The University of Guelph has announced the creation of the Doody Family Chair for Women in Engineering, thanks to a $1M gift from retired engineers Diana and Brian Doody. The gift will be matched by UoGuelph over the next 15 years for a total value of $2M, which will support a variety of School of Engineering programming focused on increasing the number of women who enrol in and graduate from engineering programs. The chair will be held by Associate Professor Dr Jana Levison. In the role, Levison will focus on four areas: STEM activities and events, student research opportunities through research apprenticeships, K-12 outreach with local teachers, and reviving the RISE conference for women studying engineering and science. UoGuelph Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.