What is Engineers Without Borders about? Why don’t we let CEO and Co-Founder of EWB George Roter take the first shot…
The University of Saskatchewan is home to one of the 36 Engineers Without Borders chapters across Canada. We focus on development issues across the globe and work to make a difference both overseas and here in Canada. Our chapter is filled with students who are passionate, motivated, and excited about change.
We engage with students through EWB events, weekly Member Learnings, weekly burger barbecues, and more. It is our goal to ensure that students on campus are aware that their actions have global impacts, and know the best (and easiest!) ways to make a difference in the lives of others.
In the City of Saskatoon
EWBers will call for petition signatures, advocate the benefits of Fair Trade products to passersby, and even organize meetings with local Members of Parliament to discuss development initiatives such as providing efficient international aid.
Across an Ocean
Our chapter also fundraises to send two student Junior Fellows overseas each summer to work with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in Africa. This program is an integral part of Engineers Without Borders; it allows us to create direct connections to Africans and brings personal experience to the forefront of our discussions of life in rural Africa. You can learn more about our JF program here.
For more information EWB’s “Who We Are” page provides an excellent outline of the Engineers Without Borders movement across the world.