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MES Wellness: Stress-Less Workshop

Event Date: October 29, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Feeling stressed lately? The MES Wellness Committee is partnering up with the Student Wellness Centre to bring you: Stress Less, led by Dr. Nathan Cooper (Psy.D) - a licensed psychologist and part-time professor (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences) here at McMaster. This workshop is going to explore the following:

  • The difference between anxiety, stress and fear;

  • Identifying personal stressors

  • How stress impacts the body;

  • Strategies to reduce stress;

  • Introduction to and practicing guided imagery as a stress relief strategy

If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please contact!

FYEC Co-VP Seminars Applications

Application Due Date: November 1, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Interested in planning seminars for a conference aimed towards incoming first-year McMaster engineering students? Apply to be the Co-VP Seminars for FYEC!

The First Year Experiential Conference (FYEC) is a 2-day virtual conference designed to introduce students in the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster to the many amazing opportunities and resources available to them. The conference is to be held in Winter 2021 at McMaster. Sessions include those focused on Academic Advising, ECCS, the MES, the MSU, MES clubs and teams, undergraduate research, entrepreneurship and mental wellness.

If you have any questions about the application, feel free to contact the co-chairs Dameli Mambetalinova and Kriya Patel at

Civil Engineering society - Meet the profs!

Event Date: October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

“Meet the Profs” is an event the Civil Engineering Society (CES) has been hosting for years now. It is an opportunity for students to connect with their professors and learn more about the field of civil engineering and what role each professor has in the field. From new civil students learning more about upper-year courses to students in their final years learning about technical electives, this event aims to be a platform where all this is possible.


The event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams in a way where professors will introduce themselves to the students, followed by a Q/A session in sub-channels that are divided according to the professor’s field of studies. The event will run from 6-7 pm.

Wellness Committee General Member Applications

Application Due Date: October 25, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Are you interested in learning about ways to improve student wellness and mental health? Looking to get involved in planning and implementing small and large-scale wellness/mental health initiatives within the Faculty of Engineering? This year, we're looking for eager individuals who are interested in learning and discussing varying mental health/wellness topics directly pertaining to students. As a general member, you will have numerous opportunities to learn about the events and large-scale initiatives we're looking to implement throughout the year and gain valuable experience through contributing to these events/initiatives. You can sign up through the following link:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at!

Sustainability in Engineering Q&A

Event Date: November 6, 2020 @ 3:30 PM

Want to build a career in sustainability but don't know where to start? Interested in educating the next generation of sustainable leaders? Curious about more ways to get involved on campus and in the community? Here's your chance to learn! Dr. Greg Zilberbrant is a professor and professional engineer whose vision is to enhance companies' sustainability and prepare future leaders. He has over 10 years of experience in the professional sector and has developed sustainability-focused courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. He is a wealth of knowledge. Join us on November 6th at 3:30 to ask your questions and get answers!

MES I.D.E.A. Committee

Application Due Date: October 16, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

The I.D.E.A. Committee (Inclusivity and Diversity in Engineering Alliance) is looking for general members to sit on the committee. This committee is run by the MES Equity and Inclusion Officer as well as the presidents of the Women in Engineering Society, EngiQueers, and the National Society of Black Engineers. This committee will help to ensure that all voices and perspectives in the MES are being heard. Fill out this google form to join this committee help create a more inclusive environment in the MES!


Deadline to apply: Friday, October 16

Co-orientation coordinators 2020-21 Application

Application Due Date: October 25, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Applications for Co-Orientation Coordinators 2021 are now open! The Co-OCs are responsible for being the main engineering planners for Welcome Week 2021. Applicants must try out in pairs, must have repped at least once, and be in their third year or higher at McMaster in order to be considered for the role of Co-OC. Applicants must provide a presentation to the MES on Wednesday, October 28th detailing their plans for Welcome Week 2021, and must complete the attached written application and send it to the MES Chief Returning Officer (CRO) by 5:00PM on Sunday, October 25th, 2020. All other requirements can be found in the application form.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the past Co-Orientation Coordinators (Brendan Tomaiuolo and Ben Torres-Kulik) at or Alex Moica at

BioTec Conference

Application Due Date: November 1, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

BioTEC is Canada's premier student-run conference focused on the intersection of healthcare and technology, and will be held virtually on Saturday, November 21st, 2020.

Registration CLOSES on November 1st, 11:59PM, so be sure to register today at and secure your spot!

FIrst Year Integration Conference

Application Due Date: October 12, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

CALLING ALL FIRST YEARS!! Applications to attend ESSCO's First Year Integration Conference (FYIC) are open. This conference is a great opportunity to learn about leadership development and make connections with first years across Ontario. Apply at by October 12 at 11:59pm. For more information email


The event takes place from November 20 to 22, 2020. 

women in stem at mckinsey digital canada

Application Due Date: September 27, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

This virtual event run by Women in STEM is open to all female-identifying students in any STEM program (i.e. any program in the Engineering faculty is invited)! This networking event will provide answers to questions such as, "what does it mean to be a consultant?" "How does my technical background fit in?" and "What does a typical day look like?"


The event takes place on Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00-7:00 PM (EST).

Registration is limited and will close on September 27 @ 11:59 PM (EST). 


Application Due Date: September 25, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

The Social Committee is a team within the McMaster Engineering Society that plans and runs the MES social events throughout the year.


Note: for the Fall semester, these will all be virtual events! Along with committee members, we are also looking for people to sign up as bus monitors (potentially for the Winter semester), so we encourage that as well! Bus monitors will receive free or discounted tickets to events!


If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Carl Castro at 

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