About Us

Skule™ and EngSoc

Skule™ is the name of the University of Toronto's engineering community at the St. George campus. It is made up of about 7000 undergraduate students, hundreds of graduate students, a range of dedicated alumni. It is also home to hundreds of engineering clubs, athletics teams, design teams, and traditions. The Skule™ name was first used almost a century ago when students discovered something that they had in common: engineers don't know how to spell. As something that the community created together, the Engineering Society trademarked the name in 1984.

The Engineering Society, or EngSoc, is Skule™'s student government. It represents all full-time and part-time undergraduate engineers and is made up of elected student volunteers. EngSoc engages in academic advocacy, allocates funding to groups and initiatives in the community, and provides a wide variety of services and events to students. If there is anything you want to know about the Engineering Society that you can't find on this website, please email us or visit our office.

Traditions

Existing longer than a century, it is no wonder that Skule™ has so many rich traditions. You can read more about the history of these traditions and others at skulepedia.ca.

Ye Olde Mighty Skule™ Cannon

The Cannon is Skule™'s official mascot. Protected by the Cannon Guard and the mysterious Chief Attiliator, the Cannon appears and fires at numerous community events every year. The Cannon is usually accompanied by the Lady Godiva Memorial Bnad and always by the cheering of engineers.

Lady Godiva Memorial Bnad

The Lady Godiva Memorial Bnad, or "LGMB" for short, is Skule™'s most infamous musical group. Armed with instruments ranging from saxophones and drums to maracas and stop signs, the LGMB welcomes anyone who wishes to join; musical experience is not required. The LGMB is known for appearing unexpectedly at events throughout the year and serenading students, University staff, and innocent bystanders with its well-known melodies. Find out more or sign up at the LGMB website.

Orientation Week

Orientation Week, more commonly known as F!rosh Week, is a week-long event at the beginning of September that introduces new students to the Skule™ community. Incoming students and the upper-year "leedurs" tour St. George campus, participate in a city-wide scavenger hunt, watch the college bed races, compete in the F!rosh Olympics, and more. Find out more or register at the Orientation website.

Godiva Week

Godiva Week is the Skule™'s other week-long festival celebrating Skule™ spirit, taking place in the first week of January after students come back from the holidays. Throughout the week students participate in auctions, the Charity Car Smash, Godiva's Quest, Ye Olde Chariot Race, and competitions to become the symbols of Skule™ spirit: Mr. Blue and Gold and Godiva's Crown. The week begins with Godiva's Resurrection and ends with Godiva's Wake since the celebration honours the legend of Lady Godiva, the patron saint of engineering.

Cannonball and Gradball

Cannonball and Gradball are the annual semi-formal and formal dinner dances for engineering, and are one way for students to relax before and after the winter academic term. The events are full of high-class food, musical accompaniment (including one infamous Bnad), dancing, and socializing. The mighty Skule™ Cannon is known for appearing at both of these events, and its caretaker the Chief Attiliator traditionally reveals their identity at Gradball every year.

Skule Nite

Skule Nite is a musical variety show run by students every year. It pokes fun at engineering life with dozens of sketches and songs which the cast and crew prepare for throughout the year, filling Hart House Theatre with laughter. Find out more at the Skule Nite website.

Contact

 

Our Address

University of Toronto Engineering Society
B740 Sandford Fleming Building
10 King's College Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G4

Telephone: (416) 978-2917

Fax: (416) 978-1245

Office Hours 

  Monday to Thursday Friday
September to April 9am - 5pm 9am-4pm
May to August 9am - 4:30pm 9am-4pm 


Email

Please contact engsoc@skule.ca for general inquiries. For a speedier response regarding a specific initiative, consider finding the person in charge of that initiative here and contacting them directly. For business related to the functions of the EngSoc Office, please contact our business manager at rhonda@skule.ca.

Comments and Criticism

The best way to share your thoughts about how the Engineering Society can improve is through the EngSoc Ombudsperson, who you can contact at ombudsperson@skule.ca. The Ombudsperson can pass along your message anonymously if you wish, help to mediate conflicts between EngSoc volunteers, and gather feedback throughout the year which is delivered in a year-end report.