The Civil and Environmental Engineering Students' Society strives to enrich the camaraderie and academic experience of all students in the discipline. We work diligently to organize on- and off-campus events for fundraising and team development, as well as technical panels and competitions to provide valuable knowledge on career opportunities. We also strive to enhance professor-student interaction by providing a medium for feedback on both ends.
We look forward to providing our students with the services that they may need. Feel free to contact any of our executives below if you have any questions or concerns pertaining to their portfolio!
Hello, my name is Delaney (she/her), and I am in my 5th and final year of Civil! I am passionate about connecting with diverse groups of people and uniting knowledge across unique fields and backgrounds. My technical experience in consulting, academia, and start-up industries have helped me to understand this intersection — from biomedical to transportation engineering. Overall, my goal is to help others look beyond her degrees to impact their communities and discover new opportunities. I strongly believe in representation and believe that diversity unifies ideas, connects people, and grows innovation. In my spare time, I enjoy ski racing, playing music, writing, photography, and hiking. I look forward to connecting with you!
Hello, everyone! I'm Vince, and I'm currently in my third year of the civil engineering co-op program. I originally come from the Philippines and moved to Canada during my high school years. Ever since I was a child, I've been absolutely fascinated by impressive buildings and intricate infrastructures. This fascination fueled my desire to pursue civil engineering. When I'm not buried in textbooks and calculations, you can find me playing musical instruments or spending quality time with my friends. Music is my ultimate way to unwind, especially during those busy seasons. I'm always up for a jam session, so feel free to join in! As we kick off this school year, I can't wait to get to know all of you better. Remember to take some breaks between those study sessions and make the most of the academic year.
Hello! My name is Vivien Cen (She/Her), and I am entering my third year of civil engineering (trad). I was born in Vancouver, BC, but I have spent most of my life in Edmonton. From a young age, I have been fascinated with design and construction, whether through hands-on involvement or simply observing the world around me. My choice to pursue civil engineering stems from my desire to actively participate in the construction process and experience the fulfillment and satisfaction of seeing what I have contributed to becoming real, physical structures. Some random facts about me that I always share: • I can't eat chocolate. • I have a rabbit named Zuko (yes, from The Last Airbender), and I love talking about him. • I have a slight obsession with the color orange.
VP Student Life
G raeme Koppes
Hello, my name is Graeme Koppes and I was born and raised in Kamloops, BC. I’m in my fifth and final year of the co-op program, and joining the CEESS as an executive for the first time. I decided to go into Civil Engineering because I felt like it was one of the disciplines that had the most positive impact on the most people. When I graduate I plan on either working in natural gas (ideally hydrogen) or as a consultant. Some of my favourite hobbies include basketball and Pokémon (both TCG and VGC), although I’m more than happy to play most sports and video games whenever I can. Hopefully we’ll bump into each other at one of the CEESS’ many events this year!
Co VP Finance & Operations
Hello! I am Benjamin (but you can call me Ben) and I am one half of the VP of Finance and Operation for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Students’ Society. I am a 5th-year civil engineering student from Brandon, Manitoba. For the past year, I have served as Co-VP of Finance and Operations for the club. The previous year I was the Special Projects Lead / Senior Advisor to the President. My past projects include renovating the CEESS lounge, creating the CEESS discord server with over 450 members, planning and organizing last year’s graduation banquet, general event help, club promotion, and upkeep. When I am not studying for the latest midterm, you can find him somewhere on Whyte, hanging out with friends or playing video games.
Hi, I'm Bhavish (you can call me Bhav), one of your Co-VP Finance and Operations, along with Ben. I'm originally from Prince George, BC, and I'm going into my 5th year of Civil Engineering. I ran for the CEESS to help build and promote the community within the civil and environmental faculty. One of my favourite CEESS Events is the Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition. Some of my notable projects within the club are creating the CEESS discord server and helping organize previous years' graduation banquet. In my spare time (when I'm not drowning in homework), you can find me playing Fifa 23 or going to the gym. One fun fact about me is that I am fluent in speaking French.
Co VP Technical
Hi my name is Eric Lee and I am a Co-Vice President Technical for this upcoming academic year. I will be entering my fifth year of study as a Civil Environmental Co-op Student with hopes of graduating in April of 2024. I want to thank everyone who voted and I am looking forward to working alongside my counterpart, Jett, to execute an array of events aimed to help connect undergraduate students to the civil & environmental engineering industry. I hope that the wide range of civil and environmental engineering students will attempt to participate in the variety of events we have planned for this year and develop a better understanding of one’s future passion. I wish everyone the best in this upcoming academic year and make sure to have fun! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me, I would be happy to chat!
Hi my name is Jett, I am a 5th year civil co-op student. I always loved buildings and architecture growing up, but being from a small town I never saw much of that which is why I moved to Edmonton for school. Even though I initially wanted to get into the aerospace industry, I really found a passion for structural engineering and the systems that civil engineers provide so that society can function on a day to day basis. I think it's cool that people get to build cities down to the smallest details, like how wide sidewalks should be. When I'm not in school, you can catch me at the lake by the fire, on a wakeboard, or surfing. I love live music and hanging out with friends, so don't hesitate to reach out!