While you were out: Fall 2010Anish Bhutani - 3T Chemical
Posted on: January 19, 2011
Welcome back to another term on campus. For those of you who were away for co-op, it might have seemed to you that the University was shut down for four months. I am here to tell you that is just not true. In fact, while B-SOC was away, A-SOC was on their school term, and here is a quick review of what happened in Fall 2010.
The term started off with Orientation Week, as all the eager new students arrived to campus with moms and dads, being greeted by hundreds of enthusiastic upper year leaders, and EDCOM, and strove through all the events.
Also in orientation week news, remember when the administration tried to shorten the orientation week to 2 days, and failed? Well, they still have that problem as orientation week does not leave enough study days needed to maintain accreditation. Their solution: have a “Student Transition Program”, in which things like the ELPE are written before September, orientation week is until Wednesday with introduction classes on Thursday and Friday, and a post program, including a Reading week for the Fall term.
The Nanotechnology Program at Waterloo was officially accredited. The program starting in 2005 had its first graduation class in 2010. All other engineering programs were also accredited again, and will remain accredited for the next 3 years.
The Municipal Government had their elections in the Waterloo Region. Major results that affect us is Brenda Halloran was re-elected mayor and Jeff Henry became Ward 6 Councillor. The other big result was that the Waterloo residents voted for the region to stop spending money on fluoridating water.
WatPD continued to progress as PD-20 was being developed and the team to make PD-21 was being selected. For those who don’t know, if you still have PDEng courses that you need to take, you have the option to switch over to the PD programme. Information can be found at www.engineering.uwaterloo.ca/watpd-engineering/.
Like every term, EngSoc organized events such as TalEng, Curling, and Genius Bowl. Semiformal was a joint event with AHS, themed Cirque du Soleil and had over 300 people show up between the faculties. And EngPlay had three shows, coming soon to the YouTube channel UWENGSOC, and was entitled “Murder in the Knife Room”.
So now the question is, B-SOC, will you be having more fun this winter?