Events for future engineers

Is engineering for me?

Engineering is an exciting career where you can make a difference in the lives of others and the world around you. From digital innovation to biomedical engineering, you can take your career anywhere you want to go.

Find out more about UCalgary engineering program at this series of special info sessions designed for high school students. Each event includes tours, hands-on activities and advice from current engineering students.

You can also find out about out new Bioengineering Summer Institute pilot program which allows students to apply to our engineering program with high school biology. 

Engineering for Humanity event series

The Schulich School of Engineering invites students in Grade 12 to join us to learn about Engineering for Humanity! Engineers develop technologies that connect people and communities, protect society from natural and unnatural disasters, turn waste into fuel, make cancer detection faster and more accurate, and much more. With the world’s challenges becoming increasingly complex, engineers are required to be more innovative, collaborative and empathetic than ever before.

The Engineering for Humanity event series explores how engineering solutions are developed around the world, and how engineering impacts our society and improves lives. You will interact with our current students to learn about their perspectives, including how internship, student clubs, and global and experiential learning opportunities enrich their experience and shape their goals.

If you are interested in a personal tour or have other questions, please contact us at

Busting Engineering Myths

Sept. 22, 2021 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Mountain Time) | Virtual

Do you know what an engineer does? Join us as we unpack some common engineering myths and misconceptions!

Engineering is a very broad and diverse field, with different specializations that require different tools, types of creativity, personalities, interests and work environments. As with any other profession, the more diverse engineering teams are, the more creative and efficient their ideas will be. If you have a passion for solving problems and/or creating solutions that will improve quality of life, we encourage you to explore a career in engineering!

Women in Engineering Night

Oct. 27, 2021 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Mountain Time) | Virtual

Hear from our associate dean about initiatives the Schulich School of Engineering has undertaken to remove barriers, expand access, and support the success of every student. You will also hear from the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (Prairie Region) about her vision for a WISE Planet. A student and alumni panel will share why they chose to study engineering, as well as provide you with the inside scoop on student life, learning activities, co-curricular opportunities, work integrated learning programs, and careers as a professional engineer.

Bioengineering: Exploring Health & Sustainability

Dec. 2, 2021 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Mountain Time) | Virtual

Explore the exciting world of bioengineering! Participants will meet biomedical engineers, who design tools and protocols that can change health care standards and save lives. Additionally, participants will hear from engineers working in developing sustainable systems to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges around climate change.

Participants will also learn about the award-winning Bioengineering Summer Institute. This new route to engineering is the only program of its kind in Canada.

The Schulich Student Experience

Feb. 2, 2022 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Mountain Time) | Virtual

The path to a fulfilling career, lifelong friendships and making a difference in the lives of others starts here! Discover how our students are learning outside of the classroom during this interactive engineering student panel. Learn about the programs that make the Schulich School of Engineering so unique, such as the Maker Multiplex & Zetta, clubs & teams, leadership and entrepreneurship programs, global experiences, and work-integrated learning!