Check out the CSES Events Calendar tab for a live calendar of all the events going on in the community! It includes CSES events, some affiliated student group events, community events, local meetings, campus-wide events, and important dates on the academic calendar!

Check out the Annual Events tab for a description of all our typical events! Be sure to follow our Facebook page so you receive all the invites and stay in the loop regarding ticket sales and/or other information!

Check out the Campaigns tab for descriptions of our National Engineering Month and February Feel-Good Week events, as well as our month-long charity fundraisers and awareness activities for Movember and  Breast Cancer Awareness

Check out the Conferences tab for a list of all CSES-sanctioned conferences, application information, and opportunities. Additionally, post-conference reports and information pertaining to our Miscellaneous Conference Fund can be found here. 


The CSES Events Calendar is a great tool to stay in the loop on all things C-Eng. We list the best of the best: important Carleton dates, CSES & student group events, conferences & competitions, important meetings, and more!




EngBowl is the first CSES event after EngFrosh. It consists of a chill day of group sports activities. Bring your own sports equipment/balls and hang out at Brewer Park. First years, come on out and say hi to your old Heads and meet other people that are involved within the Carleton Engineering community. (As a side note, it seems to rain every year, so come prepared for the weather.)

C-Eng Does Homecoming

This Carleton-wide event is the first home football game of the year and also one of your opportunities to go purple! Purpling usually takes place the morning of the game in the grassy area between the Minto Centre and the Prescott residence building. Tickets are available in the CSES office for a discounted price and this ticket reserves your spot in the “engineering section” so make sure to get all swagged out in C-Eng merch.

Carleton Engineering Competition

The Carleton Engineering Competition (C-Eng-C) is an opportunity to put your ingenuity and communication skills to the test. The annual competitions are Design, Re-engineering, Communications, Debates, Programming, Consulting, and Innovation. Competition winners have the chance to compete at the Ontario Engineering Competition!

C-Eng Does Panda Game

Another football game, but this isn’t your regular, everyday football game. This is an annual Carleton-wide event that takes place at Lansdowne Stadium, where the Carleton Ravens face off against the uOttawa Geegees to see who will take home the Panda Trophy. Tickets can be purchased in the CSES office if you want to sit in the “engineering section” but regular seating is available through Athletics. This is by far one of Carleton University’s biggest events of the year!

EngFrosh Reunion

After EngFrosh has been over for a few months... it's high time for a reunion! For the past few years, we have gone to see an Ottawa 67’s hockey game at TD Place, where you get to sit and socialize with your old team while you cheer for another. Make sure to wear as much swag as possible and cheer as loudly as possible to show the hockey community what engineers are all about. Depending on the time of the game, we always do either a pre- or a post-skate on the big TD Place ice rink for anyone who is coming to the game that is interested in skating (tickets, as usual, are sold in the CSES office.)

Whirlwind: The C-Eng Semi Formal

Whirlwind is CSES’s annual “themed” semi-formal dance held at Sala San Marco in Little Italy at the beginning of November. The night’s agenda usually consists of the following: dancing that officially starts at 7 PM, snacks/appetizer platters served around 10:30 PM, more dancing, and then the event wraps up around 1 AM. Most importantly, don’t forget to get a quality picture from the free photo booth! (Pictures will be posted on the Facebook page shortly after the event!) While this is an engineering dance, like the majority of our other events, everyone is welcome. Tickets may be purchased in the CSES office the weeks following the dance, but hurry: they tend to sell out very quickly!

Charity LAN I & II

Taking place once a semester, Charity LAN is a 24-hour gaming event with the purpose of raising money for a chosen charity (the charity changes every year.) Players can participate in different tournaments such as Magic the Gathering, video games (Smash Bros, Rocket League, etc.) and board games. Prizes are awarded to winners, as well as tons of snacks for everyone throughout the 24-hour period. Players must bring their own laptop/computers and extension cords. Tickets will be sold in the CSES office for both tournaments and general admission.

Volunteer Appreciation Party (VAP)

Have you volunteered at Leo's or as a CSES director, councillor, or executive this semester? If the answer to that question was yes... good news! We want you to know that we appreciate the time and effort that you have dedicated to your volunteer position. Therefore, once per semester, CSES and Leo’s Lounge collaborate to offer volunteers a fun night of karaoke and vouchers for food and/or drinks at the designated bar/pub. Of course, everyone is welcome to join the party, but only volunteers will receive vouchers.

C-Eng Does Capital Hoops

Similarly to the Panda Game, this is a Carleton-wide event for which CSES facilitates ticket purchasing through our office (ME 3390.) Capital Hoops Classics is an annual basketball game between Ottawa’s rival universities, Carleton and uOttawa. The event takes place at the Canadian Tire Center in Kanata and transportation is provided by the university. (Naturally, we win every year. #CUproud)

Reflections: The Engineering Formal & Awards Gala

By far the biggest social event of the year. Think of it as an engineering prom... but it’s definitely not just for graduating students! Reflections is a formal dinner and dance event, usually wrapping up the end of National Engineering Month. You can splurge on a fancy dinner with friends during the awards ceremony or simply join us for the dance afterwards. Dinner tickets include both meal and dance (at 6 PM) while dance tickets only include the after-party of the evening (after 9 PM.) Various awards are presented over dinner to commemorate the dedication of our volunteers, honour our grads, and laugh about the good times of the past year.

Comedy Night

You need at least one good laugh per semester, right? That’s why we make sure to have one C-Eng Comedy Night per semester.  Whether it is the crippling fear of midterms or the anxiety of an upcoming project deadline, some people just need a night to relax.  If this description fits you (or even if it does not), come join us at a comedy club for a roaring good time (and at a discounted price to boot).  Check or the CSES Facebook page or stop by the CSES Office (ME 3390) for more details and prices.

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February Feel Good Week (FFGW) serves to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness through positivity and communication. We are also aiming to help alleviate stress during the hectic midterm period. From speakers, info booths, and help resources to yoga sessions, a bake sale, and bubble wrap popping: there is always something for everyone!


The FFGW Chair can be contacted at

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National Engineering Month (NEM) is C-Eng's spirit month. Taking place in March each year, NEM offers a jam-packed month of free food and coffee, stress-free events, guest speakers, and showcases to exemplify our purple pride and share the engineering profession with the community.


The NEM Chairs, Nicole Bourne and Grant Sutherland can be contacted at


CSES hosts the Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraiser and campaign in October, in line with the Canadian Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of the C-Eng pink sweater sales go towards Breast Cancer Research.


The Boobies Directors can be contacted at


The Movember campaign is a campaign set over the course of the month of November to raise money for prostate cancer research and men's mental health awareness.


The Movember directors can be contacted at



CSES sends delegates to several conferences throughout the year. Conferences are a great way to meet engineering students from other schools and industry professionals, develop leadership and professional skills, as well as learn about other schools and how they work. Students going to these conferences are able to share and bring back ideas to implement here at Carleton. Some conferences are reserved for society positions, but there are many opportunities for those passionate to come along or apply for funding to go to another conference of their choosing! The sections below provide more information:


To apply for a CSES-sanctioned conference, download and fill out the application form when it comes available (via Current Opportunities button) and drop it off in the CSES office (ME 3390) or scan & send it to the Vice-President External at These conferences are heavily-subsidized despite being held all over Canada. Wow!


The Engineering Student Societies' Council of Ontario (ESSCO) facilitates communication between 16 engineering student societies (like CSES) in Ontario.

ESSCO Conferences (Provincial)


The Engineering Student Societies Council of Ontario Annual General Meeting introduces the new council of VP Externals to ESSCO, PEO, OSPE and the CFES, as well as their new role on council. This conference focuses on leadership development and the sharing of best practices. This is achieved by having external speakers and ESSCO alumni run sessions and speak to delegates. This conference also serves as the elections for the upcoming year's ESSCO Executive.

This year's host: Ottawa



The ESSCO President's Meeting is used to connect the different executive teams from member schools. Each school is invite to bring their execs to meet others in the same positions and share best practices. The sessions are tailored to the specific positions and create discussions on problems each of the schools face. The ESSCO council also meets to discuss the upcoming CFES President's meeting and form a unified Ontario opinion.

This year's host: Carleton


Organized with the support of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, PEO-SC is a professional development conference that introduces delegates to the work of PEO and the benefits of obtaining a P.Eng license. Delegates are exposed to the licensing process and the PEO Student Membership Program, as well as the opportunity to listen to speakers discuss the future of the engineering profession in Ontario. Delegates also get a chances to participate in activities that are designed to get the thoughts of students in regards to problems facing the engineering profession.

This year's host: Carleton


The First Year Integration Conference is a leadership development conference for first-year students looking to get more involved in their respective engineering societies. Delegates are introduced to what CFES, PEO and OSPE are and how they work with ESSCO. The first years participate in session designed to develop leadership potential, breaking down first year barriers, and learning ways that they can improve their own engineering society.

This year's host: OttawaU


The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES) is a national, bilingual organization that represents approximately 60,000 engineering students across Canada. 

CFES Conferences (National)
CFES President's Meeting (PM)

The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students Presidents Meeting is the first meeting of the year where all the VP Externals or Presidents meet. This retreat style meeting serves to update schools about CFES, Engineering Canada, the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board and other CFES partners. This meeting is also used to set the direction of the organization.

This year's host: British Columbia Okanagan

CFES Conference on Diversity in Engineering (CDE)

The Conference for Diversity in Engineering is a conference aimed at different diversity issues faced within the engineering community. This conference has sessions run by industry professionals, as well as workshops about outreach.

This year's host: Western

CFES Congress

The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students Congress is the annual general meeting of all CFES member schools. This national meeting lasts a week and is an opportunity to network with members from other schools across Canada, attend leadership development sessions, and attend sessions given by industry professionals.

This year's host: Alberta

CFES Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC)

The Canadian Engineering Competition is a national competition hosted by the CFES for the winners of the provincial-qualifiers. The top two teams from the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC), the Atlantic Engineering Competition (AEC), the Western Engineering Competition (WEC), and the Quebec Engineering Competition (QEC) move on to compete at CEC. We don't bring anyone who doesn't qualify, but be sure to compete at our Carleton Engineering Competition (C-Eng-C) to earn your spot!

This year's host: Waterloo


The VPX Post-Conference Reports are written by CSES's Vice-President External (VPX.) They serve to provide an overview of the conference and updates on the host organization, plenary sessions, and key content of the event.

Delegate Post-Conference Reports are written by the students sponsored to attend conferences. They typically focus on particular topics, skills, and new learning, serving as a mechanism to share content to members.

Check out our VPX's most recent Conference Vlog, featuring shots from the ESSCO AGM in June, 2019!


Is there a conference you'd like to go to that's not on our list? No problem! We'd still love for you to attend!*

You can also apply to our Miscellaneous Conference Fund to request some financial support for your experience via the form below (it's first come, first serve, so apply now!)

Note that conferences that fall under "miscellaneous" do not have a formally selected and supervised CSES delegation (so we cannot be liable for them or vet the quality of their content) but we still encourage students to attend! Past miscellaneous conferences that we have funded include:

  • Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

  • Commerce & Engineering Environmental Conference (CEEC)

  • Queen's Business and Technology Conference

  • Queen's Space Conference

  • Canadian University Software Engineering Conference

  • EWB National Conference

  • Ottawa Wood Conference

  • Fire and Materials Conference

  • Canadian Space Conference


Is your club, stream society, or design team hosting an event? CSES's e-Newsletter is a great way to reach a wide audience and promote your event! We will be accepting submissions throughout the year; events will be included at the discretion of our e-Newsletter director, VP Internal and VP Publications.