ADVOCACY

The advocacy portfolio within the CFES has grown drastically over the past few years, with a push for a greater presence of student advocacy from our members. The advocacy team is comprised of our VP Advocacy, Social Issues Commissioner and advocacy working group.

 

For more information on advocacy please email vpa@cfes.ca

 

OUR STANCES/MEMORANDUMS

Engineering Accreditation

“The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students believes that the accreditation system for Canadian engineering programs should protect the interests of engineering students by ensuring a high and consistent standard for the quality of their education and by involving student voices in the process of accreditation visits and the development of accreditation criteria”

Language
Electives

The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students believes that as the future engineers of a global society, Canadian engineering students should have the opportunity to take elective language skills courses as part of their undergraduate degree program.”

STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH & WORKLOAD

“The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students believes that engineering students confront negative mental health outcomes at rates exceeding the general population as a consequence of the structure and workload demands of their programs.

SUSTAINABILITY

 

“The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students believes that sustainability is
an essential consideration in engineering practice, and believes it is necessary
to educate and engage its members on issues of sustainability, while also
evaluating and improving the sustainability of its own practices.”

EQUITY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

“The CFES believes that diversity in higher education and the workforce promotes a better exchange of ideas and effectively leads to higher-caliber results. The CFES further believes that a more inclusive environment is essential to closing the gaps that systemically exist across the engineering profession.”

#CANCELCANADADAY 

 

“Due to the very recent history of residential schools, settlers among us must reckon with the reality that every Indigenous person we know has been impacted by the residential school system, whether as a survivor or recent descendant of a survivor”

CFES NATIONAL SURVEYS

COVID-19 SURVEY

2020-2021 TERM NATIONAL SURVEY

Due to the devastating effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the 2020-2021 CFES team conducted the first ever national CFES survey to ask students how they are coping with the pandemic and what they would like to see the CFES do to advocate for them.

COMING SOON

2021-2022 TERM NATIONAL SURVEY