The rate of women enrolled in the Computer Science and Software Engineering bac at UQAM is currently at 12 %, one of the lowest ratios of scientific programs offered at UQAM. Nowadays, computing goes far beyond technical domains. It is anchored in many disciplines, whether scientific or not. The importance of having equal representation for men and women is therefore paramount.

Our chapter offers an association open to all students of UQAM, all programs combined, who wish to promote equality between men and women in the fields of computing and technology. In order to do this, we particularly want to develop and run a contact and exchanges network between women at the university and professionals. Through technical and social activities, we wish to better integrate women of the field and to make anyone interested in computer science discover.

On the other hand, we want to motivate students at the college and secondary levels to follow an academic course and a career in the field. Too often, technological careers are seen as male and individualistic domains. We want to break these biased perceptions and increase awareness of the field as it really is: inclusive, motivating and open to all.

ACM Organization

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges. As the world’s largest computing society, ACM strengthens the profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life‐long learning, career development, and professional networking.
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ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.
Read more at the ACM-W website


ACM-WS UQAM is an ACM-W student chapter. It was established in 2016, and exist to educate women students about the opportunities in the computer science field, network with women and men programmers in local and national companies, and encourage freshmen and high school girls to pursue studies in computer science.
Our activities include:

  • Celebrating, informing and supporting women in computer science.
  • Organizing discussions concerning jobs and internship opportunities in computer science.
  • Mentoring new women graduate students.
  • Inviting women Computer Scientists to speak on the latest topics in the world of computing.