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 with a signup time so I can make sure we have enough volunteers for the whole day. Here are the signup times:


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

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,

2012 Junior Fellow

Engineers Without Borders gala

Hi all!

If you haven’t heard yet, our chapter is hosting the eighth annual development gala on 19 September at The Willows, cocktails start at 5:30. The event will include supper, presentations by our returned junior fellows Erin Placatka and Alanna Howell, keynote speech by Cameco VP Jonathan Huntington, and an auction. Check out our website at for more information. Tickets are $90 (with $50 tax receipt) and can be purchased by contacting; if you’re a student we can offer you a discounted seat. If you or your corporation would like to purchase a table (8 seats) we’re selling those for $600 (with $280 tax receipt). It’s not to late to become a sponsor of the event (sponsors receive discounted table prices): Contact us for details. 

Hope to see you there!

Seth Dueck
Privy Council member, EWB U of S Chapter 

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.

Member Learning Reminder

Member Learning today is called Bridge to Mwanza.  It includes a case study on a district in Malawi and some of the infrastructure dilemmas the people are faced with.   There is a small group activity that will be included.  Member Learning will be in Agriculture 2E25 at 6 pm.  

For those that can’t make it the case study handout is attached for your viewing pleasure.

Member Learning Reminder (Room change)

Hey EWBers,


Important Note: Member Learning will be in Arts 146 tonight at 6 pm.


Michael Zelmer, Director of Communications for Fairtrade Canada is going to answer your questions about Fairtrade certification. What is it? How does it work? And all those other questions you’ve never dared to ask.


He’s also going to talk about an exciting initiative; our quest to see the University of Saskatchewan gain Fair Trade Campus status. Learn what it is, why it’s a good thing, and what you can do to help.


Important Note: Member Learning will be in Arts 146 tonight at 6 pm.


Hope you can make it!

Newsletter: Feb. 28th

In this week’s newsletter: 
1. Member Learning
2. Exec Applications


Member Learning

Take a break from studying and report writing and come to this week’s member learning! Payton , next year’s president, will be leading the session this week. He will be doing a presentation on agricultural subsidies. We’ll look into the pros and cons on the subject. Thursday, March 1 at 6 pm in Agriculture 2E25. Hope to see you there.


Exec Applications

Application deadlines have changed for Exec positions. They now look like such:

Applications due: Friday March 9th at 11:59pm

Selection Meeting: Monday March 12th at 5:30pm 

If you have any interest in a position, don’t hesitate to ask questions about it!

The application form is attached.