What We Are Doing


Group photo of women attending a RISE conference in the Albert A. Thornborough atrium.

Since launching in September 2014 at the United Nations, HeForShe has been the subject of more than 2 billion conversations on social media, with off-line activities reaching every corner of the globe. On March 22nd, Diana and the University of Guelph community came together to recognize the importance of gender equity, equality and the power of resilience.

Guelph Engineering Leadership Program

University of Guelph Engineering Leadership Program members.

Guelph Engineering Leadership Program gathered together for their fourth workshop this school year on "Embedding Social Justice in Engineering"! 


Young girls completing coding activities in a computer lab.

Guelph Women in Computer Science and Creative Encounters team hosted and engaged with 66 attendees on Saturday, February 18th.  Attendees participated in Coding in Scratch, UX experience and unplugged coding challenges.

WiSE National Conference

Students posing at the national conference in Toronto.

On January 21, Doody Family Women in Engineering supported the UG executive members of Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) to attend the National Conference hosted in Toronto.  The conference brings together delegates from all across Canada to share ideas and become inspired over the course of a whole day dedicated to professional and personal growth.

UoG Women in STEM Get to Know Each Other Dinner

Women in STEM get to know each other at The Brass Taps restaurant.

On September 15, leaders from organizations and student clubs who organize Women in STEM initiatives gathered for dinner and conversations.  Leaders from CEPS Outreach, Creative Encounters, Canadian Association for Girls in Science, SOE, GWiCS, WiSE & Let’s Talk Science came to participate in this event.

International Women's Day

Pictured Clare Reid, Program Director of Creative Encounters;  Charlotte Yates, UG President; and Jean Hein, Manager of Outreach CEPS.   

Pictured Clare Reid, Program Director of Creative Encounters;  Charlotte Yates, UG President; and Jean Hein, Manager of Outreach CEPS.   

College Royal

WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering and Eng Society showcasing their programs at College Royal).

College Royal took place on March 18th and 19th. It is a 100% student run and organized event. The University of Guelph opens its doors to the general public in a campus-wide open house that attracts thousands of visitors every year. 

Girl Guides

Volunteers that assisted with the Girl Guide Day at the University of Guelph.

This year on February 11, International Women and Girls in Science day, the University of Guelph WiSE (Women in Science in Engineering) club and Creative Encounters celebrated by hosting a Science Acitivity morning for Local Girl Guide units. Pictured are the volunteers who hosted the event!