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Quebec Confederation for Engineering Student Outreach

The Quebec Confederation for Engineering Student Outreach (QCESO) is a student-run provincial organization with the goal to represent the interests of Quebec's engineering student community. They create opportunities to regroup student societies of faculties and schools offering engineering programs in the province of Quebec. In addition, QCESO ensures that its two major events, the Engineering Games and the Quebec Engineering Competition, remain traditions within the student community. The QCESO is currently presided by Sarah Ghazal, a graduated bioressource engineering student from McGill.

QCESO
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Website http://www.creiq.qc.ca/?lang=en

Mandate and Goals

Primarily, its goal is to protect, defend and promote its members’, and at the same time all of its students’, interests, accomplishments and developments. Also, its mandate is to promote, organise, establish, maintain and facilitate the happening of activities, competitions, conferences, games and congress relative to: sciences, teaching, school, sports, socialization, culture, etc. for all its members. QCESO focuses on promoting the respect of the shared values by the members and the students in terms of: knowledge, be it knowledge-to-act or knowledge-to-be, ethics and competence in engineering, on the professional level as well as on the personal level. Finally, through its activities, QCESO encourages the advancement and the promotion of sciences and engineering towards students and the public.

Regional Meetings

The QCESO hosts 5 meetings per year with the member student societies. The EUS is represented at each of QCESO's congresses by the VP External and the External Affairs Director.

Meeting Month
Training camp July
CR1 (Congrès Régulier 1) September
CR2 (Congrès Régulier 2) November
CR3 (Congrès Régulier 3) Mars
CRA (Congrès Régulier Annuel) May

Events

The concept of their events is to create an environment for engineering students across Quebec to meet each other and to explore outside of their respective campus. Each event is coordinated by a student organizing committee from the engineering faculty of the institution elected by the QCESO.

Engineering Games

The Quebec Engineering Games (EngGames) started in Laval University in 1990. Since the beginning, it has been an inter-university competition that allows engineering students throughout Quebec to meet each other in a friendly environment. Since its creation, the notoriety of the event has grown steadily in the student community of Quebec. The competitions include sports, academic, improvisation, trivia and design competitions, along with fun activities throughout the nights.

Each school sends a delegation of around 40 students and is selected by their respective committees. For EUS, the delegation is formed by the McGill Engineering Games, and also includes bioressource engineering students.

Quebec Engineering Competition

The Quebec Engineering Competition (QEC) strives to develop the know-how and innovative thinking of future engineers through technical challenges. To qualify for the QEC, students must participate in the MEC.