Welcome to the Undergraduate Engineering Society website!

"The Undergraduate Engineering Society exists to represent all undergraduate engineering students at the University of Western Ontario and to provide them with resources to enable them to grow academically, socially, and as student leaders."

Check out our recent news, upcoming events or just browse to get to know more about our council, what we do and how to get involved!

Please note: We are experiencing technical difficulties, and realize that the website does not look it's best.  We're doing our best to fix the issues as soon as possible and are working on a new website.
CFES Publication: Call for PapersPosted: October 22nd, 2014
 
The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES) is proud to re-launch their bi-annual publication (previously Project Magazine) as a collection of the best and brightest academic papers, reports, and articles written by engineering students from across all of Canada. We are now accepting submissions for the first issue of the CFES Publication and encourage topics from all engineering disciplines as well as their related soft-skills. Submissions must be sent to publication@cfes.ca as a pdf document using an IEEE citation formatting before November 30th at 23:59. We recommend a length of less than ten pages for the submissions. Papers will be published in their language of submission (English, French, or both). All submissions will be peer-reviewed by a bilingual committee of CFES officers. Successful submissions will be published in digital format with direct distribution to industry executives, subscribers, and the general public. Annually, the best submissions will be asked to present at CFES Congress - the AGM of the CFES with over 150 student attendees and many industry sponsors.
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La Fédération canadienne étudiante de génie (FCEG) est fière de relancer la publication bi-annuelle (auparavant La Revue Projet) qui est une collection des meilleurs et des plus brillants articles académiques, rapports et articles écrits par les étudiants en ingénierie à travers le Canada. Nous acceptons actuellement les articles pour le premier numéro de la Publication FCEG et nous encourageons les sujets de toutes les disciplines de génie ainsi que les compétences non techniques connexes. Les articles doivent être envoyés à publication@cfes.ca avant le 30 novembre 23h59 en format pdf et utilisant une mise en forme IEEE. Nous recommandons une longueur de moins de dix pages pour les articles. Ceux-ci seront publiés dans leur langue originale (anglais, français ou les deux). Toutes les soumissions seront révisées par un comité bilingue formé d'officiers de la FCEG. Les articles retenus seront publiés en format numérique avec la distribution directe aux cadres de l'industrie, aux abonnés et au grand public. Chaque année, les meilleurs soumissions seront invitées à présenter au Congrès de la FCEG - L'assemblée générale annuelle de la FCEG avec plus de 150 étudiants participants et de nombreux commanditaires de l'industrie.





Grad PhotosPosted: October 22nd, 2014
 
Grad photos are here and the first round will take place during November 3rd - 7th from 10 a.m. - 3p.m in the UES. Sign-up on the Beta Photo website here: www.betaphotobookings.com. A second round of photos will take place during second semester. Click here for pricing details:https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/s960x960/10506768_10154740078130114_549511730667174339_o.jpg . Contact Kathryn Kim at ues.vpint@uwo.ca for more information.




UES Intramural SignupPosted: September 5th, 2014
 
Signup for UES Intramurals will be taking place from Monday, September 15 - Friday, September 19 at the UES Desk. Students should bring $10 returnable deposit when signing up.

If students have questions they can contact: mobrie49@uwo.ca


Faculty Day Pamphlet Posted: August 31st, 2014
 If you're a Frosh participating in O-Week, here's a copy of the Faculty Day Pamphlet. It contains information on the different diciplines and clubs that you can join at Western University.
Faculty Day Pamphlet.pdf


Become LEED AccreditedPosted: August 11th,2014

 

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 1500 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry.  A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system. Please see your class options below:

Weekday Evening LEED GA Course

When: August 11 + 12, 2014 – 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Where: University Of Toronto – Bahen Center – Room TBA

Registration: http://leadinggreen.ca/torontoga2/

The cost of the entire course including 5+ hours of in-class training, 4 realistic mock exams and professional study guide is $300 ($200 for full-time students). The actual fee for writing the exam is governed by the GBCI and is $200 (www.usgbc.org for more information). It is worthwhile to keep in mind that similar courses offered by other organizations cost $700+ (without exam fees).

 

LEED Accredited Professional BD+C (Building Design and Construction) Training

 When: August 16 + 17 2014 – 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Where: University of Toronto – Bahen Center - Room TBA

 Registration: http://leadinggreen.ca/torontoapbd/

Cost - $400 per person

The LEED AP is the second tier of LEED designation and is a credential in the green building industry! Passing the LEED Green Associate is prerequisites for the LEED AP+ and is the flagship designation for sustainability in the green industry. The LEED AP+ (Building Design and Construction specialty) focuses on major renovations and new buildings

 

LEED Accredited Professional O+M (Operations and Maintenance) Training  

When: August 22 + 23 2014 – 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Where: University of Toronto – Bahen Center - Room TBA

Registration: http://leadinggreen.ca/leedapom/

Cost - $400 per person

100% of our built environment is already built and many existing buildings perform inefficiently costing owners millions of dollars per year. 

The LEED AP+ (Operations and Maintenance specialty) focuses on retrofitting our existing building stock to perform efficiently and save owners and tenants money while living in a healthy indoor environment.  Our LEED AP courses also give you an opportunity to work on an on-going LEED project!

LEED professional designations are beneficial to students in the Engineering Society at Western University and this will a great opportunity to get ahead in the sustainable industry!

For more information please visit: http://leadinggreen.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/INFO.pdf   

If you cannot make it to one of the live classes, please see the online courses here: http://leadinggreen.ca/leed-training-online/ 




HACKATHON Posted: July 11th, 2014
WHAT IS A HACKATHON
You have 24 to 36 hours to hack up a working product. It can be anything from a mobile game to a cool web app to hardware hacks with Arduinos. Food and energy drinks are provided.

WHY SHOULD I GO TO ONE
To make cool stuff, and buff your resume. Employers often come to hackathons to recruit developers.

UPCOMING HACKATHONS NEAR YOU
MHacks (http://f2014.mhacks.org/) @ Michigan: September 5-7, you can get a free bus ride from Waterloo or Toronto, registration required.
Hack The North (http://hackthenorth.com/) @ Waterloo: September 19-21, transportation reimbursed, application required.
U of T Hacks (https://uofthacks.com/) @ Toronto: September 26-28, registration required.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, please register on the hackathon website, and contact Ruth at ruthgracewong@gmail.com or rwong233@uwo.ca. If we have enough people, the hackathon may send Western our own bus to transport students.

FOR MORE INFORMATION see
Major League Hacking website http://mlh.io/
10 Tips for Hackathon Success http://appsembler.com/blog/10-tips-for-hackathon-success/
Ruth Grace Wong ruthgracewong@gmail.com or rwong233@uwo.ca


WEMADEIT is a partnership between Ryerson University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Waterloo and Western University with the support of Hydro One and Motorola, committed to improving enrollment and career opportunities for women and young girls in engineering.

WEMADEIT is currently looking for engineering student groups and teams to connect over phone or email with the WEMADEIT Youth Think Tank members. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Contact miri.makin@ryerson.ca for more details.
Reminder, the deadline to submit applications for UES commissioner positions is tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon. If you're looking to get involved in the engineering community, this is a great way to do so. Application forms are available on the bulletin board outside the UES. For more information on the positions available, check out the UES bylaws on the website and feel free to contact the person currently holding the position.

OSPE, the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, has now made it easier than ever for students to get involved, as they have waived their Student Member fee. Now all students enrolled in an accredited engineering degree program in Ontario can join OSPE as Student Members at absolutely no cost. Join OSPE today for FREE as a Student Member, if you are currently enrolled in an accredited engineering degree program in Ontario. Learn more and join in minutes online at www.ospe.on.ca/students.

Message from the USC:

Western's 10th Anniversary Relay for Life is happening this weekend in the UCC and we are shooting to make it the most successful campaign ever! With a fundraising goal of $85,000, we need all the teams we can get to signup, fund-raise and participate in the event which starts at 7pm on Saturday, March 22nd going until 7am on Sunday the 23rd. Teams can signup at relayforlife.ca/uwo or in person in the UCC Tuesday and Wednesday this week. For further information, please contact uworelay@gmail.com Thank you!

Reminder, busses for formal leave Alumni Hall at 5:40pm. Make sure to show up on time.

Voting for the Iron Ring Rep has now closed and we are happy to announce that Eric Will Doerr has been selected as the Iron Ring Rep. Congratulations to Eric.

The fully tabulated VP election results are now available for the public. Based on a total of 291 votes from the engineering student body, the results are as follows:

VP Academic:
Jason Brown - 100%
Abstained - 71

VP Communications
Amy Hsieh - 37%
Adam Matyja - 33%
Steele Gibson - 30%
Abstained - 41

VP External
Olivia Gillis - 80%
Yi Sun - 20%
Abstained - 44

VP Internal
Kathryn Kim - 100%
Abstained - 44

USC Rep
Tom Grainger - 67%
Jordan Bieri = 33%
Abstained - 57

VP Finance and Administration
Nick Zeeb - 57%
Eric Lefebvre - 43%
Abstained 54

Hello everyone, the UES VP and USC Rep election results are in, the results are as follows:

VP Academic: Jason Brown
VP Communications: Amy Hsieh
VP External: Olivia Gillis
VP F&A: Nicholas Zeeb
VP Internal: Kathryn Kim

USC Rep: Tom Grainger

Thanks to all candidates for their interest and enthusiasm. Election results will be released in the coming week as per the motion passed in the UES meeting on Monday, February 10th.

Debates for the VP elections will be held this Thursday in the UES at deans hour. This is for all VP nominees who are running contested in the upcoming VP election. This is your best chance to get your questions answered and make an informed decision, so make sure to come out.
SAE has announced two scholarships available for engineering students. There are two $1,000 grants to be awarded annually. The first will be awarded to a student enrolled in a University of Toronto Engineering Program, and the second to a student enrolled in any other Canadian University Engineering program.

For more information, please visit: http://saecentralontario.org/about/william-belfry/

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

UES presidential election results are in! We're happy to announce that Jake Carman has won the popular vote and will serve as the UES President next year!

Reminder, the deadline for UES VP nominations is Friday at 4:00pm. See the UES constitution on the Documents part of the UES webpage for further details on the UES VP positions.

Voting for the UES presidential elections has opened. There are two great candidates this year, Jake Carman and Jacob Green, make sure to check out their platforms and make an informed decision.

This is your chance as an engineering student to have your voice heard, so make sure to vote while the polls are still open. Voting details have been emailed to each engineering student and polls will be open until 8pm tomorrow.

Western Engineering is holding an information session on the Engineering Leadership and Innovation Certificate Tuesday at 5:30pm in SEB 2202. Come out to hear from Western Engineering alumni: Radek Rybicki, BESc’08 (Chemical) with TEC & Lauren Hasegawa, BESc’13 (Civil), who will speak about their experiences in business, technology and innovation!

The Engineering Leadership and Innovation Certificate is a great option for students looking to complement their specialized engineering degree with management, leadership and innovation knowledge. The certificate will be of interest to students wanting to fill Canada’s current innovation gap.

Commissioner application forms for the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students are now available! By being a part of the CFES you are given the chance to help engineering students all across the country! There are 8 commissioner positions. If you have any question about a commissioner’s job, feel free to contact the actual officer. You can find the officer list here: CFES Officer List.

The applications will be open for 2 weeks, until February 13th. The commissioners this year are:
  • Pub Editor (CFES Magazine)
  • Social Media Commissioner
  • IT Commissioner
  • Administration Commissioner
  • Chair
  • Official Language Commissioner
  • Academic Commissioner
  • Corporate Relations Commissioner

The application form (english version) is available from the following link: Application Form.

The charity euchre tournament is this Thursday from 5:30-6:30. It is $10 per team and the signup sheet is in the UES. The winning team will receive a $50 gift card for moxie's bar and grill. All proceeds of this event will be going to charity!
All undergraduate students are invited to register for the 30th Annual Troitsky Bridge Building Competition put on by the CSCE. The competition is meant to test Civil students' building and mechanical skills. The competition is simple: build a bridge using Popsicle sticks, white glue, toothpicks and dental floss.The bridge is then challenged by the crusher. This machine tests how much weight the bridge can support. Universities from across Canada and the US gather to compete.

Packages are available with and without accommodations, all the information can be found on the website: www.troitsky.ecaconcordia.ca
The Pacific Venture Capital Competition is the only university-level venture capital competition in North America. It provides students with the opportunity to present business ideas, financial valuations, and investment decisions to an audience of the top industry professionals. Competitors receive workshops, tutorials, mentorship, and a network of venture capitalists that will assist them in launching their business and becoming the next star venture capitalist.

Register by January 26th to compete with universities from across North America to win the prestigious BCIC (British Columbia Innovation Council) Tech Entrepreneurship Award, free business incorporation, media exposure, internship opportunities, and a total cash prize of $2,000.

For more information, please visit our website at www.ubcpvcc.com. For registration, please visit: www.ubcpvcc.com/competition/registration

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada is putting on an exciting YouTube video contest that could see you winning an iPad Air and the opportunity to meet consulting engineering industry leaders at an industry event. This is a good chance for you to look into the engineering consulting field and see if it would be the right career direction for you.

What to do:
 • Visit this link to learn about a career in consulting engineering.
 • Submit a 2-minute video about consulting engineering by Feb 2, 2014.
 • See the Instructions and Criteria for details.
 • Find us at Facebook.com/acecafic

Tip: Watch the 2013 winning video “Why I want to be a consulting engineer”

What better way to start off 2014 then with Western Engineering Week (WEW) 2014. The UES has finalized the events running from January 13th- 18th, so make sure to come out this coming week, and tell your friends!

Monday Jan 13 - Eng Gets Wings @ Ceeps 7pm (35¢ wings and discounted beer)

Tuesday Jan 14 - Eng Goes to Palasad @ 7pm (Bowling, Ping Pong, lots of Free Food)

Wednesday Jan 15 - Eng Goes to Ricks!

Thursday Jan 16 - EWB ‘Club Crawl’ @ 8pm

Friday Jan 17 - Movie Night UES @ 7pm

Saturday Jan 18 - Miniput in UES @ 11am

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, over 1000 students have taken this course and they have all subsequently passed their respective exam. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. Please see two identical course offerings taking place at the University of Toronto this month. List of courses offered by Leading Green is available here.

Message from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO):

You are cordially invited by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) to attend the upcoming Ontario Energy Network Luncheons (OEN). Details below:

Monday December 9th 2013 - this luncheon will feature Annette Verschuren, Chair and CEO of NRStor Incorporated, as the luncheon speaker; Wednesday January 8th 2014 - this luncheon will feature Bruce Campbell, President and CEO, Independent Electricity Systems Operator, as the luncheon speaker. Time and location: both events will start at 12noon at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St W, Toronto. Dress code: business attire.

Please note that PEO is sponsoring a table at each event. To encourage engineering students’ participation and networking, the luncheon is free of cost to you! The seats are available on first come first served basis. However you are responsible for your own travel arrangements. PEO will pay for the cost of your OEN ticket (a value of $50) only. PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday December 4rd and indicate which event you will be attending by sending Zahraa Al-Ali an email at zalali@peo.on.ca This is an awesome opportunity for any student, if you can make it I strongly recommend you go!

Message from The Student Appeals Support Centre:

The Student Appeals Support Centre is hosting its Academic Appeal Awareness Trivia next week. The trivia event will be held December 3-5. We will be posting 3 trivia questions per day. We are hoping to educate students on the academic appeal process and to also promote our centre. If you have any questions about this event or just what the SASC does in general, please don’t hesitate to contact usc.student.appeals@westernusc.ca.

Visit the following resources for more information:
Facebook event
Facebook page
Twitter- @uscSASC

Minerva Canada, a not for profit organization dedicated to enhancing Health and Safety education being taught in Canadian Engineering and Business Schools, is pleased to announce its 2014 Minerva Canada James Ham Safe Design Awards contest for undergraduate engineering students which will be open to all Canadian universities. There will be a first and second prize of $3,500 and $1,500 respectively.

The awards will be presented in the Spring 2014 at a venue to be determined with the winning universities. Final application date for the Awards is April 18, 2014. Students are asked to advise Minerva Canada of their intentions to apply for the award by January 31, 2014. This can be done simply by sending an e-mail to minerva@safetymanagementeducation.com.

Students can visit the Minerva Canada website www.safetymanagementeducation.com for more information about Minerva Canada, its Safe Design Awards contest, and the past winners and winning projects. If you have any questions on any aspect of this contest, please contact us at 905-614-2591 or at minerva@safetymanagementeducation.com.

Check out the presentation on Engineering Consulting today to get a sense of whether engineering consulting is right for you. It's today at deans hour, and there's FREE PIZZA! Here is some more information:

ENGINEERING PRESENTATION
What is Consulting?
Thurs. 12:30-1:20 (Dean's Hour)
November 21, 2013
RM SEB 2094
FREE PIZZA

A local professional engineer is coming to talk about the roles of a consultant in the work place. This presentation is so students can better understand what consulting is and if it is something that they would like to persue.

The UES hosted Battle of the Disciplines has been scheduled for Saturday 23rd from 3:30 to 6:30 pm! This year the event will be held at Fleetway, where you can choose to go bowling, go rock climbing, play mini put, or hit up the billiards tables.

This is a great way to represent your discipline. The cost is only $20 and sign ups are at the UES desk. Tomorrow is the last day to sign up so make sure to register soon. May the best discipline win!

Attention engineers, there is a new award available through Engineers Without Borders Canada with some awesome prizes available, here is some more details on the award:

The Global Engineering Award. Open to all Ontario engineering and engineering technology students currently registered at colleges and universities. Make a video 1-6 minutes in length and you could win one of three cash prizes of up to $5K and a free trip to Engineers Without Borders National Conference, Jan 11-13 in Toronto. In your video you should answer the question 'How will you make a world of difference in your engineering career?'. Award is organized by Engineers Without Borders Canada, presented by CH2MHill. Details at geaward.ewb.ca. Deadline is Dec 15th.

Applications for CFES Congress are out now! Congress is a week long conference held in January 2014 designed to share ideas on ways to improve the engineering society and develop as leaders through sessions, workshops, and networking with other students from around the country. This year it is hosted in Sherbrooke, Quebec!

Please print out the application form, or check the bulletin board outside the UES for a copy of the form, and hand it in to the UES office to apply to go to this conference. Application forms are due on November 11th!

The deadline to submit applications for the PEO SC conference has been extended. Engineering students are invited to submit applications to attend this Conference on behalf of the Undergraduate Engineering Society. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the engineering community outside of Western. Application forms are available on the bulletin board outside of the UES or through the following link: PEO SC Application.

Do like to play the new Foosball table in the UES? or perhaps you like to play a good board game. The UES will be hosting a combined Foosball tournament and board game night in the UES. get a Team of two together and sign up at the UES desk for only $5. The tournament is October 16th (tomorrow), so make sure to sign up as soon as possible.

So there will be an event at the Frog this Thursday for "Frogtober". This is their Oktoberfest event. Bracelets are at the UES desk and get you free cover and line bypass. The frog is also providing free food. In addition they will be decorating the bar in "Oktoberfest" fashion. They are also having 1L and 2L boots of beer, referred to as Das Beer, on sale.

I went last year and it was a really good time so pick up your bracelet.

Engineering students are invited to submit applications to attend various Engineering Conferences on behalf of the Undergraduate Engineering Society. Two of the conference applications are due this week, so make sure to get in your respective application forms if your interested in attending.The following are the applications due this week

      NCWIE - October 17th
      PEO SC - October 18th

Are you a woman enrolled in Year 2 or higher of an accredited engineering program? You may be interested in a brand new Women in Engineering mentorship initiative (brochure).

For any feedback on this program, see the contact info on the brochure or send an e-mail to president@essco.ca for feedback to remain anonymous. The program will have limited enrollment, so don't hesitate
to sign-up! Thanks very much to the engineering women in the Ontario Public Service for arranging this opportunity.

Applications for the Western Engineering Student Endowment Laboratory (WESEL) fund committee are due today (Wed) at 4 pm. Application forms can be found in the folders outside the UES or on the Documents page of this site. This is a very important committee and representatives are needed for every discipline. You can find out more about it here.

Western Engineering Career Services is offering more career information sessions next week:

      Lime Connect Information Session
      Tuesday, Oct 15th 2013
      12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
      Location: University Community Centre (UCC), Room 210

      Job and Business Opportunities Fair
      Wednesday, Oct 16th 2013
      2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      Location: Fanshawe College, St. Thomas Elgin Campus

Check out https://westerncareercentral.ca/ for more information on the events and to register to attend.         

Just another reminder, applications are now being accepted for available undergraduate student awards and scholarships until 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2013. All undergraduate students in year 2, 3 and 4 of their program may apply. Be sure to review the award and scholarship criteria carefully to ensure your eligibility. View this website for more information and to apply: http://www.eng.uwo.ca/undergraduate/award_information.html.

Please note you must be on an on-campus computer to apply. Award recipients will be recognized at the Fall Awards Ceremony that will take place on November 28, 2013. You may apply to a MAXIMUM of five (5) awards. If you apply to more than 5 awards, only the first five applications will be considered.

Have you ever wanted to know how any engineering undergrad student in Ontario can get involved with ESSCO? Well, here are 2 simple, fantastic ways.

ESSCO Directorships

ESSCO (Engineering Students Societies' Council of Ontario) is currently looking for the following directorships:
   •  Wonderland Math and Physics day
   •  NEM (National Engineering Month)

For more info and the applications check out this webpage.

Western Engineering Career Services is offering more career information sessions next week:

      Hydro One Information Session
      Wednesday, Oct 2nd 2013
      5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
      Location: Spencer Engineering Building, Room 2100

      Newton North America Information Session
      Thursday, Oct 3rd 2013
      5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
      Location: Spencer Engineering Building, Room 1200

Check out https://westerncareercentral.ca/ for more information on the events and to register to attend.         

The Western Engineering Competition, also known as WEC, will be held the weekend of Oct 4-6th, much earlier than it is usually held. Any interested students need to register ASAP. Registration is handled through the following page: Registration Link.

This is an excellent opportunity for you showcase your engineering skills in a competition against your fellow Engineering students. This year, WEC will be offering the Senior Design, Junior Design, Consulting, and Innovative Design categories. Winners will qualify to compete at OEC, the Ontario Engineering Competition.

Volunteers will also be needed, so please consider volunteering for the event. Anyone interested in volunteering, or anyone needing more information, feel
free to contact the WEC chair at elefebv@uwo.ca.

Project Fund Applications will be due on October 15th 2013. Please see the following link for more information. If you have any questions please email the UES VP Finance and Admin at ues.vpfinadmin@uwo.ca.

http://www.eng.uwo.ca/efs/undergrads/ug_project_fund.html

Congratulations to the following students who have just been elected to their respective Year Rep positions. Thank you to all the students who applied to be UES Year Representatives for this upcoming school year!

First Year:
First Year Representative:        Aly Klein
First Year Representative:        Jason Brown
First Year Representative:        Robbie Freethy
First Year Representative:        Yi Sun

Second Year:
Chemical Representative:         Emily Carpenter
Civil Representative:                 Jane Jiang
Electrical Representative:         Alex Martin
Integrated Representative:        Haida Liu
Mechanical Representative:      Tyler Bennett
Mechatronics Representative:   Adam Matyja
Software Representative:          Ian Wood

Third Year:
Chemical Representative:         Sharon Flaherty
Civil Representative:                 Mike Nuttall
Electrical Representative:         Kevin Romano
Integrated Representative:        Cristina Osorio
Mechanical Representative:      Claire Sauve
Mechatronics Representative:   Dustin Dobransky
Software Representative:          Jessica Asuncion

Fourth Year:
Chemical Representative:         Geoffrey Ankumah
Civil Representative:                 Alena Pavan
Electrical Representative:         Feras Obeid
Mechanical Representative:      Issi George
Mechatronics Representative:   Daniel Horodniczy
Software Representative:          Jake Stolee

Internship:
Internship Representative:         Mack Atkinson

We are also happy to announce two other new council members:

First Year Social Director:         Lucas Allaer
Clubs Commissioner:               Matthew Meinen

UES Year Rep Elections will be taking place today outside of the UES from 9:30-3:30 at the Uppy-Downy table. For students away on Internship, you can email your vote to ues.prez@uwo.ca. Following is the list of candidates:

First Year:
      Alex Bertrand           Ethan Kellough      Ryan Medeiros
      Cameron Tora          Jason Brown          Aly Klein
      Kaspar Shahzada     Blake VanBerb      Robbie Freethy
      Michael Lavdas        Lucas Tartaglia      Yi Sun

Second Year:
      Chemical:        Emily Carpenter

      Civil:                Jane Jiang
                             Ahmar Shaikh
                             Collen Woods

      Electrical:         Alex Martin

      Integrated:        Haida Liu
                              Andrew Sarna

      Mechanical:      Tyler Bennett
                             Alexis Chang-Powless
                             Steven Jevnikar

      Mechatronics:   Adam Matyja

      Software:
         Dylan Harness
                             Rishabh Saxewa
                             Ian Wood
                             Grace Bennett

Third Year:
      Chemical:        Sharon Flaherty

      Civil:                Mike Nuttall

      Electrical:         Kevin Romano

      Integrated:        Cristina Osorio

      Mechanical:      Nathan Huffman
                             Claire Sauve

      Mechatronics:   Dustin Dobransky

      Software:
          Jessica Asuncion
                             Keegan Grimminck
                             Nick Ward

Fourth Year:
      Chemical:        Geoffrey Ankumah

      Civil:                Alena Pavan

      Electrical:         Feras Obeid

      Integrated:        (no candidate)

      Mechanical:      Issi George
                             Eugence Li

      Mechatronics:   Daniel Horodniczy

      Software:
          Jake Stolee

Internship:
     
Mack Atkinson
      Kara Terpstra


Good luck to all our candidates!

Today is the last day for UES Year Representative Nominations! Please make sure to hand in your Elected Position Nomination Form and the Elected Position Application Form to the UES desk today by 4:00pm!

Elections will take place tomorrow at the Uppy-Downy table outside of the UES!

Good luck to all our candidates!

Western Engineering Career Services is offering a lot of career information sessions next week:

      Cenovus Energy Information Session
      Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
      Spencer Engineering Building 2100

      Imperial Oil Info Session
      Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Spencer Engineering Building 2099

      Labatt Information Session
      Monday, September 23, 2013, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
      Spencer Engineering Building 1200

      Microsoft Info Session
      Thursday, September 26, 2013, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
      Spencer Engineering Building 1200

      Micorsoft Presents: A day in the life of a Tester (Bring your resume)
      Friday, September 27th 2013, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
      University Community Center Room 56

Check out https://westerncareercentral.ca/ for more information on the events and to register to attend.  Also, be sure to check out Western's Career Fair next Thursday between 11am and 4pm in the 4th floor gym at the Rec Center. Here is the official list of participating organizations: http://www.success.uwo.ca/partners/recruiters/career_fair/participating_organizations.html

UES Year Representative Application and Nomination Forms are now available on the bulletin board outside of the UES. Please fill them out and submit them by 4:00pm next Wednesday, Sept 18th at the UES desk. If you have any questions, please contact ues.prez@uwo.ca

Also, If you are in your first year and would like to help organize social events for the UES, please apply for our First Year Social Director position! All you have to do is fill out an Appointed Position Form, which are now available on the bulletin board outside of the UES and submit it by 4:00pm this Friday, Sept 13th at the UES desk. If you have any questions about this position, please contact ues.vpsocial@uwo.ca or ues.prez@uwo.ca

Hey Western Engineering Students!

We wanted to let you know that undergraduate students may apply for awards until September 30th. Check the link below for more information on the awards and application process.

Good Luck!

http://www.eng.uwo.ca/undergraduate/award_information.html

Hey everyone!

CFES is offering a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification course this year, and it is available to all Canadian students! The application deadline has been extended until June 19th so get them in quick!

Here is a link for more info: http://cfes.ca/2013/05/lean-6-sigma/

The Engineering Student Societies' Council of Ontario (ESSCO) has created a new program to allow students on co-op placements in new cities to connect with fellow engineering students in that city. This program is called ESSCO Connects.

ESSCO Connects aims to better support co-op students by creating a central place for working students to be put in touch with their nearby peers, regardless of where their work term takes them. It aims to build on the sense of connection and community that exists between engineering students from all schools in order to make working away from home and school less intimidating and more enjoyable.

This program is designed to be used by both students who are on co-op placements and those who are not. The students who are not on a co-op placement can use ESSCO Connects to welcome visiting co-op students to the city by showing them around or inviting them out to socialize

ESSCO Connects uses a series of Facebook groups to facilitate the connection of students. The groups are linked together by a section of ESSCO website which has a map showing the locations of nearby co-op students. Sign up for this program at the following link: http://bit.ly/11p1vYF.

The Engineering Student Societies' Council of Ontario (ESSCO) is looking for volunteers to help with Wonderland's annual Math and Physics Day on Friday, May 10th, 2013, from 8 am until 2:30 pm.

Math and Physics Day is a Wonderland outreach event for grade 5-12 students where teams of students present roller coasters models that they have designed for a GTA-wide competition, as well as learn about the science, mathematics and physics concepts involved in amusement park attractions.

ESSCO typically sends 30 volunteers to assist with logistics and to have an undergraduate student presence at the event. As a volunteer for this event you will receive:

  • ●   A food voucher for the day of the event
  • ●   Complimentary admission to the park after the event finishes at about 3 pm
  • ●   Complimentary admission to the park on any 2013 regular operating day
  • ●   The opportunity to promote engineering as a worthwhile profession to elementary/high school students

This is a great opportunity to gain leadership experience and participate in a large high school outreach event. If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Urquico at wonderland@essco.ca or Emily Bot at vpservices@essco.ca. If you are interested in the opportunity, please fill out this form: http://bit.ly/ZwLiwQ.

The UES is pleased to announce the new UES Executive team:

VP F&A: Braden Lunn
VP External: Jake Carman
VP Internal: Laura Perry
VP Communications: Jeff Gillies
VP Social: Alex Duchesne
VP Academic: Mike Zawalsky

Thank you to all the candidates for their interest and enthusiasm and we look forward to the working with the faculty and students in the upcoming year.

Also, UES Commissioner and Director applications are now available on the bulletin board outside of the UES and on the UES website. Applications are due on March 19th at the UES desk. We would be happy to answer any questions and questions can be directed to Mike Zawalsky (ues.prez@uwo.ca) or Kathryn Kim (ues.vpext@uwo.ca).