Last week, from January 2-8, over 180 students from over 50 engineering schools travelled to the University of Western Ontario for Congress, an annual conference hosted by the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, also known as the CFES. ESSCO was represented by VP Services, Katie Arnold.

(from left to right) Lucas Brewster, Carlton University, Outgoing VPFA, Anthony Spanic, University of Windsor, Outgoing IT Commissioner, Emma Xie, University of Waterloo, Outgoing Media and Marketing Commissioner, Allyson Francis, University of Waterloo Alumn, Outgoing National Councillor, Erin Hemm, Carleton University, Outgoing Administration Commissioner, Incoming VPFA, Katie Arnold, ESSCO VP Services, Amir Kassit, Conestoga College, Outgoing Ontario Ambassador, Incoming National Councillor, Abby Diemer, University of Windsor, Outgoing Windsor VPX, Incoming Ontario Ambassador, Julia Dalphy, Carleton University, Outgoing National Councillor

Similar to ESSCO, the CFES represents engineering students. However, while ESSCO represents engineering students in Ontario, the CFES represents engineering students across Canada. The CFES works to support “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.” In addition to Congress, the CFES also hosts the Canadian Engineering Competition and the Conference on Diversity in Engineering.

At Congress, the 2017-2018 Board of Directors was elected. The board consists of:

President: Zenon Kripki
VP Finance & Administration: Erin Hemm
VP Services: Kurt Blais
VP Academic: Mitch Cassidy
National Councillors: Lori Wareham & Amir Kiassat
Ontario Ambassador: Abby Diemer
Atlantic Ambassador: Daniel Tremblay
West Ambassador: Eric Power

Author: Jocelyn Lee

I’m this year’s VP Communications for ESSCO. I am in my second year of Civil Engineering and Society at McMaster University. My goals this year are to encourage more student involvement and work towards making ESSCO more known to engineering students!

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