CFES PM (Presidents Meeting)
CFES PM is an intimate gathering between the CFES Board of Directors, National Executive and CFES members. The meeting occurs every fall and brings together engineering student leaders from across Canada to discuss, engage, and share ideas. The U of C ESS CFES member representative is the VP External of the Engineering Students’ Society.
CFES CDE (Conference on Diversity in Engineering)
CDE (Formerly NCWiE) aims to encourage discussion and collaboration between engineering students and professionals around the theme of women in engineering. More recently, the conference has also addressed issues regarding general diversity in engineering. CDE delegates will not only leave the conference with a solid understanding of the issues women encounter in the engineering profession, but they will also be equipped to appropriately address these issues.
Congress is an annual, bilingual student-run conference held by the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES). CFES aims to provide bilingual opportunities in support of an all-encompassing education for engineering students in Canada to become unparalled professionals in their field.
Congress has two primary objectives. The first is CFES Congress is the annual general meeting of CFES and the second is it provides a platform from which students can collaborate with and learn from our industry partners, sponsors and fellow students. Attracting between 150 and 200 delegates from over 40 engineering schools, CFES Congress is a great opportunity to reach out and engage engineering student leaders from every institution and field of engineering.
Delegates attending CFES Congress are provided with a fantastic opportunity to meet with and learn from other student leaders and industry professionals. This National transfer of knowledge is invaluable, as it provides students with tangible, real-life examples and advice on how to improve their personal and professional skills, their engineering societies and their Faculty as a whole. CFES Congress boasts a wide range of speakers and topics ranging from professional presentations from our sponsors and industry partners to student led roundtables and panels that dissect the finer points of running student organizations.
Each year the privilege of hosting CFES Congress is bid for and voted on by ambitious student leaders from across the country. Past CFES Congress' have been hosted in every corner of our great country. From Whitehorse to St. John's to Vancouver and everywhere in between, CFES Congress is truly a national event.
The CFES strongly believes that CFES Congress is an incredible opportunity for engineering students to expand their learning beyond the classroom and to provide the maximum possible benefit to themselves, their Engineering Student Organization and their Engineering Faculty.