Junior Fellowship

Engineers Without Borders is accepting applications for the 2013 Junior Fellowship program. We’re looking for students with problem solving skills, an entrepreneurial attitude, and a commitment to learning, and who are returning to school in 2013 – 2014. You don’t need to be in Engineering, and previous overseas experience is not required.

There are any number of programs designed to help you develop “leadership skills”. The Junior Fellowship by EWB Canada isn’t one of them. It is:
Six months of preparation in the most advanced, immersive learning environment in Canada.
Four months leading change in Africa within EWB’s systemic change ventures.
Eight months of leadership back in Canada, tapping into a global network of social innovators.

As a Junior Fellow you’ll be working at the intersection of poverty, systemic change, innovation, and education, an experience that will open doors to experiences and insights you can’t even imagine yet. You’ll gain the knowledge, perspective, and understanding that you need to better define your world and how you want to change it. It’s learning to lead, and leading to learn, all while creating positive, systemic change that unlocks human potential. And the entire experience is free – the EWB USask Chapter will help you fundraise to cover the costs. We don’t believe that money should be an obstacle to skills development for young, talented leaders focused on social change.

For more information visit juniorfellow.ewb.ca, email Erin at erinplacatka@ewb.ca, or come by Browsers to chat with one of USask’s past Junior Fellows on Thursday from 12 – 1:30, Friday from 1:30 – 3, or next Tuesday (Oct 23) from 3 – 5.

Applications are due Friday, October 26th and can be found at juniorfellow.ewb.ca

Friday BBQ

Hello EWBers!

Yesterday’s Member Learning ran a bit late and we had a lot of members leave before I could do a BBQ signup. Last week’s barbecue was an outstanding success and in order to keep that trend going I (Bryce) need your help! If you have any spare time on Friday to come lend some time to our fundraiser please reply to BGeeraert@gmail.com with a signup time so I can make sure we have enough volunteers for the whole day. Here are the signup times:

9:25    
10:25  
11:25  
12:25  

We need 3 people on hand for each hour-long time slot for the BBQ to go smoothly. Any help would be appreciated, and you are welcome to a free burger as a thank you from EWB!

Thanks everyone,

Bryce Geeraert
VP BBQ

This week in EWB

?Welcome back to another year of EWB!

If you’re fresh to EWB, wanting to find out more, or wondering how to get involved be sure to check out one of our two intro meetings on Thursday (September 18th): 1pm in Physics 103 and 6pm in Physics 107. Free pizza will be provided at the 6pm meeting.

If you can’t make it out on Thursday, never fear! Our regular Member Learning meetings start next week.  We’ll be meeting on Tuesdays at 6pm in Agriculture 1E79. This coming Tuesday, Alanna Howell will be presenting on her summer working as a Junior Fellow in Ghana with EWB’s Agriculture Value Chains team. If you want to learn more about Ghana, EWB’s work overseas, or our volunteer sending program, this is a presentation you don’t want to miss!

And lastly, the barbeque is back! Every Friday until exams, you can find us outside the lounge, grilling delicious burgers from 10am until 1pm. $5 gets you two burgers, and if you have a spare hour we can always use a hand.

See you soon,
Erin

2012 Junior Fellow
EWB USask

Last Member Learning

Classes may be wrapping up, but EWB isn’t quite over yet! Tonight at The Last Member Learning of the Year we’ll be discussing the bottom line of our chapter and setting the tone for the next chapter of EWB. We’ll be in Agriculture 2E25 at 6pm, as always.

President Application

Applications are now open for EWB USask’s next president! If you are passionate about & committed to EWB (and attending school at USask next year), you are eligible to apply. See the attached form for details – it’s due back on Sunday February 5th …

Newsletter: April 4th

In this week’s newsletter:  1. Member Learning 2. Last BBQ Ever*Member LearningThis week at Member Learning we would like to thank all of you for your support and commitment throughout the year! We’ll be reminiscing and celebrating our accomplishmen…