Women in Engineering
The University of Guelph is increasing awareness of STEM among thousands of girls and women, as well as supporting the inclusion and retention of women in Science, Techonolgy, Engineering and Math (STEM) through student-focused programs. In November 2022, a series of new initiatives were launched under the umbrella of the Doody Family Chair for Women in Engineering to help close the engineering gender gap.
The Doody Family Chair for Women in Engineering was created in 2022 via a generous gift from Brian and Diana Doody, and at the time of its announcement, was the latest and largest in a string of philanthropic investments by the Doody Family to the University of Guelph. Both retired engineers in Waterloo ON, Brian and Diana are the parents of Laura Ranieri (nee Doody; B.ENG ’09), whose exceptional undergraduate experience at Guelph’s School of Engineering was part of the inspiration for the family’s support of this Chair. The gift will be fully matched by the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Engineering and the President's Office and support the activities of the Doody Family Chair for Women in Engineering for at least the next 15 years.
The gift was announced during an event held on campus Nov. 1, 2022. Click here for the full story: Doody Family Gift Announcement
Retention and Inclusion
Professional Development for Students
2023 Doody Family Undergraduate Research Assistantship Positions
Jean Hein, Manager of Outreach, CEPS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jana Levison, Associate Professor, SOE: email@example.com