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 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

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:


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: 

Any questions? …


Fall 2019 First Year Representative Candidates

Hello Future Engineers, and attention all first year students!


The First Year Representative election is up and running and we have three likely candidates. This election and position are first year exclusive; only first year students can and should vote. The campaign period runs from now until midnight on Tuesday, and voting will open Sunday at midnight and run until Tuesday at midnight. The elected representative will be announced on Wednesday at noon.


Link to vote:      (Open to first years only)


UVic Engineering Students’ Society

First Year Representative Candidates – Fall 2019

*Candidates listed in order of applications received



Sean Cox

Sean Cox

Personal Description:

I feel as if I am qualified to be the First Year Representative due to my past experiences being a leader in high school. From being the Mechanical Lead for my high school robotics team I have learned how to communicate well with a diverse group of people learning public speaking skills in the process. Other attributes I have acquired by being a leader are my patience, aptitude, and energy. These I feel would benefit the ESS because it allows me to adapt to a variety of situations to help the ESS run smoothly.…