The EngSoc Executives are the leaders of the society and they are responsible for its continued improvement and growth. Each executive role is unique and has its own important responsibilities. They are accountable to the Waterloo Undergraduate Engineering students of their respective society, so ask them any questions you may have!
For a description of each position, read below the images.
The EngSoc executive is elected every other term. Click on an executive's photo to learn more about them! If you wish to e-mail the executive, just click on their names.
|President||Vice President Education||Vice President External||Vice President Finance||Vice President Internal|
|Off-Stream Exec (below)|
The President is the 'face' of the society, and it is ultimately their responsibility to ensure things are running smoothly. They represent student interests at faculty and university meetings like Faculty Undergraduate Studies Council (FUGS), Engineering Faculty Council (EFC), Examination and Promotions (E&P), WEEF Board of Directors, FEDS Committee of Presidents (COPs), and Sanford Flemming Foundation Board of Directors (SFF). It is their job to present the student point of view and do their best to ensure that actions taken by these groups serve student interests. They are the official student link to the Dean's Office and regularly meet with the Undergraduate Student Liaison Officer (Robin Jardin) to present feedback on current issues affecting students. They also serve as the default student representative on tribunals held by the Faculty Committee for Student Appeals (FCSA). The President accompanies the VP External at certain larger conferences including CFES Congress, ESSCO Presidents Meeting (ESSCO PM), ESSCO Annual General Meeting (ESSCO AGM). The President serves as the spokesperson for the TOOL, and are the sole person responsible for its wellbeing.
The president is very approachable and welcomes any feedback or input students may have.
The Vice President Education
The VP Education is, as you probably guessed, responsible for representing student interests on in all matters that are academic in nature. This includes curriculum, academic policies, cooperative education, and professional development. They are responsible for representing student interests on these committees: Faculty Undergraduate Studies Council (FUGS), Senate Undergraduate Council (SUC), WatPD-Engineering Curriculum Committee (CC), Cooperative Education Council (CEC), Coop Students Council (CSC), and Engineering Coop Working Group (CWG). They may be asked by the president to attend meetings on their behalf. They are also responsible for managing the society’s academic services, which include the Exam Bank and Work Report Centre, Resume Critiquing, Course Critiques and Debt Load Surveys, Academic Rep Advising, and any student workshops being run that term. These services are available to all members that have paid their EngSoc Fee that term. The final responsibility of the VP Education is to actively pursue resolutions to any academic concerns that students have. This responsibility can encompass almost anything, so if you have an academic concern, please contact the VP-Ed to see what can be done.
The Vice President External
The VP External is the representative of the society to external organizations and to the community. They work with professional organizations such as Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) to promote student involvement in the engineering profession. In addition the VP External sits on the council for the Engineering Student Societies Council of Ontario (ESSCO) and the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES) which allows them to liaise with representatives from other schools and share best practices. The second main component of the VP External’s responsibilities is to promote the image of Waterloo Engineering to the community at large through outreach and charity initiatives. They do this by the directorships under them such as Women in Engineering, CANstruction, National Engineering Month, Santa Claus Parade and Bus Push. The last main responsibility is to help organize and facilitate the Waterloo Engineering Competition (WEC) with the help of a commissioner.
The Vice President Internal
The VP Internal is responsible to managing their directors and ensuring all the responsibilities of those directors are fulfilled. The VP Internal should be prepared to provide any support required by such directors. This means representing their concerns at executive meetings, answering resource questions and resolving conflicts. They are also responsible for ensuring the governance documentation is up to date (Constitution, Policy Manual), and the distribution of minutes after council meetings. The VPI is typically friendly and easygoing and prepared to answer your questions related to policies and events!
The Vice President Finance
The VP Finance is responsible for the fiscal affairs of the society which includes the dispersal of funds and management of the budget each term. Directors submit their expense claims to them for reimbursement. The VPF has signing authority of all the Engineering Society Accounts, and is ultimately responsible for the financial situation of the Engineering Society. They are responsible for managing the Novelties Store, and ensuring new and exciting items are available each term. The VPF typically manages capital expenditures, and brainstorms ways to disperse funds in ways that most benefit students. If you have an idea for a capital expenditure, or have a question about the fiscal management of the society please feel free to contact the VPF! Ideas for novelty items to be sold are always welcome!