Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES)
The CFES supports growth and communication within its members to ensure their moral, intellectual, cultural, academic, social and economic well-being. The Federation represents and promotes Canadian undergraduate engineering students on a national and international level. The CFES will not align itself with any political partisan movement.
The goal of the CFES is to solicit, represent, organize and exchange views, information and activities pertinent to the goals of the members at a national level as to ensure their moral, intellectual, cultural, academic, social and economic well-being, and to improve the quality and scope of Canadian engineering education. The means by which this will be done are:
Offering bilingual opportunities which foster the development of the following facets of an engineering education:
Professional and Ethical Qualities
Provides representation on issues relevant to engineering students in Canada and affiliate itself with any organization pursuing the same goals,
Promotes the free exchange of ideas and experiences to support the constant evolution of student environments across Canada
Events and Services
The CFES is responsible for providing a platform for member schools to bid on and host many different activities, all of which provide amazing learning opportunities for both the hosting team and the delegates who attend the activities.
On top of premier national events there are also many adverse learning experiences available through being a volunteer on the CFES Executive and Officer Team.
The UES pays 50 cents per student to be a CFES member.
For more information on the CFES and how to get involved visit www.cfes.ca
Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario (ESSCO)
Since its creation in 1987, ESSCO’s goal has been to promote “unity, continuity, and visibility among Ontario engineering students”.
To represent undergraduate engineering students in the province of Ontario in matters of common interest, and communicate with professional associations, academia, industry and government on behalf of member schools, but never to:
Align with partisan organizations; or
Become involved in issues not directly related to engineering education and practice;
To facilitate centralized communication and information exchange between member engineering student societies, assist them in increasing their value to the common student;
To promote and assist other organizations in promoting engineering as an exciting, challenging, and equitable profession, especially to high school and elementary school students.
ESSCO is an association that represents engineering societies from 16 universities across Ontario, and acts as the link between engineering students and professional associations, academia, and government.
ESSCO has many volunteer opportunities alongside their portfolios located on their website.