Our Department is home to many dynamic student organizations that run social and professional development activities to help build a welcoming and supportive community. In addition, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and the University of Toronto offer opportunities for just about any interest. Check out just a small sample of our clubs below:
Chem Club is the go-to resource for all your chemical engineering student needs. They organize barbecues, book exchanges, an annual Dinner Dance, a talent show and other charity initiatives. Sporting events traditionally include soccer and basketball tournaments, with more to come. Chem Club also provides course packs, chem patches and the always-popular Chem Club t-shirts.
Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE)
CSChE is a national, not-for-profit technical association that unites chemical engineering professionals who work in industry, academia, and the government. The U of T Student Chapter of CSChE every year organizes a wide diversity of events and programs to help prepare chemical engineering students socially, academically and professionally.
For professional development, the society offers networking events like the annual CSChE Conference where students, professors and engineers in the industry exchange valuable knowledge on current chemical engineering topics. Career enhancement services are also offered through the Chemical Engineering Sector Information Night where chemical engineers from different fields speak about their career paths as they relate to chemical engineering.
In addition, the chapter has first year and alumni mentorship programs to help the students through their time at the university and transition into the industry following graduation. The CSChE also runs an online PEY database that collects first-hand feedback and advice on the variety of PEY opportunities chemical engineering students have had.
Association of Leadership in Chemical Engineering (ALChemE)
ALChemE is a student-led group dedicated to providing its members with leadership and organizational skills, while providing a wide variety of events and services to the chemical engineering community throughout the year. To learn how you can get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Co-Curricular Record is designed to help students find opportunities at U of T beyond the classroom and to have their skills and experiences captured on an official document.
Blues Engineering (founded by engineering students) is a resource website for Varsity athletes in Engineering. It is a very valuable tool, especially for incoming first year students.
Student Services in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
The Faculty provides a variety of services and support, including Math Aid, a Communications program, the Entrepreneurship Hatchery, Engineering Society and the Engineering Career Centre to name a few.
Student Club Funding
The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry supports a number of student groups whose work directly benefits ChemE students. If you have a student club or initiative that requires funding, you must apply through the Faculty’s Centralized Process for Student Initiative Funding website. The deadline to apply for 2017-18 funding will be announced soon.
If you are applying for funding from our Department, please note that our funding priority is given to student clubs/activities with large membership from Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry (ChemE). Faculty-wide student club/activity applications (e.g., FSAE, Blue Sky Solar Racing Team) must provide valid documentation showing participation of ChemE students, particularly at the executive level.