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What is ESSCO?

ESSCO is an association that represents engineering societies from 14 universities across Ontario, and acts as the link between engineering students and professional associations, academia, and government. Since its creation in 1987, ESSCO’s goal has been to promote “unity, continuity, and visibility among Ontario engineering students”.

In addition to representing students on a provincial level, ESSCO also hosts four conferences annually: Presidents Meeting (PM), Professional Engineers Ontario Student Conference (PEO-SC), First Year Integration Conference (FYIC), and Annual General Meeting (AGM). Each conference is an opportunity for students to meet at one ESSCO’s member schools, and allows students to share best practice, discuss strengths and weaknesses of their schools, and implement positive change. Students who attend the conferences (known as delegations) are represented by executive members of their school’s engineering society. One of the conferences, FYIC, is catered especially to first year students, and I would highly recommend applying to attend. This year, FYIC is hosted by the University of Ottawa in the beginning of February.

ESSCO organizes many different events that bring universities across Ontario together. These events include conferences, the Ontario Engineering Competition, National Engineering Month, and Wonderland Math and Physics Day. It is a great way to get involved and represent your university at higher level.


Annual Conferences


Member Schools


Student Members

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