Congress 2018 will be held at Dalhousie University on January 2-8

The theme, "the Global Engineer"was chosen with the goal of highlighting the limitless possibilities of a Canadian engineering degree. From pursuing aspirations abroad, to bringing resources back home, connecting with the global community is essential for engineers today.

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CFES Congress is an annual, bi-lingual, student-run conference that has two primary objectives. The first is that CFES Congress is the annual general meeting of the CFES and the second is that it provides a platform from which students can collaborate with and learn from our industry partners, sponsors and fellow students. Attracting between 150 and 200 delegates from over 40 engineering schools, CFES Congress is a great opportunity to reach out and engage engineering student leaders from every institution and field of engineering.

Delegates attending CFES Congress are provided with a fantastic opportunity to meet with and learn from other student leaders and industry professionals. This National transfer of knowledge is invaluable, as it provides students with tangible, real-life examples and advice on how to improve their personal and professional skills, their engineering societies and their Faculty as a whole. CFES Congress boasts a wide range of speakers and topics ranging from professional presentations from our sponsors and industry partners to student led roundtables and panels that dissect the finer points of running student organizations.

Each year the privilege of hosting CFES Congress is bid for and voted on by ambitious student leaders from across the country. Past CFES Congress’ have been hosted in every corner of our great country. From Whitehorse to St. John’s to Vancouver and everywhere in between, CFES Congress is truly a national event.

The CFES strongly believes that CFES Congress is an incredible opportunity for engineering students to expand their learning beyond the classroom and to provide the maximum possible benefit to themselves, their Engineering Student Organization and their Engineering Faculty.


Past Hosts

Year Host Location Date Media
2018 Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia January 2-6
2017 Western University London, ON January 3-7 Photos
2016 University of Calgary Calgary, AB January 5-9 Photos
2015 University of Winnipeg Winnipeg, Manitoba January 6-10
2014 Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke, QC January 7-11
2013 University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON January 8-12
2012 Yukon College Whitehorse, YT January 3-7
2011 Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John's, NL January 4-8
2010 McMaster University Hamilton, ON January 5-9
2009 University of Ottawa/td> Ottawa, ON January 6-10