Newsletter – Jan. 27

Good evening,

EWB USask has big news for you. At our strategic planning meeting this weekend, we decided to move the chapter in a different direction. We will be transitioning to a chapter structure that is more focused and team-based. Teams consisting of people with common well-defined goals will take on ventures that work towards those goals. At the start of each Member Learning session, there will be an opportunity for members to share ideas they have for a venture and for other members to join them.

We have also rebranded our “executive meetings” to “group huddles” to make it more clear that everyone is welcome to attend. Our group huddles will be a time of action planning after Member Learning on Tuesdays. Teams will have time to move forward in their ventures and get feedback from the group! We are very excited to be restructuring our chapter and hope to be more efficient and effective.

If you missed the strategic planning meeting on Saturday, you can open the attachment in this email to view the meeting minutes.

At the upcoming Member Learning we will be hearing about what one of our new venture teams is doing to incorporate global engineering on campus. They look forward to hearing your thoughts and questions.

See you at member learning (6-7pm) and group huddle (7-8pm) on Tuesday in Agriculture 1E79!

Staying Connected While at Conference

Hello all! 

From Friday, January 10th to Monday January 14th, the Engineers Without Borders National Conference will be taking place in Calgary, Alberta, and several people from the USask chapter will be attending. 

In order to facilitate sharing of learning and ideas, as well as provide a chance for those at home to ask questions related to Conference discussion, I present: 

“Conference 2013 Sharing of Question, Insights, Ideas and Awesomeness!”

It is a Google doc ?which provides a platform on which EWBers associated with the USask chapter can connect and share.

Check out the doc at

Hope to see your ideas and questions!

Newsletter – Jan. 8

Happy New Year EWBers! Here is what’s new with the University of Saskatchewan Chapter of EWB:

  1. Member Learning
  2. Conference
  3. Spectrum
  4. Coffee
  5. BBQ

Member Learning

Member Learning is starting up again today at 6pm in Agriculture 1E79. Come out to decide on a chapter vision for systemic innovation and prepare for the upcoming conference. This session will be useful for all members.


Some chapter members will be heading to EWB’s annual conference this weekend. Get excited for them to bring back some great new ideas!


Cameco’s Spectrum is January 17th-20th. We are still looking for volunteers to help run the concession and work at our booth. Email Erin at if you would like to volunteer.


We will be selling Fairtrade coffee in the Engineering building starting the week of Janurary 21. Bring your reusable mug!


The weekly Friday BBQs will be starting up on January 27th. Get excited for some tasty burgers!