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July 22, 2016 9:30 AM

Conestoga first college to host ESSCO AGM

Engineering students from across the province visited Conestoga between May 26 and 29 for the annual general meeting of the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario (ESSCO), hosted by Conestoga’s Engineering Society (CES). The event marked the first time a college has hosted the AGM since ESSCO formed in 1987.

The event featured 24 leadership and professional development sessions and included presentations by André Brisson of JADE+ Consulting Engineers Inc. and Amir Kiassat, a Mechanical Systems Engineering student at Conestoga and the Ontario ambassador for the Canadian Federation of Engineering students (CFES) - the national student engineering society. Before delegates departed, ESSCO executives for 2016-17 were named.

ESSCO is a student-run organization that facilitates communication between 16 engineering societies throughout Ontario. Representing 24,000 students from post-secondary institutions, the Council's members exchange best practices and participate in leadership opportunities. All members of ESSCO must represent undergraduate students in an engineering program accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Conestoga joined ESSCO during the 2010-2011 school year and is currently the only college in the province eligible to be a member. Conestoga is also a member of CFES.

ESSCO recently shared photos and positive reviews of Conestoga’s involvement in the AGM on its website. Conestoga was selected the 2016 host following a nomination and vote at last year's annual meeting.

Conestoga’s Mechanical Systems Engineering degree, accredited in 2010, and the Electronic Systems Engineering degree, accredited in 2014, both feature small classes, project-based learning and co-op work experience to prepare graduates for success in their chosen fields.

Visit the Engineering website to learn more.

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