University of Toronto Engineering Society
Exhibiting the famous Skule™ spirit, the undergraduates of the University of Toronto Engineering Society generously support their Faculty, University and fellow students.
The University of Toronto Engineering Society, popularly known as EngSoc, has been the elected student government for undergraduate engineers since its founding in 1885. In addition to organizing clubs, events and extracurricular opportunities for fellow students, the Society also provides services such as academic advocacy for students and a student run cafe.
Since the 1990s, the Society has also supported engineering initiatives such as the Blue Sky Solar Racing Team, the Hi-Skule Outreach Committee and the University of Toronto Engineering Kompetition.
In 2011, the Society established the Skule Endowment Fund. Students make a voluntary donation of $100 each year to support projects that benefit the undergraduate student experience. Just two years later, students voted to donate $1 million from the fund for club space in the new Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
The dedicated club space on the lower level of the eight-storey building includes design studios, offices, an arena workspace, an array of technical equipment, and lockers. Individual garages provide student design teams with a space to collaborate, work on their prototypes, and prepare for competitions. The Skule™logo is embedded on the floor, marking the space as built for students by students. In 2017, the Society funded additional lab equipment at the Myhal Centre.
The Society’s gifts, totaling close to $6 million, reflect a unique school spirit and contribute to the exceptional learning environment and student experience at U of T Engineering that educates many of the world’s top engineers.