Several traditions have evolved over the course of the Lakehead ESS’s rich history. Discover your engineering community by exploring the list below. Click on the links to learn more!

Big Thunder

Of the epic tales of Lakehead engineering, the most iconic begins with our cannon, Big Thunder. Located in the Centennial Building courtyard, a band of loyal and faithful engineers built the monument to stand as a symbol of engineering at Lakehead in 1972.

Engineering Coveralls

Engineering coveralls have played a large part in the engineering fun at Lakehead University. A Lakehead engineering student is easy to spot in their navy blue coveralls and yellow bucket hat. Coveralls are more commonly used for competitions, events, and conferences.

Iron Ring

The Iron Ring is a symbol of humility and continuity. Most of all, the Iron Ring reminds the engineer of the oath taken during the Ritual and that they must take due care in making decisions. Consideration for life and safety must be paramount.

Engineering Sculpture

This sculpture was donated to Lakehead University by the first graduating class of Engineering in 1974. It is entitled “Upward from the north”, by John Duncanson.

Lady Godiva

Whenever you find engineers, you will hear the Engineer’s Hymn. Godiva is not a fictitious woman of whom the engineers sing, but a true historical figure who actually rode through the streets of Coventry, England to save the townsfolk from their burdensome taxes. Lady Godiva is popular with students at most North American universities.

The Moose

This lively mammal roams Lakehead’s halls as the engineering society’s beloved mascot. The Moose can often be spotted at ESS events and every night that there are reports of missing alcohol and moose sightings.

Engineering Hymn

The hymn is an engineering tradition among North American schools, and Lakehead is no different. The lyrics of the song can be considered graphic material, so if you would like to learn the song, please contact the society or guess the password.