Global Engineering

[March 23rd, 2014]

Yo everybody,

This week's weekly stuff is less redundant than that was:

General Meeting: Elections
Come out to E5 2004 this Tuesday (the 25th) for our next general meeting! This one features our seven team lead elections. Candidates for each role will share their platforms, then we'll vote on them, then we'll assign each winner a [possibly nefarious] string to ensure that their victory is bittersweet.
For example: last week I was elected president, and the chapter decided to attack my hair-style. For the first meetings of next term, you'll see me in a suit and comb-over... I don't even own a comb >_>
Oh, and if you're interested in running, you should contact Savannah at .

Global Citizenship Workshop
This Wednesday, at 6:30 pm in E5 3102, the chapter is hosting a global citizenship workshop involving various community-minded UW clubs helps us expand and deepen our awareness of global citizenship. We will share our specialized knowledge and varying perspectives to achieve a common goal, and helps to expand our varying understandings of global citizenship.
In this workshop, we’ll carry out a real-time simulation case study with global citizenship in mind - this could be a simulation scenario involving an international aid project in a developing country, a business, logistics or marketing project with a moral dilemma, or anything under the moon! Think of it like a role-playing game where the scenarios do occur in the real world, and we have to carry out the scenario. We’ll have to work together with (or against) other global citizens, to achieve our make-believe goals, and at the end, we’ll be reflecting and assessing our ultimate impact on our goals and on each other.

Suggestions to Dean's Office re: TransCanada Announcement
Last week, the Faculty of Engineering announced they have received funding for a research partnership with TransCanada and named the E5 LiveLink room after them. Donations always bring some degrees of influence, and we'd like to ask the Dean's office to provide a complementary counter-influence and do our best to keep engineering students focussed on the defining problem of our generation. Information about the announcement can be found here and we'd also like to collect a few thoughts from our community (you) here.

International Water Cooperation Speaker Series
The next installment in our International Water Cooperation speaker series is here! H2O 4 ALL co-founder Timothy Muttoo will be speaking on Tuesday March 25th at 12:00 pm in DC 1403, and as always, free pizza will be provided!
This is what H2O 4 ALL have to say about themselves:
"H2O 4 ALL is an innovative Canadian charity made up of passionate people committed to developing and implementing sustainable WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) solutions in developing countries. By partnering with local charitable organizations and NGOs, we are able to engage and empower local community leaders to take ownership in these solutions.
Our interventions immediately impact the life of many, especially women and children, who have the responsibility to gather water daily. Presently H2O 4 ALL is has initiated work in 9 developing countries - 6 African countries, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Colombia, South America. H2O 4 ALL uses water to create sustainable socioeconomic growth."

Earth-hour at the SLC
SCI (Sustainable Campus Initiative) will be running Earth-hour related events in the SLC Great Hall, this Saturday March 29, 2013 - from 4-10 pm. Lights will be out from 8:30-9:30 for Earth Hour. Activities include: a coffeehouse of local uwaterloo bands, free fitness classes all day, an onsite bar serving local beer, vendors including the Fair Trade initiative, sustainably sourced free food, a photobooth, the bike generator, awesome prizes, and trivia throughout the night!

Those are all the words that you should have read, for now.

EWB UWaterloo

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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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