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Engineering students are a close-knit and spirited group on campus, in spite of their heavy academic workload. There are many activities waiting for you! Whether your extracurriculars are social or academic in nature, good organization of your time is essential to create a good balance between extracurricular participation and academic commitments.

Committee membership, as well as participation in sports and social events, contribute to this balance. Students can take advantage of instruction in a variety of activities, ranging from tennis and golf to dance and karate, intercollegiate competition and a comprehensive recreation and intramural program. Have you ever heard of broomball or flagball? First-year students are encouraged to come out and join. The rules are learned very quickly and first-year students soon become avid competitors in the intramural leagues.

A few examples of student-organized activities

  • Promoting responsible engineering throughout the world by volunteering with Engineers without Borders
  • Getting involved with other Faculties, such as through the Engineering versus Management Variety Show
  • Enhancing career opportunities for students through Career Fairs
  • Promotion of alcohol awareness through WATCH
  • Supporting and organizing blood drives
  • Raising money for charities (e.g., the annual Looney Line)
  • Promoting environmental awareness through Concerned About Resources in Engineering (CARE)

Get in touch as soon as possible with the student executive of your respective department and find out about all the activities available. Some committees are challenging, some committees are time-consuming, and some are both, but you'll know it's been worthwhile when you walk away with a smile on your face.

When you look back at your years spent at McGill, you will remember not only the classes and the exams, but also the contributions you made and the legacy you left. It is here that you will meet your best friends and learn how to be the best you can be.

Join us for exciting years!

You can also check out the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS) web page.