Are you ready for WEC 2017?
In 2010, a group of WESST member students put together a bid to host Canada’s largest engineering student conference: CFES Congress. No conference had ever been hosted without a school and Engineering Student Society behind them. If the challenge of an organizing committee spread-out through different provinces wasn’t enough, they also proposed hosting Congress 2012 in Whitehorse, Yukon. This legendary and successful event has spurred an honorary unofficial group called the Yukon Engineering Students’ Society that maintains the spirit of students coming together to achieve something never done before.
Three years after the Yukon Congress, a new group of WESST students took on the challenge of hosting WEC when no other school was willing. Holding to tradition, the organizing committee decided to host WEC 2017 in a city that doesn’t have a WESST member school. Although Whitehorse came up, it didn’t make financial sense and the decision landed on Banff. The theme of Collaboration was selected because the nature of engineering relies on interdisciplinary and diverse teams, and also because of the collaboration required for the Yukon team to host the event. Now we ask you to collaborate with us, share our vision, and make this a WEC to remember.