Joining a student group, whether student government, a club, or design team you will not only complement your academic skill set, but also allow you to build out relationships with likeminded individuals, all while dedicating time to a project, concept, or initiative.

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

Types of Student Groups

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Engineering Design Teams

UBC Applied Science is home to 35 different Engineering Design Teams where students volunteer their time to work on design projects and gain hands-on, relevant experience. Enhance your undergraduate experience by collaborating with campus and external partners.

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Engineering IDEAS (E-IDEAS) empowers equity-deserving student groups to provide students with support, networking and professional development opportunities, in order to cultivate an environment that recognizes and brings awareness to equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Industry Associations + Professional Chapters

Join one of the many engineering industry associations or professional chapters with the goal of bringing like-minded people together and extending professional development within a particular area or interest.

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Program + Department Clubs

Participate in an Engineering department or program undergraduate society. Each club has its own executive team, representing their student body's interests, offers services and organizes events for its members.

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Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS)

The EUS is proud to represent over 5,000 engineering students across 14 disciplines at UBC Vancouver. Every engineering student at UBC is a member of the EUS. Entirely student-run, the EUS strives to enhance the student experience through events, advocacy, and more!

Key Information

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Affiliation Requirements

Learn about the steps required to have your student group officially recognized by Applied Science, including the SuperApp and mandatory trainings. Groups who are affiliated with the Faculty are eligible to receive specific resources from Applied Science and its departments.

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Access important information and updates that student groups will need throughout the year. From funding announcements, to the latest COVID 19 protocols, ensure to check out the latest communications that will support your group's ongoing operations.

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Student groups within Applied Science may be eligible to receive a wide variety of benefits, including funding, space, safety training, leadership training, and administrative support. Resources is a one stop shop for all processes, forms, and templates related to groups’ daily operations.

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