The Engineering Society organizes various events throughout the year allowing students to help give back to the Kingston community and reflect on days of remembrance and their time at Queen's.

December 6th Memorial Service

December 6th marks the day of remembrance for the fourteen women who were killed in the Montreal Massacre that occurred on December 6th, 1989, at the École Polytechnique. The December 6th Memorial Service is held each year to commemorate the lives that were lost on this day and recognize gender equity in engineering and science and beyond. This service is open to anyone who would like to watch and show their support.

Fix N’ Clean

Fix N' Clean is a biannual tradition where students assist Kingston community members with yard and household work. The event is non-profit and connects engineering students with the city of Kingston through volunteer work. Through the event, students can assist those in need, give back to their community in a meaningful way, and earn themselves a coveted “Clean Sweep” jacket bar!

Science Formal

Science Formal began in the early 1900s when it was then referred to as the “Science Dance.” It began as a simple dance but over the years it has developed into one of the most highly anticipated events at Queen’s. The event provides graduating students with invaluable experience in design, construction, creative thinking, problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork. Each year the graduating class chooses the Formal’s theme and Grant Hall is decorated. The signature element of the Formal is the huge structure placed in the center of Grant Hall that varies from year to year. With a budget of approximately $80,000, one year to plan, and over 600 students in attendance, it is an incredible event, marking the culmination of 4 years of engineering at Queen’s in a truly one-of-a-kind way.

Terry Fox Run

The Engineering Society plans and hosts the annual Terry Fox Run to honor the legacy of Terry Fox and raise funds for cancer research. The Terry Fox Run is extremely well known by both the student body and the Kingston community. It is a powerful testament to the impact one individual can have on the world and teaches students the importance of resilience, empathy, and making a difference. The event takes place in September and all money raised goes to the Canadian Cancer Society.