How’s everyone doing today? Swell? Lovely… me too. So there have been some recent developments on the VP-External front lately-so here’s the low down.
Currently, (meaning on Friday when I wrote this) I am at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ESSCO. If you don’t know, ESSCO is the Engineering Student Societies Council of Ontario and they basically represent the Engineering Societies of all the universities in Ontario. In the past two hours, every engineering student society in Ontario presented on something their student society does well. A lot of interesting things came out of that presentation. LIKE did you know that Guelph engineering hosts an event called “Corn Roast” where they bus people out to a field and there’s unlimited beer and unlimited corn? SWEET. Also, did you know that Queen’s runs a “Tea Room” that can be used as study space and where they serve fair trade products? Next, we have a presentation from the PEO (Professional Engineers of Ontario) and A LOT more interesting sessions to go to for the rest of the weekend. Expect an External Conference Report on the EngSoc website in the next few weeks which will document all the sessions and how they apply to our engineering society.
Now, I will tell you about some external events coming up. Every other Tuesday charities will be hosting a PANCAKE BREAKFAST! Since there was one yesterday, the next one is on June 7th from 8 am – 10 am. Show up in the CPH Foyer for three pancakes for $2 and get P^5 points too!!! Other Charity events coming up this term are a charity bottle drive sooo KEEP YOUR EMPTIES, a seniors’ home visit, and an inter-faculty blood drive competition that will span a total of 56 days!!
Waterloo Engineering Competition (WEC) is another event that will be run this semester and will be on July 8th and 9th. The Women in Engineering directors have been hard at work planning a SUPER sweet event that will celebrate women in engineering so look forward to that!
Another thing that has been in the works lately is planning for National Engineering Month, which spans the entire month of February. I have sat down with representatives from our local PEO Grand River Chapter and they would like to start a collaborative outreach initiative to high schools students with University of Guelph, Conestoga College and us! We are in the brainstorming phase right now, so if you have any ideas please do not hesitate to contact me.
That’s about it from the VP-External side of things…. so here’s “how you know that you are in engineering:”
• Your ideal evening consists of fast-forwarding through the latest science-fiction movie looking for technical inaccuracies
• You can relate to the comics published by xkcd
• You have used coat hangers and duct tape for something other than hanging coats and taping ducts
• You want RAM memory for Christmas
• You know the direction the water swirls when you flush
• You can remember seven computer passwords but not your anniversary
• You can type 70 words a minute but can’t read your own handwriting
If you have any question please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual General Meeting and MORE!!