Western Engineering has many amazing clubs to get involved in! Take your pick:

Aero design

Interested in aerospace? We design and build radio controlled aircraft featuring onboard avionics that are used to compete in the SAE International Advanced Aero Design Competition. The competition involves building fixed wing aircraft from scratch capable of lifting and dropping various payloads that range from sand bags to micro unmanned aerial gliders.

Our members come from various disciplines such as Mechanical, Mechatronics, and Computer Engineering. If you are interested in joining a community where you are given the opportunity to learn and develop practical engineering skills pertaining to aerodynamics, materials and manufacturing, programming, and circuit design; please feel free to reach us by email at western.aerodesign@gmail.com.

agtech Western

AgTech Western provides a space for students with an interest in technology and agriculture to collide. Technical skills will be built through research & soft skills through exposure to leadership positions.

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Chem club

Chem Club is a resource open to students currently enrolled in, or considering Chemical, Biochemical, or Green Process Engineering who looking for information regarding Chemical Engineering. We run information session, industry tours, and socials all with the aim of informing students and improving their university experience. Join us for snacks, laughs, and knowledge!

We host bi-weekly meetings on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30, hope to see you there!

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Engineers without borders western

EWB Canada is a non-profit that addresses poverty in sub-Saharan through an approach that seeks to rectify root causes of challenging global problems, rather than being satisfied by addressing surface-level symptoms. EWB Western is a highly active chapter within the organization, with portfolios such as Fair Trade and Food Systems, Youth Engagement, and Political Advocacy.

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Our goal is to design an experimental sounding rocket to be launched at approximately 10,000 feet. The team includes various design endeavours into electrical, mechanical, and software fields. The team and its members are passionate about space, rocketry, science, and engineering. The team heads down to New Mexico for SpacePort America Cup every June. If this interests you, come on out and help to fire off Western’s rocket!

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Sunstang Solar Car Project

Engineering is all about innovation, and what’s more innovative than a car that runs purely off of sunlight? The SunStang Solar Car Project designs, builds, and races our solar cars internationally in competitions. SunStang challenges students to incorporate the typical mechanical car components with customized electrical systems that provide the silent power of the beast. Students work on all aspects of the car so that it is designed and built entirely by our members. including composite aerobodies, solar cell encapsulation, real-time telemetry, and even high-power lithium battery protection systems. If you’re looking to expand your technological knowledge, gain valuable skills in the machine shop, and get your green on with a car whose fuel efficiency puts the Prius to shame…join SunStang! 

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The Western EngiQueers is a social connection and advocacy group for the LGBTQ+ and ally communities within Western Engineering. Our main goals are to provide education surrounding relevant topics to the faculty, provide professional development opportunities, help local LGBTQ+ charities, and ultimately create a safe space within Western Engineering where the students feel comfortable being themselves. We are connected to similar clubs that exist across Canada which are currently being united under the banner of 'EngiQueers Canada'. Locally, we are affiliated with Pride Western as well as other faculty specific LGBTQ+ groups throughout the Western campus.

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WE bots

Have you always wanted to build cool robots? WE Bots is a comfortable and open learning environment for students to expand and improve their skills through working on exciting robotics, electronics, and software projects. We have access to a wide range of technical and fabrication resources so even if you’ve never built anything before, we will teach you the skills you need to build what you want.

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Western baja sae

Baja SAE is an international competition held by the Society of Automotive Engineers which creates a real world engineering environment for students to compete in. Western BAJA is a student run team which designs, builds, and races an off road vehicle which is meant to push engineering to it limits. The team then travel across North America to compete in various competitions, including case based business competitions, design competitions and endurance races which consist of 100 cars. Our team gives students an opportunity to gain practical hands-on training, build team work skills and work through each stage of design through to completion.

Western engineering concrete canoe association

The Western Engineering Concrete Canoe Association (WECCA) designs, builds and races a concrete canoe. Members participate in concrete mix design, mould development and canoe theme creation. The culmination is the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition where canoes are showcased and raced.

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WesterN ENGINEERING Concrete toboggan Team

The Western Engineering Toboggan Team is a club dedicated to designing, building, and racing a steel frame, concrete ski Toboggan. The Toboggan fits 5 riders and is complete with steering, braking, and suspension. WETT races their Toboggan at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) every year, competing against up to 30 other schools from around Canada and the United States. This year’s competition is being held in Toronto, and WETT hopes to bring home the top prize after a close Runner-Up finish last year at GNCTR Edmonton.

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Western Engineering Musical

The Western Engineering Musical is a club that oversees the production of the annual engineering musical held at Western University. The club itself consists of the executive members, the production team, the backstage crew, the band, and the cast. The executive and the production team positions are filled during the summer, while the cast members are selected in the beginning of the fall term. However, every member of the musical must be currently or previously enrolled in the engineering program. The plots of the musicals are inspired from popular stories and are performed in a comedian fashion, as a parody to the original piece with western engineering themes. One very important part of the musical is the rehearsals which will occur throughout the school year and are attended by the cast, the band, and some of the production team and executive members. The rehearsals are where all the performance preparation happens for the musical and is what many members consider the most enjoyable part of the experience. This is where the team bonds and goofs around while trying to learn the script and songs that were created over the summer by the production team. To learn more about the musical, please do not hesitate to contact us on our Facebook page or get in touch with any of the executive members. Please follow our social media accounts to stay up to date with the news and applications of the musical.

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Western Formula RacinG

We are a group of students from all faculties that design, build, market, and race a formula-style race car from scratch every year and compete internationally against 815 other universities. In 2019 we designed our first ever electric vehicle and plan to continue to build on our design and legacy in 2020 and beyond.

Our team motto is: Excellence: To create highly skilled and effective professionals

Endurance: To ensure the long term success of the team

Enthusiasm: To have fun!

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Western Society of Civil Engineering

The purpose of the Western Society of Civil Engineering (WSCE) is to enrich the experience of students enrolled in civil engineering at the University of Western Ontario. The WSCE organizes social events, competitions (both athletic and academic) and field trips in order to promote extra-curricular involvement with the faculty. The WSCE is also affiliated with the CSCE – London Chapter, as we communicate all of their events to students. All undergraduate students enrolled in the civil program at UWO are welcome to join. If you have any questions or comments for the WSCE please email wsce@uwo.ca.

Women In Engineering

Women in Engineering at Western University is a student group working to empower and encourage current and prospective female students in the field of engineering. We provide support and opportunities to increase women in engineering enrollment and retention. Our mission focuses on the personal and professional development of both current and future students. For current students, this club is able to provide academic and social guidance to current female students and opportunities to network and build relationships with one another. For future students, our team works diligently at providing outreach support for young females. In terms of outreach, WIE strives to provide both elementary and high school students with a better understanding of what engineering is and the countless opportunities an engineering degree provides. WIE was created in 1989 to increase the female representation in Western’s engineering program. Since then, female enrolment in engineering at Western has increased from 9% to 18%. WIE has initiated activities and events to encourage female engineering students to get to know each other, to help orient new female students to university life, to encourage female high school students to enter engineering, and to provide a support network for career development.

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