The Western Engineering experience is not just about studying; it is also about developing leadership skills, building a network of friends, having fun, and making a difference in the community.
Western Engineering students are some of the most active students on campus when it comes to extracurricular activities. Our students participate in Faculty-based groups, clubs and teams, University-wide programs and volunteer programs across the City of London.
Student Clubs, Groups and Teams
Do you like things that fly, and want to learn how to build an airplane? The Aero Design Team at Western is a completely student run mega project that was created in 2001 and has been active ever since, designing and building Radio Controlled Aircrafts for competition. We participate annually in the SAE Aero Design Competition held in the United States, where we compete against universities from around the world. (More)
Want to know what it takes to introduce a new product into the industrial market? You can gain this experience when being part of the Western Baja SAE team. Engineering students design and build an off-road vehicle that will need to survive not only the rough terrain of the competition grounds but also prove that that their design will be accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm to win the competition. (More)
Western Engineering’s Chem Club is the student chapter at Western University affiliated with the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC). The Club is a great way to meet other chemical engineering students and participate as part of a team on the Club's MegaProject, the Chem eCar. (More)
Think concrete can't float? The Concrete Canoe team has proven it can. Using what they have learned from their numerous concrete design courses they have built a canoe that can hold the whole team while in water. In 2009 the team competed at the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition in Halifax winning in two categories. (More)
Are you passionate about helping communities around the world that suffer from poverty? Engineers without Borders promotes human development through increasing access to technology to help communities around the world improve their standard of living. In the past four years Canada’s EWB has sent over 100 young Canadian engineers to work on 35 projects in 20 countries.
Are you interested in Electrical or Computer Engineering? If you are a member of the IEEE you will gain a network of friends, access to ECE rooms, plus a discount on electrical components and IEE sponsored events. Being part of the IEEE- Western Student Branch will give you a direct membership with the corporate IEEE which is the largest professional association for advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity and free beneficial software! (More)
Enjoy sports but not sure you want to play varsity? Taking part in Intramural Sports is a great way to get involved in university life at Western. Whether you like to participate at the super, competitive, or recreational level, intramural sports offer a full range of activities. Participants can enjoy a fun, equitable, and safe playing environment! Meet new people, enjoy friendly competition, and learn new skills in our facilities around campus. (More)
Looking for a unique design challenge? The Western SunStang team works together to build a solar powered car. In 2009 after detailed research showed a need to do a cost analysis of the solar panels, the team is completely redesigning and building a new solar car. (More)
Love making things out of concrete but don't plan on going into Civil Engineering? The Toboggan Team recruits students from all programs to help design and build a metal frame and running surface made completely from concrete to compete at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race. The design has a weight restriction and will be marked on various design components so you must bring your creativity to the table. (More)
Were you on students' council in high school? Do you want to help plan events, organize sports teams, raise money for charity, organize outreach events, work on the yearbook, or organize orientation? You can run to represent your year or your discipline by being a part of the UES! (More)
Interested in the being on a varsity sports team at Western? Being part of a varsity team at Western is a great way to experience "Canada's best student experience". (More)
The Western Engineering Association for International Development (WEAID) is a student association that strives to foster socially minded engineers by providing opportunities for students to apply practical engineering skills in a development setting. The challenges faced and experiences gained enable students to effectively address complex global and societal issues as professional engineers upon graduation. (More)
Were you on the robotics team in high school? WE Bots is a group of Western engineering students who are knowledgeable in the principles of robotics that work together to create new and innovative robots capable of carrying out a variety of complex tasks. The goal of this group is to provide an open atmosphere where students of any discipline and any skill level are welcome to learn about, and construct robots. (More)
Do you want to help high school students build cool robots? Join the Western Engineering FIRST Robotics Mentorship Club (WE FIRST) to have fun while developing your leadership and technical skills. (More)
Interested in Formula SAE cars? The Western Formula Racing team, fabricates and competes a formula-style racing car in an annual competition with approximately 120 other vehicles from colleges and universities around the world. The restrictions in the design test the knowledge, creativity, and imagination of the team, so teamwork is imperative. (More)
Interested in Civil Engineering? The WSCE organizes social events, field trips, academic and athletic competitions that are used to promote extra-curricular involvement to all undergraduate civil engineering students. (More)
Are you a female interested in engineering? Here at Western more than 20% of undergraduate students are women and 22% of first year students are females. Women in Engineering is a student group working to empower and encourage current and prospective female students in the field of engineering. They provide support and opportunities to increase women in engineering enrolment and retention. (More)
Also check out all the clubs and groups Western University offers from the University Students' Council.