Hey there! We are Andrew Dickson (A-Society VP Communications), and Elle Nichols (B-Society VP Communications). We are responsible for representing Waterloo both provincially and nationally at ESSCO (Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario) & the CFES (Canadian Federation of Engineering Students) and all of the marketing/branding of the Society .
A large focus that we have is taking care of any logistical responsibilities for attending conferences, which include delegate selection, travel plans, and reporting on the conference to the faculty and the Dean. We also attend engineering related meetings of external bodies; this includes Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), and being on the provincial and national councils of engineering students (ESSCO and CFES respectively. These councils advocate on behalf of all engineering students to several bodies such as the Engineering deans, the Canadaian Engineering Accreditation Board, and engineering regulatory bodies (like the PEO). ESSCO & the CFES also offer many services for students like technical skills training, conferences, and a variety of other professional development opportunities.
We also oversee advertising and branding for the Engineering Society. This includes Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, LinkedIn, mailing list, and various other advertising/communication platforms.
There are numerous opportunities for everyone to participate in conferences with engineering students from around the country, and to share your experiences. This is a great way to learn about how other schools’ Engineering Societies function and bring new information back to our community. If you would like more information about what happens at conferences, what you stand to gain from them or anything conference related in general, feel free to message Andrew during the Fall term, Elle in the Winter, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to meeting you all, and we hope you have an amazing time here at Waterloo! Don’t be afraid to reach out to us, or to try something new. Best of luck in first year!