WEST

Solve real-world engineering problems

Check out our last edition with FortisBC.

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 15 students will learn all about the technical and teamwork skills they need to work on a relevant social problem.

Who can apply?

Why should I participate?


Any female student currently in high school or starting an engineering undergrad who is eager to make the world better through technology.

No prior experience, skills or knowledge is needed.¬†We’re tackling this one together!
  • Gain hands-on experience, knowledge and professional skills needed for your future career in engineering;

  • Interact with other female students from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience ready to share their knowledge, interests, and hassles in and outside of classroom;

  • Build connections with female role models – both Faculty members and professional engineers;

  • Get a personalized¬†competency assessment¬†report after the program;

  • Update your Resum√© and LinkedIn guided by a UVic advisor.

What will I learn?

When is the program?


It depends on the project! In our pilot program our girls tackled renewable energy. Check back for updates once our new project is confirmed!

The new design project will be presented in January 2023.

How much is it?

How do I apply?


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

Applications are now closed. Follow us on Instagram @hightechu to stay in tune with this and other programs, and make sure you join our waitlist.

WEST

Solve real-world engineering problems

Check out our last edition with FortisBC.

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 15 students will learn all about the technical and teamwork skills they need to work on a relevant social problem.

Who can apply?

Why should I participate?


Any female student currently in high school or starting an engineering undergrad who is eager to make the world better through technology.

No prior experience, skills or knowledge is needed.¬†We’re tackling this one together!
  • Gain hands-on experience, knowledge and professional skills needed for your future career in engineering;

  • Interact with other female students from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience ready to share their knowledge, interests, and hassles in and outside of classroom;

  • Build connections with female role models – both Faculty members and professional engineers;

  • Get a personalized¬†competency assessment¬†report after the program;

  • Update your Resum√© and LinkedIn guided by a UVic advisor.

What will I learn?

When is the program?


It depends on the project! In our pilot program our girls tackled renewable energy. Check back for updates once our new project is confirmed!

The new design project will be presented in January 2023.

How much is it?

How do I apply?


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

Applications are now closed. Follow us on Instagram @hightechu to stay in tune with this and other programs, and make sure you join our waitlist.