On Sunday, June 25th, Engineering schools across Ontario participated in the Toronto Pride Parade – as has been tradition for the last several years. The schools that participated all have active EngiQueers Canada chapters – meaning they all host events and services throughout the school year that cater to LGBTQ+ engineering students and their allies.
This year, we had the following groups march in the Toronto Pride Parade:
- UofT Queer Sphere
- Ryerson EngOUT
- McMaster EngiQueers
- Waterloo EngiQueers
- Western EngiQueers
- Carleton University EngiQueering Club (CUEC)
Most schools were joined by their Engineering Societies, and a plethora of other supportive marchers. This summer, you’ll also see other EngiQueers Canada chapters like UBC Gears & Queers, McGill Queer Engineer and Concordia Queer Engineer marching in the Ottawa Pride Parade, Montreal Pride Parade, and Vancouver Pride Parade. This truly is a Canada-wide movement!
The importance of marching in the Pride parade as Engineering schools is vast. As a profession that has too long been cast aside as archaic, homogenous and resistant to change, we stand united as passionate changemakers and future leaders. We make the message loud and clear; our profession is growing, diversity is important to us, and us EngiQueers are here to stay!
If you’re interested in getting involved with EngiQueers Canada – please email us at [email protected].
Have a great summer!
Founder & President | EngiQueers Canada