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Women who paved the way: Celebrating McMaster's first female engineers

The groundbreaking women who came to McMaster to study engineering in the 1970s entered a field entirely dominated by men. While many had the support of teachers and parents as they faced down society’s stereotypes about what they could – or should – do with their careers, there were plenty of barriers to overcome. Women are no longer an engineering novelty. This year, 21 per cent of students entering Mac’s engineering program are female. Women are key contributors in the myriad of fields that demand engineering skills. Some thanks for that must go out to the women who blazed the trails. Read more about them here in our latest edition of our alumni magazine, The MacEngineer.


McMaster University receives provincial funding to create Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

More than $2.3M for strategic projects

McMaster Engineering Faculty earn Canada Research Chairs

In the news: Associate Dean delivers keynote in India

Worth Mentioning

Missed our annual Hodgins Lecture? Watch it here »

Chinese automotive company visits McMaster

Mapping the future of self-driving cars


April 7, 2016
McMaster Manufacturing Forum

April 9, 2016
Engineering Professional Development Program:
Turbo Charge Your Career

April 20, 2016
McMaster Bone Symposium 2016

Ishwar Puri

Dean’s blog: Let’s solve wicked problems

Recently, I was part of a conversation that turned into a discussion about teaching students to solve the complex wicked prob­lems that face us. Some wicked problems confront­ing us include climate change, interna­tional drug traffick­ing, refugee resettle­ment, the emerging Zika virus pandemic, terrorism and war, food security, better healthcare, assisted dying and social equity.

McMaster Engineering

New Department Chairs announced

Professor Michael Tait assumes the position in Civil Engineering, replac­ing Professor Brian Baetz. In Computing and Software, Professor Ridha Khedri will become the chair, assum­ing the role from Professor William Farmer. 

McMaster hosts Women in Engineering Excellence Day

Guests of the all-day women in engineering event heard from female faculty members, alumni, staff and current students about what kind of careers they can expect from an engineering degree and what they’ll learn through the program. Participants were also given a tour of campus.

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