• B-Society VP and WEEF Election Results
    In Uncategorized
    Now that all elections have been completed for B-Society Executive, here are the results! WEEF Director Votes cast: 152 Candidate: Stephen Milek Yes votes: 114 No votes: 11 Vice-President Finance Votes cast: 150 Candidate: Audreie Primandono Yes votes: 115 No votes: 14 Vice-President Student Life Votes cast: 151 Candidate: Derek Broekhoven Yes votes: 116 No votes: 21 Vice-President Communications Votes cast: 159 Candidates: Nonso Moneme, Elle Nichols 1st place votes: 73 Nonso, 72 Elle, 14 No Candidate 2nd place votes: 40 Nonso, 33 Elle, 86 No Candidate Winner: Nonso Moneme Vice-President Academic Votes cast: 146 Candidates: Matthew Casale, Nicole Sos 1st place votes: 89 Matthew, 47 Nicole, 10 No Candidate 2nd place votes: 44 Nicole, 30 Matthew, 72 No Candidate Winner: Matthew Casale […]
  • Denise Mueller Wins the Friend of the Society Award!
    In Academic, Mental Health, News
    The Friend of the Society Award is awarded to a faculty/staff member every semester for their contributions to promoting the mental health of their students. The winning person’s nomination(s) must indicate that they have contributed significantly to at least one of the following: Advocating on behalf of students to eliminate elements that have a negative effect on student mental health Showing a long-term commitment and vested interest to the betterment of student mental health Taking action to directly improve the mental health of students We’re pleased to announce that the second student-voted winner of this award is Denise Mueller. Multiple students from the Chemical Engineering program noted that Denise is always willing and able to listen and help guide students through problems, […]
  • VP Academic Report Release
    In Academic, Advocacy, Co-op, Council
    Hello Folks, All the reports recently released have been available to the Engineering Society membership through their class reps since their publish date, and are now publicly accessible on the EngSoc Website! You can find these along with our other reports HERE.  Today we release the Winter 2019 Reports: Mandate Report by the VP Academic – GIT on Eng Computing Mandate Report by the VP Academic – Work Term Report Marking Fee Co-op Student Workplace Safety Working Group Report We also release the Fall 2018 Reports: PD Memorandum PEO SMP Memorandum Mandate Report by the VP Academic – FYDP Bank Investigation You can reach out to us at vpacademic@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca with any questions, comments, concerns, about the above or any academic or co-op related issue. […]
  • Special Winter Joint General Meeting
    In Council
    Our Winter Joint General Meeting is happening on Sunday! Here’s what you can do to have your voice heard: Attend in person! That’s 10am in E7 7th floor. Here’s the agenda: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3eWtg8bkTibVm9xYlVvSDhJZEJKRDdnZ29QaFhmUFJOcWww/view Remote attend! Sign up here for that: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9Eo89m6KFEuofLl2ZgF2_B4kX2chMLVjCr0N1AAFzov9wDg/viewform Proxy your vote! Give your vote to someone by 4:30pm tomorrow using this form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3eWtg8bkTibaTEzc1NvdFR0MEdVSEVuRmZhTFRrVHFlLTlv/view People attending in-person can carry up to 2 proxies. Have your voice be heard as an Engineering student at UW! […]
  • VP Academic Nominations Open!
    In Uncategorized
    Hey Everybody! VP Academic nominations are OPEN until Monday March 11th at 4:30 PM. Get those nominations forms in! […]
  • Winter 2019 Presidential Election Results
    In Elections, News
    Congratulations to your new B-Society President, Ellen McGee! Voting Results are below: Eligible Voters: 4311 Votes Cast: 634 Ellen McGee: 427 1st, 100 2nd Derek Broekhoven: 166 1st, 226 2nd No Candidate: 41 1st, 308 2nd Nominations for VP and WEEF Director close Thursday February 14th!   […]
  • Take Action on Recent Ontario Government Changes
    In Academic, Advocacy, FedS, News
    We’ve all seen the announcements of the recent announcement from the Ontario government regarding the tuition freeze, OSAP changes, and ancillary fees. There are several ways you can take action if these issues are things you feel strongly about. The Engineering Societies Student Council of Ontario (ESSCO) shared a press release on the issue, that they will be taking action toward. Take a read if you want to see what your provincial engineering advocates are doing. Engage with them on social media to share your thoughts or support. They have also prepared a sample letter to your local MPP outlining the main concerns of engineering students. “This can be sent out by your Engineering Society or you personally. The purpose of these letters is to make all MPPs across Ontario aware […]
  • EngSoc Executive Winter 2019 Office Hours
    In Uncategorized
    The Engineering Society Executive will be able to meet with any student during their office hours to talk about Advocacy, EngSoc Finances, conferences, and events.  Having an Academic or Co-op Issue? Come in and talk to use and we can discuss what we can do to help!  Interested in volunteer opportunities, getting involved, or have any concerns about accessibility or events? Feel free to reach out at executive@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca or visit us during our office hours!  […]
  • Spring 2019 Directorship Applications now open!
    In News, Volunteer Opportunities
    Directorship applications for the Spring 2019 term are now open. Directors are the people who have their feet on the ground, running the Engineering Society’s events and services. This means everything from our semi-formal dances to ramen eating contests to managing our student lounge POETS to operating our exam bank. We are looking for passionate people who want to make Waterloo Engineering a better, happier, more fun place. Specifically engineering students who will be around in Waterloo for Spring 2019, although there are some positions that can be done from outside of Waterloo. Directorships are a great way to get more involved in the community. You’ll meet lots of new people, interact closely with the executive team, and get to provide something meaningful to the Waterloo […]
  • Board Chair & Secretary Applications Open!!
    In Board of Directors, News, Volunteer Opportunities
    Are you interested in getting more involved in the governance side of the Waterloo Engineering Society? Apply Now!! The Waterloo Engineering Society is looking for a new Chair and a New Secretary for our Board of Directors!  APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JAN 10th 2019  Contact President Katie Arnold at president.b@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca with any questions!!  The Board of Directors Chair is responsible for moderating discussion at Board Meetings, scheduling all meetings, creating the agenda for each meeting, ensuring that the Governing Documents are followed, and setting up remote attendance. Familiarity with Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised or maintaining order during meetings is an asset.   The  Board of Directors Secretary is responsible for taking minutes of the discussion at Board Meetings, […]
  • Winter 2019 Presidential Election Announcement
    In Elections, News, Uncategorized
    Hello all B-Soc engineers! As the current B-Soc executive is reaching their 16-month term limit, an election is being held for the next group of B-Soc executive next term (Winter 2019). What is happening? During Winter 2019, there will be 2 rounds of elections held, first for the Society Presidency, followed by the 4 VP positions (Academic, Finance, Communications and Student Life) and WEEF Director. Who is eligible? If you will be in your 2B term or later in Fall 2019 and will be on-term for both Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, you are eligible to run for the Presidency. What dates do I need to know? The Nomination period will be open from January 16th – 21st. The mandatory All Candidates Meeting will be held the evening of January 21st, after the close of the Nomination period. […]
  • David Brush Wins F2018 Friend of the Society Award! – Examining This Professor’s Impact on Mental Health
    In Academic, News
    The Friend of the Society Award is awarded to a faculty/staff member every semester for their contributions to promoting the mental health of their students. They are selected through a nomination period by a committee composed of the VP Academic ‘A’,  VP Student Life ‘B’, and three at large council elected members. The winning person’s nomination(s) must indicate that they have contributed significantly to at least one of the following: Advocating on behalf of students to eliminate elements that have a negative effect on student mental health Showing a long-term commitment and vested interest to the betterment of student mental health Taking action to directly improve the mental health of students This award is brand-new, created this year with three initial recipients; David Bell, Bill […]
  • James Craig Wins F2018 Teaching Excellence Award! – A Deep Dive Into This Instructor’s Excellence
    In Academic, News
    The Teaching Excellence Award is awarded to an excellent instructor every semester. They are selected through a nomination period by a committee composed of both VP Academics, two at large council elected members and a representative from the Associate Dean, Teaching. The winning instructor’s nomination(s) must indicated that the instructor has contributed significantly to at least one of the following: Employed non-conventional teaching techniques Allowed opportunities for experiential learning Showed a commitment and dedication towards ensuring academic success for students James Craig is an Associate Professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering here at the university. James went above and beyond this term to employ your different learning styles to combine a […]
  • FYDP Problem Bank Investigation Results
    In Uncategorized
    After two months of investigation, the investigation regarding the FYDP Problem Bank is finally over. Read the full slides here […]
  • Congress and First Year Integration Conference Applications OPEN!!!
    In Advocacy, Conferences, News
    Hey people of EngSoc! Applications are now open for two conferences that will be happening this upcoming winter. Congress is a week long conference held by the CFES in which you can be exposed to engineering students from across the country, as well as develop leadership and professional skills. Each delegate attends one of several streams of daily programming, geared toward a certain area of interest. This conference is open to all years and programs, and diversity is encouraged so please apply! This year’s congress is being held at McGill in Montreal. Deadline: 11:59pm November 16th FYIC stands for the First Year Integration Conference. FYIC is a leadership development conference for first-year students looking to get more involved in their respective engineering societies. […]
  • October Director of the Month Nominations
    In Carebear Director
    Winners will be announced at Council Meeting #3 on Wednesday, October 31st! […]
  • FEDS General Meeting – YOU CAN VOTE!
    In Advocacy, FedS, News
    The Federation of Students is having its General Meeting this Wednesday! Every University of Waterloo undergrad student gets a vote!! Date: October 24, 2018 Time: 12:00 pm Location: SLC Great Hall Agenda: October 2018 Agenda (PDF) Agenda Supporting Documents: Motion 5a Proposed Bylaw Changes (PDF) Stream Online: livestream   Read the Agenda and supporting documents for the details; but see below for a summary of some of the changes proposed! 1. Councillor proxies would be assigned to Councillors,  These proxies would also be required to list an opinion/decision for every item.  (proxies are given blank to Feds and the first 30 would be immediately handed to Councillors from the same constituency as the proxier).  Also note: currently proxies cannot be used to vote for Directors or Auditor […]
  • Nominate outstanding Waterloo Engineering faculty and staff members for awards!
    In Academic, News
    The EngSoc Friend of the Society and Teaching Excellence award committees are now accepting nominations! They work to collect nominations and put together packages to nominate Engineering faculty and staff members for Faculty and University-wide awards! One nominee will also be selected as the winner of each award and have their name added to the plaque. The deadline for nominations is 5 November. For the Friend of the Society Award, the faculty/staff member should have worked towards improving the mental health of students. Friend of the Society Award Nominations: bit.ly/FriendAwardF18 For the Teaching Excellence Award, the instructor (no TAs) should have worked towards improving the academic success of students. Teaching Excellence Award Nominations: bit.ly/TeachingAwardF18 […]
  • Winter 2019 Directorship Applications – OPEN!
    In Uncategorized
    If you’re in engineering and wanna get involved in UWs Engineering Society in a minor or major way this is a great way to do it! There is a huge variety of directorships totaling about 85, so odds are there’s at least one that you’re interested in. And even if there isn’t you can invent your own!    Applications Close Oct 30th at noon!! Loading… […]
  • Director of the Month Nominations
    In Elections, News
    Director of the month nominations are out!!! Names Reasons he/she/they were nominated Resume critique It was phenomenal Michael Beauchemin an awesome POETS manager Nosh For being an awesome + friendly POETS manager and for signing up for RW shifts! Anson Lau For ordering really good council food for meeting #1 and for guarding the food while council was finishing up. Reno For having a good selection of pizza during resume critiques Ben Moir Logistics & Enthusiasm at FYELC Emil He It was her first time being a director and she did amazing! The event was a huge success!!! Lindsay Glofcheskie She’s doing a great job of running both EngiQueers and Poets! Michelle Teplitski Because they are always friendly and approachable. They are doing SO MANY good things Michael Beauchemin […]