EWB UW's Orientation Week Session, 2010

Do you remember when you were in a session with EWB UW in Engineering Orientation Week in September 2010?

In 2010, EWB ran a session for incoming engineering students about using the skills you develop in engineering to become a change maker. All participants were told to write down a goal or dream they wanted to be working on after they graduated.

As part of our National Engineering Month activities, we wanted to share these goals, as a reminder of the passion and inspiration that can really drive us to be better engineers and professionals.

Hopefully those who participated in this session will enjoy the flashback to their youthful selves! We will be e-mailing everyone who included their e-mail, but feel free to peruse the complete list of goals and dreams we collected here (

For those of you who participated in this session, we would love to hear back from as many people as possible!

1. What have you already done to work towards this goal?
2. Has your plan changed since you started university?
3. What were your initial impressions upon re-reading your contribution?

You can e-mail us with your response, or a picture of you working towards your goal, at; or tweet @ewbuw with your #oweekgoals. Responses will be shared on our website or Facebook page.

ISF pour vous!

Hey EWBers,

As engineers without borders it's important that we question design, and ask ourselves: how do we build a global community?
Keep that question in mind as we approach NATIONAL ENGINEERING MONTH!

Here are good happenings:
 Manufactured Landscapes

Jennifer Baichwal's cameras follow Edward Burtynsky (1955- ) as he visits what he calls manufactured landscapes: slag heaps, e-waste dumps, huge factories in the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces of China, and a place in Bangladesh where ships are taken apart for recycling. In China, workers gather outside the factory, exhorted by their team leader to produce more and make fewer errors. A woman assembles a circuit breaker, and women and children are seen picking through debris or playing in it. Burtynsky concludes with a visit to Shanghai, the world's fastest growing city, where wealth and poverty, high-rises and old neighborhoods are side by side.
Check the event out on facebook or reserve your ticket today!

Speaker Series: Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux
SWIGS and our chapter are putting on a speaker series featuring Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, the Vice Provost of Aboriginal Initiatives at Lakehead University, who will be coming in on Feb. 26th to speak about Indigenous water issues in Canada. How Canadian Youth can KNOW more about what is happening in their country when it comes to Indigenous issues, and how those issues are directly related to their own lives. We all live on planet earth, how can we work together to ensure a sustainable future?
The event is happening from 10:00-11:30 am in DC 1304.

Talk Change Conference
Smart Solutions UW is hosting another Talk Change conference in less than two weeks! Join us as we discuss ways to incorporate technological innovations that challenge the norms in developing countries. A handful of professionals, academia, researchers, and entrepreneurs will be sharing their ideas, challenges, and their breakthroughs, accompanied by breakout sessions and panel discussions. Come quench your passion for technology and international development, while networking with some amazing world-changers. Visit this website for registration details and more information!

March Break Open House Registration
Register here to help run our booth! You're awesome and visitors will definitely want to hear you out.
March Open House is happening on Saturday March 1st, from 10 am until 4 pm in E5. We need people there to set up starting around 9:00 am through to the end of the event.

General Meeting
Tuesday is the general meeting, your best chance to get involved, and the only day I don't have a midterm this weeeeek! 5:30 pm in E5 2004 is the right time at the right place. The walls are mostly glass so if you're nearby you'll see us.

That's it people!
EWB UWaterloo

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