The Bioresource Engineering Student Society (BESS) is the association that represents undergraduate students enrolled in the Bioresource B.Eng program at McGill University. Our services range from organizing campus-wide events to career planning and information seminars. In addition, we organize dinner outings, networking opportunities and social events for our members.
Events organized by the Association include the annual Oktoberfest and Turkey Roast dinners, as well as many activities that are of interest to its members as well as other students on campus. The BESS also helps with the integration of new students as well as with the department recruitment. It is involved in insuring a great academic experience and interesting employment opportunities. Competitions attended by its members include the Engineering Games, the Quebec and Canadian Engineering Competition.
The BESS also acts as a link between the students and the engineering community at large, connecting them with other students and the professional associations. It is represented at the Quebec Order of Engineers (OIQ) as well as the Confederation of engineering students in Quebec (QCESO) and Canada (CFES). It also has ties with the downtown Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS), as well as the engineering-related student clubs at Mac like Mutrac and the Mac Robotics Club.
The goal of the association is to unite all engineering students through a greater fellowship and a memorable student experience. The Association also aims to make the engineering students participate in activities organized by the Macdonald Campus Students’ Society.