Social Events and Student Competitions
The BCIT CSCE Student club is very active in encouraging and supporting our members to participate in student competitions and social events. The club hosts many social events each year, which allow students to take a break from their course, work and relax with peers. Our club also supports student competitions allowing our members to compete with other schools, and gain knowledge from outside the class room.
Check out our events calendar here.
First Year Kick-off Barbecue. The CSCE in conjunction with the Civil Engineering Department hosts a welcome event for all first year students. This event includes a barbecue and small sporting events to allow the new students to get to know each other in a fun environment. This is also used as a recruiting event for the club to enroll new members.
BCIT INTRAMURAL SPORTS TEAMS
Each year the BCIT CSCE Supports an Ice Hockey team to play in the BCIT Intramurals league. The team plays Wednesdays after school against other programs such as Mechanical Engineering, Geomatics, and Building Architecture.
The CSCE also sponsors other various sports teams including dodgeball, indoor soccer and slow pitch softball, and floor hockey.
AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTION, ACI
In past years many BCIT students have had the chance to compete with the American Concrete Institution's diverse concrete competitions including FRC Bowling Ball, Concrete Cylinder, and concrete cube.
TROITSKY BRIDGE BUILDING COMPETITION
The BCIT CSCE chapter provided funding for a group of 4th and 3rd year students to attend the annual Troitsky Bridge Building Competition. This event, which draws students from all over North America, is a competition where students use their education and creativity to cronstruct a bridge from popsicle sticks, glue, floss and toothpicks, to support a point load.
For more information visit: http://troitsky.ca/
WESTERN ENGINEERING COMPETITION, WEC
2014 was the third year that BCIT sent Civil Students to the Western Engineering Competition. The five-day engineering event allows the students to share engineering intellect, challenge their skill set, and gain exposure to industry. Students compete in one of six engineering competitions that will showcase their talent outside of the classroom. Professional events with industry allows students and industry to mix and mingle and give the engineers-to-be a taste of what the future has in store.
ANNUAL BC LIONS & WHITECAPS GAME
During the Fall semester, the CSCE puts on a trip to a BC Lions game. This popular event brings the students from all the different years together.
In the spring of each year, the CSCE organizes a bus to see a Whitecaps game. This is a great way for our members to take their minds off spring semester projects.
Student Competition Awards
2014 Troitsky Bridge Building Competition, 4th Place
2012 Troitsky Bridge Building Competition, 3rd Place
2011 ACI 1st Place, FRP Composites Competition, Highest Load to Cost Ratio
2010 Canadian Wood Council Wood Catapult, 1st Place, Longest Distance
2010 Canadian Wood Council Wood Catapult, 3rd Place, Qualifying Trials
2010 ACI 2nd Place, FRC Bowling Ball Prediction Competition
2009 Canadian Wood Council Wood Catapult, Best Team Spirit
2009 Canadian Wood Council Wood Catapult, 3rd Place, Longest Distance
2008 ACI 3rd Place, FRC Bowling Ball Prediction Competition
2005 ACI 2nd Place, Most Accurate Prediction of Load and Deflection of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Composites.
The BCIT CSCE Student Chapter is proud to help out organizations with charitable efforts. Our highlight event in this category is our Movember Campaign, which takes place every November.
The students start clean shaven on Movember 1st and grow a moustache to raise funds and awareness for men's health, and more specifically prostate cancer. For more information on this event please visit movember.ca.
We also held a canned food drive for the Christmas season, where we donated 200 pounds of food to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.