Marisa Sterling is the first Assistant Dean, Inclusivity and Diversity, at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering. Currently only 25 percent of undergrad engineering students are female. Marisa’s mission is to make Lassonde School the first engineering school in Canada to reach gender parity.
“Gender diversity drives innovation because there is access to more talent,” Marisa said. “There is a financial payoff. When women are on boards, it has been found that there is a 26 percent increase in return on investment.”
How can we encourage more females to choose engineering? Marisa said scholarships for female STEM students help, including UWCNY’s. And further support is provided at the Lassonde School; Marisa instigated a project where first year female students are mentored by upper year ones.
with thanks to the club archivist.
Come join us to celebrate the holiday season on Wednesday December 12th, 2018 11:30 am. The Donalda Club, 17 Bushberry Dr, Toronto.
Our singer will be Doug Goodeve, who will entertain us after the buffet luncheon.
Tickets will be sold at our October and November general meetings. You can also contact the Interest Group Convenor or the Social Co-Convenor for more information.
Cost: $57.00 (non-refundable) Cheques to be made out to UWCNY Festive Luncheon
Hope to see you there
Enjoy a thought provoking evening and help a good cause. Learn more here.
Congratulations are extended to the University Women’s Club of North York for being one of only four clubs across Canada to receive the New Members Award announced at the National CFUW Annual General Meeting in June. Kudos are extended to our Membership Convenor and the Membership team. UWCNY welcomed 25 new members last year.