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About CESS

The Chemical and Oil & Gas Engineering Students’ Society (CESS) at the University of Calgary is a student run initiative that aims to represent and support students academically, prepare them for post-university careers, and ensure that they are keeping up with innovations and changes in the industry. CESS aims to diversify student life and education by ensuring students are learning outside of the classroom through events such as industry mixers, tours, and lunch & learns. CESS is also proud represent the Schulich School of Engineering at the annual Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and the World Congress of Chemical Engineering.

Upcoming Events

Fall BBQ Membership Drive

Date: Friday September 28, 2018
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: ENGG Quad (In front of Engineering Block G)

Interested in joining CESS? Come out to our BBQ and learn more about the society! You can also get free burger, drink AND cookie along with your purchase of CESS membership! Non CESS members can purchase burger for $2, drink for $1, cookie for $1 or a combo of all three for $3!

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National Bank Lunch and Learn

Date: 14 March, 2018
Time: 12pm and 1pm
Location: END 004 - Chemical Engineering homeroom

Chemical and Oil & Gas Students’ Society is partnering with National Bank to plan a Lunch N Learn for specifically engineering students to take charge of their personal finances. This will be an interactive Lunch N Learn focused on the basics of saving and investing. Students will be encouraged to ask questions about investing and savings with your bank account. Every student will be given a lunch and our target is to have 60 students involved. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. If you have any dietary restrictions, email cess@ucalgary.ca.

Please reserve by registering through Eventbrite.
Please indicate your lunch order here by MARCH 5: 

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NOVA Chemicals Facilities Research tour

Date: 9 March, 2018
Time: 12:45pm

The Chemical and Oil and Gas Engineering Students' Society is hosting a tour of NOVA Chemicals' two research facilities in Calgary. We will be touring the Centre for Applied Research and the Centre for Performance Applications. Don't miss out on this chance to learn about how plastics are made and how they are used in everyday life! You will also get the chance to meet some professionals in the industry!

The tour is on Friday, March 9th, 2017 - we will be leaving UofC at 12:45pm

Price: Free for CESS members, and $10 for non-CESS members (purchase comes with CESS membership)

You can sign up for a spot using the Google Form link below. There are only 15 spots so sign up quickly! Please indicate if you are able to drive for carpooling. (Please note that the form would be closing on Sunday March 4th!)


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Winter Student & Prof mixer

Date: 16 March, 2018
Time: 3-4:30 pm
Location: The Den Red room

With the midterm season being over CESS invites you to come out and connect with your peers and faculty. This is a great opportunity to expand your network and get to know your professors beyond the classroom environment, enjoy some good Den food and have a good Friday afternoon with a glass of cold beer or pop!  Hope to see you all there!

Price: Free for CESS members, and $10 for non-CESS members (purchase comes with CESS membership)