The Women in Science and Engineering – University of Toronto (WISE U of T) Chapter was established in 1999 to support and empower all women in STEM fields and help them achieve their full potential as future engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and leaders. The organization has since developed into one of the largest and highly regarded campus organizations with over 1500 members.
We aim to empower marginalized groups in STEM, including cis and trans women, and non-binary folks comfortable in spaces that center women! Our goal is to highlight diverse and inspiring leaders across STEM fields, to promote a supportive and inclusive environment that helps people achieve their full potential as future engineers, entrepreneurs, and scientists.
To develop women’s leadership skills, confidence, and involvement in STEM fields, WISE focuses on building a supportive community of men and women through 5 initiatives:
Our Professional Development initiative hosts interactive networking events for students throughout the year with companies in software, IT, science, pharmaceuticals and more!
Our Community Outreach initiative reaches out to the GTA community to share our mission of promoting women's perserverance to achieve gender quality in STEM fields.
Our Industry Mentorship initiative pairs female undergraduate students in science and engineering with passionate mentors who are knowledgeable and experienced in their field.
High School Outreach
Our High School Outreach initiative aims to encourage and present diverse opportunities in STEM to high school students through workshops, conferences and mentorship.
Our annual National Conference aims to empower and inspire individuals to pursue their passions, explore new opportunities, and to make meaningful, lasting connections.