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ESS Summer Student Celebration 

Every summer at Lakehead over 200 students come from around the country to complete Lakehead’s Engineering Summer Transition Program. In order to celebrate the completion of the engineering Summer Transition, the ESS will hold an event at the Outpost. Giveaways include ESS Merchandise and MORE!

Engineering Orientation

This event is held for all the first year and engineering transfer students at LU. It will consist of fun activities and great prizes. The day begins with the firing of the Big Thunder, the cannon. Then students are split into two teams, blue and yellow, to participate in various activities throughout the day. Students make new friends for the coming school year and get to meet the ESS members. The winning team receives the honor of painting Big Thunder at the end of the day. This event is deeply rooted in tradition and signifies the official start of the school year for engineers!

Bus Pull for Big Brother Big Sisters Thunder Bay

Gather your team and be the first to haul a bus around the Agora circle – not only for bragging rights and prizes – but to raise money for the Boys and Girls club too!

Lakehead Engineering Competition (LEC)

LEC is the one event you do NOT want to miss! This all-day competition focuses purely on quick, innovative design. Students will compete in teams of up to four. After given the problem statement, participants will have 5-6 hours to create a solution that fulfills the design requirements. Students are encouraged to join in multi-discipline teams in order to maximize problem-solving potential.

LEC will consist of four categories:

Junior Team Design

Senior Team Design

Engineering Communications


Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC)

As mentioned, the winners of this years Lakehead Engineering Competition will be sent to Ottawa to compete with universities from across Ontario. This is an extremely professional event and a great opportunity to meet industry reps and like-minded students from across Canada.

If a winning team cannot make the OEC, the team placing 2nd will be selected.

ESS and LUNA Winter Formal

The Formal is an annual tradition between the engineering and nursing student societies of Lakehead. While the event is hosted by the engineering and nursing student societies, everyone and anyone is welcome (as long as they have a ticket). In case you don’t know, a formal is a night where everyone dresses up in formal attire and enjoys a seated meal, dancing, and fun. Basically, now that you’ve bonded with your fellow engineers, it’s time to practice those social skills in the real world!


ScavENG is absolutely free to enter. All you need to compete is:

  • A team of up to 4 people (Sign up Online)
  • A team name and logo (submitted to ESS after registration)
  • Some sort of picture taking device (phone/camera)

You will be required to find/pose and do various things throughout the month. Get a team together and see how much you can accomplish!