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! 

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!

Concrete Toboggan

Concrete Toboggan Since 1975 engineering students from schools across North America have been competing in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR). The student-run competition requires teams to design, build and race a concrete toboggan downhill in a series of events.

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, athletic, 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.

Engineers for a Sustainable World - Guelph Chapter 

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a non-profit network committed to building a better world. Established in 2002, ESW is comprised of students, university faculty, and professionals who are dedicated to building a more sustainable world for current and future generations. This involves not only direct projects on campuses, in communities, and internationally, but also educating our communities and ourselves about sustainability as a broad topic.


The objectives of EngiQueers are to promote and advocate for the inclusion of LGBTQ+ students and their allies at the University of Guelph, by hosting various events and running initiatives to help foster a more welcoming environment.

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 .


This competition brings students from all disciplines together to create a new mode of transportation which will could be scaled up to move passengers faster, cheaper, and more efficiently than a conventional airliner.

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.

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.