers who are part of an initiative called 30 by 30, a commitment made by Engineers Canada, in collaboration with the 12 provincial and territorial engineering regulators, to raise the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30% by the year 2030. Women make up more than half of the Canadian population, but are significantly under-represented in the engineering profession; less than 12% of practicing licensed engineers are women.

Join Dr. Shannon as she speaks with two successful women engineers, Sandra MacDougall and Alison Anderson, in a special on-location Best of the WWEST interview in Whitehorse, YT. You'll learn some Yukon history, hear about how climate change is affecting their region, and discover the Yukon's role in the 30 by 30 initiative.

Guests: Sandra MacDougall and Alison Anderson (LinkedIn and Twitter)

Sandra is a regional program manager with Highways and Public Works in Whitehorse, YT. Alison is a systems design engineer currently on maternity leave.

For a full transcription of this episode, click here.


Hosted by: Dr. Lesley Shannon (@DrLesleyShannon)
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Reich-Shackelford

Read our blog post featuring statistics and a peek at Dr. Shannon's activities while in the Yukon!