Newsletter: Nov. 17

Join us on Mondays in Agriculture 1E79 for our weekly meetings! Member Learning sessions start at 6pm and our Group Huddle planning meetings follow at 7pm.


Member Learning This Week:


Nov. 18thTRACE & Publish What You Pay


Come and find out more about why the extractive sector should be more transparent about payments made to governments and what you can do to influence change in this area. EWB’s first Transparent and Accountable Extractives (TRACE) campaign spike will be running from November 18th to December 6th.  


Upcoming Events:


November 22nd – “Around the World” Pub Crawl


Represent your favourite country by wearing the country’s colours or traditional dress! This might be your last chance to party before final exam season…do so while you can and support EWB at the same time! Tickets are $10 and will be available for sale tomorrow at our meeting and all week in the SESS office.

Newsletter: Nov. 4

Member Learning This Week:


On Nov. 4th, our member learning session will have a focus on personal development. We will be running a workshop called Intentional Decision-Making and Prioritization. The goals of the workshop are to:


  • Develop an appreciation for your natural preferences in decision-making and prioritization

  • Learn about different factors that influence your decisions, including intellect/emotion, important/urgent, and quality/quantity of work

  • Understand when to leverage your natural preferences... and when (and how) to flex outside of them 

Member learning starts at 6pm and group huddle follows at 7pm in Agriculture 1E79.


Next Week:


There will be no member learning session or group huddle on Nov. 11th.  


Upcoming Events:


November 7thSettlers of Catan Tournament


  • Time: 6 pm

  • Place: SESS Lounge

  • Entry fee: $5 (Pay at the door)

This Thursday, play Settlers of Catan while enjoying burgers, drinks, and a chance to win prizes! For more information on tournament logistics, go to www.facebook.com/ewbusask.

Newsletter: Oct. 28th

Member Learning:


Tonight, we are going to be talking about admitting failure in the chapter's activities and in EWB as an organization. We will take a look at the chapter's first failure report, which was written last year and was featured in September's Annual EWB Gala. Hopefully we can help improve the chapter's activities this year through this learning process! Member Learning starts at 6pm and Group Huddle follows at 7pm in Agriculture 1E79.


Upcoming Events:


October 28th, 29th -Fair Trade Halloween Candy Gram Sale


Buy a candy gram for your boyfriend, girlfriend, friend, professor, or anyone else on campus! Candy grams will be filled with fair trade chocolate and candy and will be delivered on Oct. 31. We will be selling on the 2nd floor of Engineering. Costs are $1 for a mini bag, $3 for a regular bag or 2/$5, and $5 for a jumbo bag.


November 7thSettlers of Catan Tournament


Play Catan while enjoying burgers, drinks, and a chance to win prizes! More details to follow.


November 22nd – “Around the World” Pub Crawl


Dress up as your favourite country! Tickets will be $10.

Newsletter: Oct. 21st (Meetings Rescheduled)

Our meetings scheduled for tonight have been CANCELLED due to closure of classes and non-critical services on campus. Instead, we will be having Member Learning at 6pm and Group Huddle at 7pm on Tuesday, October 22nd. Please meet at the EWB office (ENG 1C03).


Member Learning This Week:


On October 22nd, we will dive into the intriguing topic of the Root Causes of Poverty.


This session is based on work that our Overseas Volunteers really do – and is a simplified version of a real session in our pre-departure training session.


The purpose of this session is to put you for a moment, in the shoes of one of our long-term overseas volunteers. The first thing that we ask our Overseas Volunteers to do is to go to the communities where they are working, to live with them, and to understand, in their words, the challenges that they face.


The next thing that our volunteers do is try to piece together the causes and effects of poverty in their particular community. That is what we are going to ask you to do at the Member Learning session today.


We have put together a hypothetical – but very typical – example of the life led by a rural farmer in Africa – in this case, Ziem Der, a resident of Tabe Ere, in Northern Ghana. 


Member Learning Next Week:


October 28th - Admitting Failure/ Failing Forward


Upcoming Events and Deadlines:


October 24th, 25th, 28th, 29th -Fair Trade Halloween Candy Gram Sale


Buy a candy gram for your boyfriend, girlfriend, friend, professor, or anyone else on campus! Candy grams will be filled with fair trade chocolate and candy and will be delivered on Oct. 31. We will be selling outside the EWB office (across from the engineering lounge). Costs are $1 for a mini bag, $3 for a regular bag or 2/$5, and $5 for a jumbo bag.


October 25thJunior Fellow Applications Deadline


For an opportunity to work with EWB overseas, apply at http://juniorfellow.ewb.ca/ by October 25th.


Please contact Brett Smith at brettsmith@ewb.ca if you have any questions.

[Reminder] EWB Conference 2014 Applications Due Tonight


This is a reminder that applications to attend the EWB Conference 2014 are due tonight at 11:59 PM and may be emailed to alannahowell@ewb.ca . Please apply, as we would like to send a full delegation to represent EWB USask.


Please find the application form attached.


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Hello EWB USask,


Registration for the Engineers Without Borders Conference 2014 to take place January 10-12, 2014 in Toronto is now open. The conference theme is Rethink: Leadership, Partnership, and Entrepreneurship for Global Development. For more information, visit the newly-launched, beautiful website at http://conference2014.ewb.ca/en/


While it is always possible to register as a public delegate, our chapter has received a limited number of subsidized registration codes. Therefore, it is necessary for you to fill out the attached conference 2014 application and email it to alannahowell@ewb.ca by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 11th.


I strongly encourage you to apply. We want to have a diverse cross-section of our chapter represented at conference this year.


Thank you.


Alanna


Special Member Learning With Sasha Caldera TONIGHT


Hello EWB USask!


I am pleased to announce that we will be holding a special member learning TONIGHT October 8th at 6 pm in our regular Member Learning room, Agriculture 1E79.


Sasha Caldera, who is currently the Advocacy Campaign Strategist from the EWB National Office in Toronto, will be leading a discussion about EWB's vision and values as well the role of the USask chapter in EWB's 5 year strategic direction.


Sasha is in Saskatoon today, October 8th, and tomorrow, October 9th.


As this is a rare and special opportunity to have Sasha in Saskatoon, we are giving everyone in the chapter a chance to sign up for a half-hour 1-on-1 conversation with Sasha. Please sign up for a 1-on-1 ASAP even if you are brand new to EWB by selecting a time on the Doodle here:


http://doodle.com/5mr2cd3mqmb7cdau


I look forward to seeing you tonight!


Alanna


[Apply by this Friday] EWB Conference 2014 Applications

Hello EWB USask,


Registration for the Engineers Without Borders Conference 2014 to take place January 10-12, 2014 in Toronto is now open. The conference theme is Rethink: Leadership, Partnership, and Entrepreneurship for Global Development. For more information, visit the newly-launched, beautiful website at http://conference2014.ewb.ca/en/


While it is always possible to register as a public delegate, our chapter has received a limited number of subsidized registration codes. Therefore, it is necessary for you to fill out the attached conference 2014 application and email it to alannahowell@ewb.ca by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 11th.


I strongly encourage you to apply. We want to have a diverse cross-section of our chapter represented at conference this year.


Thank you.


Alanna

Special Member Learning With Sasha Caldera TONIGHT

Hello EWB USask!


I am pleased to announce that we will be holding a special member learning TONIGHT October 8th at 6 pm in our regular Member Learning room, Agriculture 1E79.


Sasha Caldera, who is currently the Advocacy Campaign Strategist from the EWB National Office in Toronto, will be leading a discussion about EWB's vision and values as well the role of the USask chapter in EWB's 5 year strategic direction.


Sasha is in Saskatoon today, October 8th, and tomorrow, October 9th.


As this is a rare and special opportunity to have Sasha in Saskatoon, we are giving everyone in the chapter a chance to sign up for a half-hour 1-on-1 conversation with Sasha. Please sign up for a 1-on-1 ASAP even if you are brand new to EWB by selecting a time on the Doodle here:


http://doodle.com/5mr2cd3mqmb7cdau


I look forward to seeing you tonight!


Alanna

Newsletter: Oct. 7th

Newsletter Items This Week:


  1. Pub Lounge Event

  2. Member Learning

Pub Lounge Event


On Friday, EWB had a great time partnering with the SESS for the Pub Lounge event. Thank you to all who came!


Member Learning


On October 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th, EWB chapters and networks across the country will be hosting “phone-ins” where people will telephone MP offices at their nearest riding, requesting that we want to see substantial reforms to Canada’s foreign assistance this year.


Tonight, our Member Learning session will be devoted to the rationale behind the phone-in event. Our aim is to bring chapter members, and anyone else interested in improving Canada's aid, up to speed regarding EWB's aid reform campaign.


Tonight’s session will be one hour and will cover the following:


  • A brief overview of EWB

  • Our past campaigns with aid reform

  • Phone-in Campaign details

Upcoming Member Learning topics:


  • Oct. 14 - No meeting (Thanksgiving Holiday)

  • Oct. 21 - Root Causes of Poverty

  • Oct. 28 - Admitting Failure/ Failing Forward

Come to Agriculture 1E79 at 6pm tonight for Member Learning and stay for our Group Huddle planning meeting to follow at 7pm!

Lounge Pub Tonight!

Wondering what to do this Friday night? After the Husky Blackout Game, join EWB at the SESS Lounge Pub!


Time: 10pm-12am


Place: Saskatchewan Engineering Student Society (SESS) Lounge in the Engineering Building on campus


Cost:


  • No cover cost

  • $3 beer

  • $4 highballs/ coffee and Baileys

  • Pizza will also be for sale!

In addition to enjoying a night out, you can feel great knowing that half the proceeds will go to EWB. We would like to send two junior fellow volunteers once again next summer and need your help to do so. Thanks for your support!