Engineering Announcements – Week 4

Engineering Announcements – Week 4

Announcements W17 – Week 4.


Hello fellow Engineers!!

I hope you are all doing very well, you are all rockstars so keep rocking on through the semester J


A few announcements for you this week:

1.     Engineering Society Pres/VP elections

2.     Lab Fund

3.     Commerce and Engineering Environmental Conference – March 2-4

4.     Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) – Tuesdays @ 5:30

5.     New Printer Tray Reminder

6.     Textbook Drive

7.     Global Engineering Certificate

8.     Guelph Hacking Competition

9.     Do you want to help organize a conference?

10. OSnap Engineering Newspaper – Contributors wanted

11. Academic Feedback

12. Pizza Days – Friday 11:30

13. Wellness club



President Election

Nomination forms for next year’s EngSoc President are available at the Engsoc office and are attached to this email. As per the constitution, you must have been on EngSoc previously to run for this position, so any previous EngSoc member is eligible to run for prez this week!

Nomination forms and Bio’s will be accepted until 5:00pm Wednesday February 1st. President campaigning will be from Feb 6th to 8th with elections being the Feb 9th and 10th. 


For anyone on co-op you can fill out the form electronically. In regards to the Seconders and nominators please list the people that have agreed to support you. Please note we will be following up with them.


If there are any issue with submitting before the deadline please email


Vice President Nominations

See attached for vice president nomination forms! They are due with a bio Wednesday Feb 8th. The positions are Internal Affairs, External Affairs, Social Affairs, Financial Affairs, Academic Affairs and Student Life. See the attached document for more information on the positions.  Any questions please email



Lab fund meeting is Wednesday Feb 1st at 5:30 in Richards room 2520. The list of submissions can be found in the attachment. Voting on submissions and important information will be given at the meeting. Any questions please email

Was your new year’s resolution to network more? Or save the planet? If so then you should check out the Commerce and Engineering Environmental Conference (CEEC). At the conference in Kingston, you will have the opportunity to see what industry leaders are doing to maintain sustainability in today’s modern ecosystem! Last year’s conference had representatives from Monitor Deloitte, RBC, Telus, and Creemore Springs to name a few. Applications are open until February 2nd! To find out more visit, or email



The second ESW meeting will be held tomorrow January 31st at 5:30 in THRN 1002. Everyone encouraged and welcome to come check it out! We will be discussing project ideas for this semester– very exciting!


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.



Please do not change which tray to print from in 2313 – Tray3 will be the only thray that will be refilled with paper. If tray3 is empty, email Please do not make any modifications!!!


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.



Looking to learn beyond your degree? Want to learn how to create sustainable and meaningful change? We’ve got something for you! The Global Engineering Certificate is a new program that we are currently trying to implement here at Guelph. We are running an information session this Wednesday, February 1st at 5:30 in THRN 1002. If you have 2 minutes and could give us some feedback that would be greatly appreciated; just click the link that follows!



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:


Want to help organize an engineering conference? Guelph is hosting ESSCO’s 2017 President’s Meeting in September 2017. Please contact Val Bauman ( for more info.


10. 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 FEB issue, please submit it by Feb 10th!  Also if you want to valentines or reading week theme it, that would be awesome!



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


12. 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!



It’s time to address the importance of mental health, and encourage communication about any challenges you are experiencing. The Wellness Club is planning a campaign to display hidden health problems within the School of Engineering and celebrate our welcoming community and the resources available.  If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact Someone is always listening!



Cease the day!

XOXO, Bunsen

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