WESST Annual General Meeting and Retreat
The Western Engineering Students’ Society Team hosts this annual conference in mid October.
On the first day we hold Plenary (the Annual General Meeting for WESST) where changes to constitution and policy are discussed, a new executive is elected, bids for membership are discussed, and bids to host upcoming conferences are voted upon. second to this, leadership sessions and round tables are held to discuss ideas each students’ society is currently developing.
The second day allows all the engineering delegates to relax and have fun together! Each University brings a game for the other Universities to play out! This is a great way to make friends across Western Canada.
In 2016 AGMR is being hosted by the University of Manitoba from October 6th-9th at a retreat outside of Winnipeg
Saskatoon Engineering Competition
The Saskatoon Engineering competition is an annual event hosted by the University of Saskatchewan’s SESS.
This competition is a single day, with 7 categories of competition.
- Junior Design
- Senior Design
- Consulting Engineering
- Innovative Design
The teams who do well are qualified to advance to the Western Engineering Competition (WEC) hosted by WESST
Conference on Diversity in Engineering
The Conference on Diversity in Engineering (formerly NCWIE) is a conference put on by the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES) in mid November of every year.
This conference focuses on diversity in a professional setting, celebrating the differences in each individual, and teaching us to work together.
In 2016, CDE is being hosted by McGill University in Montreal from November 18th-20th. The theme of this year’s conference is “Building Momentum for Change”.
“CDE 2016 aims to facilitate discussion and collaboration between engineering students and engineering professionals on this vital topic. Participants will gain knowledge surrounding the variety of individuals, cultures and perspectives found within engineering to better address issues in engineering and society at large” – excerpt from registration letter sent by CDE chair
For more information check out the Official Website
Canadian Federation of Engineering Students Congress
CFES Congress is the Annual General Meeting for the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, and provides an opportunity for all of the accredited engineering schools across Canada to discuss issues that apply to all Canadian engineering students.
Congress also holds two days of sessions that are intended to develop student society executives to become better leaders, promote inter-school communication, and allow all Canadian engineering students to have a voice in how best to further engineering in Canada.
Following the sessions are two days of plenary, where societies elect national executives, place bids for the following years conferences, and vote on the purpose and direction of the CFES.
In 2017 Congress was hosted by Western University in London, Ontario from January 2nd to 8th
Western Engineering Competition
The Western Engineering Competition is an annual event that is hosted by the Western Engineering Students’ Society Team.
Teams of engineering students who have qualified in the Saskatoon Engineering Competition in all 7 categories (Design, Engineering Consulting, Communications, Debate, Re-engineering, Innovative Design, and Senior Design)compete for prizes, and to qualify for CEC, the Canadian Engineering Competition. WEC also provides a wonderful opportunity for top engineering students in Western Canada to meet industry representatives in both casual and formal settings.
WEC 2017 was collaboratively hosted by various universities under the name “University of Yukon” and was held in Banff from January 12th-15th.
Canadian Engineering Competition
Each year, the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) brings together 150 of the most innovative and creative engineering undergraduate students from across the nation to compete against each other in one of six categories, ranging from design, consulting, presentation and debate. Each competition category at CEC challenges its participants to expand their frame of reference and to identify solutions to problems experienced by our profession.
Established in 1985, and hosted yearly at a constituent university, CEC is a highly selective competition. Those invited must first best their peers at their own intra-university competition, and then must achieve a top performance at their respective regional competition (Atlantic Region, Quebec, Ontario, and Western Region). In true Canadian style, CEC is a bilingual event, permitting English and French speaking students to compete in their native language, with simultaneous translation available for judges and observers in both languages.
The competition represents a valuable opportunity for industry participation and support, and sponsors and contributors propose real-world case studies for competition themes. The judges are drawn from related industry fields, or academia, and share their experiences with the competitors throughout the weekend as they network with the top up-and-coming engineers.
CEC 2017 was hosted by the University of Calgary