Updates and Reminders

On Friday, September 27th, EWB USask hosted our Annual Development Gala at The Willows Golf and Country Club. It was a great opportunity to interact with students, university faculty, and engineering firms and learn together about failing forward by learning from past failures.

Our weekly Member Learning meeting will be happening once again on Monday at 6 pm in Agriculture 1E79. James Wattam will be sharing his experience of working in Malawi this past summer with EWB’s Water and Sanitation venture. We always welcome new members to EWB, as everyone brings unique skills and talents that will help us further our work as a chapter.

Applications for the Junior Fellowship program open TOMORROW! It is a 16-month internship; 4 months are spent working with one of EWB’s ventures in Africa over the summer, and the remaining time is spent here in Saskatoon, contributing to positive change within the university community. For more information visit juniorfellow.ewb.ca.

Lastly, do you want to become a Global Engineering Ninja? EWB works to enhance engineering curriculum to better prepare engineers to succeed in the cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary contexts that characterize the 21st century. If you would like to learn more about this program, contact alannahowell@ewb.ca or stop by the EWB office.

Member Learning: Sept 23rd

Last week, EWB had our first meeting of the school year and enjoyed meeting everyone who joined us. If you didn’t make it to the last meeting, you won’t want to miss this one. Brett Smith will be sharing his experience doing volunteer work in Ghana. For four months, he worked with Kulemela Investments, a unique social investment fund that promotes sustainable African development. Come to Agriculture 1E79 at 6pm tonight to find out more!

Reminder: Introductory Meeting Tonight

Hello EWBers,

Happy Monday! I say “Happy Monday” because starting today, Mondays are days when Engineers Without Borders has our team meetings.  Meetings take place in AGRI 1E79 and consist of two parts:

1) 6-7pm: Member Learning

  • A time to learn more about EWB and international development. Tonight is our introduction to EWB and getting to know each other.

2) 7-8pm: Group Huddle

  • A time to plan for action!

We realize people have busy schedules, so feel free to come even if you can only make it to part of the meetings.

Looking forward to seeing you there tonight!


Communications Coordinator

First Member Learning of 2013

Hello EWB USask,

The chapter is excited to be back for another year of systemic change and personal development! Our first meeting will be on Monday, September 16 at 6pm. We will be meeting in Agriculture 1E79 to introduce new members and alumni to the ever changing face of EWB.

We will be holding our Member Learnings regularly at this time and place, so join us another week if you can’t make it this time! We will be having presentations from our returned JF’s in the following weeks. Come learn about what these two EWBers did with their respective ventures over the summer!