B-Soc Exec Don’t Need to Hold Their Breath to Turn Purple!

Ashley Clark - VP Student Life
Posted on: June 1, 2018

If you read my last article then you might have been waiting in suspense for my exciting news. Engineering Day is happening July 13, and as always it will be a day full of food and fun as we celebrate the Waterloo Engineering community! However this year the on-term executive team has decided to add in a little fun of our own to support a good cause.

June is Pride Month, and to help support diversity and inclusion within our community the EngSoc executive team is going purple! Throughout June and the beginning of July, we are raising money for the Trevor Project which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ youth. During the fundraiser we will be setting goals in order to dye the executive team purple, one by one. The purple-ing will happen on Engineering Day during all of the other festivities!

Luckily for those interested the first goal is to raise $500, which will require me to go full purple on Engineering Day. The rest of the executive team will follow, the next goal being to purple our VP Communications, Grant Mitchell when we reach $1000. Our VP Academic, Ben Beelen will be next when we reach $1500, followed by our VP Finance, Liam Yeates at $2000 and finally our President, Katie Arnold when we reach our ultimate goal of $3000!

The Waterloo Engineering Society strives to create an inclusive environment for all students. We have our very own EngiQueers club which meets every Monday at 6pm in POETS. If you are looking for a supportive community within Waterloo Engineering, consider coming out to the next meeting – all are welcome!

Please consider contributing to our cause. Donations can be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/bsoc-exec-gets-purple

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