The Western Engineering Competition (WEC) is Canada’s largest undergraduate engineering competition and is an annual, three-day event which involves 12-14 universities from across western Canada. It was founded in 1985 with the purpose of bringing talented students together to practice and exhibit their problem solving, team-building, and communication skills. The competition consists of eight categories with the contestants hailing primarily from the civil, electrical, mechanical, and mining engineering disciplines. Each category at WEC is judged by industry professionals and whichever team/contestant wins there, will advance to the Canadian Engineering Competition.
WESST is an alliance of undergraduate engineering students’ societies across the Western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Together, these societies serve and represent over 18 000 students. WESST provides an environment for member schools to exchange information and resources for the benefit of student leaders across western Canada. It also provides as unified voice of engineering students in Western Canada, representing its member schools to other student societies, industry, professional associations, and to the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES).
The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES) is a national, bilingual organization that represents approximately 60,000 engineering students across Canada. Offering services ranging from leadership development conferences, to technical skill competitions, a national student magazine and other outreach efforts, the CFES aims to provide opportunities in support of an all-encompassing education for engineering students in Canada to become unparalleled professionals in their field.