Equity & Community Inclusion
Become a Member of Women in Engineering
If you are a current Ryerson Engineering student, we invite you to join our community! To sign up, email FEASeci@ryerson.ca with the following information: full name, Ryerson email address, program and year of study. As a member of WIE, you’ll have exclusive access to member-only events, conferences and work/volunteer opportunities.
Women in Engineering Engineer-In-Residence
Five Questions with Lyla
At its root, engineering is the practical application of mathematics and science to the betterment of our society. I am a socially-conscious person with a pragmatic and practical approach to problem solving, so engineering was a natural fit.
Engineering is problem-solving. Being an engineer is a daily privilege, with constant opportunities to find solutions through collaboration and creative thinking.
I joined Hydro One as a student through a co-operative program—and I never left. It is truly a unique workplace that allows me to apply my skill set to ensure safe and reliable electricity for the people of Ontario. “Partners in Powerful Communities” is our slogan, but it also our guiding philosophy, contributing to making Hydro One such a compelling and stimulating place to work.
Having been there before, I know first-hand how valuable mentorship can be when it comes to navigating through experiences, both good and bad. An outside perspective from someone who has been there before is invaluable, and strengthens our networks and opportunities. I can help students by providing an objective perspective on issues that we all have been through as engineering students.
The sky is the limit. Do not get discouraged by the workload required to obtain your degree or the pressures encountered early in your career. It is a challenging profession but it is also incredibly rewarding to know that our efforts are directly contributing to the betterment of our profession. Every one of us challenges the very real issue of under-representation and our perspective is channelled through our work.
"Being an engineer is a daily privilege, with constant opportunities to find solutions through collaboration and creative thinking."