Council Structure

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Carleton University

Carleton’s council is comprised of 8 executives, 14 program/stream representatives, and 2 first year representatives. All of the above positions have one vote for a total council size of 24. The non-voting members of council are the speaker/chair, secretary, advisory officers, councilors-elect, engineering reps on the student union, and Carleton students who are ESSCO or CFES officer team.

Conestoga College

Conestoga has a council that is comprised of 20 members. We have 2 class reps from every class in both programs for a total of 16 class reps and 4 executive members; President, VP External, VP Internal, and VP Operations.

Lakehead University

Lakehead has a council consisting of 7 executives and 17 directors. For some decisions only the executive have voting privileges but currently during full council meetings everyone is allowed a vote.

McMaster University

Mac’s council has the following voting members; 5 executives, 5 associate vice-presidents, 8 department reps, 4 program reps, and 4 first year reps. The non-voting members of the council are the 5 directors, 7 coordinators, and the 4 editors. Mac also has a board of representatives that consist of the chair, department reps, program reps and first year reps whose purpose is to hold the executive and other members of council accountable.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

UOIT’s council consists of a 9 person executive who each receive a vote at executive meetings. Most executives are responsible for coordinating with several directors who report to them.

University of Ottawa

At uOttawa the council is composed of the Engineering Students’ Societies executives, a class rep for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year of each department, the president of each sub association and a first year rep for each Engineering Mechanics class all of which receive one vote. There are also non-voting members such as the Engineering Endowment chair who is elected at council however does not receive a vote. Any engineering student is allowed to sit in on council meetings and voice opinions but cannot vote.

Ryerson University

Ryerson's council is comprised of 8 executives and 8 program/stream directors, as well as a first year representatives board of varying size. All of the positions have one vote per position to make a vote total of 17. The non-voting members are, the chair, secretary, and The manager, student relations and development.

University of Waterloo

Waterloo has two separate societies A-soc and B-soc that alternate terms and have their own executive and council. Waterloo’s council consists of a 5 person executive team and a class representative for each on-stream class. Each exec and class has one vote during meetings. Anyone else is welcome to come and voice opinions but they do not receive a vote. Due to the co-op system it is common for students to switch between societies during their degree. Each society also has their own set of 5-7 commissioners and over 50 directors who help organize and run services and events.

University of Windsor

Windsor has six elected executive officers as well has two appointed non-voting executive officers. There is a Board of Directors that is established to ensure accountability of the Society as well preserve the spirit of organization. The board has 16 voting members comprised of the voting executive officers, an international student representative, as well as an elected representative from each program stream and program year (it is noted that there are two elected first year representatives). Board of Director meetings are open to the generally engineering public but only voted officials have speaking rights.

University of Western Ontario

Western Ontario’s council has two groups of voting members, the executives and the class representatives. There are 6 elected executive members each with one vote and one representative per class for upper year disciplines also each with one vote. Since there is a common first year 4 first year representatives are on the council instead of class reps. The council also consists of commissioners and directors who are responsible for specific portfolios and have speaking rights but cannot vote.