Student clubs, groups and communities
Your U of T experience encompasses more than what happens in the classroom. Over 1,000 campus student organizations provide a great opportunity for you to:
- Meet new people
- Discover what living in Toronto has to offer
- Stay active
- Find some stress release
- Gain some practical work experience
- Learn a new skill
The Student Life website has a good primer on the different types of clubs, while Ulife has a database of clubs and organizations that you can browse. Both sites are a good place to start exploring.
Energize yourself by getting involved with communities and activities that matter to you. Some clubs of interest to electrical and computer engineering students include:
- ECE Club
- The Engineering Society
- IEEE Club (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Troost ILead: Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering
- Women in Science and Engineering
If the club you’re looking for doesn’t exist yet, you can start one of your own!
The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering also has student initiative funding that you can apply for, with annual deadlines.
Staff and students across the faculty are willing to help review your application and student organizations are encouraged to have their applications reviewed prior to submitting to ensure that it will be in good standing with the CPSIF Committee. Contact Cori Hanson if you would like to have your application reviewed or if you have questions about the CPSIF application process.
ECE Student Ambassador Program
We encourage all ECE students to consider becoming an ECE Ambassador. This volunteer positions offers many benefits. You can:
- Meet and network with alumni and future students
- Boost your résumé with great experience
- Gain access to exclusive events
- Sharpen your communication and public speaking skills
As an ECE Ambassador, you represent the department at various events, such as recruiting events, campus open houses, alumni events and more. To learn more, visit the ECE Ambassador application page or contact Laura Brown, Event Planning Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Official record for participation
Many clubs and organizations — including the ECE Ambassador Program — track your participation in events and activities outside the classroom and can provide you with an official record from U of T.
This formal recognition can help you stand out from the crowd, allowing you to frame your experiences and skills for employers, postgraduate programs, awards and scholarships, and more.
Visit Co-Curricular Record to learn more or to an activity to the database.