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Engineering Society

The Engineering Society, or EngSoc, is the student government for undergraduate engineering students at the University of Toronto. It represents all full-time and part-time undergraduate engineers and is made up of elected student volunteers. EngSoc engages in academic advocacy, allocates funding to groups and initiatives in the community, and provides a wide variety of services and events to students. If there is anything you want to know about the Engineering Society that you can't find on this website, please email us or visit our office.

Governance Structure

The Engineering Society is run by volunteers in a wide variety of positions. It would be impossible to list everyone who contributes to its operation, but this page includes information about many of those volunteers. To read more about each role, what that person does, and how you can contact them, expand one of the categories below.

Officers

Officers handle EngSoc's day-to-day operations and external relations at a high level. Each of them also oversee a group of Project Directors related to their portfolios. They are elected directly by all full-time and part-time engineering students.

President Shivani Nathoo

Who am I? I'm an EngSci 1T8+PEY, specializing in Energy Systems. I’m proud to call Skule™ my home away from home, and am looking forward to an exciting year representing you as EngSoc President.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Determine a vision for EngSoc and give direction to the broader goals that the team intends to pursue
  2. Oversee the operations of EngSoc, ensuring that everything is running smoothly and that everyone has the resources needed to achieve their goals
  3. Represent engineering students and student interests & concerns to the faculty, university, and beyond
  4. Put out fires, both literal and metaphorical, as they come up
  5. Be approachable and accessible to hear what you want to see from EngSoc and what you have to say

Goals for the Year

  1. Make it easier for students to find what interests them, by continuing work on the Skule™ Calendar, the Skule™ Digest, and the clubs page, and changing the way we run clubs fair.
  2. Develop guides on navigating common concerns, such as probation, academic appeals, and maintaining good mental health
  3. Work to improve the support students get from the faculty by lobbying for changes to Engineering Career Centre, Academic Advisors, and clearer probation processes
  4. Ensure a smooth transition into the CEIE

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Vice-President Finance Annie Yu

Who am I? I’m an Mech 1T8T1+PEY, specializing in mechatronics (yay robots) and solid mechanics (yay design). In my past two years, I was the co-manager for Hard Hat Café and the Engineering Stores. Looking forward to allocating EngSoc’s finances and creating meaningful projects with the other officers!

Key Responsibilities

  1. EngSoc Operating Budget
  2. Club Funding
  3. Skule™ Endowment Fund
  4. Temporary Levy Fund
  5. Cheque Requisitions
  6. Special Projects Funding
  7. Overseeing the Finance Committee
  8. Just money stuff in general

Goals for the Year

  1. Create transparency for EngSoc’s funding procedures and financial decisions.
  2. Allocate funds to projects that have more impact within the Skule™ community.
  3. Streamline funding distributions throughout the year.
  4. Communicate with the student body about the available funding resources from EngSoc.
  5. Facilitate a better and ever-improving EngSoc with my fellow officers!

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Vice-President Communications Stephen Gidge

Who am I? I’m an Indy 1T8+PEY specializing in numbers and stuff. I formally spammed some of you as Bnad Leedur of the LGMB, and now I’ll spam even more people as VP Comm (muwahahahaha).

Key Responsibilities

  1. Manage EngSoc’s communication infrastructure, including the Skule™ Digest, the Pit plasma screen, and skule.ca.
  2. Approve EngSoc’s publications like the F!rosh Handbook, Toike Oike, Cannon, and Skulebook
  3. Maintain an accurate record of Board of Directors meeting minutes and EngSoc’s bylaws and policies
  4. Oversee EngSoc’s branding and the marketing of its initiatives
  5. Pretend to understand EngSoc IT and hope it doesn’t crash and burn

Goals for the Year

  1. Create a unified feedback platform for EngSoc groups and services.
  2. Promote EngSoc’s branding guidelines to ensure consistency.
  3. Make events more visible and easier to promote.
  4. Bring quality of life changes to skule.ca and associated services.

Fun Fact! I haven’t been called by my first name since middle school. If you call me by “Stephen” I’ll probably not notice you.

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Vice-President Academic Matthew Zhang

Who am I? I am an EngSci 2T0 in Artificial Learning/Machine Intelligence. I was a class rep and Academic Appeals Committee Member, and I am super excited to continue to advocate for all your academic needs!

Key Responsibilities

  1. Spearhead the Academic Advocacy Committee (AAC)
  2. Design Frosh Anti-Calendar
  3. Support Class Reps and Academic Directors
  4. Manage Faculty Council Standing Committees (FCSC)
  5. Running courses.skule.ca, tutors.skule.ca, and speakup.skule.ca!

Goals for the Year

  1. Continue to develop upper-year anti-calendars.
  2. Streamlining the onboarding process for class representatives and directors, especially first year reps.
  3. Working closely with the Mental Wellness Director to improve mental health on-campus.
  4. Provide more support for students choosing electives.
  5. Continuing to advocate for students academically, making sure students receive the best educational experience possible.

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Vice-President Student Life Michela Trozzo

Who am I? I am an ECE 2T0 specializing in Control and Electronics. I have been an executive member of Hi-Skule and I can’t wait to make the Skule™ community a better place for all of you!

Key Responsibilities

  1. Manage clubs within the Skule™ community.
  2. Manage the club affiliation committee and approve clubs to become Skule™ clubs.
  3. Oversee project directorships including F!rosh Week, Skule™ Kup, SCOre, DTA director, and the Equity and Inclusivity director.
  4. Help affiliated Skule™ clubs receive funding from the faculty.

Goals for the Year

  1. Work with ILead with ensure all student leaders and students are ready to take on larger responsibilities.
  2. Work with the first year office to provide first years with more knowledge and understanding of the community.
  3. Create a clubs fair during Godiva week to promote more first years to join clubs.
  4. Ensure all Skule™ affiliated clubs are providing for the students.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the highest level of governance and oversees all of the operations of the Engineering Society, as well as the activities of the Officers. Board of Directors Representatives vote on major decisions concerning changes to EngSoc's services, methods of representation, and bylaws. The Board holds the Officers and Directors of the Society accountable for their actions, and ultimately ensures that the Engineering Society acts in the best interests of its Members. They are elected directly by all full-time and part-time engineering students in each of their constituencies.

At-Large Representative MacKenzie Campbell
At-Large Representative Zachary LaPointe
At-Large Representative Vacant
At-Large Representative Vacant
First Year Representative Vacant
First Year Representative Vacant
First Year Representative Vacant
Chemical Engineering Representative Muskan Sethi
Civil Engineering Representative Jinbo Yu
Computer Engineering Representative Alexander Caton
Electrical Engineering Representative Ankita Khanda
Engineering Science Representative Andrew Kidd
Industrial Engineering Representative Samuel McCulloch
Mechanical Engineering Representative Sourabh Das
Materials Science and Engineering Representative Jennifer Dixon
Mineral Engineering Representative Vacant
UTSU Representative Yasmine El Sanyoura
Speaker Carol Yeung

Project Directors

Project Directors each manage a particular service or initiative, from managing a café to teaching high school students about engineering. Many of them form committees or teams open to anyone at Skule™ to achieve their goals for the year. They are elected by the outgoing EngSoc Council members near the end of their terms. See the Project Directors page for more details.

Associated Entities

Associated Entities are non-EngSoc organizations who are considered part of Council because of their contributions to the Skule™ community. The method by which they are elected or appointed varies based on their position. For mor information, please visit the Associated Entities page.

Class Representatives

Class Representatives are members of each discipline and year who represent the concerns and values of their classmates to Discipline Clubs, EngSoc, and the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. They are elected directly by all full-time and part-time engineering students in each of their constituencies. For a Representative's email, click on their name.

Discipline First Year Second Year Third Year PEY Fourth Year
Chemical Engineering Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Rudan Zheng
Civil Engineering Vacant Vacant Karen Chu Simonne Varela Vacant
Computer Engineering Vacant Vacant Nicholas Popowich N/A Vacant
Electrical Engineering Vacant Vacant Linda Wu N/A Vacant
Engineering Science Vacant Vacant Vacant N/A Vacant
Industrial Engineering Vacant Vacant Vacant N/A Vacant
Materials Science and Engineering Vacant Vacant Amanda Pasqualani N/A Iris Yu
Mechanical Engineering Vacant Vacant Vacant Marie Floryan Katherine Pryszlak
Mineral Engineering Vacant Vacant Vacant N/A Vacant
Track One Vacant