Newsletter: October 11th 2011

In this week's newsletter:  1. Member Learning 2. Black Box Event 3. Fair Trade Booth 4. Language  Centre Campus Career Expo 5. School Outreach Opportunity 6. Junior Fellowship Applications Member Learning Member Learning this week will be all about Stephanie Laing’s summer volunteering in Zambia! She was one of two Junior Fellows for EWB this summer. She worked with local agridealers on improving distribution networks around Zambia.  Member Learning will be in Agriculture 1e85 @ 6 PM on Thursday , October 13. Come by and learn about overseas development from a first hand source, it’ll definitely be interesting! Black Box Event On Monday, October 17, come check out the black box inside the bowl on campus.  Engineers Without Borders will be set up there talking about advocacy and how to make the government more transparent in how they deal with foreign aid. We will also be talking to people that pass by about the campaign called International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). This program aims to make information about aid spending easier to find, use and compare. Fair Trade Booth Also on Monday, October 17, 2011 alongside with the Black Box Campaign we will also be having a booth in the arts tunnel all day, where we will promote Fair Trade.  October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty so we will engage students in the arts tunnel, asking them what they know about poverty and will provide them with some neat Fair Trade prizes from Fair Trade Canada.  We hope to generate some good discussion with students who are passing through the arts tunnel.  This will be done in conjunction with our USSU. Language Centre Campus Career Expo On Friday October 14th EWB will be hosting a booth at the Language Centre Campus Career Expo (LC3 ) expo from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. We're looking for volunteers to come hang out with an experienced exec member, learn a little bit more about EWB, and show others how they can get involved! This is a really easy and fun time commitment.  Please email Bryce at blg068@mail.usask.ca if you can make it out on Friday for any amount of time or for more details! You will be able to get the room location when you email Bryce. School Outreach The University of Saskatchewan EWB Chapter has been honoured with a very exciting opportunity, thanks to a generous sponsorship from Cameco. Our chapter will receive funding to visit several far-Northern Saskatchewan communities to give school outreach workshops within the next 2-4 months. We are in the process of helping EWB National Office put together an official proposal, and we need to know how many people are interested and willing to travel to the various locations (yet to be determined) to assist in delivering workshops. In case you were wondering, the only way to get to many of these communities is by bush plane... If you are interested in this fantastic adventure, fill in your availability on this Google Docs spreadsheet:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Atzl2cw4QxDOdFRETHNtM244MjlFRXFtUkJBdWRjU0E&hl=en_US If you have any questions, email Alanna at howell.alanna@gmail.com Junior Fellowship Applications Are you interested in development in Africa? Would you like to experience a new culture? You can do both of these by volunteering with EWB overseas! A Junior Fellowship placement is a 4 month volunteer term overseas (in either Ghana, Burkino Faso, Malawi or Zambia).  It's an exciting way to spend your summer! Learn more about the program through the following links. Applications can be found at http://usask.ewb.ca/juniorfellowship/ . Anyone can apply (engineering students AND non-engineering students ).  The deadline for applications is Oct 23rd to raquelvigueras@ewb.ca.  More info can be found at www.ewb.ca about the program and the organization. If you have questions do not hesitate to contact either Steph or Raquel (stephanielaing@ewb.ca and raquelvigueras@ewb.ca). They were our chapters latest Junior Fellows this summer, both volunteering in Zambia.