Joining a student group, whether student government, a club, or design team, will complement your academic skill set, and also allow you to build relationships with like-minded individuals, all while dedicating time to a project, concept, or initiative.

Students who gain transferrable experience while completing their degree will often be more competitive upon graduation and will have enhanced the following skills:

Types of Student Clubs: 

Engineering Design Teams 

At UBC Okanagan, we have several Engineering Design Teams with student volunteers collaborating on design projects in order to achieve a common goal. 

UBC Okanagan supports existing teams, fosters the development of new ones, and encourages a wide range of collaboration with campus and external partners, helping teams achieve their potential. 


Why join an Engineering Design Team? 

Joining a design team is a great way to have fun with like-minded peers as you work together towards a common goal. 

Other benefits include: 

  • Developing additional skills in your field of study 

  • Meeting industry professionals 

  • Making new friends in your discipline 

  • Applying skills learned in the classroom to real-world issues 

SOE Clubs

Students at the School of Engineering are proven visionaries.  Whether taking initiative to join existing or even launch new clubs and societies to further build their skills and connections outside the classroom. 

The School of Engineering has a variety of student clubs and groups, and their numbers continue to grow every year. 

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Mechatronics Club

Mechatronics is the synergy of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering and our club is open to all people regardless of school year, skill level or major. Join us to design, build and destroy autonomous race cars, quadcopters, and robot arms.

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Women in Engineering (WiE)

Women in Engineering (WiE) is dedicated to helping young women and femme-aligned individuals succeed in the applied sciences. The group strives to empower underrepresented students and support them throughout their university careers.

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UBC Okanagan 3D Printing Club

The UBC Okanagan 3D Printing Club was established in 2017. The Club runs multiple events with the goal of widespread 3D printing access and knowledge.

Design Teams

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Concrete Toboggan

Each year, a team of engineering students from UBC Okanagan design and construct a toboggan to compete in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race.

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UBC Okanagan Aero Club

UBCO Aerospace is a UBCO club dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to take flight in their passion for aerospace engineering. There are several divisions including fixed-wing, rocketry and autonomous flying vehicle.

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UBCO Motorsports

UBCO Motorsports is a Formula SAE team composed of a group of dedicated students, each with a unique set of skills and a willingness to learn. Designing and building an open-wheeled Formula car which is taken to compete against other Universities across Canada and the US.

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Innovate, Design, Sustain (IDS)

IDS seeks to uncover innovative engineering and scientific solutions to create a more sustainable environment on campus and throughout the Okanagan. Spearheaded by three undergraduate students, the new club was registered in 2020 under the UBC Okanagan Students’ Union.

Affiliated Clubs

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Beta Beta Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon

The Beta Beta Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon hosts different events on and off campus including many homework and academic nights, professional events, and many sisterhood events.

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Canadian Society for Civil Engineers (CSCE)

The CSCE is a learned society created to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada and to enhance the public image of the civil engineering profession.

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Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers (CSME)

CSME’s mission is: To advance the quality and scope of mechanical engineering in Canada; To stimulate the application of mechanical engineering for the benefit of mankind; To promote the creation, exchange, diffusion of an access to technical and other information relevant to mechanical engineering for both technical and public interest;

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Engineers Without Borders

EWB Canada unlocks human potential in Canada by fostering a community of leaders—supporting a network of established thought leaders while developing the next generation of pioneers.

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Global Engineering Community

Global Engineering Community is a professional group that exists to connect, inspire, and support international students in UBCO’s School of Engineering.

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Sigma Phi Delta

Sigma Phi Delta is a Fraternity open to students of the Engineering faculty. It attends to the social, academic and professional sides of Engineering, in school and at the workplace. Sigma Phi Delta is an organization that fosters brotherhood, camaraderie, leadership and teamwork.

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BC Water & Waste Association Student Chapter

BCWWA Okanagan Student Chapter is an organization for students interested in the water and waste water environment, which includes water quality, waste treatment, water and waste water treatment, storm water management, water distribution and waste water collection, and all other water related subjects.

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UBC Okanagan IEEE Student Branch

The IEEE promotes the welfare and knowledge of our members through the holding of meetings, field trips, conferences, lectures and social events, with the express goal of developing and expanding the knowledge of theory, applications and professional practice as it relates to all phases of electrical and computer engineering and related fields.

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Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) UBCO Student Chapter

The Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) UBCO Student Chapter is committed to promoting the advancement of transportation and traffic engineering by fostering connections between members, the profession and CITE worldwide. Multiple industry nights are held each year with presenters in the field of transportation engineering.

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