Talk:UOIT Engineering Students' Society

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The UOIT Engineering Students' Society is a notable organization of public interest with connections to many other organizations. This organization is similar to organizations such as: Queen's Engineering Society and Engineering Undergraduate Society of the University of British Columbia. It is formally affiliated with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and is an item of interest within the Ontario community and generally within Canada. --Danchaudhry (talk) 06:11, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

The UOIT Engineering Students' Society is an important organization of public interest that gives the students at UOIT amazing opportunities and connections outside of the classroom. Got.fag (talk) 12:51, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

The UOIT Engineering Students' Society has been around since 2003 and has provided a strong student community at UOIT. Having a wide variety of events and networking opportunities for students to get involved on campus and off campus, it has become an integral part of the Engineering Community at UOIT. Astralflame (talk) 16:31, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

  • As used in Wikipedia guidelines, "notability" does not mean important, or meritorious, or interesting; it means that the topic has received "significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject." I was surprised by the removal of the {{Primary sources}} template from the article, as I would have thought this fact is self-evident. Of the 28 footnotes in the article, approximately 23 are either from the society itself or from the university with which it is affiliated. Several of the others are from organizations with which the society is affiliated in some other way, and the very few footnotes citing independent sources are news articles that mention the university, not this student society. I see no evidence whatsoever of any coverage of the society's existence or activities in independent sources. That doesn't mean no such coverage exists, just that it hasn't been presented here so far. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 21:29, 3 August 2012 (UTC)