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Student Groups


Board Members

About the Society

The Ryerson Engineering Student Society represents over 4500 full-time undergraduate Engineering students at Ryerson University. Founded in 1988, RESS is a student-run organization that aims to provide quality co-curricular programming throughout the year. RESS hosts various events throughout the year – these include events designed to assist you in an academic capacity, athletic or social events, events to raise awareness for charitable causes, and events that focus on career preparedness. We support our membership from Orientation Week all the way through to the Iron Ring Ceremony and graduation.

REDI has been created, funded, and maintained entirely by RESS. Watch the video to learn more about what we do for you, how to get involved, and ways you can stay engaged.

Our Services

Career and Academic Services

Networking Nights, Lunch and Learns, Professional Industry Nights, as well as Alumni Meetings are all available to RESS members. Additionally, RESS offers over 75 different tutorials to aid in academic success.

Conferences and External Relations

RESS will help fund many different conferences and workshops though our various member societies. Visit the external portal on ress.ca for more information.

Merchandise and Printing

We offer the cheapest printing on campus in our office (KHE123). We also sell various engineering themed merchandise including the famous ryEng sticker and patch.

Communication and Publications

RESS keeps you in the know about all things Ryerson Engineering. Follow us on our social media and stay tuned to find new opportunities to learn, grow your skills set and socialize.

Student Life and Mental Health

There is always an amazing event going on. Whether it be spirit related, like our Bug Push, or a time to relax and spend time with friends, there's something for everyone. Throughout the year our events vary in energy level so check them all out.

Finance and Budgeting

All our student groups receiving funding from our society. Additionally, we process and control the financing for each group. RESS has setup financial aid as well.

Engineering Frosh Week

Frosh Week will welcome you, and nearly 1200 other incoming engineering students to the most vibrant campus in the country. This year, Frosh Week will be held online, but despite this we can promise you that the Engineering Spirit & Orientation Committee (ryEngSOC) has put in a tremendous amount of work to make this one of the most memorable moments in your time here at Ryerson. Frosh Week is where you will build connections that will last you a lifetime,  learn about the traditions that make engineering one of the most unique programs at Ryerson, and most importantly it gives you a chance to have some fun before school starts up again!

Frosh Leaders pose together on Kerr Hall Quad
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Most frequent questions and answers

All undergraduate engineering students at Ryerson, are automatically a member of RESS. Your membership is processed through the RESS student levy. 

Throughout the year RESS will release applications for committee, chair and commissioner roles. Additionally, in the Winter term, RESS will host elections for our Board of Directors positions. 

RESS is located in Kerr Hall East on the 1st floor, Room 123. It’s more commonly referred to as “KHE123”. Come to our office to check out our merchandise, meet the team or print your assignments.

RESS is the official umbrella organization for all engineering student groups. We work directly with the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science (FEAS) for all matters.

Yes! You can apply to the First Year Engineering Board (FYEB). Applications are released early Fall, but if that’s not for you then join our committees and take part in our events. 

Visit ress.ca/our-team/ to find contact information about our core team. Additionally, attend RESS events, read our newsletters, and visit our social media to stay up to date.