POWE: Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering
Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering (POWE) is a student-run club dedicated to creating an open community to support self-identifying female engineers. Operating under the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS), POWE has two main portfolios and goals: providing resources and running events to help current engineering students at McGill with professional development, and encouraging younger girls to pursue engineering and STEM careers through a variety of outreach events.
Caravan visits to CEGEPs around Montreal: Answer questions from students interested in architecture, engineering, or urban planning at McGill.
Shadow Days: Help a CEGEP student experience a typical engineering student day at McGill.
Conference for Future Women Engineers: Create a memorable day for Montreal High School students who want to learn about engineering! Lead a lab tour, be a student panelist or mingle with high school students during lunch!
Mentoring: Become a mentor for the em(POWE)r program, where you will help and support an entering U0/U1 engineering students.
And much more!
McGill’s EUS Equity Committee promotes diversity, inclusion and social equity in Engineering at McGill.
Social equity states that everyone should have access to the same resources and be able to succeed in our society. In comparison to 'equality', when all people are given the same resources, 'equity' takes into consideration people’s identities, experiences, and the systematic barriers that affect how they move through society. In summary: “Equality is giving everyone shoes; Equity is giving everyone shoes that fit.”
The committee organizes discussions about how to make our university environment more inclusive. The group talks about issues regarding gender identity, race, sexual orientation, ability, mental health, universal design, teaching, learning, and much more. EUS Equity conducts equity training for student leaders to incorporate equity values within our engineering culture. Additionally, the equity committee creates spaces in which students can discuss with professionals the current state of the engineering and tech industry and how, as students, we can also impact industry. The committee also works with professors to coordinate our efforts to increase diversity in engineering at McGill.
If you would like to get involved, feel free to equity [at] mcgilleus.ca (email the Equity Commissioner) or message the committee on the EUS Equity facebook page.
National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) - McGill Chapter
NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) McGill is a student group under the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS, whose mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. NSBE McGill does many outreach events in the Montreal community, such as their annual A Walk for Education (AWFE). AWFE is an outreach event where NSBE forges relationships with students in underprivileged neighborhoods and encourages young students to pursue further education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). NSBE McGill works closely with community centres in the Little Burgundy borough of Montreal.
For more information, please consult the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) - McGill Chapter Facebook page
Queer Engineer (QE)
Queer Engineer offers a welcoming space for queer engineering students. We organize social, career and volunteering events such as, nights out, speed networking and volunteering at blood donations respectively. For more information, please consult our Facebook page.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.
For further opportunities to get involved check information on student groups on the EUS Equity website.