APEGA 2020 Annual Report

The question of why there are so few women in engineering is a cause for concern. Our country is losing out when we don’t train more women engineers and many of our bright girls are missing an opportunity for a fascinating career by not becoming engineers.” — MURIEL CHERITON wrote an article for APEGA’s newsletter in 1968 on the topic Women’s Work in Engineering. She noted that only six women were registered in the association at the time— four engineers and two geologists.

Professional geologist HELEN LESKIW was the first woman we could find listed in our early registries, and we believe she is most likely APEGA’s first female member. She became licensed with us in 1954.



Professional engineer MURIEL CHERITON was APEGA’s first female councillor, serving from 1972 to 1975.


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