Emily Stotland Wins RAB Design Award for 2020 EFC Scholarship Program

By Christina Fleming

October 27, 2020

Toronto, October 20, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Emily Stotland has been awarded the RAB Design Lighting Inc., Award of Excellence for the 2020 Electro-Federation Canada Scholarship program.


Emily is currently in her final year as a Mechanical Engineering student at McGill University in Montreal. Over the past few years, Emily has worked as summer research assistant at a Biomechanics lab at McGill, as well as, Toronto General Hospital. In addition, she is a teaching assistant for Math courses such as partial differential equations and intermediate calculus. In her past two summer internships, Emily worked at CPPIB in Equity Trading and Bain & Company in their Private Equity Group, allowing her to develop a foundational understanding of the intersection of technology and investing. For fun, Emily is on the McGill dance team and is actively involved in leadership roles within the engineering community on campus, such as the National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE). She also is a peer mentor for Mechanical Engineering students at McGill and is currently working to complete her Capstone project, focused on the mechatronic development of an autonomous train.

As a woman in an incredibly male dominated field, despite my academic success, I often second-guess that I truly fit in with my peers and in the industry. This award helps me validate that I belong and can succeed as an engineer in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) which is imperative to my career and future.” said Emily.

According to Engineers Canada, women make up more than half of the Canadian population, but are significantly underrepresented in engineering education and in the engineering profession. Over the past decades, the number of women enrolled in post-secondary engineering programs has risen, as has the number of women in the engineering profession. “This is incredible news,” said David Beron, President of RAB Design Inc. “It’s fantastic that women are entering this traditionally male dominated field and we are happy to be a part of this movement.”

RAB Design Lighting is a Canadian owned and operated manufacturer of quality commercial and industrial lighting products. The Company has been servicing the electrical distribution market for more than 50 years. RAB Design is dedicated to bringing innovation in technology and energy efficiency to Canadians through our quality lighting products.