Ever had feedback to give your faculty but wasn’t sure where to voice it? ESSCO is trying to identify strengths and weaknesses across the province in engineering education so we can approach the bodies who can make a change with empirical data. Help us help you! bit.ly/ESSCOSurvey

What is ESSCO?

ESSCO is an association that represents engineering societies from 16 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


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Student Members

Latest News:

  •   Members of the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario met in Ottawa during the Ontario Engineering Competition. Over 3 days the team worked to set individual and team goals for the second half of the 2017-2018 term. The team hopes to a...

  • The Ontario Engineering Competition took place at the University of Ottawa on January 26th-28th, 2018. Competitors from Universities and Colleges across the province competed in 8 competition categories for prizes and the opportunity to compete in the Can...

  • This year’s ESSCO Annual General Meeting (AGM) was hosted at the University of Waterloo from June 1st to 4th. Over 75 delegates met for a weekend of workshops, sessions, and panels, with the focus of leadership development and sharing of best pract...

  • Networking is becoming more and more important in today’s world – forming relationships with people from different backgrounds can work wonders for your career. That’s why the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) chapters of the University of Ottawa and ...