The Entrepreneurial Engineer
CFES Congress 2017
Jan 2-8 2017


CFES Congress includes a series of leadership and industry sessions, a career fair and networking events, and evening events.


Sessions target a trait or skill relevant to engineering and are lead by either experienced students or industry professionals.

Career Fair

The career fair allows companies at many levels of sponsorship to introduce themselves to students. A banquet is hosted to thank sponsors and provide another opportunity for students to connect with industry professionals.

Evening Events

Evening events are designed to foster relationships between council members from different schools in order to build collaboration for future initiatives.

CFES Congress 2017

The Entrepreneurial Engineer
Bringing together Canada's best and brightest student leaders.

180+ student leaders from over 50 engineering schools come together for Congress. From civil and petroleum to mechatronic systems and aerospace, nearly every discipline is represented. Students come from every year of study. Congress also attracts a disproportionately high percentage of women.

CFES Congress has two primary functions. First, it is a bilingual annual general meeting for The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students. Delegates discuss student council best practices and bring home actionable ideas to improve the students’ experience in engineering. The second function is to further develop our student leaders; the delegates attend workshops hosted by both experienced students and event sponsors.

Congress 2017 aims to highlight innovation, resourcefulness, multidisciplinary thinking and other skills crucial to entrepreneurship, and impart these skills in our delegates.

  • Percent of Canadian male engineering students

  • Percent of Canadian female engineering students

  • Percent of male Congress delegates

  • Percent of female Congress delegates

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