February 9th – 11th 2018

About FYIC

ESSCOs First Year Integration Conference (FYIC) is a leadership development conference for first-year students looking to get more involved in their respective Engineering Student Societies. Delegates are introduced to CFES, PEO and OSPE and how they work with ESSCO. The first year students participate in sessions designed to develop their leadership potential, breaking down first year barriers, and learning ways that they can improve their own engineering society.


ESSCO is an association that represents engineering societies from 14 universities across Ontario, and acts as the link between engineering students and professional associations, academia, and government. Since its creation in 1987, ESSCO’s goal has been to promote “unity, continuity, and visibility among Ontario engineering students”.

In addition to representing students on a provincial level, ESSCO also hosts four conferences annually: Presidents Meeting (PM), Professional Engineers Ontario Student Conference (PEO-SC), First Year Integration Conference (FYIC), and Annual General Meeting (AGM). Each conference is an opportunity for students to meet at one ESSCO’s member schools, and allows students to share best practice, discuss strengths and weaknesses of their schools, and implement positive change. Students who attend the conferences (known as delegations) are represented by executive members of their school’s engineering society. One of the conferences, FYIC, is catered especially to first year students, and I would highly recommend applying to attend. This year, FYIC is hosted by the University of Ottawa in the beginning of February.

ESSCO organizes many different events that bring universities across Ontario together. These events include conferences, the Ontario Engineering Competition, National Engineering Month, and Wonderland Math and Physics Day. It is a great way to get involved and represent your university at higher level.

About Lakehead ESS

The Engineering Student Society (ESS) of Lakehead University is an organization that collaborates with students, professors and industry professionals to enhance the quality of students’ education experience at LU. Our club hosts a variety of events that allow students to gain relationships with their peers, professors, and industry professionals.

In short, the purpose of the Lakehead University Engineering Students society is as follows:

  • To publicly promote the science of engineering and the knowledge of its membership in connection with all facets of engineering.
  • To promote and support educational, social and athletic events
  • To provide information to the membership regarding all professional engineering organizations
  • To promote the history and traditions of the profession of engineering

Students who participate in these events not only experience an enriched educational experience, but also learn many of the skills that are not taught in class, such as teamwork, collaboration and the ability to have fun.


Your sponsorship allows us to lower delegate fees for students, and to run this conference. Your sponsorship puts you into contact with aspiring student leaders from every accredited engineering school in Ontario.


Please contact us at fyic2018@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring our FYIC 2018!

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