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Western Engineering Competition

Held annually in January, the Western Engineering Competition (WEC) provides an opportunity for undergraduate engineering students in Western Canada to develop their skills in fast-paced, hands-on engineering challenges, and qualify for the national Canadian Engineering Competition.

Since 1985, WEC has been the foremost regional challenge among the most engaged and adaptive minds the undergraduate engineering programs in Western Canada have to offer. It continues to create a friendly and competitive atmosphere that is conducive to networking with not only fellow competitors, but also industry professionals who help judge and sponsor the event.

The five-day event typically includes two days for arrivals and departures, a day of industry tours and networking, and two full days of competition.

Questions can be sent to wec2020@wesst.ca

WEC Host Schools

Bids for WEC are made at the WESST’s Annual General Meeting, a little over one year prior to the competition.

Year

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

Host School

University of Saskatchewan

University of Manitoba

British Columbia Institute of Technology

University of Yukon

University of British Columbia — Okanagan

University of British Columbia — Vancouver

University of Alberta

University of Victoria

University of Calgary

University of Saskatchewan

University of Manitoba

University of Regina

University of Victoria

University of British Columbia — Vancouver

University of Calgary

University of Saskatchewan

Location

Saskatoon

Winnipeg

Vancouver

Banff

Kelowna

Vancouver

Edmonton

Victoria

Calgary

Saskatoon

Winnipeg

Regina

Victoria

Vancouver

Calgary

Saskatoon

Dates

January 22-26

January 16-20

January 10-14

January 12-15

January 12-15

January 12-15

January 15–19

January 23–27

January 18–22

January 26–30

January 20–24

January 21–25

January 16–20

January 24–28

January 18–22

January 25–30

The first five Western Engineering Competitions, held separately from a now-defunct conference known as the Western Canadian Congress of Engineering Students (WCCES), were hosted at the University of British Columbia in 1985, the University of Alberta in 1986, the University of Saskatchewan in 1987, the University of British Columbia in 1988, and the University of Calgary in 1989.

From 1990 to 2004, WEC and WCCES were combined as the Western Engineering Conference & Competition (WECC), held at the University of Manitoba in 1990, Simon Fraser University in 1991, University of Alberta in 1992, University of Saskatchewan in 1993, University of Manitoba in 1994, University of Victoria in 1995, University of Regina in 1996, University of Calgary in 1997, University of British Columbia in 1998, University of Saskatchewan in 1999, University of Victoria in 2000, Simon Fraser University in 2001, University of Regina in 2002, University of Alberta in 2003, and University of Manitoba in 2004.