About Our Clubs
For information on clubs within the Engineering Society or if you are interested in creating a club, please contact the Director of Clubs & Conferences:
Looking to get your club ratified?
If you and your club are interested in becoming ratified by the Engineering Society, questions, concerns, and general inquires can be brought to the Director of Clubs & Conferences at [email protected]. In order to become ratified, you must complete the attached form in its entirety and present the ratification as a motion at an Engineering Society Council.
Queen’s Students for Systems Change (QSSC)
Queen’s Students for Systems Change (QSSC) was formerly known as Queen’s Engineers Without Borders, but no longer has affiliation with the Engineers Without Borders organization.
Our goal is to help drive forward systemic change in areas contributing to global development, poverty alleviation, and social justice. We are made up of 9 portfolios: Environment, Food Systems, Equity Diversity & Inclusion, Mental Health & Wellness, Youth Ventures, Global Engineering, Reconcili-Action, Sustainable Clothing and Marketing. Our portfolios work on a number of projects throughout the year that have an impact locally and globally.
Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) Queen’s Chapter
“Building Leaders for a Cleaner Tomorrow”
The Water Environmental Association of Ontario is a member association of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). It is a non-profit technical organization run by water quality professionals for the public good. It is essential to Ontario professionals dedicated to a safe and sustainable water environment. Its mission is to advance the water environment industry by providing bold leadership, connecting water environment professionals, leveraging knowledge, encouraging innovation, and enhancing public understanding.
The purpose of the WEAO Queen’s Student Chapter is to connect students to the water industry, promote student interest in the water environment, and to educate the Queen’s community of future leaders and innovators about important water and environmental issues that have a local and global impact through organizing various events. These events include informative documentary screenings, speaker series, treatment plant tours, open discussion forums, and fundraisers for Water for People.
WEAO Queen’s Chapter is also dedicated promoting “real world” design experience and uniting students who have an interest in wastewater treatment and water pollution control through participating in the annual WEAO Student Design Competition.
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
Established in 1990, Queen’s University’s Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is a student-run organization committed to promoting and advocating for the involvement of cis and trans women, non-binary, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Our mission has always been to inspire, educate and collaborate to promote and accelerate diversity in STEM industries.
WiSE operates on three main pillars: Inspiring the next generation of women to pursue STEM,educating our community on the importance of diversifying and uplifting minority voices in the STEM industry and encouraging collaboration and creating strong connections amongst like-minded women studying and pursuing careers in STEM.
Please note Queen’s Women in Science and Engineering is committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and welcomes all from cis and trans women, non-binary individuals, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S persons.
What makes Robogals unique?
Robogals aims to increase the number of young women pursuing engineering in the post-secondary education and careers. Robogals stays focused on effectiveness, strives to exceed all expectations and is relentlessly persistent in seeing plans through to completion. Robogals ensures that all our members, schools, schoolgirls, host universities and partners feel respected, valued and part of the team. Robogals communicates clearly, thoroughly and frequently amongst our committees, members and external parties. Robogals encourages creativity, individuality, and a sense of ownership, and devolves significant authority and autonomy to each of our chapters.
What does Robogals do?
Robogals is an international student-run volunteer organisation which aims to engage young female students in engineering related topics. Ultimately, our goal is to increase female enrolment in engineering and information technology courses at a tertiary level. This is done through training and sending university students to run LEGO robotics workshops for girls in primary and high schools within their regions. These workshops give students a unique opportunity to find out more about engineering and related fields, as well as interact with the university student volunteers.
IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience)
Internships abroad can be found through IAESTE. IAESTE is global organization present in nearly 90 countries. The program offers paid, technical work terms ranging from 1-12 months in length. The positions vary from summer research positions at international universities, to industry placements.
The IAESTE Queen’s local chapter is a volunteer group on campus recognized by the AMS and EngSoc. IAESTE is always happy to accept new volunteers, and active volunteers get preference when applying for internship.
EngiQueers is dedicated to cultivating a positive, accepting, inclusive, and accessible environment for queer-identified students and their allies in engineering, and to advocating on behalf of LGBTQ students and their allies to the Engineering Society of Queen’s University.
Queen’s Energy and Commodities Association
The Queen’s Energy & Commodities Association (QECA) is the premier undergraduate club focused on energy and commodities. As a joint Engineering-Commerce club, QECA aims to showcase the relevance of these sectors from both a technical and financial perspective. As Canada is uniquely poised as a major producer of energy and raw materials, we explore the technology and business environment to develop these resources while highlighting the opportunities and careers available. QECA’s primary objective is to raise the profile of these industries at Queen’s through hosting presentations, socials and industry speakers as well as developing partnerships with conferences and clubs on-campus. QECA coverage includes Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Metals & Mining, Macroeconomics, and Advanced Technologies.
EngChoir is a fun and casual entirely student-run choir dedicated to bringing music to STEM students. It is open to all faculties at Queen’s and encourages everyone, regardless of musical or singing experience, to join. EngChoir has a lower commitment than most choirs on campus, allowing any music lover to engage in a choir, while keeping education and mental health a priority.
We rehearse weekly and perform a variety of pieces at various events every semester. Some previous pieces include: Bohemian Rhapsody, Africa (by Toto), Best Day of My Life, I’ll Tell My Ma, The Parting Glass, and more! The goal for each semester is to learn and perform pieces with a variety of styles that interest the choir. If you’re looking a fun experience and a group to enjoy music with, this is the club for you!
Queen’s Project on International Development (QPID)
Queen’s Project on International Development (QPID) is a student-run organization operating out of the Queen’s Engineering Society since 1990. We host a variety of initiatives on campus, in Kingston, in Canada and internationally, focused on raising development awareness, and getting people to think critically about development issues.
We hope to foster a development consciousness in the Queen’s community as a catalyst for local and global change.
The Queen’s Vertical Farming Team (QVFT)
The Queen’s Vertical Farming Team (QVFT) is Canada’s first undergraduate club of its kind. Vertical farming is an efficient, sustainable, high-tech cultivation method which is able to produce nutritious, healthy crops with 95% less water and 400x less land.
Our mission is to develop a functional, small-scale farm right here in Kingston. Drawing inspiration from the best current commercial practices, we plan to establish ourselves as innovators in this rapidly expanding industry.
QVFT is highly multidisciplinary, and provides program-specific opportunities for students involved in biochemistry, plant science, computer-aided design, computer modelling, data analysis, and systems design.
QU – Metallurgy and Materials Society Student Chapter (QU-MetSoc)
QU-MetSoc is the Queen’s University student chapter of the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM. This society was formed to inspire talent and foster interest in fields of metallurgy, material science, mining, and other related fields. That is, we aim to assist members and students in gaining useful and relevant knowledge, skills, and connections to industrial partners.
This is achieved by serving both as an introduction to the progress of metallurgy & material science in Canada, as well as being a direct link to the research, innovation, technologies, and other important aspects of the industry within Canada’s diverse culture and landscape.
Why are we unique?
- Initiatives such as the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) are supporters for Canadian Student Chapters such as ours. We get unique advantages/opportunities that connect students to industrial personnel (distinguished speakers from across the globe, external and internal mentorship program, collaborative workshops, fieldtrips).
We are always looking for new members across different engineering disciplines and who are willing to learn and grow professionally with us. If that person is you please contact us at [email protected]
Queen’s ReCon is a student-led, Research and Consulting group, which connects passionate students with professional, practicing engineers across Ontario. Queen’s ReCon groups students into multi-disciplinary teams affording them real-world opportunities. This experience will aid them in their academic careers whilst building important relationships to support them in their future industry. More specifically, the club will provide a regulated forum for engineering firms to supply modest work to students, whilst adhering to Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Code of Ethics, leaving the final approval of the work to a supervising engineer. The club will enable students to gain insight and experience in the field of engineering and develop professionally by aiding the local firms through subcontracting. Lastly, the club will carry out hiring events, consulting workshops and resume building for general members interested in engineering and professional development.
Queen’s Cerebral Language Innovation (QCLI)
Queen’s Cerebral Language Innovation (QCLI) is a neurotechnology research and design team with the goal of building efficient brain to computer interfaces. Harmonizing the power of neuroscience and modern computational methods, our engineers in the NeuroRobotics subteam use techniques such as electroencephalography to interpret signals emitted from the brain. These signals are utilized to communicate with a wide range of devices and this communication is researched extensively by the cognitive engineering subteam. The research team combines open-source data from online brain-computer interface datasets with the data produced by our NeuroRobotics team to draw insightful conclusions on the improvement of brain-computer communication.
The relationship between our research and engineering teams is what makes this project thrive. Cybernetics, psychophysics, mechatronics, and behavioral neuroscience are just a few of the fields that will see rapid growth as a result of brain-computer interface technology and this is what keeps us motivated. Join us if you would like to be part of the neurotech revolution.
NSBE (the National Society of Black Engineers) Queen’s Chapter
NSBE Queen’s was started in the summer of 2020 with the purpose of providing a community for Black-identifying Queen’s engineering students through our pillars of mentorship, professional development, and academic support. We also collaborate with other schools (500+ chapter globally) to extend our resources and community.
In addition to ongoing mentorship through pairings, the club runs at least one event each month, falling under one of our pillars, and this year we’ll be expanding to include a flagship in-person event. Follow us on Instagram @NSBE.Queens to stay up to date and sign up for our email list for professional development opportunities with our industry partners!