The Waterloo Engineering Society is a group that officially represents the interests of all engineering students to the faculty, university and beyond. We offer tons of services including: CnD, POETS Lounge, The Orifice, and several academic services such as Exam Bank and Resume Critiques. We also run dozens of social events every term to help students get out and have fun! Every engineering undergrad is a member, and everyone is welcome to participate!
Check out our calendar for the most up-to-date event listings, or join our A-Soc mailing list or B-Soc mailing list to keep up to date on news regarding the events, student issues, and opportunities to get involved.
As I have reminded you all before, ESSCO stands for the Engineering Students Society Council of Ontario and it is the provincial engineering student organization that is our official voice in Ontario as well as the organization which provides various services to it’s engineering society members. Each summer ESSCO hosts it’s annual general meeting and they invite all member schools to bring a delegation of students along with them. This year AGM is being hosted by Queens and will be taking place in Kingston, Ontario from Thursday June 14th (you could leave after work) to Sunday June 17th.
A town hall happened a couple weeks ago regarding the plan for the Faculty of Engineering for the next couple of years or better known as "Vision 2015". A recording of the town hall was made and is below. I have also summarized some key points below for your interest.
The Engineering Society executives will be sitting down with external accessors on Thursday the 17th or April regarding "Vision 2015". If you have any comments, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday.
As you might be aware, those students not in university recently had March Break off. During this week a really super awesome event was going on at the Conestoga Mall called CANStruction! On March 10th as the mall closed, engineering and architectural firms in the area got together to build structures out of cans and preserved goods. These structures were on display at the mall from March 11th to 18th. Upon dismantling all food was donated to the Region of Waterloo Foodbank. Naturally, UW Engineering got involved!
In true UW Engineering fashion, we got started without a lot of time to spare (we wanted to keep the playing field level, you know).We kicked things off 5 weeks before build night by stealing a room in RCH to pick a theme. Unfortunately themes like “Soup or Bowl”, “Cannon Blowing Away Hunger”, “Merry Go Round” didn’t make the cut (I know they’re awesome, but keep reading!). The theme which triumphed was “Getting the Jump on Hunger” which depicts a giant tuna leaping out of a giant tuna can (see below).
Engineering Society Capital Improvements Fund Committee is accepting applications for allocations of the fund. The committee will be allocating money for capital improvements for present and long term projects that can include: