The objectives of EngiQueers are to promote and advocate for the inclusion of LGBTQ+ students and their allies at the University of Guelph, by hosting various events and running initiatives to help foster a more welcoming environment. EngiQueers aims to benefit any and all students, staff, and faculty interested in issues relating to LGBTQ+ topics through an intersectional lens. Anyone who identifies with any gender, sexuality, race, religion, and so forth are encouraged to participate as education can help bridge gaps between different groups.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
Emineers Without Borders (EWB) is dedicated to bringing people and ideas together to tackle some of the world’s most serious problems. Here in Guelph, we do that by holding meetings about topics we’re passionate about, having fun events, volunteering, and getting involved in local politics. Nationally, there are about 40 chapters across Canada that work together to create change. Internationally, we work with entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa to help support their development and create cultural exchanges between them and their Canadian counterparts.
Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR)
Since 1975 engineering students from schools across North America have been competing in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR). The student-run competition requires teams to design, build and race a concrete toboggan downhill in a series of events. Each team constructs a toboggan weighing less than 300 lbs that can safely carry 5 riders down the competition hill. The toboggan must also include steering and braking systems that meet rigorous safety standards. Toboggans are judged on superstructure design, integration of theme, technical aspects, concrete mix and runner design, overall speed and various other performance metrics. Not only does the GNCTR give engineering students an opportunity to learn both valuable hands on and soft skills, but it also provides another front to expose North America to Guelph’s Engineering program and its partners.
The robotics team is a student operated team composed of engineering students from all disciplines and skill levels. The team’s focus is on its Mars Rover project for the Canadian International Rover Challenge. We encourage any student with an interest in electronics, programming, mechanical design, or anything else related to robotics to join! There are plenty of opportunities for members to learn new skills and gain engineering experience.
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)
Engineers for a Sustainable World has a vision of a world of environmental, social and economic prosperity created and sustained by local and global collective action. ESW’s mission is to forge innovative, lasting solutions to local and global sustainability challenges.
Gryphon Racing is a team of students at the University of Guelph. Together, these students run an applied engineering and design club at that, each year, designs, builds and races an open-wheeled, high performance race car. Each year, the team travels to international competitions overseen by the Society of Automotive Engineering where hundreds of teams from around the world gather to partake in a series of events to prove their designs to industry leading engineering judges. The largest event of the season, FSAE Michigan, hosts 120 teams with over 2000 students, hundreds of volunteers and many major corporate sponsors.
Gryphon Aerospace is a new club at Guelph aiming to explore the growing Canadian aerospace sector through international design competitions and team projects. On our team, students from every discipline will develop skills in mechanical, electrical and computer engineering in a supportive team environment. In our inaugural season next fall, the team will design, test, and build an aircraft to compete against worldwide post-secondary institutions. Gryphon Aerospace believes each member offers a valuable contribution to the club and encourages anyone interested in gaining valuable hands-on experience to join.
The Collaborative Creative Collective (CoCreCo) Engineering Club
The Collaborative Creative Collective (CoCreCo) Engineering Club is focused on providing a creative and collaborative atmosphere that fosters and supports engineering students in engineering competitions locally, nationally, and internationally. Our club organizes the annual Guelph Engineering Competition which includes categories such as the Junior Design, Senior Design, Consulting Engineering, and the Re-Engineering competition. We are always seeking to find community partners to work alongside! For the 2018 Guelph Engineering Competition, we partnered with Goodwill Canada to present the Re-Engineering Competition. Additionally, we promote external competitions, connect students across all engineering disciplines, and provide technical/administrative support in regards to these competitions. CoCreCo also offers a Textbook Rental Service, which provides Engineering Students an easy and affordable way to access the latest textbooks for Engineering Courses!
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
Welcome to Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) – University of Guelph Chapter! Our goal at WiSE is to encourage and empower individuals entering the STEM fields though community outreach, professional development, and hands-on skills workshops. Our events aim to deliver useful information and skills that benefit the students at UoG, as well as exposing the community to the fields of STEM. We welcome individuals from all genders to volunteer or participate in our events and we host bi-weekly meetings that will be run virtually this upcoming year.
Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The University of Guelph IEEE Student branch mission is to emulate the values of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. These visions include the growth of technological creativity and excellence to benefit humanity. It is widely recognized that technology is tricking in to all job fields in Canada, and we believe that students from all backgrounds should have the opportunity to learn more about it. The club is an outreach program meant to attract students of all years and disciplines who are interested in electronics and also wish to practice their hobbies in a safe and encouraging environment. The goal is to encourage all members to develop an appreciation as well as the skills for technological innovation, and gain confidence in their abilities to continue their learning.
Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) and Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO)
The University of Guelph Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) and Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) Student Chapter is comprised of students interested in learning about environmental careers and connecting with students in similar programs, and networking with current young and seasoned professionals. We believe water quality and quantity is worth protecting at the source, during consumption and use, and with proper treatment. Join us for treatment plant and brewery tours, industry guest speaker sessions, networking nights and many more events! We host monthly meetings and simply ask students to keep informed on club plans, express their opinions in event planning, and attend the events that they see to be fun and valuable to them! The water industry is a widely diverse and inclusive field, so we invite all disciplines to join the Guelph OWWA/ WEAO Student Chapter in learning about the career opportunities and social connections that await as a member of this club.