Getting involved with other Engineering and Computer Science students is easy with a wide range of clubs, events and competitions.
The 24-hour Bug Push is an annual fundraiser of the Engineering Students' Society. A key event in kicking off the university-wide charity drive for the United Way, the Bug Push is an all-day marathon of pushing a hollowed-out Volkswagen around Ring Road. The car is rigged up for the adventure and teams of volunteers push for a few laps.
First-year engineering students and industry representatives divided into teams to design and build electromagnetic, micro-controlled cranes over the course of a single day in the Design Engineering Challenge. Participants had fun and gained an enhanced knowledge of the design process, stronger teamwork skills, and a better understanding of the engineering profession.
The Business and Hi-Tech Career Fair connects students with employers from the business and hi-tech industries. More than 70 exhibitors attend this event to connect with students. It's a great chance to meet employers and learn about these exciting industries.
Undergraduate student experiences:
Mallory Cluff spent a co-op term volunteering in Malawi, Africa, where she worked with a non-government organization to provide clean and safe drinking water. Read more about Mallory and watch her video.
Sean Toscano learned real-world professional skills in his co-op placements in UVic's Systems department. The projects he's working on are being used by thousands of students. Read more about Sean.
Graduate student experiences:
Jennifer Murdoch works in the interdisciplinary area of Musical Information Retrieval. She volunteers with Indigenous high school students who learn about the biology and behaviour of Orca whales. Read more about Jennifer.
Anthony Kroeker is doing his graduate work at UVic because he loves the small class sizes and close-knit Engineering community. His primary research is related to computer architecture and networking. Read more about Anthony.
Events and competitions
- First year Design Engineering challenge
- Computer Science Course Union LAN and console parties
- Computer Science Course Union movie nights
- Engineering Students' Society Competitions
Faculty clubs and societies
Engineering and Computer Science groups are a great way to add more practical design experience to your degree, use your technical skills to reach out and help people, or just meet people and get your mind off studying.