2016-2017 Groups

Course Unions

Aerospace Engineering (ACU)

The Aerospace Course Union is an academic student group
representing all undergraduate students enrolled in Aerospace
Engineering at Ryerson. At the beginning of each academic year,
the ACU hosts an orientation for incoming Aerospace Engineering
students as well as networking events with representatives from the
Aerospace Industry.

Office: KHE 040 E

Contact us at: [email protected]

Biomedical Engineering (CUBE)

Since the biomedical program first started at Ryerson University
both a course union was formed (CUBE) for social events/assistance
and a student Chapter BMES for industry endeavors. Any biomedical
updates at Ryerson can be found on their wall.

Office: POD 365

Follow us on social media: Facebook

Contact us at: [email protected]

Chemical Engineering (CHEMU)

This year the Ryerson Chemical Engineering will be hosting its annual
Industry Night during both semester and will be looking to host
multiple events to get all years of Chemical Engineering. Our presidents
this year have a strong Focus on UNITY as we hope to change
the Chem Union forever.

Office: KHN 206

Contact us at: [email protected]

Civil Engineering (RSCE)

The Ryerson Society of Civil Engineering is a student-run
society representing the interests of students in the Civil Engineering
and Geomatics Option program. RSCE provides peer support and
various forms of student involvement through social, academic, and
engineering competition events throughout the year. Our goal is to
make sure you get the most out of your student life experience at

Office: MON 101

Contact us at: [email protected]

Electrical & Computer Engineering (RECESS)

The Ryerson Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Society
helps leverage your academic year with a combination
of academic, professional and just fun events to keep you sane.
Their main responsibility is representing you, the undergrad, at the
department level. Their other main thing is improving your Ryerson
EE experience.

Office: KHE 040

Contact us at: [email protected]

Industrial Engineering (IIE/ICU)

Welcome to Ryerson IEs’! Industrial Engineering is the broadest field
anyone could pursue. Whether it be a career in financial services,
healthcare, aviation or even fashion, it is definitely for you. Essentially
you are meeting the business side of engineering. Welcome
to where the leaders of innovation are. The ladies and gentlemen
whom wish to tackle efficiency and optimize any kind of system,
whether it be in an assembly line or even in human factors. We are
proudly the professional face of engineering and here to do business.
If you have any questions about this amazing program, please
feel free to message me at: [email protected] RESS and IIE Ryerson
Chapter are here to help you make the most of your time at Ryerson!

Office: EPH 124

Follow us on social media: FacebookTwitter

Visit us at: http://iie.ryerson.ca/

Contact us at: [email protected]

Mechanical Engineering (MECU)

Mechanical union is one of the most active student union around the
campus. It works for the students throughout the year and arranges
different events which helps students academically and socially.It
gives mechanical engineering students a chance to get familiar with
the industry and its professionals, as well as have fun with their fellow
mechanical engineering students.

Office: EPH 124

Contact us at: [email protected]

Design Teams

Canadian National Concrete Canoe Team

Work on this monstrosity begins in December for a competition in mid-May.

Office: MON 106A


CanSat is a team focused on designing and building a
mock satellite glider. This year’s competition consists of placing the
mock satellite into a rocket and launching it over 1000 ft in the air.
Once released from the rocket, the payload will collect atmospheric
data and transmit it wirelessly to ground. When it reaches a specified
altitude, the payload will deploy wings and glide to the ground. This
team combines components of aircraft design, avionics/electrical
engineering, programming and space systems design into one single
competition. We accept members of all branches of engineering and
have positions available for student of any year.

Visit us at: http://ryersoncansat.ca/

Contact us at: [email protected]

Great Northern Concrete Toboggan (GNCTR) Team

Just as fun as it sounds. The toboggan must be made of 50% Portland
cement. There are races and design competitions. Visit the Civil course
union early in the year to get involved.

Contact us at: [email protected]

Ryerson Aero Design (RAD)

Construct a remote controlled aircraft
for the SAE Aero Design Competition. The primary objective is to lift
the most weight.

Office: KHE 006

Visit us at: http://stw.ryerson.ca/~rad/

Contact us at: [email protected]

Ryerson Baja Racing

We design and build an off-road race car. Our team gets to race this
car at the 2-3 different competitions we go to each year. Visit us in
the Engineering Student Design Zone.

Visit us at: http://ryersonbaja.com

Contact us at: [email protected]

Ryerson Formula Racing

We build a race car, what more do you want to know?

Office: KHE 023

Visit us at: http://www.ryersonformulasae.com/

Contact us at: [email protected]

Ryerson Rams Robotics (R3)

The Ryerson Rams Robotics (R3) is a
robotics collective aimed at promoting and enhancing robotics education
for Ryerson students, by having member’s design, build, and
compete in robotics related challenges or competitions. R3 seeks to
provide useful hands on experience through the robotic design process
while allowing students to collaborate with other like-minded
students as well industry professionals.
Any Ryerson student is welcome to join. R3 accepts a wide range of
members including those with no experience, all the way up to those
who are ready to compete in the next competition.
One of R3’s best accomplishments to date was the creation RamsBot,
Ryerson University’s own basketball-shooting robot as featured during
a Toronto Raptors game, as well as Discovery’s Daily Planet.

Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter

Ryerson Rocketry Club

The Ryerson Rocketry Club (RRC) is a team
of students who all share a common passion for wanting to build
and launch rockets. We aim to teach new students the basics of high
powered rocketry as well as exposing them to many advanced manufacturing
techniques. We compete each year at the Intercollegiate
Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) to deliver a 10 lbs. payload to
10,000 feet in our custom designed rocket.

Contact us at: [email protected]

Ryerson Solar Racing

Aphelion is a brand new addition to Ryerson University and the Ryerson
Engineering Student Society, building a fully functional solar powered vehicle.

Follow us on social media: Facebook

Contact us at: [email protected]

Ryerson Steel Bridge Team

Coming Soon!!

Ryerson Supermileage SAE

Ryerson Supermileage is a student team that designs and builds a single passenger internal combustion vehicle to to achieve the highest fuel efficiency (MPG) in the SAE Supermileage
international competition. The team is a great way to gainhands on experience in computer modelling, fabrication, resin-fiber composites, engine tuning, project management and much more. It’s also a great way to network with other university teams and international companies.

Office: KHN 3rd Floor

Follow us on social media: Twitter

Visit us at: http://ryersonsupermileage.wikispaces.com/

Contact us at: [email protected]

Ryerson Thrill Club (RTC)

Do you like rollercoasters? Waterslides?
Carnival rides? Then Thrill club is where you belong! This group of
Thrill enthusiasts spend their spare time learning about the engineering
behind amusement rides and devices, their accessibility requirements,
how rides are developed, etc. As well, the club works on models
and other projects related to the industry in order to learn about
how these incredible systems work. The other main focus of the club
is on networking with industry professionals by being involved with
ASTM F.24 and IAAPA. The amusement industry is where creative design
and engineering meet to create fun, don’t miss out!

Contact us at: [email protected]

Ryerson Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team (RUAV)

They build unmanned aerial vehicles that can either be remotely controlled, or flown autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans.

Office: KHE 40E

Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/RyersonUAV/



American Society of Civil Engineers (ASME)

ASME Ryerson is a student run not-for-profit organization, comprised of
executive team members and enthusiastic volunteers. Motivated by the idea
of creating positive changes within the engineering community, ASME
Ryerson has enriched students’ lives by providing networking opportunities
as well as social activities.

Since 2009, we have assisted the professional development of students by
providing conferences and seminars as well as out of the classroom knowledge
through plant tours and design competitions.

Visit us at: http://www.asmeryerson.com/

Contact us at: [email protected]

ASHRAE: Ryerson University

ASHRAE is a global society made for the advancement of human well-being
through the use of sustainable technologies for the built environment. ASHRAE
Ryerson’s focus is to give our students opportunities to meet industry leaders
and learn from their experiences. As a student member, we offer chances to
receive scholarships, access journals and publications workshops for industry
standard software and socials to improve your network.

Follow us on social media: Twitter

Visit us at: http://www.torontoashrae.com/

Contact us at: [email protected]

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

A full-service professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering
that was established in 1968. BMES has over 3000 members in North America
consisting of students, university professors, industry professionals, doctors, and
pharmaceutical and prosthetic companies. The vision of BMES is to serve as the
lead society and professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering.

The BMES Student Chapter serves Ryerson as a foundation for BMES; uniting
Ryerson’s community and promoting the profession of biomedical engineering.

Visit us at: http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~bmes/

Contact us at: [email protected]

Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI)

The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) is a non-profit professional
scientific and technical organization devoted to the advancement of the art,
science and engineering of aeronautics, astronautics and associated technologies
in Canada. It provides a focus for communications and networking among the
aeronautics and space community in Canada, and assists members in developing
skills, exchanging information, and sharing talents in their areas of interest. It
promotes Canadian competence and international competitiveness in aeronautics
and space and their applications, and fosters national pride and international
esteem for Canada’s accomplishments in these areas. The Institute consists of
15 Branches that serve about 1,600 members in major cities across Canada, some
hosted by universities and colleges. Sections cater to special interest groups, such
as Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design and Development, Astronautics, Flight
Mechanics and Operations, Propulsion, Structure and Materials. CASI holds
conferences, workshops, and symposia each year, which draw delegates from
around the world.

Follow us on social media: Facebook

Visit us at: http://stw.ryerson.ca/~casi/about_casi.html

Contact us at: [email protected]

Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)

1. Enhance services to members: CSCE will provide services and benefits
to members within all areas of civil engineering activity.2. Growing with Youth: CSCE will develop programs and benefits that will
support students and Young Professionals.
3. Leadership and Sustainable Infrastructure: CSCE will influence how
public infrastructure in Canada is planned, designed, constructed and maintained.
Follow us on social media: Facebook
Visit us at: http://www.cscetoronto.ca/ryerson-university-student-chapter/
Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME)
The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering was founded in 1970 in order
to form a single organization – with a clear national identity – for Canadian
mechanical engineers. It is the first constituent society of the Engineering
Institute of Canada (EIC) and is associated with its American and British
counterparts: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and
the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (I.Mech.E.).

At the local and regional levels, the CSME provides a wide range of activities
for mechanical engineers with common fields of interest; these activities, which
include social as well as technical occasions, are generally in the form of meetings,
lectures, seminars, plant tours, etc. Other channels of communication are through
the CSME Bulletin and CSME Transactions.

Follow us on social media: Facebook

Visit us at: http://csmeryerson.ca/
Contact us at: [email protected]
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
EWB strives to improve the quality of life in Africa through system changes.
We believe that these improvements can only be made by investing in people
to address the root causes of poverty, instead of responding to them.

On a local level, EWB Ryerson creates change by educating the community and
raising awareness. Through member learning workshops and youth outreach
sessions, we inspire individuals to develop solutions to issues affecting the
developing world.

Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter

Visit us at: ryerson.ewb.ca

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The Ryerson University IEEE Student Chapter was founded on January 2nd,
1963 by the electrical engineering students. Since then, the branch has served
the student body currently completing the Bachelor of Electrical & Computer
Engineering degree at Ryerson University.

Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter

Contact us at: [email protected].

Visit our website here!


Tetra Ryerson is a student run group that works with the North American
Society of Tetra. Together we create assistive devices for individuals with
disabilities. We are currently working on a number of different projects. Each
project challenges engineers with real life problems with the utmost reward
upon completion. Throughout the year we will be hosting a variety of events,
providing students the opportunity to get involved as much as possible.

Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Visit us at: http://www.tetraryerson.ca/

Contact us at: [email protected]

Interest Groups


EngOut is the Ryerson Engineering Society for LGBT*Q+ Engineering Students. We offer support, social events, and industry connections for all LBGT*Q+ engineering students.