A New Team’s Been Elected, But We Aren’t Done Yet!

Abdullah Barakat - President
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Hey friends! I hope you all had a wonderful reading week; it was definitely a well deserved and much needed break. With reading week and midterms all over the place, I have not been able to get as much done as I would have liked, but here are my updates since the last time we chatted:

With the help of Mary Robinson, I have generated a report with recommendations of better ways to utilize some of the unused space within Engineering Buildings. Once we get recommendations from the Faculty Space Manager (Karen Dubois), these recommendations will be presented to the EngSoc Council for further feedback. Once that is done and we confirm what we’d like to see in each of these spaces, Mary and I will work on a plan for how we will obtain funding for these new purchases.

One thing that has been put on hold is the plan for implementing an ramp on the entrances to the second floor of RCH. Plant Operations have not approved this as of yet, but are working with Karen Dubois and myself to see how we can make it a reality. In other news, the results of the faculty survey that was sent are in and we had 1275 responses, four times more than the previous survey had garnered. All of this information will go a long way in showing how our Faculty will focus their efforts moving forward, so thank you to everyone for completing the survey. Once the results become public, they will hopefully be shared with all of you.

Lastly, I would like to congratulate the new Engineering Society ‘A’ Executive Team of Mariko Shimoda (President), Thomas Dedinsky (VP Academic), Andrew Dawson (VP Communications), Michelle Teplitski (VP Finance) and Emma Swarney (VP Student Life). The Society is in great hands, and I look forward to hearing about all of the great things that you will do!

That’s all for this issue folks, thanks for sticking around. Til next time 😉


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