The Engineering Society at UBC provides social, academic and professional services to UBCO’s Engineering Students, and is known for hosting one of the biggest event weeks on campus each year: Engineering Week.
This year, E-Week took place during the second week of January rather than during mid-March. This change was planned by the Engineering Society to avoid scheduling conflicts with midterm dates. Stephanie Mattson, VP Student Life of the Engineering Society, says that this change enabled more students to participate in this year’s E-Week.
E-Week 2020 consisted of eleven events, with the annual Engineering Winter Formal closing out the week. This year’s E-Week was centered around a James Bond theme. Part of this theme was carried out through E-Week Passports. These passports were given out to students and stamped for each event that was attended. After three stamps, students were awarded a special-edition E-Week 2020 Flask.
Activities throughout the week were organized in collaboration with several Engineering Clubs. For example, the Concrete Toboggan Club hosted a GNCTR Burger and Beer Fundraiser, and the Aero Space Club hosted The Man with The Golden Drone where students were taught how to fly racing drones.
Each year, Engineering Week is an important part of UBCO Engineering Culture as it consistently brings Engineering Students together in an exciting and creative way. The combined efforts from this year’s E-Week Committee, Engineering Clubs and Engineering Society created another successful E-Week at UBCO.