Upcoming Events

Join us in our meetings to help plan future events and meet some fellow WiE members!


GoEng Girl

WiE hosted the GoEng Girl workshops for the third time on November 7th! This virtual event provides young girls a chance to learn about engineering through projects and discussion sessions.

Previous Events

Compass on Campus 2020

Pictured here are some of the lovely students who attended WiE's Virtual Compass on Campus event this year. WiE members, ranging from first year to fifth year students, brought their favourite drinks along for icebreakers, mentorship, sharing tips for getting through the school year and games! 

December 6th, 2019 - Ecole Polytechnique Memorial

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Ecole Polytechnique massacre. WiE was proud to yet again partner with SFU's Women's Centre to organize this important event. We were joined by speakers like Professor Lesley Shannon and general public who joined for a moment of silence.

Students in engineering alongside professor Lesley Shannon

Participants of the memorial each had signs with names of victims written on them.

November 18, 2019 - CMPT128 Help Night

WiE partnered with the ESSS to host a help night for all engineering first years before their midterm. There was a great turnout and the volunteers were a great help to the younger students!

October 19th, 2019 - Go Eng Girl

WiE volunteers worked with girls from grades 7-10 to spread the love of STEM for the second time. The workshops, made by WiE members, included a memory game and a Microbits activity, which allowed the girls to get some hands-on fun!

Grace Hopper Conference

Do you want to make a difference at SFU? The world's largest conference for women in technology is this October in Florida and any female ENSC undergrad can apply to attend! Applications will be out in July.

May 4, 2019 - Creating Connections 6.0

WiE Executives had the opportunity to attend this STEM Diversity Conference for two days of personal and professional development, networking, and inspiration.

January 26, 2019 - UBC WiE Symposium

SFU WiE attended the 2019 UBC WiE Symposium, which included some inspiring female engineers as keynote speakers, and workshops hosted by different universities, such as the SFU Debate style workshop featuring one of our very own SFU professors.

March 8, 2018 - Spin the WiEL

For International Women's Day, Wie created a Spin-the-WiEL game where students could win candy for matching descriptions to influential women in Science and Engineering.

December 6, 2018 - École Polytechnique Rememberance Ceremony


October 20, 2018 - Go Eng Girl Workshop

WiE members created and led a workshop for young girls to create a sustainable city powered by their own DIY windmill!

December 4, 2017 - École Polytechnique Rememberance Ceremony

Women in Engineering is holding a small gathering to remember and honour the women of the École Polytechnique tragedy from 10:00 -10:15 am.

Fourteen female engineering students will each hold a candle to represent the fourteen victims:

  • Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student
  • Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
  • Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
  • Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
  • Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student
  • Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student
  • Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique's finance department
  • Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student
  • Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
  • Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student
  • Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student
  • Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
  • Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student
  • Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student

If you can volunteer to be one of the candle bearers for our ceremony, please email us at wie@sfu.ca.

December 7, 2015 - École Polytechnique Rememberance Ceremony

WEG (Women in Engineering Group) held a small gathering to remember and honour the women of the École Polytechnique tragedy.



Networking night - January 26,

6:30 - 8:45 PM 


Calling all SFU FAS students to join this FREE Networking Night, sponsored by Mobify and Mozilla. Expand your horizon by networking with employees from Mozilla, Mobify, Samsung, Telus, SFU, and more! Most importantly, you will also get the chance to make some new friends who share the same passion as you do!

This event will include a panel discussion where successful industry representatives will discuss their experiences and share advice. This is followed by a speed networking session, which is a chance for more informal conversation and personal networking with outstanding individuals.

This event is co-hosted by WiE and WiCs, but all genders are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

The details for the event are as follows:

Time: 6:30PM-8:45PM

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Where: TASCI 9204 and the Big Data Hub (formerly IRMACS)

Who: All SFU FAS students are welcome to participate!

Dress Code: Business formal

Cost: FREE!

Registers TODAY to ensure your spot for our amazing event. To register, please follow the link below:


Facebook link:


You will be able to select your preferred mentors to speed network with a week before the event. We will try our best to match you with your top choices. If you have further inquiries, please direct any additional questions to wics@sfu.ca.

Come find out all the answers to your career leadership questions from these phenomenal industry mentors! Hope to see you there!

**Note: You may bring a copy of your resume, but do not expect any panelists or other representatives to accept them; these industry mentors are developers and analysts, not recruiters

CMPT 128 Help Night - October 14, 4:30 - 6:00 in ASB 9700

Are you a student taking CMPT 128 this semester? Do you need a little bit of help with your coding skill? Do you have questions regarding course materials or just want to be extra prepared for your upcoming midterm? If you have answered yes for any of the above questions, join the Prep Session for CMPT 128. This workshop will be held on October 14th from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in CSIL. (This event is open to all genders) 

Registration is MANDATORY, so please sign up ASAP at http://goo.gl/forms/EXpO2akoJzzJzNqp1

Sept. 30-Mentorship Welcome dinner

All Mentors and Mentees are invited for a Welcome Dinner as a formal introduction. Come for an evening of food, icebreakers, and fun! Event is from 4:30-6:30, in ASB 9705.

First week of fall semester - Compass on Campus

Students new to University joined us all through first week for fun games, tours and opportunities to meet and get advice from fellow female engineering students. Compass on campus is a great crash course on university as a whole, and an overview on what to expect being a female engineering student, and get tips and tricks to survive your  university career! 

First week of fall semester - Frosh Week: Midnight Madness

This is a main event for SFU engineers during Frosh Week, which runs from Friday afternoon until Saturday morning of Frosh Week. It was tons of fun and often a great chance to meet new people (of all years).Female WiE volunteers were present throughout the evening for an adrenaline-packed night of madness! 

June 28, 2016 - SES Company tour 

Students went to SES Consulting's office to learn about green engineering by touring a company focused on reducing our society’s impact on the environment. It involved a panel session to learn about their project of reducing heat loss in Coquitlam Center Mall by using innovative solutions to decrease energy consumption. It was a great opportunity to learn about enviornmentally friendy alternatives, and meet industry professionals.



Feberuary 14, 2016 - Hackentine 2016

Students came on Valentines day to show their LOVE for coding. They developed an app which they presented to a panel of judged for a chance to win great prizes.

The event had coders with several skill levels, from  beginners to programming experts.  

Sponsorship from Mobify, Visier, and Fortinet.

April 20, 2016 -Try Catch

Hosted in Partner with Women in Computing Science (WICS)

Try/CATCH  is a one-day annual event for high school girls from grades eight to twelve, with a major objective of helping girls develop an interest in computing science, engineering science and the field of technology. Throughout the event, students participate in a variety of enriching activities focusing on developing skills in areas such as programming, robotics and other computing-related aspects. Networking is encouraged and the advantages of working in a technology field are highlighted through discussion with women mentors.

January 21, 2016 - WICS and WEG Networking Night (sponsored by Mobify) 

A free event for students to build connections with successful industry representatives, and gain insight about the job industry. It includes a panel session where panelists share their experiences, followed by a speed networking session, where students are able to personally network with employees from Mobify, EA, and PMC-Sierra. 

December 7, 2015 - École Polytechnique Rememberance Ceremony

  • To honor the women of the École Polytechnique tragedy WEG holds a ceremony every year at the memorial bench outside the Applied Science Building.
  • The ceremony will be from 1:45 to 2:00pm.
  • Please Join us in rememberance.

November 14, 2015 - SFU WiCS & WEG Hackathon

Teams have 12 hours to build a creative and innovative phone/web application with support from our Hackathon mentors. They can then pitch their project to a panel of judges for the chance to win GREAT PRIZES!

The event is open to participants of all skill levels: those haven’t programmed at all, those who are programming geniuses, those who have an eye for design and even product managers. It is a great chance to learn, invent, network, and shape the future!

Sponsorship from Mobify and contributions from PMC-Sierra and EA.

Oct 15

Prep Session for CMPT 128 Midterm 

  • First year Engineering Students  
  • October 15th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Sept 25

Welcome Dinner 

  • Brings together all female engineering students to kick off the school year.  
  • A reunion for the upper years and a welcoming to the first years. Mentor/Mentees are paired up here as well.

Aug 29

Compass on Campus

  • Compass on Campus is a great event to meet some of the fellow females engineering students and get advice from current female students. We remember how nerve wracking and exciting it is to be starting university and our goal is to is help you be more excited and less nervous about starting school.  
  • This is not a replacement for the SFU Orientation, they do a fantastic event that covers the whole campus and school experience ...and you’ll get to meet the guys in engineering too , so we highly suggest that if you can do both! Compass on Campus goes into more depth about what to expect being a female in engineering.  

July 9 

Ericsson Company Visit

  • Looking for a co-op this spring semester? Or looking to get experience in what working at Ericsson would be like? Come to the company tour hosted by WEG. There are a limited  number of spaces so register early.

June 8         


  • Socasize, is a creative blend of high & low impact aerobics, African and indigenous Caribbean dance movements performed to Calypso, Soca Zouk, Reggae music and on occasion drums. 

February 13, 2015 - Doom Hack

Create a project having an apocalyptic theme, on any platform you like. You can work in teams of 1 to 5 to build something amazing (or at least get it started), pitch your project, meet other  students who share your passion for coding, and win great prizes! This event is open to participants of all skill levels. It will be a great weekend to learn, invent, and create the future. If this is your first hack, fear not! We will be having the professional coders from local companies here to mentor as you turn your ideas into reality! 

January 15, 2015 - Networking Night

Our biggest event of the year! WICS, WEG, and SFU's IEEE branch presents Networking Night 2015, WICS' and WEG's 6th annual collaborative networking event. For the first time, the event will be held in collaboration with SFU's IEEE branch. The theme for this year is industry vs. research and the focus will be on the guest speakers' journey through their professional and academic lives.  

This event is a great opportunity for students to meet with women in the industry, make connections, hear about what computing science and engineering are like in the "real world", and get a glimpse into the opportunities that are available post-secondary.

Check Out Our Networking Night 2015 Website

October 23, 2014 - Collage and Board Games Night

  • As a part of our semsterly Fun Nights, this event brings together student to have a chance to relax and have fun. We also used their creative talents to make new posters exemplifying WEG as a student club.
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