Women in Engineering Residential Programme

16 - 20 January 2022

**Applications now closed for WiE CAN 2022**


We are excited for the return of WiE CAN in 2022!

WiE CAN is a 5 day/4 night residential programme featuring a range of interactive workshops, inspiring presentations and fun social activities. Our attendees will be immersed in student life and experience the range of engineering subjects on offer at UC.

WiE CAN applicants don't have to be top of the class! If you are…

  • A female student* completing Year 12 in 2021 at a NZ high school
  • Over the age of 16 years old by 16 January 2022
  • Currently studying physics and maths with calculus**
  • Excited to explore the limitless opportunities in engineering
  • Interested in innovation, problem solving and making a difference to society
  • Wanting to experience life as a UC student
  • Looking for a fun challenge to take on during the summer holidays

…this FREE, hands-on programme is for you! Keep an eye on this page for information on future WiE CAN Residential Camps. Also check out STEMinism if you're interested in engineering and technology fields.

*Applications open to female students or those who identify as female.

**View the required achievement standards for studying a BE(Hons) at UC here

WiE CAN Details

Date: 16-20 January 2022. You will arrive the afternoon of Sunday 16 January to settle in and meet your fellow students, and depart Thursday 20 January after 12.30pm.

Location: University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

Accommodation: Tupuānuku

Cost: FREE! UC will provide accommodation and meals during the programme, from afternoon tea on Sunday 16 January through to morning tea on Thursday 20 January. Any other meals or accommodation required are at the expense of the attendee.

Attendees are responsible for travel to and from the camp. Financial assistance for travel expenses is available to successful applicants, at the approval and discretion of the organisers.

Timetable: View the draft WiE CAN 2022 timetable (Subject to change)

Sponsor WiE CAN 

Interested in supporting WiE CAN 2022? We need industry partners, committed to becoming more diverse and inclusive, to help us produce a high-calibre programme that supports young women considering study and a career in engineering.


If you have any questions about the programme or application process, contact our team here


A special thanks to our WiE CAN 2022 sponsors