CAWIC bursaries support women in post-secondary construction programs


GTA Construction Report special feature

CAWIC awards annual bursaries to women enrolled in post-secondary construction-related fields.

The 2013 recipients included a 21-year old civil engineering student in her fourth year at Ryerson University learning to become a structural designer. She had already worked as an engineering intern on the Toronto Transit Commission’s current subway expansion project.

Another 2013 recipient, a third year Conestoga College student in the Architectural Construction Engineering Technology program, had been a member of the Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Technology Association (ACETA) at the college and contributed to the CANstruction food-bank project.

A 21-year old student in Loyalist College’s Civil Engineering Technician program discovered her interest during a summer framing houses for Mattamy Homes in Ottawa.

The final 2013 recipient had been a third-year Bachelors of Applied Technology – Project and Facilities Management student at Conestoga College, also working towards her Certified Associate in Project Management certificate.

CAWIC’s website also provides information about other bursary programs, including the $1,5000 annual TDT Crews Women in Construction Bursary.

TDT Crews supplies a fully managed labour force of tradespeople across Canada, including housing, flights and transportation, providing an opportunity for women to gain a wealth of experience and expertise while applying their skills and knowledge.

For more information about these opportunities, visit


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