Student Chapters

University of Toronto - Student Chapter Update

The University of Toronto Student Section is back into the swing of things with a whole new year to look forward to.  With five new portfolios with a blend of returning officers and new officers, this year’s student section will include successful events from the past and new ideas for this and future years.

The portfolios are Technical Workshops, Plant Tours, Professional Seminars, Socials and Recruitment, and Competitions. The plant tours being planned this year include favorites such as Toyota Manufacturing, Pratt & Whitney, Bombardier Aerospace, and many more.  We will also be continuing our professional seminars, including the annual PEY Mixer, Steam Mixer, alongside new events such as the Career Path Seminar, and Leadership/Motivational Speaker Series. Many technical workshops have already been planned for the year covering MS Project, MS Access, MS Excel, Solidworks, AutoCAD, and ANSYS. Of course any year would be incomplete without our semesterly socials, and our internal “Skule Engineering Competitions” (SEC) which include design, oral, and consulting competitions. In March 2013 UofT also looks forward to co-hosting the Student Professional Development Conference in Toronto alongside Ryerson, and UoIT.

As we progress with our plans for the 2012 to 2013 academic year, the UofT Student Section would like to invite all Ontario Section professionals to our numerous networking events.  Any support you can provide would be welcomed and greatly appreciated.  

Radhika Sagar

Vice-Chair, ASME University of Toronto Student Section

Chair, ASME District B SPDC Host Committee

For more information, check out the University of Toronto Chapter website.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) - Student Chapter

Roshan Rajmohan

UOIT Student Chapter Chair, 2011

UOIT’s ASME chapter is back in action after being inactive for a while.  With a newly formed committee for this year’s student section, we look forward to having many successful events with our new ideas for this and the future years.  

The chapter is currently focusing on creating awareness within our campus of the ASME Organization, driving membership, and encouraging younger year students to join the section and take on leadership roles for the future years of this student section.

On October 4th, 2011; UOIT experienced ASME’s kick-off fundraiser event. Some of the events that are planned this year are the Wind Tunnel Tour, Geothermal Tour both located on campus, Professional Engineers Ontario (P.E.O.) seminar, Time-Management seminar, Ethics seminar, Pressure Vessels conference, Case-study competition with UOIT’s Engineering Society & awards are sponsored by Schinder Electric and Charity Dodge-ball event with all societies and clubs on campus competing and the proceedings will go back to the community.

This academic year, UOIT has taken the responsibility of hosting the yearly Student Night Dinner, one of our best networking events.  We are also planning to host a summer Computer Aided Design (CAD) Camp for high school students.

This chapter is heavily promoting all the events successfully as evident from the great turnout of each event. We hope to continue in this direction and is very pleased with the warm welcome received by other university chapters in offering us help in getting started, and we hope that for the future years to come the chapter will continue its growth and success.

For more information, check out University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Chapter Website

University of Ottawa - Student Chapter Update              


Catching up with UOASME

Matthew Tessier

The University of Ottawa student branch of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (UOASME) has been hard at work setting the framework for an exciting conclusion to the 2008-09 academic year.  

In mid-October 2008, the section hosted a Career Seminar, enabling students to get a glimpse of what to expect following graduation.  Charlene Tung of ASME Ontario kicked off the festivities with job-seeking tips and a personal account of her work as Black Belt at GE Water.  Students then got to hear from Philippe Poitras, an alumnus of the University of Ottawa’s mechanical engineering program and a biomedical mechanical engineer with the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at the Ottawa General Hospital.  The evening concluded with recent graduates giving a very candid perspective on the job search.  

In other news, the deadline is rapidly approaching for the first-year design competition in which students have the opportunity to use their acquired skills in computer-aided design (CAD).  This year, UOASME found inspiration in the 2010 Olympic Games, and future engineers have been challenged to design high-performance sport sleds. 

Eventwise, UOASME is ecstatic to be hosting its first Young Engineers Forum (YEF), which promises to draw large crowds for panel discussions involving ground-breaking technologies and personal challenges in the workplace.  Also, the YEF will involve recruiting agencies giving first-hand accounts of what they are looking for and what the future holds for the mechanical engineering discipline.  The section’s annual technical seminar is just around the corner, and promises to give students a fresh look at their professors’ research interests.  

Another exciting event will be the CAD/CAM Preview in which current students and recent graduates will share their knowledge and experience of a daunting yet exhilarating compulsory fourth-year design course that culminates the mechanical engineering degree at the University of Ottawa.  It promises to be business as usual for the dedicated executives at UOASME who are more excited than ever to be connecting students, professors, and employers in the mechanical engineering discipline.  

Click here to find out more about University of Ottawa Chapter.

Ryerson University Student Chapter

Michael Rodionov

Ryerson Student Chapter Chair, 2009

Ryerson’s ASME chapter has been finally brought back into action after being inactive for 3 years. On February 11th, 2009, Ryerson experienced ASME’s kick-off event with Charlene Tung’s wonderful presentation covering topics such as “New Grad to New Hire” and showing the benefits of being associated with ASME. The chapter currently has 5 officers, and is trying to tackle two tasks at once. One of the tasks being familiarizing students with the organization and driving membership, and the other task being to help promote younger students to become officers and take on leadership roles in the future years.

The chapter is currently focusing on promoting attendance to a few events such as the Unilever plant tour, Bombardier plant tour (March 19th), and Young Engineer's Forum. We are very happy to be welcomed by other university chapters offering us help in getting started, and we hope that for the future years to come the chapter will continue its growth.

For more information, check out the Ryerson Student Chapter website.