Fortis BC

Power up: turn waste into energy

What is it about?

How does it work?


A free of cost continuum mentorship program that brings female talents to engage in real-world, industry design projects.

Mentored by UVic Faculty and Student Mentors, as well as FortisBC Engineers, a team of up to 12 students will learn all about the technical and teamwork skills they need to work on a relevant social problem: leveraging technology to turn waste into energy across BC.

Who can apply?

Why should I participate?


Any female student currently in high school or starting an engineering undergrad who is eager to:

  • solve a real-world problem with technology
  • learn new tech and soft skills and work as a team
  • gain professional experience
  • make a difference in the world – starting with BC 🙂
No prior experience, skills or knowledge is needed. We’re tackling this one together!
  • Connect with female engineering guest mentors throughout the program.
  • Create a prototype of a technological solution for a real-world problem.
  • Have a chance to visit FortisBC and see what their operations look like.
  • Get a personalized competency assessment report after the program.
  • Update your ResumĂ© and LinkedIn guided by a UVic advisor.

What will I learn?

When is the program?


  • Renewable Energy
  • Project Management
  • 3D Modelling
  • Electric Circuits
  • Smart Systems

July 21st to October 18th. More details will be provided at the application interview.

How much is it?

How do I apply?


This program is a partnership with FortisBC and has no cost for students.

Applications are now closed. Follow us on Instagram @hightechu to stay in tune with this and other programs! 🙂

Fortis BC

Power up: turn waste into energy

What is it about?

How does it work?


A free of cost continuum mentorship program that brings female talents to engage in real-world, industry design projects.

Mentored by UVic Faculty and Student Mentors, as well as FortisBC Engineers, a team of up to 12 students will learn all about the technical and teamwork skills they need to work on a relevant social problem: leveraging technology to turn waste into energy across BC.

Who can apply?

Why should I participate?


Any female student currently in high school or starting an engineering undergrad who is eager to:

  • solve a real-world problem with technology
  • learn new tech and soft skills and work as a team
  • gain professional experience
  • make a difference in the world – starting with BC 🙂
No prior experience, skills or knowledge is needed. We’re tackling this one together!
  • Connect with female engineering guest mentors throughout the program.
  • Create a prototype of a technological solution for a real-world problem.
  • Have a chance to visit FortisBC and see what their operations look like.
  • Get a personalized competency assessment report after the program.
  • Update your ResumĂ© and LinkedIn guided by a UVic advisor.

What will I learn?

When is the program?


  • Renewable Energy
  • Project Management
  • 3D Modelling
  • Electric Circuits
  • Smart Systems

July 21st to October 18th. More details will be provided at the application interview.

How much is it?

How do I apply?


This program is a partnership with FortisBC and has no cost for students.

Applications are now closed. Follow us on Instagram @hightechu to stay in tune with this and other programs! 🙂