CFES Past Officers and Evolution

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The following is a record of the past Officers and evolution of the CFES from 1987 to the present. Information for 1987-2006 is taken from a document compiled by Damien Cote of Carleton University, CFES President 2000, with revisions in made in 2006 by Bernard Groupil of Montreal and Davin-Trent Lengyel of Toronto. The original document can be found here.

Note: The "2006" year corresponds to the 2005-2006 academic year. The Officers listed for 2006 were therefore elected at Congress 2005, and the same applies for all other years.

Preface

"In my time at the Federation, I’ve had the convenience of residing in Ottawa, just a few minutes away from the permanent CFES archives. Curiosity, joined with various obligations accompanying the positions which I’ve had the honor of holding, allowed me to attune myself with the Federation’s past.

The discoveries which I have made confirmed the utility and purpose of this great organization. The past accomplishments and the improvements made year after year by a number of incredible leaders are astounding.

I am, in retrospect, slightly disappointed that many of these new discoveries were only made near the end of my time at the Federation. I hope that future officers will make it a duty to seek in the past to better understand what they are attempting to lead and carry into the future right from the beginning of their term.

With that being said, I wish the best of luck to all those who will follow the footsteps of our past leaders. I hope this work will give you a brief overview of our major past milestones."

Ottawa, December 2001
Damien Cote

1987

Name Position University
Jacques Cantin President Université Laval
Irene Mikawoz Chair, Congress (1987, University of Manitoba) University of Manitoba
Joe Thwaites General Manager, ProMag (1987, Queen's University) Queen's University

1988

Internal Structure Progress

  • It was determined that the future President of the National Executive be chosen among the four regional representatives.

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • After the 1988 Laval University Congress, delegates agreed to “give a more precise mandate to the national executive”, in part by avoiding propositions which are “made in fun” or “no longer relevant”
  • Netnorth is born and acts as an electronic communication system. CFES Officers work to get more members on the system to facilitate communications
  • Logo competition is launched in 1988 and winner is to be announced in Halifax at the 21st Congress. Student from the University of Manitoba wins
  • The Congress has been incorporated since 1977
  • VP Ontario becomes a ex-officio position on the newly created ESSCO
  • CFES does not collect fees from the membership and must rely on donations as its source of funding
  • Summer meeting takes place in Montreal
  • Project Magazine experiences its first transition by moving from Queen’s University to set up at McMaster University in Hamilton
  • Ryerson Polytechnic University is invited by the National Executive to attend the upcoming Congress
  • Executive meetings are convened using teleconferences
Name Position University
Kevin Downey* President/VP Internal/West Rep. University of Saskatchewan
Jean Morin** President/VP Corporate/Quebec Rep. Quebec Region University
Angela Hughes VP External/Atlantic Rep. Technical University of Nova Scotia
David Poirier VP Finance/Ontario Rep.
Ed Brocki*** VP Internal/West Rep. University of Manitoba
Jacques Cantin Chair, Congress (1988, Université Laval) Université Laval
Neil Carty General Manager, ProMag (1988, McMaster University) McMaster University

* Kevin Downey had to resign as President in March 1988. He maintained his role as VP Internal/West Rep. He will in August be dismissed from his role as VP Internal/West and later be replaced by Ed Brocki.
** Jean Morin replaces Kevin Downey in March 1988 as President/VP Corporate.
*** Ed Brocki joins the Executive as VP Internal and West Rep. to replace the dismissal of Kevin Downey.

1989

No written records available.

Name Position University
Corinne Jones Chair, Congress (1989, Technical University of Nova Scotia) Technical University of Nova Scotia
General Manager, ProMag (1989, McMaster University) McMaster University

1990

Internal Structure Progress

  • VP Education position is defined

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • The CFES raises with the help of their membership a sum of more than $20,000 to donate as scholarship money to École Polytechnique
  • The students at École Polytechnique, in collaboration, compile a petition on the issue of gun control
  • The electronic mail network (CCES-I) is transferred to UNB
  • Financial operating plan is written by the VP Finance
  • Accounting and record-keeping procedure is developed
  • President meets with Justice Minister Kim Campbell to hand in report on Polytechnique's position on arms control
  • Draft of by-laws is written by students of Polytechnique, McGill, Concordia and Ottawa
  • Summer meeting is held in Montreal
Name Position University
Sébastien Callengher President/VP Internal/Quebec Rep. École Polytechnique de Montréal
Todd Holden VP Finance/Atlantic Rep. Memorial University of Newfoundland
Shaun Hope VP Education/West Rep. University of Saskatchewan
Janis Peleshok VP External/Ontario Rep. University of Toronto
Don Cole Chair, Congress (19890, Queen's University) Queen's University
Chair, CEC (1990, Simon Fraser University) Simon Fraser University
Gregg Crawford General Manager, ProMag (1990, McMaster University) McMaster University

1991

Internal Structure Progress

  • Duties of the VP Internal are separated from those of President

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • Constitution is rewritten in gender friendly language
  • Creation of the policy manual
  • National Gun Control legislation is ratified on December 6th, 2001
  • Promag adds a third issue, the “Congress Issue” to their list
  • CEC adds a category to the competition
  • Summer of 1991, the science camps from across the country meet for the first time. Federation has an officer present
  • The Federation investigates the possibility of producing a video for youth promoting engineering. It is, after considerable research, deemed unfeasible
  • All chairs of regional competitions meet with CEC officials
  • Green Oath is distributed to encourage environment issues to be included in the ethics codes in the engineering profession
  • Report issued on Science summer camps
  • CFES sits on the CCWE committee to produce the “More than just numbers” report
  • Surveyed schools and received a response rate of 56%
  • Summer meeting is in Montreal
Name Position University
Lauren Burman President Montreal Region
Margot A. Hayes VP Internal/Atlantic Rep.
Byron Nifakis VP External/Québec Rep. École Polytechnique de Montréal
Paul Koros VP Education/Ontario Rep.
Dean Olund VP Finance/West Rep.
Kathy Thompson Chair, Congress (1991, University of Saskatchewan) University of Saskatchewan
Annie Lavoie Chair, CEC (1991, Université de Sherbrooke) Université de Sherbrooke
Karim Lakhani General Manager, ProMag (1991, McMaster University) McMaster University
Greg Crawford ProMag Manager McMaster University

1992

Internal Structure Progress

  • Position of Director of Electronic Communications is created
  • Position of Director of Summer Science and Engineering Camps in Canada is created

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • Agreements with the CCPE, CAE, ACEC and NCDEAS are made
  • Financial Operating Plan is reviewed
  • CEC 1992 runs into a deficit. The Federation solicits funds from the Deans and in amounts of $100 and $200 succeed in raising $5,400, enough to pay off the debt
  • 1993 marked the 25th anniversary of the Congress. The Executive commissioned a prepare an Historical Record of the 25 conferences to date
  • CFES bank accounts are created at the Royal Bank in Ottawa
  • Participation in first annual Festival of Engineering - later to become National Engineering Week
  • Creation of joint scholarship with the Association des Étudiants de la Polytechnique
  • Summer meeting took place in Ottawa
  • Creation of permanent archives in Ottawa
  • Most schools gain access to email and are now on the CCES-l mailing list
  • CFES Surplus Fund welcomes $10,900 from the 1992 Congress
  • YES Camps (which would eventually become YES-VACC and later ACTUA) are invited to attend the national Congress of Canadian Engineering Students for the first time
  • ProMag transfers from McMaster University to École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Upon consultations with federal government ministers, the CFES, along with the YES Camps, are granted participation in the launch of the National Science and Technology Week
  • CFES issues a report on sexual harassment
  • CEC is incorporated as a non-profit organization
Name Position University
Karen Kostaszek President Carleton Unviersity
George Trachilis* VP Internal/West Rep. University of Manitoba
Shauna Curry VP Internal/West Rep. University of Saskatchewan
Stephan Vandergaag** VP External/Atlantic Rep.
George Youssef VP External/Atlantic Rep. University of New Brunswick
Geoff Hamer VP Finance/Ontario Rep. Carleton University
Phillippe Vanier VP Education/Québec Rep. Université de Sherbrooke
Troy Morehouse Commissioner of Electronic Communications University of New Brunswick
Maurice Poirier Summer Science and Engineering Camps in Canada
(a.k.a "Commissioner of YES Camps")
University of Ottawa
Sebastien Callengher (Polytechnique) Chair, Congress (1992, McGill, Polytechnique, Concordia) McGill University
Concordia University
Polytechnique University
Emily Moore, Peter Landon Co-Chair, CEC (1992, Queen's University) Queen's University
Isabelle Tardiff General Manager, ProMag (1992, École Polytechnique de Montréal) École Polytechnique de Montréal

* George had to resign in April due to medical reasons
** Stephan was dismissed in October of 1992 and replaced by George Youssef.

1993

Internal Structure Progress

  • Creation of the National Capital Liaison commissioner position

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • CFES creates with the help of the CCPE and NCDEAS the Appreciation Awards and the Leadership Awards
  • Summer meeting is held in Montreal
  • Federation logo as well as “La revue Projet/Project Magazine” are incorporated
  • Charity Challenge raises over $80,000. Results are communicated in press release
  • Discussion and study of other student organizations, namely the Canadian Federation of Students, the Canadian Campus Business Consortium and the Canadian Association of Student Associations
Name Position University
Patrick Scully President McGill University
Dominique Barker* VP Internal/Ontario Rep. Queen's University
John Allan VP Internal/Ontario Rep. McMaster University
Tony Spagnolo VP External/West Rep. University of Alberta
George Youssef VP External/Atlantic Rep. University of New Brunswick
Dominique Verreault VP Finance/Quebec Rep. École de Technologie Supérieure
Troy Morehouse Commissioner of Electronic Communications University of New Brunswick
Karen Kostaszek National Capital Liaison Carleton University
Maurice Poirier Summer Science and Engineering Camps in Canada
(a.k.a "Commissioner of YES Camps")
University of Ottawa
John Allan Chair, Congress (1993, McMaster University) McMaster University
Tom Odo or Eugene Lively Co-Chair, CEC (1993, Technical University of Nova Scotia) Technical University of Nova Scotia
Isabelle Tardiff General Manager, ProMag (1993, École Polytechnique de Montréal) École Polytechnique de Montréal

* Dominique resigned from her position in June. She was replaced by John Allan.

1994

No internal structure progress.

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • Archives are setup at the CCPE offices and electronically at UNB
  • CFES incorporates all of the branches and submits a final report on their behalf
  • CEC Advisory Board is created
  • First time an official National Executive meeting is held at CEC
  • CFES petitions both the NCDEAS and the CEAB in hopes to include more awareness of environmental matters in the engineering curricula
  • Appreciation Award is introduced
  • Industry questionnaire is created and distributed to 2500 companies through the network of CCPE and to another 800 through the network of the ACEC
  • Charity Challenge raises over $100,000 and 2000 work hours to the community. Results are communicated in press release
  • Summer Meeting is in Ottawa
  • Contact is made with the National Association of Engineering Student Councils (NAESC), our American counterpart
  • CEC is promoted with two robotics competitions under “TechFest ‘94” which are coinciding in schedule
  • Study and report on student apathy, and international exchanges
Name Position University
Tony Spagnolo President University of Alberta
Jean-Francois Allare VP Internal/Québec Rep. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Lynn Phillips* VP External/Ontario Rep.
Nancy Faessen VP External/Ontario Rep. University of Waterloo
Chris Sorensen VP Education/West Rep. Simon Fraser University
Michel Pelletier VP Finance/Atlantic Rep. Université de Moncton
Troy Morehouse Commissioner of Electronic Communications University of New Brunswick
Caroline Stone National Capital Liaison Carleton University
Anil Nayak Chair, Congress (1994, University of Calgary) University of Calgary
Sadia Lone Chair, CEC (1994, University of Toronto) University of Toronto
Eric Broseau General Manager, ProMag (1994, École Polytechnique de Montréal) École Polytechnique de Montréal

* Nancy Faessen took over for Lynn Phillips in late January.

1995

Internal Structure Progress

  • Creation of the Commissioner of Translation
  • Creation of the Commissioner of Competitions (not to be renewed in the future)
  • Creation of the Commissioner of Outreach position

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • NAESC attends the Congress for the first time and sends 4 delegates. In 1994, 13 Canadians had attended the American conference.
  • CFES summer meeting is held in Etobicoke (west-end Toronto suburb).
Name Position University
Chris Sorensen* President Simon Fraser University
Martin Ferland** President McGill University
Keith Taylor VP External/Ontario Rep. McMaster University
Michelle Wouters VP Finance/West Rep. University of Alberta
Martin Ferland VP External/Québec Rep. McGill University
Davil Flook VP Internal/Atlantic Rep. University of New Bruswick
Dan Clowater Commissioner of Electronic Communications University of New Brunswick
Troy Linton National Capital Liaison University of Ottawa
Tami Munro Commissioner of Competitions (Ontario)
Heather Calvert Commissioner of Outreach McMaster University
Dominique Quesnel Commissioner of Translations University of New Brunswick
Catherine Kim Chair, Congress (1995, University of New Brunswick) University of New Brunswick
Keri Biggs Chair, CEC (1995, University of Alberta) University of Alberta
Eric Broseau General Manager, ProMag (1994, École Polytechnique de Montréal) École Polytechnique de Montréal

* Resignation at the end of November
** Took over as President at the end of November

1996

No internal structure progress.

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • Contact is made with the Engineering Institute of Canada
  • CFES participates in the CCPE visioning process
  • CFES Summer meeting in Montreal
  • Participation in the development of OIQ Student Program
  • Constitution and By-Laws are written for the Congress
  • Constitution and By-Laws are written for CEC
  • New website is developed and hosted by Carleton University
  • The Congress has a career fair for the first time
Name Position University
Peter Abramowicz President McGill University
Kimberly Sullivan VP External/Atlantic Rep. Technical University of Nova Scotia
Daphné Hurtubise VP Education/Québec Rep. École Polytechnique de Montréal
Geoff Lester VP Internal/West Rep. University of British Columbia
John Faber VP Finance/Ontario Rep. University of Waterloo
Dan Clowater* Commissioner of Electronic Communications University of New Brunswick
Sean Hay** Commissioner of Electronic Communications Carleton University
Harris Neilson National Capital Liaison University of Ottawa
Monika Ulagaraj Commissioner of Outreach University of Alberta
Jean-Philippe Rioux Commissioner of Translations Université du Québec a Trois-Rivières
Casey Colak, Amy McCleverty Co-Chair, Congress (1996, University of Waterloo) University of Waterloo
John Krause Chair, CEC (1996, Simon Fraser University) Simon Fraser University
Sandra MacAulay General Manager, ProMag (1996, Technical University of Nova Scotia) Technical University of Nova Scotia

* Resigned due to academic reasons over the summer
** Took over as Commissioner of Electronic Communications over the summer

1997

No internal structure progress.

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • LORNA is created.
  • Held visioning weekend and developed the CFES Vision
  • CFES assists United Kingdom students in their hopes to develop the UKFES
  • Summer meeting in Ottawa
  • CFES obtains the cfes.ca domain name
  • Created "CFES for Dummies"
  • UKFES is in attendance at the Congress
  • Drafting of sexual harassment policy
  • Writing of “Feedback on Engineering Related Issues at the Canadian Congress of Engineering Students"
Name Position University
Aaron Smith* President University of Saskatchewan
Lucy Pegoraro** President/VP Internal/Ontario Rep. University of Toronto
Monika Ulagaraj VP External/West Rep. University of Alberta
Vernon Nielsen VP Internal/Ontario Rep. Carleton University
Eric Jarry VP Finance/Québec Rep. École Polytechnique de Montréal
Brian Stewart VP Education/Atlantic Rep. University of New Brunswick
Paije McGrath Commissioner of Outreach University of Saskatchewan
Vernon Nielsen National Capital Liaison Carleton University
Jaques Landry Commissioner of Electronic Communications University of New Brunswick
David Leangen Commissioner of Translation Université de Sherbrooke
Pascal L'Heureux, Jean-Philippe Lefebvre Co-Chair, Congress (1997, Université de Sherbrooke) Université de Sherbrooke
France Castonguay, Natalie Saindoin Chair, CEC (1997, Université de Moncton) Université de Moncton
Charlene McMullin General Manager, ProMag (1997, DalTech University) DalTech University

* Resigned due to personal reasons on March 20th
** Took over as President on March 20th

1998

Internal Structure Progress

  • Creation of the Commissioner of Social Issues position.
  • Last year with the joint VP Region and Portfolio combination. Change initiated at the 1997 Congress spread over a few workshops.

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • Collected 3500 signatures for the Iron Stamp
  • Inauguration of relationship with the Canadian Academy of Engineering
  • Sponsorship of $300 towards an award at the Canadian Youth Foundation
  • Help review the criteria of the “CCPE Engineering Education Medal of Distinction” to help reflect the needs and priorities of students
  • VP Quebec gets a position on the CoFIQ-OIQ-CoDIQ meetings in Quebec
  • Team Design is added as a sixth category at CEC
  • Inauguration of the CFES observer status on the CEAB
  • Summer meeting in Ottawa
  • Filing cabinet is purchased and stored at the CCPE offices along with a mailbox
  • New positions and structure are developed in preparation for the upcoming year
Name Position University
Michael Morgan President University of Victoria
Jeff Whitty VP External/Ontario Rep. University of Guelph
Daniel F. Brosseau VP Internal/Québec Rep. McGill University
Ashleigh Long VP Education/West Rep. University of Alberta
Stephanie Niles VP Finance/Atlantic Rep. Université de Moncton
Michelle Paul-Elias Commissioner of Outreach University of New Brunswick
Sean Lahey National Capital Liaison Carleton University
Jaques Landry Commissioner of Electronic Communications University of New Brunswick
Ashleigh Long Chair, Congress (1998, University of Alberta) University of Alberta
Sandra Scott Chair, CEC (1998, Carleton University) Carleton University
Charlene McMullin General Manager, ProMag (1998, DalTech University) DalTech University

1999

Internal Structure Progress

  • First year with 1997 changes in place

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • CFES participates in the writing of the CERB Student Policy
  • CFES creates the “CFES Learning Development Award” at the Youth Science Fair
  • Very active role in the "Software Engineering Issue"
Name Position University
Michael Morgan President University of Victoria
Al Cannistraro VP Communications University of Waterloo
Simon Stelfox VP Finance and Administration University of Alberta
Aaron Lambie VP Services and Development University of New Brunswick
Nadine Koch VP West University of Saskatchewan
Michael Hermann VP Ontario University of Waterloo
Christine Sobczak VP Québec École Polytechnique de Montréal
Stephanie Niles VP Atlantic Université de Moncton
Kevin Austin Commissioner of Outreach Programs McMaster University
Davin-Trent Lengyel Commissioner of Social Issues University of Saskatchewan
Sean Lahey National Capital Liaison Carleton University
Damien Cote Commissioner of Electronic Communications Carleton University
Tony Ruberto Chair, Congress (1999, University of Toronto) University of Toronto
Nathalie Fortin Chair, CEC (1999, École Polytechnique de Montréal) École Polytechnique de Montréal
Patrick McWhirter General Manager, ProMag (1999, DalTech University) DalTech University

2000

No internal structure progress.

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • Built Virtual Library on website
  • Built online section of website
  • Initiated contact with the Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) and bonding
  • Re-organized archives of the Federation
  • Ascended to member status on the Canadian Engineering Resources Board, from the observer status
  • Changed the name of the Congress of Canadian Engineering Students to the CFES Congress
  • First time attendance at regional NAESC meeting
  • WESST formalizes their structure
Name Position University
Damien Cote President Carleton University
Amitabh Saxena VP Communications McGill University
Chris Piche VP Finance and Administration Concordia University
Beth Furey VP Services and Development DalTech University
Craig Rice VP West University of Victoria
Chris Workman* VP Ontario University of Ottawa
Elizabeth Clark VP Ontario McMaster University
Omer Ahmad** VP Québec Concordia University
Steve Ingold VP Québec McGill University
Adam Stanley VP Atlantic Memorial University of Newfoundland
Andrea Cassano Commissioner of Outreach Programs University of Toronto
Davin-Trent Lengyel Commissioner of Social Issues University of Saskatchewan
Aric Repp*** National Capital Liaison Carleton University
Peter Antal**** Commissioner of Electronic Communications Carleton University
Joanna Jacyk Chair, Congress (2000, University of Manitoba) University of Manitoba
Paul Marconi Chair, CEC (2000, University of Western Ontario) University of Western Ontario
Andrea Doyle, Krista Gill General Manager, ProMag (20000, DalTech University) DalTech University


* Was dismissed in June and replaced by Elizabeth Clark
** Resigned in June and was replaced by Steve Ingold
*** Was dismissed in October
**** Resigned in October

2001

No internal structure progress. No written records available indicating main areas of progress and highlights.

Name Position University
Craig Rice President University of Victoria
Patrick Charpentier VP Communications École de Technologie Supérieure
Chris Piche VP Finance and Administration Concordia University
Stacy Carkner VP Services and Development Carleton University
Waren Bakay VP West University of Regina
Ron Barry VP Ontario Carleton University
Mathieu Gosselin VP Québec McGill University
Jason Maloney VP Atlantic Memorial University of Newfoundland
Andrea Cassano Commissioner of Outreach Programs University of Toronto
Stacey Sukerman Commissioner of Social Issues University of Western Ontario
Damien Cote National Capital Liaison Carleton University
T.J. Drennan Commissioner of Electronic Communications University of VIctoria
Bruno Morency Chair, Congress (2001, McGill University) McGill University
Andrew Preston, T.J. Drennan Co-Chair, CEC (2001, University of Victoria) University of Victoria
Andrea Doyle General Manager, ProMag (2001, DalTech University) DalTech University

2002

No internal structure progress.

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • CEC 2002 adds an international competition
  • Redefined the plenary session process and introduced the votRON electronic voting system
Name Position University
Patrick Charpentier President École de Technologie Supérieure
Jeremy Baretto VP Communications University of Calgary
Mathieu Gosselin VP Finance and Administration McGill University
Mark Grant VP Services and Development University of Manitoba
Kane Miller VP West University of Victoria
Sylvain Charette VP Ontario Carleton University
Lindsay Boulanger VP Québec École de Technologie Supérieure
Andrew MacDonald VP Atlantic Dalhousie University - Sexton Campus
Jill Hayes Director, Atlantic Dalhousie University - Studley Campus
Mike Hogan Director, Atlantic Dalhousie University - Sexton Campus
Jonathan Ayotte Director, Québec Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Dawn Borutskie Director, Ontario Carleton University
Stacy Carkner Director, Ontario Carleton University
Matthew Bathgate Director, West University of Saskatchewan
Davin-Trent Lengyel Director, West University of Saskatchewan
Commissioner of Outreach Programs
Commissioner of Social Issues
National Capital Liaison
Commissioner of Electronic Communications
Chair, Congress (2002, Dalhousie University) Dalhousie University
Chair, CEC (2002, Université Laval) Université Laval
General Manager, ProMag (2002, University of Toronto) University of Toronto

2003

Internal Structure Progress

  • First methodical and detailed investigation of its internal structure (Structure Committee)
  • First internal 3-year plan
  • A proposal was put forward and accepted to change the corporate structure of the Federation, redefining the 3 branches (PROMAG, CEC, CFESW Congress) as subsidiaries of the CFES
  • A proposal was put forward and accepted to reduce the number of Board members
  • The ShareNet internal file sharing system was implemented
  • First meeting of the Chairs of the CFES Branches

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • Founded the Sister School initiative (with Calgary as the pilot school)
  • Founded the "International Pie Throw" charity event
  • Founded the Student Society Visits initiative
  • Contracted with external corporations for shared promotional activities ("generation-e")
  • Ended our support of the CFES Café
  • Assisted in developing, and attended, the first BEST European Engineering Competition
  • Ryerson held the first Complementary Education course
  • The Board significantly increased its face-to-face participation by having regional meetings and distributing the Service Plus CD
  • Implemented the CFES Logo as a branding tool
  • CFES was made an official member of BEST
Name Position University
Davin-Trent Lengyel President University of Saskatchewan
Ian McKechnie VP Communications University of British Columbia
Michael Hogan VP Finance and Administration Dalhousie University - Sexton Campus
Sylvain Charette VP Services and Development Carleton University
Justin Thomson VP West University of Saskatchewan
Stephanie Purnell VP Ontario University of Waterloo
Guillaume Renaud VP Québec École de Technologie Supérieure
Christian West VP Atlantic Dalhousie University - Sexton Campus
Christine Ballard Director, Atlantic Acadia University
Jennifer Olson Director, Atlantic Saint Mary's University
Julie Fournier Director, Québec École Polytechnique de Montréal
Michelle Valotaire Director, Québec École Polytechnique de Montréal
Jonathan Fishbein Director, Ontario University of Waterloo
Josh Wong Director, Ontario University of Waterloo
Evan Cole Director, West University of Saskatchewan
Allison Hagerman Director, West University of Calgary
Sunaina Menezes Commissioner of Outreach Programs University of Toronto
Lindsay Boulanger Translation Commissioner École de Technologie Supérieure
Jessica Goforth International Relations Commissioner University of Guelph
Jamy Li CFES Café Commissioner University of Toronto
Brandon Ngai Complementary Education Commissioner Simon Fraser University
Sylvain Charette National Capital Liaison Carleton University
Chair, Congress (2003, University of Saskatchewan) University of Saskatchewan
Chair, CEC (2003, Memorial University of Newfoundland) Memorial University of Newfoundland
Abdul Monla General Manager, ProMag (2003, University of Toronto) University of Toronto

2004

No internal structure progress. No written records available indicating main areas of progress and highlights.

Name Position University
Sylvain Charette President Carleton University
Guillame Renaud VP Communications École de Technologie Supérieure
Joshua Wong VP Finance and Administration McMaster University
Brandon Ngai VP Services and Development Simon Fraser University
Allison Hagerman VP West University of Calgary
Miranda Restorick VP Ontario University of Western ontario
Pascal Djiknavorian VP Québec Université Laval
Kathleen McBeath VP Atlantic University of New Brunswick
Mathieu Breau Director, Atlantic
Joel Richard Director, Atlantic
Marius Bulota Director, Québec Université de Sherbrooke
François Corriveau Director, Québec École Polytechnique de Montréal
Joseph Fung Director, Ontario
Vivek Sekhar Director, Ontario
Greg Florizone Director, West
Graham Stewart Director, West
Julie Fournier Commissioner of Official Languages École Polytechnique de Montréal
Deep Grewal Commissioner of International Relations Dalhousie University
Shawn Mondoux Commissioner of Complementary Education Ryerson University
Candice Héron Commissioner of Social Issues University of Alberta
Shahnaj Shimmy Commissioner of Outreach Programs
Mathieu Gosselin Commissioner of CFES Café
Gary Wicentowich Commissioner of Pi-Throw
Ian McKechnie Commissioner of Information Technology
Sylvain Charette National Capital Liaison Carleton University
Craig Rice Chair, Congress (2004, University of Victoria) University of Victoria
Elizabeth Clark Chair, CEC (2004, McMaster University) McMaster University
Abdul Monla General Manager, ProMag (2003, University of Toronto) University of Toronto
Andrea Legary Chair, President's Meeting 2004

2005

Internal Structure Progress

  • No more CFES Café
  • Pi-Throw changed for Charity
  • New Academic Commissioner
Name Position University
Joshua Wong President McMaster University
Candice Héron* VP Communications University of Alberta
Bernard Goupil VP Finance and Administration École de Technologie Supérieure
Deep Grewal VP Services and Development Dalhousie University
Derek Sahota VP West Simon Fraser University
Gouton Datta VP Ontario University of Western ontario
Jean-François Haeck VP Québec McGill Unviersity
Kathleen McBeath VP Atlantic University of New Brunswick
Ankur Chopra Director, Atlantic Dalhouse University
Jent Conrad Director, Atlantic Dalhousie University
Fançois Corriveau Director, Québec École Polytechnique de Montréal
Audrey Binet Director, Québec Université de Sherbrooke
Laura Stellato Director, Ontario University of Guelph
Justin Kaufman Director, Ontario Ryerson University
Brett Knox Director, West University of Saskatchewan
Ashley Penna Director, West Simon Fraser University
Dany Poudrier, Shawn Mondoux Commissioner of Official Languages École Polytechnique de Montréal, Ryerson University
Bassem Marek Mustafa Commissioner of International Relations University of Western Ontario
Bernard Dionne Commissioner of Complementary Education École de Technologie Supérieure
Jacqueline Poushay Commissioner of Social Issues Dalhousie University
Alaina Lagrou Commissioner of Outreach Programs University of Toronto
Corinna Henson Commissioner of Charity University of Toronto
Jonathan Pearce Commissioner of Information Technology Dalhousie University
Marc Mélançon Commissioner of Academic Issues École de Technologie Supérieure
Kris Leliott National Capital Liaison Carleton University
Richard Wiltshire Chair, Congress (2005, University of Toronto) University of Toronto
Erin Thomson Chair, CEC (2005, University of Calgary) University of Calgary
Khartick Kathiresan General Manager, ProMag (2005, University of Toronto) University of Toronto
Jean-François Potvin Chair, President's Meeting 2005 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

* Candice Héron resigned as the VP Communications in March 2005 due to personal reasons

2006

Internal Structure Progress

  • New structure of the CFES adopted at Congress 2006 in Windsor
  • New constitution voted on May 10th 2006
  • 4 VP Regionals and 8 directors merged to 4 Regional Ambassadors
  • No more chair for activities or services → Now Activity Managers
  • Creation of 2 CFES National Councillors
  • New Board of Director structure:
    • BoD Chair, President, VPFA, 4 Ambassadors, 2 Councilors, Congress Activity Manager, CEC Activity Manager and the General Manager of Promag - 12 people before 19
Name Position University
Shawn Mondoux President Ryerson University
Bassem Mustafa VP Communications University of Western Ontario
Bernard Goupil VP Finance and Administration École de Technologie Supérieure
Alaina Lagrou VP Services and Development University of Toronto
Kienam Hamm* VP West (West Ambassador) University of Victoria
Matt Caputo* VP Ontario (Ontario Ambassador) University of Guelph
Ayaz Kassam* VP Québec (Quebec Ambassador) Concordia University
Chris Davis VP Atlantic (Atlantic Ambassador) Dalhousie University
Scott Blake** Director, Atlantic Dalhouse University
Kathleen McBeath** Director, Atlantic University of New Brunswick
Josée Dumont** Director, Québec École Polytechnique de Montréal
Michel Jacques** Director, Québec École Polytechnique de Montréal
Kristin Pouw** Director, Ontario McMaster University
Rishi Lukka** Director, Ontario University of Waterloo
Matthew Hemp** Director, West University of Saskatchewan
Paul Selles** Director, West
Goutom Datta*** National Councillor University of Western Ontario
*** National Councillor University of Calgary
Hélène Simard Commissioner of Official Languages Université de Sherbrooke
Kyle Ruttan Commissioner of International Relations University of Western Ontario
Audrey Binet Commissioner of Complementary Education Université de Sherbrooke
Kate Kelly Commissioner of Social Issues University of Waterloo
Erica Waugh Commissioner of Charity University of Waterloo
Jonathan Pearce, Nicholas Vafiades Commissioner of Information Technology Dalhousie University, University of Western Ontario
Sara Dolcetti Commissioner of Academic Issues University of Toronto
Kris Leliott National Capital Liaison Carleton University
George Papadakis Chair, Congress (2006, University of Windsor) University of Windsor
Julie Fournier Chair, CEC (2006, École Polytechnique de Montréal) École Polytechnique de Montréal
Khartick Kathiresan, Alexandre Brissette General Manager, ProMag (2005, University of Toronto) University of Toronto, École de Technologie Supérieure
Meghan Couves, Stephanie Roberts Chair, President's Meeting 2006 Memorial University of Newfoundland

* Position changed name to regional "Ambassador"
** Position eliminated with new constitution
*** Position created with new constitution

2007

2008

2009

2010

Name Position University
Kyle Ruttan President University of Western Ontario
Elika Mahdavi VP Finance and Administration University of Toronto
Cat Czyryj(sp?)* VP Services and Development University of Ottawa
Jullien LaPointe* (April - September) VP Communications University of Western Ontario
Michael Seliske (October - April) VP Communications University of Waterloo
Julia Coleman Atlantic Ambassador University of New Brunswick
Laura Memieri Québec Ambassador McGill University
Sarah Patterson Ontario Ambassador University of Western Ontario
Ryan Campbell Board of Directors Chair University of Toronto
Simon Desrosiers National Councillor
Daryl Tran National Councillor University of Alberta
Academic Commissioner
Kevin Liu Charity Commissioner University of Waterloo
Emily Fay Social Issues Commissioner Queens University
Marc Lindstrom Complementary Education Commissioner Université de Sherbrooke
Chandrahas Satsangi Information Technology Commissioner University of Waterloo
Samantha Pinto International Relations Commissioner University of Waterloo
Marie-Claude Hamelin Official Languages Commissioner
Rob Stalker National Capital Liaison Carleton University
Karen On Activity Manager, CEC (2010, University of Toronto) McGill University
Ashkan Beigi and Anne MacDonald Activity Manager, Congress (2010, McMaster University) Memorial University of Newfoundland
Shaunvir Sidhu Activity Manager, ProMag (2010, University of Western Ontario) University of Western Ontario
Chair, President's Meeting 2010

* Resigned

2011

Note: Board membership consists of the BoD Chair, President, VPFA, Ambassadors, Activity Managers, and National Councillors.

Internal Structure Progress

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

  • UBC Okanagan, York University, and Conestoga College become members of the CFES
  • Notable Plenary motions:
    • CFES to recommend to CEC Advisory Board that multi-school teams should be allowed to compete
    • CFES adopts "sustainability policy"
    • Ottawa passes motion to make translation more flexible, by allowing OL Commissioner to outsource the translation of CFES documents throughout the year
    • Toronto passes motion to have CFES create an online repository of what EngSocs do and how
  • McGill, Queen's and Toronto send a letter expressing a number of grievances with what they perceive to be a "lack of leadership" from the Executive. Grievances expressed include the CFES's lack of lobbying efforts, expense-paid trips to Europe for CFES Officers, and the hosting of CFES Congress 2012 in Whitehorse, Yukon, which they state will make the conference unnecessarily expensive. The three schools threaten to discontinue payment of fees to the CFES.
Name Position University
Rob Stalker President Carleton University
Kevin Liu VP Finance and Administration University of Waterloo
Charlsie Searle VP Services and Development University of Toronto
Darshni Pillay* VP Communications
Michael Matthews Atlantic Ambassador
Athena Fotiou Québec Ambassador Concordia
Brendan Wood Ontario Ambassador McMaster University
Morgan Tien West Ambassador University of Northern British Columbia
Abe Kohandel Board of Directors Chair
Sean Walsh National Councillor University of Victoria
Shaunvir Sidhu National Councillor
Kathryn Marcynuk Academic Commissioner
Alexandra Dozzi Charity Commissioner
Zac Trolley Social Issues Commissioner
Cara Kennedy Complementary Education Commissioner
Michael Seliske Information Technology Commissioner University of Waterloo
Samantha Pinto International Relations Commissioner University of Waterloo
Ray Chen International Relations Officer University of Toronto
Marie-Claude Hamelin Official Languages Commissioner
Kevin Atkins National Capital Liaison Carleton University
Courtney Lessard Activity Manager, CEC (2011, McGill University) McGill University
Suzanne Smith Activity Manager, Congress (2011, Memorial University of Newfoundland) Memorial University of Newfoundland
Jeet Zandawala Activity Manager, ProMag (2011, University of Western Ontario) University of Western Ontario
Chair, President's Meeting 2010

* Resigned

2012

Internal Structure Progress

Main Areas of Progress and Highlights

Name Position University
Nicholas Blanchet President Université Laval
Alexandra Dozzi VP Finance and Administration
Ray Chen VP Services and Development University of Toronto
Lauren Brunet VP Communications University of Alberta
Michael Matthews Atlantic Ambassador Dalhousie
Jean-Bernard Raté Québec Ambassador École de technologie supérieure
Scott Rankin Ontario Ambassador University of Waterloo
Board of Directors Chair
Mark Walker National Councillor University of Guelph
Rob Stalker National Councillor Carleton University
Michael Ross Academic Commissioner University of Alberta
Kristen Jerabek Charity Commissioner Carleton University
Vien Nguyen Social Issues Commissioner University of Calgary
Melissa Deziel Complementary Education Commissioner University of Waterloo
Kyle Smyth Information Technology Commissioner University of Regina
Samantha Pinto International Relations Commissioner University of Waterloo
Brigitte Babin Official Languages Commissioner Carleton University
Kevin Atkins National Capital Liaison Carleton University
Sean Heisler Activity Manager, CEC (2012, University of British Columbia) University of British Columbia
Ryan Tall Activity Manager, Congress (2012, "University of the Yukon") "University of the Yukon"
Jeet Zandawala Activity Manager, ProMag (2012, University of Western Ontario) University of Western Ontario
Chair, President's Meeting 2011 University of British Columbia - Okanagan