Who Are We?

The Western Engineering Students' Societies Team (WESST) is an alliance of engineering student societies across western Canada. We consist of thirteen member societies from ten universities.

WESST helps its member societies share expertise on organizing events, managing budgets and services for undergraduate engineering students.

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Annual General Meeting

October 6-9 in Gimli, Manitoba

WESST Annual General Meeting & Retreat is a four-day conference held in October. It is typically held in a camp setting, amongst the serenity of woods and water bodies. It serves as a time for new engineering students to make new connections in addition to the two-day plenery session.

Executives Meeting

TBD in Prince George, British Columbia

The WESST Executives Meeting is an annual three-day conference that brings together students from universities across western Canada. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to collaborate and share insight on a variety of topics.

Engineering Competition

January 12-15 in Banff, Alberta

The Western Engineering Competition was founded in 1985 and brought together the leading students from across Western Canada to practice and exhibit their problem solving, team-building, and communication skills in seven different events.

Who Are We? (continued)

WESST is an alliance of undergraduate engineering students’ societies across the Western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Together, these societies serve and represent over 18 000 students.

A Brief History

WESST was formalized in 1993, at the Western Engineering Competition and Conference hosted by the University of Saskatchewan, when student representatives from all the accredited Western Canadian Engineering Schools within four provinces decided on the need to form an alliance of all their undergraduate students’ societies.

Why Do We Exist?

WESST provides an environment for member schools to exchange information and resources for the benefit of student leaders across western Canada. It also provides as unified voice of engineering students in Western Canada, representing its member schools to other student societies, industry, professional associations, and to the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES).

Regional Affiliates

WESST has three regional sister organizations: