Announcements W17 – Week 7

Announcements W17 – Week 7

Hello Engineers,


Welcome back to this fine city. I hope you had a great reading week, and got lots of reading done!


Some announcements for you this week:

1.     Engineering Society VP elections

2.     Annual General Meeting (AGM) Engsoc – March 8th

3.     Curling – March 11th

4.     Cocktails – March 16th

5.     Waterlands Eng Design Challenge – March 2nd

6.     Anderson Coats grad photos – by March 10th

7.     Eng Hockey

8.     Eng Peer helpers

9.     WISE Matrix Solutions –  March 9th

10. Wellness Women’s Day 5km – March 8th

11. JOIN the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race Team

12. Professional Development Conference 2018

13. Academic Feedback!!!

14. OSnap Engineering Newspaper – Contributors wanted

15. Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)

16. Printer Reminder

17. Textbook Drive

18. Guelph Hacking Competition

19. Pizza Days – Friday 11:30



Vice President 2017/2018 Results

VP Internal: 

-Matthew Saunders 

VP External: 

-Matthew Curtis

VP Finance:

-Stephanie Kotiadis
VP Socials:

– Stephanie Walton and Ciaran Buckley
VP Academic: 

-Betty Zhao
VP Student Life: 

-Sarah Rozon


*Also ESC/Computer 4th Rep opening for this semester will be voted on during this time!

– Travis Pootoolal


Year Rep Nominations

See attached for year rep nomination forms! They are due with a bio Wednesday March 1st by 5:30


The positions available are as follows:
-2 2nd Year Representatives
-4 3rd Year Representatives (Biomed/Biological, Mechanical, Water/Enviro and Computer/ES&C)
-4 4th Year Representatives (Biomed/Biological, Mechanical, Water/Enviro and Computer/ES&C)

*Please send your bio to


Officer Position Nominations

See attached for Officer nomination forms! They are due Friday March 10th by 5:30


The positions available are as follows:

– Tech Coordinator


-Internal Development 

-Athletics Officer

-Charity Officer

-Communications Officer

-O’Snap Editor

-Office Manager

-Merchandise Officer


-Professional Development Officer

-Arts Officer


2. AGM*

The EngSoc general meeting is March 8th at 6:30pm room TBD. This is where amendments to the constitutions are made. This meeting is open to everyone so come out and make sure your voice is heard.

*SRM pending


3. CURLING BONSPIEL – March 11th

Throw a few rocks with engineering friends and alumni at the annual Engineering Curling Bonspiel! Join us on Saturday, March 11 at 11AM for a day of gliding around on the ice with heavy things. 

Tickets will be sold for $15 at the EngSoc Office from March 2-9 between the times of 10:30-2:30 (weekends excluded). 

Sign up with a group of 4 to be with your friends or solo to make new ones. (Funk night at Albion after is also the game plan).  


4. COCKTAILS – Thurs March 16th

Are you curious about your cocktails? 

Join us for a tour to Dixon’s Distilled Spirits to learn all about how your favorite spirits are made! Tasting included! It is happening on Thursday March 16th at 5:20pm! The event is 19+, $10 per person. The location is in Guelph, we will be going there by public transit.

To learn more or if you have questions, please email



Someone has left garbage in the animal’s habitat and it’s up to you and your team to help!

Be a hero! And have fun by joining us for a Waterlands Engineering Design Challenge on Thursday March 2nd at 6:30pm in Thrn 1435.

There are prizes for the winning team!


6. GRAD PHOTOS – March 10th

If you’re in your graduating year, and you want to be included on the grad composite… book your photos with Anderson Coats in the UC and get your picture taken before March 10th, see attached poster.


7. ENG HOCKEY – March 3 11pm

Are you an engineer that plays hockey? Do you want to compete against engineers that play hockey at other Ontario universities? Do you think you have what it takes to beat those other engineers and bring glory to Guelph Engineering? Great. There’s an official team being put together for the Annual ESSCO Hockey Tournament hosted by UOIT March 24-26th. To make the team you have to come to one tryout March 3 from 11-midnight. Sign up spots are limited so sign up fast. Sign up on this Google Form to become eligible:



Did you know the Engineering Peer Helpers offer one-on-one help sessions? They are an opportunity to talk to people just like you who were once in your shoes. Maybe you are behind in your classes, are overwhelmed by your workload, or midterms aren’t going as well as you had expected. It’s okay! We have all been there! Completely confidential, no one needs to know, we can meet, talk study tips, talk time management tips, and just be friends!

Shoot us an email at, and we will schedule a time that works for you. 


Another option is the Academic Action Program, which is run by the Library and is a free, semester-long program that helps you create and reach your academic goals. Meet regularly with an academic coach to analyze your strengths and learn how to apply those strengths in your courses, develop study strategies specific to your learning needs, and develop time management strategies to help you balance academics and the rest of your life. 

For more information, check out



WiSE Matrix Solutions Information Session (see poster attached)


Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 9th at 5:30 PM because Matrix Solutions, an environmental management and engineering consulting firm, will be coming in to talk about their company and the industry! If you’re curious about what they do, or if you want to hear about the personal experiences of their employees, come on by.

As always, we will have FREE PIZZA. There will also be a raffle for a prize during the session! (Location: THRN 1002)

If you’re interested, please let us know:


10. WOMEN’S DAY 5km – March 8th
The Wellness Education Centre is running a Women’s Day 5K is coming up on March 8th, starting at 9:00. We welcome people of all speeds, with a fast start and a slower start. Registration is at – share it with your friends, family, pets, loved ones, etc. We will have loot bags for the first 80 people that show up at day of and hot chocolate and water.



Come join the Guelph Engineering Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race Team (GNCTR) for the 2017-2018 school year! There will be a meeting this Thursday March 2nd at 6 pm in Thorn 1006. This will be for anyone who is interested in joining or would like to hear about the club.


Come and join the Guelph Engineering GNCTR Team. Team members have the opportunity to be apart of the most epic toboggan race of the year! Racing in the Annual GNCTR competition, which was held in Winnipeg this year, and will be in Waterloo next year. The Guelph Engineering GNCTR Team faces off against other Engineering schools in this National Competition! 


Members can choose to be apart of any of these aspects of the team:

· Superstructure (Building the Toboggan Frame, Braking and Steering)

· Concrete (Building the Ski’s)

· Theme (All things song, dance and painting relating to the theme for the toboggan)

· Fundraising (Help organize and run all the fun fundraising events we run throughout the year!)

· Much more!

We are recruiting 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th years. No experience necessary! Details to follow at the meeting! No registration required just show up!



Interested in organizing next year’s Professional Development Conference? This annual day-long conference gives engineering students the opportunity to network and learn about where their degree can take them. Apply to organize and run this conference in 2018! Apply here by 11:59pm Wed March 15



Please remember to anonymously submit any feedback in the Academic Feedback Box in the EngSoc Office. All feedback is important in improving our education. Positive feedback is encouraged! Or submit your feedback to this link


Please note that this is any feedback, it does not have to be solely academic related.


You put in feedback and we listened!

A few weeks ago you may have filled out an online survey asking about which electives caused conflicts with your ENGG courses.

They have now made a change and have chosen the top 5 demanded electives for BIOMEDS, MECHS and BIOS and will make sure they don’t cross over the with ENGG core courses in future years.


If you have any questions please email


14. OSNAP is looking for CONTRIBUTORS!!
OSNAP is looking for CONTRIBUTORS!!
We are looking for your photos, articles and whatever else you would like to contribute for your engineering newspaper! Please send them to – Send pictures or articles on any topic you want (appropriate please) of 250-500 words (or more, yolo?)

We have pizza parties for contributors, so if you don’t contribute, you’re missing out. It doesn’t even have to something that requires a long time to write (like a picture from engg events or around THRN works!)
If you want it in the MARCH issue, please submit it by March 8th!  



Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a non-profit network dedicated to creating solutions to local and global sustainability challenges. Established in 2002, ESW is comprised of students, university faculty, and professionals who believe that technical fields are vital in building a better world. ESW mobilizes students and faculty members through educational programs, sustainability-oriented design projects, and a shared community. ESW projects design, build, and implement solutions to sustainability issues, often with a focus on energy and the environment. ESW is building the next generation of engineers and scientists, students and professionals from all disciplines by researching, educating, and building a better world one project at a time. for more information.

*Still pending accreditation



Hope you’re enjoying the new printer J

As always, direct any printer problems to with details of the problem and lab room number.



Have old Textbooks?

Donate any of your old textbooks to students in need. Half of the textbooks collected will be sent to students in Africa and the other half to students in need in North America. Please drop off textbooks at the engsoc office in the labelled bin.



Happy to formally announce Guelph Hacks for Mental Health, a 36-hour hackathon/design jam that will task undergraduate and graduate students from across campus with designing tools to support positive mental health on campus.

We want to go a step further and challenge students to develop solutions that will help support mental health on campus. This could be in the form of a website or app, a marketing campaign, or improvements to mental health services on campus. Be inventive. Be creative. Be awesome.

More details, rules, and specific challenges will be released in the coming weeks. For now, mark your calendar and join us March 11-12. Website:

19. PIZZA!

Pizza day will continue every Friday at 11:30am in the atrium! Pizza is $1.50 per slice and will have a variety of options to choose from, including vegetarian. 

Bring your friends and enjoy some of the lowest going rates of pizza you can find!



XOXO, Bunsen

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