Lassonde Engineering Society
The Lassonde Engineering Society is the primary community for engineering students at York University. The Society officially represents the interests of all engineering students to the faculty, university and beyond. The Society, also known as EngSoc, provides academic services and advocates for students to local, regional and provinicial bodies through its membership in the Engineering Students’ Societies Council of Ontario (ESSC) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFES).
EngSoc runs social and professional development events such as the annual ski trip, Pi Day Events, Declaration Day for first-year students, the York Engineering Competition, and events with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers Ontario. Every engineering undergraduate student is considered a member, and anyone at York University is welcome to participate in Society events.
To learn more about the Engineering Society, and the events and services it provides connect with them here:
Location: 102G, Bergeron Centre for Engineering ExcellenceVisit the Lassonde Engineering Society Website
York Atmospheric Science Club (YASC)
The York Atmospheric Science Club (YASC) is intended as a way for students in the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering and those in related departments to get to know each other and to learn about some of the applications of atmospheric studies in the real world. In order to let interested students see what meteorologists do, and what the future may hold for those who study it, the club organizes tours of various weather-related locations including both the Environment Canada Weather Centre in Toronto, and The Weather Network in Mississauga. Regardless of whether you are an atmospheric science student or not, we welcome you to join the club as it is a great way to broaden your network and find out about opportunities in the field.
Location: Bethune CollegeVisit the York Atmospheric Science Club website
York University Robotics Society (YURS)
The York University Robotics Society (YURS) empowers students to learn about robotics, develop software, hardware and mechanics, and compete in local and international robotic competitions. Founded in 2007 as the York University Rover Team (YURT) and restructured as YURS in 2013, the organization has sent teams to NASA’s Lunabotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, The Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge (URC) in Utah, and the Centre of Surgical Invention & Innovation (CSII) in Ontario. YURS has won URC twice, CSII in 2012, and has been top 10 performer at Lunabotics. Whether you just want to learn more about robotics or compete internationally, YURS has a spot for you. General members have the opportunity to participate in Hackshops, where our experienced members lead instructional sessions on different robotic skills. For those itching for a bigger challenge, members are encouraged to form teams, ask for funding, and join the YURS tradition by competing in robotic competitions. If you like programming, working with your hands, designing or fabricating, then YURS has a place for you.
For more information, check out the YURS’ online resources:
Location: Room 321, Bethune CollegeVisit the YURS website
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is an independent, student-based organization, which seeks to promote the exploration and development of space. SEDS-Canada provides opportunities for students to learn key technical skills and participate in exciting and relevant experiences for their professional development.
To date, SEDS has provided students with countless hands-on experiences in business development, reduced gravity research, and stratospheric research, such as the Canadian Reduced Gravity Experiment Design Challenge, the Young Space Entrepreneurs Competition, its national Ascension conference, and so much more. To learn more about SEDS check out their website, or reach out to the current YorkU Alumni working with SEDS-Canada.
Email: Tiffany Joseph, Advocacy and PR Officer, YorkU Space Engineering Graduate 2019 firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit the SEDS website
Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)
The York University Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is the fully autonomous student body that represents the more than 6,100 full and part-time graduate students registered at York University. Our branch at the Earth and Space Science and Engineering department represent the voice of our graduate students in the department and our representative attend regular meetings at the gathering with other GSA affiliates.Visit the GSA Website
York Geomatics Club
The Geomatics Club at York University’s main objective is to create a home for all Geomatics, Environmental, Surveying and GIS students to gather and connect with each other. This club will provide information about the Geomatics, hands on projects, job opportunities and a solid network within the field of Geomatics. It is a great way to make friends at York University within our field of interest!