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The Engineering Society

In 1885, a group of students approached Principal John Galbraith and proposed the founding of a society, which became the Engineering Society, now known as EngSoc.

The Engineering Society aimed to encourage engineering research among students, and to promote a spirit of camaraderie among students and alumni in the practice of engineering. 


Description and history of the Engineering Society, Torontonensis 1902.

At first, The Engineering Society's main function was the reading and publishing of research papers in annual proceedings. Members also had primary responsibility for direction of the SPS's library for many years.

Papers read before the Engineering Society, 1885-86.

EngSoc has since expanded to offer many more functions to the University of Toronto's engineering students, including social events, extracurricular activities, funding, and operating its own archive. 

The Engineering Society