Spring 2020 Semesterly General Meeting — SGM

Hello Future Engineers!

I hope everyone is getting over their winter feast comas and getting all ready for classes next week!  Speaking of next week, the ESS wants to remind everyone that our Semesterly General Meeting (SGM) is coming up this Thursday January 9th at 15:30 in the ELW Lobby.  At this meeting, we discuss important matters such as the terms budget, policy changes, hold elections, and eat FREE PIZZA.

Remember, at this meeting we want your opinions and griefs!  If you don’t like the way we budgeted something, let us know and if the people agree it can be changed.  Your opinions matter and they can make a difference.

Ok, so what’s all this business about elections?  What Budget?  What’s a Semesterly Elected Position?  I’m glad you asked.

We did our Council elections last Spring for the yearly elected council.  But, we have many smaller positions that are great for getting involved and making a difference with a bit less work.  These positions are now Semesterly Elected Positions.  These positions are elected at each SGM and are only in power for that term.  Less commitment, more fun.

A brief description of the positions:

-Director of Services

Do you like slushies, engr merch, and snacks? …


BEST Spring 2020 Course Applications

Hello Everyone!


We thought we would share this message from the CFES (Canadian Federation of Engineering Students) regarding some European STEM Courses.  Please read the quote below for more information.  (Feel free to message ESSVPComms@engr.uvic.ca for a French version of below text.)




Hello All!

It’s time for one of the most wonderful times of the year again, BEST Course Application Season!

The Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) is inviting Canadian engineering students to apply to attend their complementary education courses all over Europe!

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about a technical topic, in a 1-2 week long course with approximately 20 hours of technical instruction per week;
  • Explore an European city and experience the local culture with students of technology from all over Europe through sightseeing activities;
  • Participate in an “international evening” to share your cultural traditions with the rest of Europe.

Your responsibilities on the course will usually include:

  • If you apply as a co-organiser:
    • Helping course organizers with minor tasks related to the hospitality, social and cultural components of the course as well as technicalities;
  • If you apply as a participant:
    • Attending lectures and experience the academic component of the course;
  • Participating in team building activities and games with other participants;
  • Sharing your experience at the BEST Course with the CFES and your Engineering Society upon your return;
  • Having a good time and bringing your Canadian Engineering spirit!


UVEC Fall 2019 Registration OPEN!

Registration for The University of Victoria Engineering Competition (UVEC) is OPEN!

Registration form below, more info further down!

uvec registration qr fall2019 bit.ly/2qqiG2S

Date:     Nov. 23rd, 2019

Venue:  ECS First Floor

What’s UVEC?

UVEC (University of Victoria Engineering Competition) is the official UVic Engineering Undergraduate skill testing competition.  Prove your eng skills and prowess by competing with and against your peers!  There are many competition categories including: Programming, Senior/Junior Design, Debate, Re-engineering, and more!

For more info on UVEC see: ess.uvic.ca/events/competitions/uvec/


What’s a WEC and CEC?

Great question, very topical and specific; thanks for asking!  UVEC isn’t only the offical UVic eng competition but also a qualifier round for Canadian Engineering competitions.  Regionals (Western Engineering Competition [WEC]) pits western engineering schools (Manitoba and West) against each other to prove which school has the most skills!  Get top place in UVEC, you’ll win a trip to compete against other Western schools!

After WEC, there’s the National round (Canadian Engineering Competition [CEC]).  The four blocks of Canadian engineering schools pit their best students against each other to prove that west is indeed best.  Make top placement in UVEC and WEC, you’ll go on to face students from the Atlantic, Ontario, and Quebec.

More info here: ess.uvic.ca/events/competitions/ 

Any questions? …