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

If you are curious about the way engineers make the world a better place, eager to know how the biomedical field is changing with new engineer-driven technology, or interested in a nontraditional career path, this exciting new event series is for you!  

The Schulich School of Engineering is pleased to invite students in Grades 10-12 to join us to learn about Engineering for Humanity Lecture Series.  

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. We are also inviting industry experts and researchers to share their findings and latest trends in the engineering world.  

This year we will be offering a mix of in-person sessions and virtual events. To find out more and to register your attendance please follow the link below. All registrants who attend the events will be entered to win win a prize valued at least CAD$200.  We will be announcing a winner in December and June!  

If you are interested in a personal tour or have other questions, please contact us at SchulichDiversity@ucalgary.ca

Upcoming events


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.