The drop in oil prices is affecting more than the price at the pump. Engineering students report fewer job advertisements and reduced co-op programs as a result of company cutbacks.
The Saskatoon Engineering Students’ Society is under scrutiny from its members after executive elections were cancelled and major changes were made to its election policy.
Engineers trained in Canada tend to wear the profession on their sleeve. Or more specifically, the pinky finger of their working hand in the form of an iron ring.
Reports of collusion and corruption are nothing new for Quebec’s construction industry. What is new, however, is the eroding image of engineers and a mounting questions of whether or not engineers are applying ethical and professional standards in their profession.
“It’s basically a whole year, countless hours of work, coming down to one moment,” said Teagan Klassen, the Huskie Motorsports engine director. Klassen was one of the team’s three drivers in last summer’s Formula SAE competition, an international engineering and marketing student competition, in Lincoln, Neb.
After several meetings, it appears that the SESS and ESA will be working together to restructure the existing student society, albeit likely under a new name and an entirely different governing structure.
There are now two engineering student societies at the University of Saskatchewan.