This building was designed by students, for students, holding lounge & study areas, meeting rooms for clubs & teams, a student workshop, and a garage for our technical engineering teams.
On the 1st floor, you will find The Drain. This student volunteer-run hub acts as a student store and help desk. Students can buy engineering swag, social events and networking event tickets from the Drain. You can also access the Hatch Buildspace & Garage from the main floor.
The 2nd floor is home to The Junction, an open concept space for studying and socializing, but often used for various events such as co-op-focused industry nights, video game tournaments, or even academic help sessions.
On the 3rd floor of this building, we have some of our student service offices, Academic Advising and Engineering Co-op and Career Services.
The office is broken down into 2 sections. On the left, you have access to Engineering co-op resources, and on the right is the Academic Advising office.
1. Engineering Co-op & Career Services Office:
Co-op is available to all of our 4 programs – optional for CompSci, Eng & iBioMed, and mandatory for BTech students. If you were interested in co-op and wanted to obtain your co-op designation, you would need to complete a minimum of 12 months of relevant work experience prior to graduating.
Our co-op program is considered flexible in terms of when and for how long you take your co-op positions – you can take 4,8-,12- or 16-month long co-op positions for when it makes sense for you.
The Engineering Co-op & Career Services (ECCS) is readily available to provide support and guidance for every step in the job application process. During your first year you’ll complete an “Intro to Co-op” course which teaches you all about how to boost and manage your resume, how to write a cover letter, what employers are looking for in interviews, what industries are available for our students and how they can tailor their background towards that future. Similarly, the office also offers resume & cover letter critiques, mock interviews, and career-building workshops and manage a job board only accessible to our students. ECCS also hosts over 100 events annually on-campus and virtually giving you the opportunity to engage, network and find your potential future employer.
2. Academic Advising Office:
Academic Advising is like high school guidance counsellors. They can help you with course enrolment and the selection of any academic-based goal like a minor or certain specialization in your upper years. If you ever require tutoring or extra help with anything, they have those kinds of resources available as well. We highly recommend you to connect with our academic advisors throughout your time in school – the better they know you, the better advice they can provide – and not just go there in moments of panic or crisis.
The Build Space consists of an engineering workshop and a garage bay. In the workshop, students can utilize all the tooling available once specific training has been obtained. The workshop can be used entirely for free for students wishing to complete personal projects, lab-related work (a lot of first-year design course projects are complete here), or capstone projects.
Moving into the garage bay, this space holds many of our technical engineering teams on campus, such as:
Baja Racing builds ATV-like vehicles to race in various competitions testing endurance, speed, and mobility.
Formula Electric builds quarter-scale formula racing cars to compete against other engineering schools.
Concrete Toboggan builds a full-size toboggan with the main rule being only concrete must touch the ground.
Seismic Design builds various bridges or towers within a specified build space to withstand violent shaking, high pressure, or certain weight on top.
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