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Hydro One powers female university students pursuing careers in engineering

Hydro One Women in Engineering Scholarships recipients Hailey Fielder (left) and Toby Ma (right) with Tarlochan Sidhu, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.
Hydro One Women in Engineering Scholarships recipients Hailey Fielder (left) and Toby Ma (right) with Tarlochan Sidhu, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Female Engineering students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology will continue to benefit from a variety of networking opportunities and outreach programs, thanks to Hydro One’s renewed commitment to the Women in Engineering University Partnership program.

On International Women’s Day (March 8), Hydro One announced the renewal of its commitment to women in engineering and engineering outreach initiatives with an additional $1.6 million investment shared by four universities. Now in its fifth year, the program aims to increase enrolment and career opportunities for young girls and women pursuing a career in the engineering field. To date, the Women in Engineering University Partnership has supported more than 18,000 students across Ontario. In addition to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ryerson University, University of Waterloo and Western University are also part of this partnership.

Two University of Ontario Institute of Technology students are also among this year’s 10 Hydro One Women in Engineering Scholarships recipients:

  • Hailey Fielder, Electrical Engineering, class of 2020
  • Toby Ma, Electrical Engineering, class of 2020

The scholarships provide women with opportunities to develop satisfying and successful professional careers in the areas of engineering and other related fields. The scholarship includes a financial award, as well as an opportunity to further develop skills while working for Hydro One in a paid internship.

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“The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is deeply grateful for Hydro One’s continued investment in our female Engineering students. The financial support, practical work experience, mentorship and networking opportunities our students receive through Hydro One’s scholarships and partnership program will pave the way for future leadership opportunities in the engineering field.”
-Tarlochan Sidhu, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

“Hydro One is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe that investing in young talent is critical to closing the gender gap in the engineering field. We are an industry leader in supporting future female engineers in their education and career development and strive to be the employer of choice when it comes time for our future graduates to enter the workforce.”
-Judy McKellar, Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Hydro One

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