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Hydro One announces 2017 Women in Engineering Scholarship recipients

May 26, 2017

TORONTO – May 26, 2017 – Yesterday, Hydro One announced the 10 recipients of the 2017 Women in Engineering Scholarship. Winners of the scholarship receive a financial award along with a paid opportunity to work for Hydro One in a developmental student placement.

"Hydro One believes in developing a strong and diverse work force and continues to work towards breaking down barriers for women who want to pursue a career in engineering," said Judy McKellar, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Hydro One. “I would like to personally congratulate the recipients of the Women in Engineering Scholarship and look forward to welcoming them into the Hydro One family.”

The recipients are:

  • Sajeda Almalki, Carleton University
  • Jorie Elliott, Western University
  • Rachel Eves, Western University
  • Megan Goodland, McMaster University
  • Mirna Jegatheeswaran, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Chelsea Joson, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Danielle Lake, McMaster University
  • Jessica Trac, McMaster University
  • Minjia Xu, University of Toronto
  • Fatma Zourob, Western University

“I am grateful for the financial support of Hydro One through the Women in Engineering Scholarship but more importantly, Hydro One’s commitment to my learning and development as an electrical engineer through my summer position is invaluable. The combination of the two demonstrates the commitment of Hydro One to addressing the gender gap in engineering,” said Jorie Elliot, award recipient, Western University.

Established in 2014, the scholarship drives Hydro One’s commitment to provide women with opportunities to develop satisfying and successful professional careers in the areas of engineering and other related fields. It follows the company’s work with the College Consortium, the University Partnership and its sponsorship of Go ENG Girl, a program that gives young girls and their parents the opportunity to visit and learn from female professionals, academics and university students about engineering.

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Women in Engineering Scholarship is October 1, 2017. Visit

About Hydro One Inc.:

Hydro One Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited, Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with more than 1.3 million valued customers, $25 billion in assets and annual revenues of over $6.5 billion. Our team of 5,500 skilled and dedicated employees proudly and safely serves suburban, rural and remote communities across Ontario through our 30,000 circuit km high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit km primary distribution networks. Hydro One is committed to the communities we serve, and has been rated as the top utility in Canada for its corporate citizenship, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. We are one of only four utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Energy Company designation from the Canadian Electrical Association. We also provide advanced broadband telecommunications services on a wholesale basis utilizing our extensive fibre optic network. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H). For more information about everything Hydro One, please visit


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