Beyond the Classroom

Engineering Clubs and Organizations

Your time at Guelph is not only about academics.  Our students are involved within the school and the community.  If you can't find a club or activity that you are interested in, start one yourself! 

BioEngineering Club

The Biological Engineering Club organizes various tours relating to Biological Engineering, including an annual Sleeman’s Brewery tour. The club hosts guest speakers, and aims to foster a better understanding of the current and future possibilities available to biological engineers.

Creative Encounters

Creative Encounters with Science is a non-profit science, engineering, and technology program run through the University of Guelph. Run and instructed by undergraduate students, Creative Encounters is dedicated to hands-on learning using everyday materials that establish the view that everyone can be involved in science!

Engineering Society

The Engineering Society (EngSoc) represents University of Guelph undergraduate engineering students. An elected council includes representatives from each undergraduate year.  The society organizes many social, althletic, and charity events for engineering students and the community.  Barbecues, ski trips, conferences, design competitions, charity fundraising events, tournaments and banquets are just some of the activities you can look forward to!

Engineers Without Borders - Guelph Chapter

EWB's mission is to promote human development through access to technology. The availability of appropriate technology is key in this effort, especially in situations of poverty, alienation, and voicelessness.  Since people are at the heart of human development, they are always the main focus of EWB's work.  At the University of Guelph Chapter, we strive to educate and motivate our peers and the community towards EWB's mission.

Gryphon Racing - Guelph Formula SAE Team

Gryphon Racing is a student run club at the University of Guelph. Members build a small open-wheeled race car each year. The car is designed, fabricated and raced solely by students. The Gryphon Racing Team attends an annual competition in Pontiac, Michigan where the car is raced against other universities around the globe.

Guelph Innovations Society

We are a student body comprising of highly motivated individuals, interested in gaining hands on experience and applying concepts and theories learned in class to real-world engineering applications. As such, we have established our Innovations Society. The Innovations Society is not targeted towards specific engineering programs and is hence, not limited to any discipline. GIS provides 3D printing services using two Makerbot Printers. They are the Makerbot Replicator 2X and the Makerbot Z18. We print "at cost" using ABS with the 2X and PLA with the Z18. It costs $3 per cubic inch. In order to get your part 3D printed, please send your Solidworks file (.sldprt) and your STereoLithography (.STL) file to

IEEE Student Branch

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), a non-profit organization, is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Students run the Guelph Student Branch under the guidance of faculty counsellor Dr. Stefano Gregori. The activities include seminars, visits to companies, conferences, design competitions, PCB fabrication, and RoboSoccer lab.

University of Guelph Robotics Team

The University of Guelph Robotics Team is a student operated team composed of highly motivated individuals who have a passion for robotics and desire to apply classroom knowledge in a hands on experience. The team's focuses on both advanced mechatronic systems through its competition in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition and fostering lower level robotic knowledge through its second Battle Bot project. The team's goal is to provide anyone interested and dedicated to the team with mechatronic knowledge and experience to benefit them in future endeavors while also promoting robotics to the University and community as a whole.

Environmental and Water Resources Association

The Environmental and Water Resources Association is a student run organization at the University of Guelph, under the guidance of faculty advisor Dr. Doug Joy. The society meets regularly during the school year and organizes field trips and guest speakers. 

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Club promotes community outreach, professional development, and hands-on skills workshops in the STEM fields for students at U o Guelph.This club aims to benefit all students, staff and faculty interested in issues relating to women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Men and women are encouraged to participate, as the education of both groups will be most beneficial.

We are always looking for new members to get involved with WiSE. If you would like to join the club, like our Facebook page (WiSE Facebook Page) to stay updated on volunteer opportunities and meeting times. Come on out to the first semester meeting in the Fall and weekly meetings to discuss plans and the type of involvement with the club. You may also email us at or send us a Facebook message if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions.


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