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Electrical, Environmental, Civil, and Mechanical - All Disciplines Welcome!

BCIT ESS is the bridge across all BCIT engineering programs, connecting students academically, professionally, and socially.

Through the provision of interdisciplinary projects on campus, and opportunities to learn from professionals, you will develop the performance-driven skills necessary to succeed at school and the workplace. We are an ambitious team of dedicated students who support and challenge one another.

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Our established community offers dynamic seminars and networking events year-round. We introduce members directly to industry leaders and valuable employment opportunities.

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Meet motivated individuals while taking part in the most innovative club on campus, and discover engineering to the fullest!

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As a leading student organization, our members have ambitious goals and career aspirations. At BCIT ESS, students sharpen networking skills, pitch exciting projects, and learn to communicate their progressive vision.

We also believe in work-life balance since all work and no play makes for a... well, you know the rest!

Join us at our pub nights, karaoke contests, sporting events, and BBQ's.

Stay up to date through our BCIT Engineering Students' Society's Facebook Page.


In 2012, BCIT ESS was accepted by the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students' Congress (CFES), and the Western Engineering Students' Societies.

What does this mean for BCIT ESS members?

Students can now fully compete in all categories at the Western Engineering Competition, the Canadian Engineering Competition, and the International Engineering Competition.

And there's more! CFES membership enables students to influence the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and communicate directly with CEAB members.


  • Placing in the Top 3 at the Western Engineering Competition (WEC)
  • Advancing to the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC)
  • Hosting annual BCIT competitions 
  • Hosting professional development seminars 
  • Hosting industry nights with APEGBC
  • Coordinating social events year-round



We thank Sean Garrity for his incredible motivation and commitment with founding BCIT ESS in 2012. 

Mike park
PAST President

Mike Park was president of BCIT ESS for the 2014-2016 school year. A third year civil engineering student, his goal after graduation is to work as a structural engineer.

Mike joined BCIT ESS with a vision of creating an entertaining student organization. He looks forward to seeing you at the next event!


Andrew Ydenberg is the President of BCIT ESS. Currently in his third year of study, he is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and plans to complete a co-op in the summer of 2017. Andrew grew up in the small town of Pitt Meadows. It was here where his fascination of electronics grew. It first started with the tinkering of computers and circuits, and then progressed to the soldering of circuit boards and his technical education.

As President, he will bring engineering students together throughout their journey at BCIT. Along with his executives , BCIT ESS provides students with a foundation for professional development - whether it be industry networking events, social nights at the campus pub, or engineering competitions. BCIT ESS is a gateway of opportunity, and he hopes students take advantage of this in addition to succeeding in their studies.

Andrew gathers that “there is more to education than just studying, professional development is just as important”, and he aspires to deliver this element as best he can. 

amy takeda
VP Communications

Amy Takeda is Vice President of Communications at BCIT ESS. She dedicates herself to producing effective communication materials online and in print, and maintaining the society's official website. She is passionate about writing for engineering, science, and technology. She is excited to be part of such a driven team and eager to connect with more students and industry professionals.

Amy continues to build on her communication strategies, technical knowledge, teamwork, and leadership skills. Always curious to learn and explore, she looks forward to meeting positive individuals with a zest for life and thirst for knowledge!

Outside of BCIT’s busy campus life, Amy loves spending time outdoors hiking and canoeing. She also enjoys exploring her creative side through art, crafts, and floral arranging.. Her current passion project is writing children’s books with a local illustrator.

VP Events

Peter Li bio coming soon!

VP Finance

Matteo Lermet bio coming soon!

VP External Affairs

VP Internal Affairs

Casey Von Hahn bio coming soon!


The Western Engineering Competition (WEC) is Canada's largest engineering competition for undergraduate engineering students.

Participants are tested on problem solving, idea generation, consulting, and communication by an industry panel for a chance to advance to the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC).  This is a leading event to go head to head in sharing engineering knowledge, and an exceptional place to network with industry professionals - an opportunity not to be missed! 

Every year, BCIT has done exceedingly well at the WEC. In 2017, BCIT were also finalists at the CEC.

Students compete in each of the following categories:

  • Senior Design 
  • Junior Design 
  • Consulting Engineering 
  • Re-Engineering 
  • Innovative Design 
  • Impromptu Debate 
  • Engineering Communications

Western Engineering Competition 2017 Results:

1st Place

  • Innovative Design
    • Aaron Rendina
    • Josh Stuart

2nd Place

  • Engineering Communications
    • Dean Tamboline
    • Amy Takeda

3rd Place

  • Impromptu Debate
    • Andrew Ydenberg
    • Alex Tivy


Canadian Engineering Competition 2017 Results:

3rd Place:

  • Engineering Communications
    • Dean Tamboline
    • Amy Takeda

We congratulate all teams for their hard work in representing BCIT.

We are proud to host the 2018 Western Engineering Competition at BCIT. Contact us to find out how you can compete and get involved!


We encourage you to be part of the excitement and not on the sidelines! We are always looking for goal-oriented individuals who have a passion to contribute and succeed. Drop by our meetings, socialize at our events, and join us in representing BCIT at the regional and national level!

Questions? Want to know more?

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