Congratulations to EngSci student Evelyn Mukwedeya (1T0+PEY), one of only five recipients nationwide of a Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Scholarship for Women in Engineering. Founded in 1990 to encourage young women to choose engineering as a career, the CEMF annually awards up to five scholarships worth $5000 each to women undergraduate students across Canada who are proven leaders, active in the community, and who act as mentors to other young women pursuing a career in engineering.
Throughout her time at the University of Toronto, Evelyn has exemplified leadership through her many contributions to her peers, the school and her community. Evelyn has taken a leading role in many engineering organizations on campus, including WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers), and the Asian University for Women Cybermentorship program, which matches female students at U of T with new students at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Evelyn has also been active in music and the arts, particularly through her involvement with the Chamber Orchestra. In recognition of her outstanding accomplishments, Evelyn was selected as our “profile student” for this year’s Faculty brochure.
“Evelyn is a dedicated, gifted and exceptional future engineer who is richly deserving of this prestigious scholarship,” said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. “I am grateful and delighted that she is being recognized by the CEMF for her many leadership contributions.”