Lassonde student receives Ecole Polytechnique Montreal Women’s Memorial Scholarship
Lassonde Master’s student Mavara Turab has received the 2016 Ecole Polytechnique Montreal Women’s Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. York University established this graduate award in memory of the 14 women who died tragically at the Ecole Polytechnique on December 6, 1989.
The award is designed to encourage women to enter science disciplines and is offered to full-time graduate students.
Mavara Turab is currently working on her master’s degree with Prof. Rashid Bashir in the department of Civil Engineering at Lassonde. Her research focuses on hydraulic functions for unsaturated soils. Mavara is planning to continue her studies towards a Ph.D.
She joined Lassonde School after working in partnership with an International Engineering Consultant for over a decade. She received an undergraduate degree with high honours from the University of Engineering and Technology in Taxila, Pakistan.
“In a male-dominated industry, motivation and passion can help women get ahead in their engineering careers. Working as an engineer with a family requires a high level of multitasking and management skills,” says Mavara about her experience as a female engineering student.