Advocacy is one of the most important functions of ESSCO and serves all of its three main objectives. We advocate for engineering students in the province by representing student interests to government and provincial stakeholders, outlining student needs and providing recommendations for their fulfillment.
At ESSCO, our advocacy starts with researching student issues through our Working Groups, collecting large samples of data to understand the student take on issues ranging from co-op to sustainability to mental health. We outline these student opinions in a collection of reports, presentations and media, and use it to address our concerns with professional engineering organizations and school administrators each year.
Visit our Advocacy Blogs page to see what ESSCO has been up to.
How to get involved
Hiring for working group researchers typically occurs in the summer, so keep an eye out for that!
Interested in starting a Working Group? Working Group topic selection starts in May, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or your VPX for more information on how to get a Working Group going!
ESSCO's advocacy is most effective when the most voices possible are heard! If you see a survey or a way to provide your voice, fill it out and share it with your engineering friends!