As an engineering student, Ontario and Canada need you more than ever to support innovation, drive change and build a prosperous economy. That’s why the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) makes it a priority to support you by advocating for things like greater investment in research and development and innovation funding programs, which create more co-op and full-time work opportunities upon graduation.

But how does OSPE act as the “voice of the engineering profession in Ontario”?

The answer comes down to one important word – advocacy.

In school, you absorb copious amounts of information. However, the majority of the learning that happens in university comes from outside the classroom. This year, for the first time, ESSCO will be exploring Engineering education quality across the province. Some topics of investigation include teaching methods, extracurricular support, scheduling of classes, lab quality, mental health, methods of evaluation, diversity, culture, and student experience as a whole.

The PEO's annual Queen's Park Reception took place this past Wednesday, November 5, attracting many professional engineers, politicians, and the province's top engineering organizations. The theme this year, Protecting Public Safety, focused on the engineer's commitment to public safety through the improvement of engineering standards in legislature. This was an opportunity to reflect on the events of Elliot Lake, where a mall collapse ended in tragedy as a result of preventable mistakes. An engineer must be committed to the quality...

There are plenty of opportunities for engineering students in Ontario to network professionally and to have their voices heard. Check out some of the upcoming events being hosted available to students. PEO Queen’s Park Day The PEO will be hosting its 8th annual Queen’s Park Reception for MPPs in Queen’s Park, Toronto on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. The ESSCO Executive as well as representatives from many ESSCO schools will be in attendance to reflect the interests on engineering students in Ontario to...

Engineering Society Executive teams from around Ontario began arriving in Guelph on the evening of Friday September 12 for the annual ESSCO conference, President’s Meeting. This year the conference was hosted by students from the University of Guelph under the theme “Building Multifaceted Communities.” Engineering students are a group of people with many different skills and interests. The goal of an Engineering Society is to create and support a multifaceted community, one as diverse as the students it represents. The...

As Orientation Weeks around Ontario come to a close, thousands of incoming first year engineering students are beginning to get into the swing of university and college life. The first few days at a new school, and possibly in a new city can be incredibly intimidating. It is for this reason that Orientation Week is such an important part of the post-secondary experience. Every school has their own traditions and events, making every engineering Orientation Week unique. However, they all...

Since the start of our term, the Executive team has begun reviewing all of ESSCO’s services and evaluating what benefits it provides to its members. The purpose of this is to ensure that we are functioning as efficiently as possible, and ensuring that membership to ESSCO does provide value. As part of this evaluation, our current President, Liam Morrow, spoke with the first ever ESSCO President, Jeff Calvert. The following conversation took place to gain some insight into what the...

On August 6, 2014, the ESSCO Executive Team met with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) at their Toronto office. The PEO is responsible for regulating the practice of professional engineering in Ontario and partners with ESSCO for various events and initiatives throughout the year. Together, we work to help develop leadership and networking skills among engineering students. The purpose of the meeting was to personally meet and establish a working relationship with representatives from the PEO and Brown & Cohen, with...

The streets were full of excitement on June 29 during WorldPride 2014 hosted in Toronto. McMaster student, Adam Moniz, was among a larger group of enthusiastic engineering students who all came out to the event to show their support. "The McMaster EngiQueers took a group of students down to Toronto for WorldPride 2014. Since we officially formed our group near the end of the school year, we thought this would be a great way to start things off. We were...