About RESS.

The Ryerson Engineering Student Society (RESS) represents the nearly 4000 full-time undergraduate Engineering students at Ryerson University.

RESS is governed by a student-elected Board of Directors that consist of 8 Directors, 8 Executives, and first year representatives. RESS’ mandate is to provide quality programming throughout the year that allows Ryerson Engineering students an avenue for extracurricular involvements. RESS hosts various academic, social, charity, and athletic events and services through the year. From hosting Orientation Week to welcome new students to funding the Iron Ring Ceremony and everything in between! RESS is a member of the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES) as well as the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario (ESSCO). These organizations represent the interests of engineering societies provincially and nationally. They provide engineering students from across the country the opportunity to have a unified voice.

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Mission and Values.

To support and promote activities and events, which will enhance the educational and co-curricular experience of the Membership and contribute to the educational values of the University;

To encourage all members to become active participants in RESS and to afford opportunity and a forum for the expression of opinions upon all questions bearing on or affecting their educational and co-curricular interests;

To facilitate communication between the Membership and the Faculty, the University, other engineering societies and professional organizations and associations.

There shall be two (2) types of members:
A) Full-time Members
B) Alumni Members

Full-time members are students enrolled as undergraduate studies in engineering programs as defined by the Faculty.

Alumni members must have graduated from the Faculty or its precursor, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

All members must have paid in full the Membership Fee as defined in Article 6.

Full-time membership terminates upon the graduation, withdrawal, suspension or expulsion from the University.

Rights of the Membership

All rights and responsibilities of the Membership described in this document and in the Policy Manual of RESS shall pertain only to Full-time Members.

Alumni members shall enjoy no rights of Membership other than the right to speak at General Meetings and at the meetings of the Board of Directors.

As of 2007, a fee of $30.00 per academic year shall be collected from all eligible members, as defined in Article 2. This fee shall increase every year thereafter based on the Canadian Price Index (CPI).

The Board of Governors shall collect the fees on behalf of RESS from all full-time members.

Membership fees for Alumni members is payable directly to RESS no later than May 30 to ensure membership during the fiscal year.

The membership fee shall be non-refundable.

Any increase in fees must be sanctioned by a referendum of the RESS membership conducted by the University’s Election Procedures Committee;

The referendum question must be approved by the Board of Governors. The referendum question and the implications of a favorable referendum must be submitted to the Board of Governors after consultation with the President of the University, or his/her nominee, in order that the Board of Governors may be fully cognizant of the implications of the outcome prior to the referendum being held.

The referendum must be conducted no later than November 15 to be applicable for the following academic year commencing in September.

The cost of the referendum shall be borne by RESS except for the salary and employee related costs of any employee who participates in holding the referendum.

A “favorable referendum” shall mean an affirmative vote by the majority of members voting.

The Dean of the Faculty, on behalf of the Board of Governors, shall advise RESS, monitor its publications, supervise its Board of Directors’ elections and ensure its fiscal accountability. RESS’ orientation and other programs shall be subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

The Dean of the Faculty shall review the proposed RESS budget annually before authorizing the transfer of funds to RESS and shall require a financial audit annually.

The Dean of the Faculty shall establish an Advisory Committee which includes among others a Finance Department representative, and the Manager, Student Relations and Development, to assist in his/her advisory role.

Come find us!

We are located in Kerr Hall East Room 123