Polytechnique ahead of Canada in female enrolment

Polytechnique en avance sur le Canada pour les inscriptions féminines

The école Polytechnique de Montréal is on track to achieve a rate of 30% enrolment of women for the fall quarter, which places the institution well in advance in relation to the objectives of Engineers Canada.

The national organization has said that it wants to increase the representation of women in the engineering field. For 2030, we want 30 % of new engineers are female.

It is therefore with 10 years ahead of that Polytechnic should achieve this level, while 31% of positive answers to the baccalaureate institution are women.

“This is excellent news, mentioned by way of a press release Philippe A. Tanguy, director general of Polytechnique Montréal, Monday. The company needs a succession of creative and innovative. Women, who represent half the population, should participate in the scientific advances and the creation of the technologies of tomorrow.”

“Over the years, Polytechnic has put forward a number of initiatives to allow women to project themselves and flourish in their studies and careers in engineering, he continued. We are so happy to see the fallout.”

In the fall of 2019, there were 28% women among the students of the Polytechnic school. The number of women admitted has doubled since the 1980s.

In Canada, only 13 % of engineers are women.

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