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 easier and more accurate, and much more. With the world’s challenges becoming more and more 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 here and around the world, and how they are impacting our society and improving lives. We are proud to showcase the excellent work of our female engineers and engineering students. You will also have the opportunity to tour research and undergraduate design labs, as well as visit the Maker Multiplex. You will interact with our current students to learn about their perspectives including how internship, student clubs, and global and experiential learning opportunities are enriching their experience and shaping their goals. 

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

Engineering Solutions to COVID-19

Sept. 23, 2020 | 4:15 to 5:30 pm (Mountain Time)

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. Schools, shops, and workplaces were quickly closed in hopes to slow down the spread of the virus. Personal protective equipment and life-saving ventilators were in serious shortage.    In the fight against COVID-19, engineers  are behind-the-scene heroes. They use their knowledge and creativity, and through collaboration with healthcare professionals, they are uncovering solutions to the pandemic. Discover how engineers from the University of Calgary are responding to the biggest health crisis of our time with accelerated innovation.

Conversations with a Rhodes Scholar

Oct. 16, 2020 | 2 to 3:15 pm (Mountain Time) 

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship program,  enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Manpreet Deol is one of two Rhodes Scholars from the University of Calgary.

Join us for a conversation with Manpreet, a recent graduate of mechanical and biomedical engineering. From a young age, Manpreet has been fascinated with the role that language and technology play in enabling humans to communicate. Uncover her passion for innovation and how it can help individuals with learning disabilities. 

Building the Engineering Program that Works for You

Nov. 4, 2020 | 4:15 to 5:30 pm

You might be wondering how you can create an undergraduate program that works for you and your dreams. Perhaps you want to work in healthcare, or you are passionate about entrepreneurship, maybe you are an artist or a musician. But, you also have a passion for creativity, collaboration, innovation, and design. At the Schulich School of Engineering, we understand that many of our students have a wide array of interests, and this is something that makes our school so awesome. Join us to learn more about the exciting variety of minors that you can pursue at the Schulich School of Engineering, as well as our unique combined Business and Engineering Program.

Student Panel: Global Experiences & Work Integrated Learning

Dec. 2, 2020 | 4:15 to 5:30 pm

Discover how our students are learning outside of the classroom during this interactive engineering student panel! From paid internships in Switzerland; to building homes for people in need in Mexico; to exploring the unique feats of civil engineering in Singapore, the Schulich School of Engineering has many exciting adventures to offer for an engaging student experience.

Women in Artificial Intelligence

Nov. 18, 2020 | 4:15 to 5:30 pm

Artificial intelligence has the potential to fundamentally change the world we live in. It can inform how solutions are designed that are easy the implement, with less material and energy consumption, and more reliable and sustainable outcomes. At the same time, if not done right, AI could create more inequity and inequality in society. In this talk, we will feature the on-going research and development undertaken by our female researchers and engineers and how they develop solutions using AI and digital technologies to achieve positive outcomes.