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March 15, 2024 9:47 AM

Conestoga's engineering society hosting gathering of student leaders

The Conestoga Engineering Society is hosting a gathering of representatives of engineering student societies from across the province this June.

Engineering Student Societies Council of Ontario (ESSCO) President’s Meeting 2024 will be held at Conestoga's Waterloo campus from June 7 to 9. The gathering is expected to draw about 75 vice-president externals and presidents from engineering student societies.

Conestoga’s Zoe Talbot, engineering student ambassador and event co-chair, is looking forward to welcoming the student leaders and introducing them to the college.

“I'm excited to host the first engineering conference since 2016. I aim to highlight a different side of Conestoga and what it has to offer,” Talbot said. “I hope all delegates leave this three-day conference with a new understanding of leadership and how students can make a positive impact in their community.”

The weekend event will include educational and professional development sessions, visioning sessions, social events, a gala, and networking with several local companies. It’s an opportunity for leadership from the ESSCO member schools to create personal connections, share information, plan for the coming year, and get a broader perspective on the provincial engineering community.

“This conference is dedicated to empowering students and engineering schools by providing insights into effective leadership. It serves as a strategic platform to strengthen the bonds between students and the engineering society within their academic institution,” Talbot said.

March is National Engineering Month. Presented by Engineers Canada, it is a time for engineering students, engineers in training, and early career engineers to have conversations about their profession, their drive to create solutions and how they are working toward the change they want to see in the world.

Conestoga’s School of Engineering & Technology offers a comprehensive suite of programs with a wide range of credentials in areas including architecture, civil, construction, mechanical and electronics. Conestoga is Ontario’s only college to offer fully accredited engineering degrees.