• 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 […]
    In Advocacy, FedS, News, Referendums
    See Our Post on Background Written by our VP Academic Thomas Dedinsky, Some information on facts regarding the referendum, Orientation, and the Fall Reading Break that will help you inform your decision. For those who want a tl;dr of sorts, read the bolded sentences at the top of each paragraph. See the FEDS VP Education’s Post The Fall Break pilot is coming to an end this year. What do you want to see happen moving forward? VP Education Matt Gerrits explains background and context from the Federation of Students perspective in What’s Happening with Fall Break? VOTE […]
  • Fall Break Referendum Information
    In FedS, Referendums
    Hey everyone! As the Fall Break Referendum on 3-4 October nears, I wanted to give some information on facts regarding the referendum, Orientation, and the Fall Reading Break that will help you inform your decision. For those who want a tl;dr of sorts, read the bolded sentences at the top of each paragraph. 2016 introduced a three-year pilot study of two Fall Reading days which ends this year. Prior to 2016, the Thanksgiving weekend was a 3-day weekend, with classes resuming on Tuesday. In 2016 the University introduced the pilot Fall Reading days around Thanksgiving weekend. This was based on the results of a 2014 Feds referendum, where almost 75 percent of students voted for a Fall Reading Break. This also introduced classes during Orientation on Thursday and Friday, which previously was […]
  • Fall Conference Applications: CDE and PEO-SC
    In Conferences, News
    Conference Applications are now open!!! We will be accepting Responses until 11:59PM on Monday September 24. For those of you who may not be aware, The Waterloo Engineering Society is a part of two larger societies, ESSCO (Engineering Student Societies Council of Ontario) and The CFES ( Canadian Federation of Engineering Students). Every year, member schools from the organizations host conferences for students to get informed on various topics related to the engineering community. We select a group of student delegates based on their applications and offer to send them to represent us (primary expenses covered as well). The two conferences happening this term are outlined in the applications as follows: Conference on Diversity in Engineering (CDE): November 9-11, 2018 at Ryerson […]
  • First Year Engineering Scholarship Opportunities- Professional Engineers Ontario: Grand River Chapter
    In News
      The Grand River chapter of PEO is offering a handful of scholarships for first year engineering students in our region. If you are in your first year of engineering and would like to apply, please see the attached form and follow the instructions within. PEO is the Ontario based organization responsible for regulation and the advancement of the practice of engineering in order to protect public interests. Click here for the application form: 2018 PEO GRC Scholarship Application Form. […]
  • ESSCO-OSPE Tuition & Coop survey
    In Advocacy, Co-op, News
        The Engineering Student Societies Council of Ontario (ESSCO) is working with OSPE to develop a report on issues relating to CO-OP and Tuition for engineering programs across Ontario. We need your input given that you all have valuable opinions on the matter. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey! Click here for the survey: https://bit.ly/2x3taVx […]