ABOUT US

The Carleton Student Engineering Society (or CSES) has been serving the students of Carleton Engineering for more than 35 years. If you're an undergraduate student enrolled in a stream of engineering and opt-in to the membership fee, you are a member of CSES.

Our goal is to provide our members with academic, professional, and social resources to help them make the most of their four (or more) years at Carleton.  CSES also represents Carleton Engineering in a variety of capacities, including representation to the provincial and national levels of engineering student societies (ESSCO and CFES, respectively.)

CSES provides social events throughout the year, allowing engineering students to take a break from their studies and let loose. Some of the major events include Yuk Yuks's comedy nights, the Carleton Engineering Competition, National Engineering Month, and the Reflections award banquet. CSES also provides a wealth of services: Leonardo's Lounge (the engineering café), an equipment loan program, the Iron Times newspaper, and funding for student groups and projects.

 

All aspects of CSES are volunteer-run. CSES strives to offer many volunteer positions and encourages students to get involved. Should you have any questions about getting involved with CSES that this website cannot answer, drop by our office in ME 3390 or contact us. This is your organization, so you can always get involved to help!

 

OUR PEOPLE

The stream councillors (along with the executive) form the CSES Council, which is the decision-making body of CSES. Councillors are elected to represent engineering students in their programs. First Year Representatives are elected to represent first-year engineering students at large.

COUNCIL CHAIR

Elizabeth Wilson

chair@cses.carleton.ca

SECRETARY

Mairah Vance

secretary@cses.carleton.ca

CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER

Cameron Lamont

ceo@cses.carleton.ca

CARLETON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION (CUSA) FED REPRESENTATIVES

 

Cameron Davis, Afaq Ahmad, Dotun Ilori, Davis Moore, Christian Osharode, and Michael Isa

The eight executive officers are responsible for ensuring that CSES achieves its goals, serves the student body fairly, and remains accountable for its actions. They all hold regular office hours during the school year (in ME 3390) and can be reached via email for platform-specific inquiries.

OUR CULTURE

THE IRON RING

The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer dates back to 1922, when seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada attended a meeting in Montreal with other engineers. They­ felt that an organization was needed to bind all members of the engineering profession in Canada more closely together. They also felt that an obligation or statement of ethics to which a young graduate in engineering could subscribe should be developed. They asked Rudyard Kipling for his assistance in developing a suitably dignified obligation and ceremony for its undertaking. Kipling was very enthusiastic in his response and shortly produced both an obligation and a ceremony formally entitled “The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer.” The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer has been instituted with the simple end of directing the newly qualified engineer toward a consciousness of the profession and its social significance and indicating to the more experienced engineer their responsibilities in welcoming and supporting the newer engineers when they are ready to enter the profession.

The Ritual is administered by a body called The Corporation of the Seven Wardens Inc./Société des Sept Gardiens Inc. The Corporation is responsible for administering and maintaining the Ritual and, in doing so, creates camps in various locations in Canada. The Ritual is not connected with any university or any engineering organization; the Corporation is an entirely independent body.

The Iron Ring has been registered and may be worn on the little finger of the working hand by any engineer who has been obligated at an authorized ceremony of the Ritual of the Calling of the Engineer. The ring symbolizes the pride that engineers have in their profession, while simultaneously reminding them of their humility. The ring serves as a reminder to the engineer and others of the engineer’s obligation to live by a high standard of professional conduct.

LADY GODIVA

Lady Godiva is worshipped by engineering students and appears regularly in the engineering hymn. Lady Godiva was the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. As the story goes, Lady Godiva took pity on the people of Coventry, who were suffering grievously under her husband’s oppressive taxation. She appealed again and again to her husband, who obstinately refused to remit the tolls. At last, weary of her entreaties, he said he would grant her request if she would strip naked and ride through the streets of the town. Lady Godiva took him at his word and she rode through the town, clothed only in her long hair. In the end, Godiva’s husband kept his word and abolished the onerous taxes.

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THE GONG

Mandated by a meeting of the members and purchased in 2006, the Gong is the symbol and mascot of the Carleton Student Engineering Society. The Gong opens all of our important events, including EngFrosh, General Meetings, National Engineering Week, and more. It is brought in travel form to conferences as a symbol of our spirit and pride.

Typically, the President of CSES is the only member who may ring the Gong with the designated mallet. However, under special circumstances, general members may ring the Gong. This is only done with the permission of the President and under supervision of an executive member.

THE JACKET

Easily the most recognizable jackets on campus, our engineering jackets are dark red leather and come with a removable liner for multi-season use! (Also, you look really, really cool!) All jackets read "Carleton Engineering" on the back and have Carleton's crest emblazoned on the breast. The sleeves are customized with your grad/class year, your stream of study (including design streams), bands on your working wrist, and an optional name bar! Also available in women's style & cut!

We do ONE ORDER of C-Eng Jackets a year (in OCTOBER!) so be sure to keep an eye out for the jacket fitting info in the fall!

PEWTER MUGS

A custom-engraved Pewter Mug is CSES's personal gift to every graduate! As a token of our congratulations, come and order a mug (fully engraved with your name, engineering stream, and graduation year! How much? NO cost to you! Like we said: it's our gift to you!

 

You can take part in our Pewter Mug Chug at Reflections and continue to enjoy this special gift for years to come! Orders take place in CSES mid-fall and mid-winter. Ask your VP Internal for specific dates!

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FLIGHTSUITS

Flightsuits are the glorious blue coveralls that C-Eng students wear with pride. These fashionable outfits are awarded to students who get involved in the engineering community. They are embellished with a large "Carleton Engineering" patch on the back and equipped with ~eighty-six pockets for your storage needs. The front of each flightsuit shows off the wearer’s callsign (the unique nickname awarded to students with “special” qualities or that have done “special” things during their time here at Carleton.) It’s easy to get a callsign–just be yourself and someone will notice how awesome you are. That, or eat something funky.

Flightsuits are a way of showing everyone who you are: a Carleton engineering student with a lot of pride and spirit. No matter where you go, everyone recognizes the flightsuit as a symbol of engineering. Many other schools also have their own versions.

"HOW CAN I GET ONE?"

Get yourself a Passport! A digital copy of the Passports are available under the Publications page, here. Participate in your stream society, attend events and competitions, or volunteer with CSES and you’ll get a stamp in your Passport. If you have enough stamps at the end of the year, you’ll get yourself a swanky flightsuit and confuse the heck out of your parents when you come home wearing it.

 

To make an even bigger statement, personalize it. Don’t just wear it, cover it with patches and badges. Show off what you’re involved in and who you are. Your flightsuit isn’t just another piece of clothing... It is you, so adorn it accordingly.

"WHAT'S FLIGHTSUIT CEREMONY?"

Every year, the Flightsuit Ceremony is held in the early fall to honour those who have earned or retained Flightsuit status, and to elect the next year’s Flightsuit Committee. Come out, meet your fellow Flightsuits, and enjoy the party that follows. Perhaps one day you might even have the pride of serving on Committee.

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OUR MISSION

The goal of the Carleton Student Engineering Society (CSES) is to provide our members (undergraduate engineering students of Carleton) with academic, professional, and social resources to help them make the most of their four (or more) years at Carleton. 

MAILING ADDRESS

Carleton Student Engineering Society (CSES)

3390 Mackenzie Building

Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K1S 5B6

© 2019 Carleton Student Engineering Society (CSES)