Fun INtended

Sarbajoy Majumdar - VP Internal
Posted on: October 22, 2016

Hey everybody, this is your friendly neighbourhood Sarb here again, and here is another dose of my updates. Hope you all have had a great reading break so far, and hopefully the stress of Hell Week is not getting into you too much. If it is, then hopefully this update can help cheer you up a bit.

Upcoming Events

First off, EngHack tickets have been sold and we are currently accepting people onto the waitlist. There has been a growing support for EngHack and I first would like to apologize to everyone who was unable to get a spot. Location booking has been difficult this fall, and the largest room we could get was RCH 301, and the capacity is limited– hence, we have to cut down the numbers. However, please do not be discouraged from participating in EngHack, as your support has given us further reason to find bigger rooms in future terms.

Next, we have Semi Formal, happening on November 4th. All early bird tickets are sold, and there are only regular tickets being sold at $15 per ticket. We have had a trio of amazing directors (Jacquie Hutchings, Hala Al Jamal and Kayli Dale) as well as their shadow directors (Tiffany Szymanski and Josie Eshkenazi) working really hard to set up a great Semi Formal event for you. You can buy tickets from the Orifice on any weekday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Finally, we have a First Year Mentoring Bonfire Event happening in the beginning of November where first years and their mentors alike can forget about the stresses of midterms and interact with each other for a final time before we wrap up the first year portfolio for good. More details about that will come out via Facebook.

Future Initiatives

As mandated by council, I have been exploring the option of combining Women in Engineering First Year Mentoring and our EngSoc First Year Mentoring programs in future years. A big reason why this possibility was explored was because many past mentors and mentees have been part of both mentoring programs. Members of EngSoc council, as well as Women in Engineering have noticed that there is significant overlap between programs. Hence, along with my First Year Commissioner, Mariko, I visited the Outreach Office and met with Lyndia Stacey, who is the main Outreach Coordinator for Women In Engineering. We discussed the strengths and weaknesses about our respective mentoring programs. I will be relaying this information to Chelsea Vandermeer, my B Society counterpart, and we’ll see how all societies and organizations can work together in a big mentoring initiative for future years.

As always, I am approachable, and would love to talk to any of you, so feel free to reach out to me via email (vpinternal.a@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca) or stop by the Orifice (CPH 1327) on Mondays 2.30pm-4.30pm, or other time you are free, and I will help you to the best of my abilities.