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"You will only get a job to diversify the company"

"Men are just better engineers than women"

"You don't look like an engineer"

"How about you just write the data down and i'll do the hard work"

"If you have painted nails you might as well just leave now"

"You only passed because you're a girl"

In order to make any real change, we must first understand. And in order to understand we have to talk to real people and learn about real situations. 

The fact is, women in engineering have faced, and will continue to face challenges simply due to their gender identity. 

Here are some *real quotes from Ryerson students when asked what they have been told that demonstrates the importance of WiE


*Names have been withheld for confidentiality reasons

For more information on our awareness initiatives, feel free to contact our EDI chair at

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