Ludent Stife Luv v2.0

Mariko Shimoda - VP Student Life
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Aloha from your EngSoc VP Student Life. I hope you’ve been enjoying the frequent thunderstorms, hail, and humidity! I also hope you’ve been enjoying the many events that have happened!

Over 200 people attended EngHack last weekend. Students came from Waterloo Engineering, Math, Science, and Arts, as well as UofT, Mac, and Western! It was a great opportunity to come out and create something with old and new friends, and learn something from one of our amazing sponsors: Sears, Capital One, TunnelBear, TD, Bell, Hubdoc, Wish, and Nootrobox. And of course a special shoutout to the team behind it all: Samuel San, Munir Abdinur, Fash Khan, and Alan Huang.

Over 200 people also attended our first ever Stargazing event on CIF Field. Special thanks to the UW Space Society, as well as K-W RASC for lending us some amazing telescopes and providing us with some awesome views of Jupiter and Saturn. A chill bonfire also happened, complete with s’mores, hot dogs, and campfire songs.

If you love these outdoor events, keep a lookout for a nature hike happening in the next few weeks. There is also the possibly of another Stargazing night!

We also had an amazing turnout at the first Women in Engineering Wednesday of the term: Salary Negotiation! There is another WiE Wednesday coming up this Wednesday (the 7th), and it will be a Picnic in the Park to talk about Harassment in the Workplace.

Ticket sales are starting up in the Orifice too for Pride Parade. If you want to march with the Engineering Society in the Toronto Pride Parade this year, hurry in to buy your ticket! We have a limited number of spots on the bus! Come grab yours before they’re all sold out!

Events will be temporarily slowing down as we ramp up for hell week, but don’t worry! As soon as hell week wraps up, there will be a little puppy army ready to greet you in POETS. Keep an eye out for Therapy Dogs in POETS!

And last but not least, Compost is coming to POETS! That’s right, your banana peels and apple cores can now have a home other than a landfill. The Environment directors are working hard to bring this to you ASAP!

I have also been gathering very helpful feedback from all the events with the help of our Feedback director, and will be using that to improve events in future terms. My ultimate goal for the term is make our EngSoc events stronger and deliver what you want to see to improve your student experience. As always, I would love to hear your feedback, questions, comments, or concerns. Send me an email at vpstudentlife.a@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca, or stop by the Orifice Mondays or Wednesdays 2:30–4.