Professional Chapters & Industry Associations are organizations that are formed by professionals in a particular industry or field to represent their interests and promote their profession. These organizations serve as a platform for networking, learning, and advocacy. Learn more about some of UBC's professional associations here.

Affiliation for Professional Chapters

Having an officially recognized Professional Chapters group will allow your team to gain access to many resources. To become officially recognized you must go through training courses, applications and safety training. This page will show you the path your team needs to take and which roles need to complete which modules.

Student Group Approval and Renewal (SuperApp)


The SuperApp is an annual application process that student groups need to complete to be affiliated with the Faculty. To be eligible to receive resources (including funding, space, training and administrative support) from APSC and its departments, student groups or clubs must complete the SuperApp and required training.

SuperApp info

Training for Engineering Student Leaders (TESL)

The annual Training for Engineering Student Leaders (TESL), formally known as Applied Science Student Leadership Symposium (SLS), is a mandatory orientation for student leaders across Engineering. The TESL 2023 will consist of a series of online workshops tailored specifically to prepare Engineering student leaders, execs and team leads for their roles in the upcoming year.


Please contact for any registration inquiries.

Who needs to complete TESL?

  • Captains/Co-Captains
  • Finance/Treasurers

Attendance is mandatory for all team captains/co-captains, safety officers and finance/treasurerposition holders to attend the orientation in order to be eligible for PAF Funding.

TESL Module Checklist - Professional Chapters

Below is a list of Mandatory modules you must complete in the TESL course, which will be checked for completion. All other modules are encouraged or optional.

  • Completing your Faculty Affiliation Requirements
  • Engineering Team Leadership (formerly Engineering x SVPRO)
  • Connecting with Industry - Industry Nights
  • Finance Guiding Principles and Expenditure Guidelines (Only if you have a finance account with APSC)
UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. E-commerce Cart A shopping cart. Time A clock. Communication skills Pencil with speech cloud Chats Two speech clouds. Emotional Intelligence Left-side half heart and right-side half brain shape representation Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Home A house in silhouette. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Leadership User icons presented as a pyramid hierarchy Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Networking Network of nodes Telephone An antique telephone. Play A media play button. Professionalism Hands shaking Search A magnifying glass. Arrow indicating share action A directional arrow. Speech Bubble A speech bubble. Star An outline of a star. Teamwork Three user icons with overlap Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. User A silhouette of a person. Vimeo The logo for the Vimeo video sharing service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service. Future of work A logo for the Future of Work category. Eye A logo representing an eye Inclusive leadership A logo for the Inclusive leadership category. Planetary health A logo for the Planetary health category. Solutions for people A logo for the Solutions for people category. Thriving cities A logo for the Thriving cities category. University for future A logo for the University for future category.