Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) says it has awarded student bursary awards to three women enrolled in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) university degree programs.
The winners are:
- Christina Ismailos, Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BEng.), University of Toronto;
- Hayley Cormick, Masters of Building Science (MBSc.), Ryerson University; and
- Sarah Luckaszcyk, BES Joint Honours in Geography and Environmental Management & Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Waterloo
The SBC Bursary Program launched in 2016, and is awarded annually to three exceptional post-secondary students, recommended by academic partners, whose studies prepare them to work in the sustainable building sector.
“Focusing on women in the sector was not a criteria for the 2017 bursary, but through the process of reviewing applicants and selecting these outstanding and deserving recipients, our organization’s awareness of the importance and benefits of a diverse team was raised,” said SBC executive director Mike Singleton.
“Design, engineering, construction and the trades have traditionally been male-dominated sectors, and they continue to be so today,” he said in a statement. “But with looming workforce shortages and plentiful research that supports the business case for diverse teams, the case for engaging women in the building sector has never been stronger.”
For more information including winner bios, diversity stats and resources, visit: http://sbcanada.org/sbc-2017-bursaries.