If you’re an undergraduate student registered in an engineering program at Lakehead University, you’re automatically a member of the ESS.

Unfortunately, you cannot. Members of ESSCO (the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario) and CFES (Canadian Federation of Engineering Students) are constitutionally defined as undergraduate societies. However, graduate students are welcome at ESS events provided that the event capacity isn’t reached.

The $35 fee is integrated into your ancillary fees. You should see the fee on your account statement.

You can find the ESS office, UC 0015, by heading out the doors in the Agora that are beside the Starbucks and taking the stairs on your left. Behind the doors at the bottom is the ESS office. You can’t miss the striped and logo-ed door.

Email esspub@lakeheadu.ca to be added to/removed from the student list.

The ESS only accepts cash, and our merchandise can be purchased in UC 0015. There’s usually someone in the office, but feel free to send an executive a message on Discord/an email if the door is closed. Currently, our bucket hats are out of stock, but we’re in the process of getting a new supplier.

You can access our event photos for the current year on the gallery tab on our website (where you will find a link to the drive folder), in our social media bios, and usually in our newsletters.

The ESS’ VP Internal can advocate for you to the faculty regarding a variety of issues, including unfair exams, unreasonable timelines, lack of communication, and more. He/she can also direct you to other support systems available if you are struggling with university life. Email essadm@lakeheadu.ca if you would like his/her help.

Another source of aid available to you if you feel that you’ve been treated unfairly is the university’s Ombudsperson. Email ombudsperson@lakeheadu.ca for more information. 

Finally, LUSU’s VP Advocacy also provides academic-related support. Visit https://lusu.ca/advocacy to learn more.

Feel free to email the ESS’ president with any questions or concerns, and he/she will try to resolve any issues impartially and promptly. An anonymous feedback form is on the way.