Week 5 Announcements

Week 5 Announcements

Hello Engineers,

Hopefully you’re surviving midterms or are getting ready for the difficult weeks ahead… as your midterms add up, so do your announcements

 

A lot of announcements for you this week:

1.     Engineering Society Pres elections/VP nominations

2.     Eng Awards

3.     ESC/Computer 4th year Engsoc position

4.     Anderson Coats grad photos, attach poster

5.     Clothing orders

6.     Eng Peer helpers

7.     Wellness Education Centre

8.     Wellness Women’s Day 5km

9.     WISE Salary Negotiation Event

10. Iron Ring Ceremony Countdown

11. JOIN the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race Team

12. Academic Feedback!!!

13. OSnap Engineering Newspaper – Contributors wanted

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

15. Printer Reminder

16. Textbook Drive

17. Guelph Hacking Competition

18. Do you want to help organize a conference?

19. Pizza Days – Friday 11:30

 

1. ENGSOC ELECTIONS


President Election

President campaigning will be from Feb 6th to 8th with elections being the Feb 9th and 10th. Be sure to check your gryph mail Feb 9th for the voting form!

 

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.  Please send your bio to gpearce@mail.uoguelph.ca.

 

2. ENGINEERING AWARDS

EngSoc hands out a number of awards every year to deserving students, staff, faculty, and TAs that are voted on by the students. Nominations for 9 awards are open now until Monday Feb 13th at 5:30pm and can be accessed through
the following google form:

 

https://docs.google.com/a/mail.uoguelph.ca/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7JZzSEDDH2NL79InETiGnwCaT8F4rzaiBvZZfNrz2jlUtkw/viewform?usp=send_form

 

Nominees will be voted on after reading week March 2nd and March 3rd.
Any questions about awards or elections can be sent to gpearce@mail.uoguelph.ca.

 

3. ESC/COMPUTER 4TH YEAR REP

We have an opening on EngSoc. Are you the 4th year ESC or Computer engineer we’ve been looking for? You would represent your class and help with events, specifically grad party. Nominations and election dates are still being confirmed. If you are interested or have questions, email Hannah at hbrown07@mail.uoguelph.ca

 

4. GRAD PHOTOS

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.

 

5. CLOTHING ORDERS

Looking to complete your look? Lucky for you, the leather jackets you ordered are in! Come and pick them up this week (in the below specified times), you must bring your receipt or payment if you haven’t paid yet.

You can also buy Eng merch this week as well!

 

THE SELLING TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWSSS, IT WILL BE AT THE OFFICE:

TUESDAY -2:30 – 4:00

WEDNESDAY– 10:30-11:30

FRIDAY10:30

 

6. ENG PEER HELPERS

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 engpeers@mail.uoguelph.ca, 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 tinyurl.com/academic-action-program

 

7. EATING DISORDER AWARENESS –WELLNESS EDUCATION CENTRE

The Wellness Education Centre is hosting a variety of events for EDAW 2017. Check out the poster below and come out to our events!

8. 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 tinyurl.com/womens5k2017 – 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. We’re getting an engineering group to join! If you are looking to join an engineering team, please e-mail Sarah Rozon at srozon@mail.uoguelph.ca.

 

9. WISE SALARY NEGOTIATION EVENT – Feb 16 5:30pm


Attention job seekers! If you’re looking for ways to score big on your next payday, come to WiSE’s salary negotiation seminar next week on Thursday at 5:30 PM.

Guelph lawyer Cherolyn Knapp will teach you how to tip the scales in your favour. Make sure you get the salary you deserve, because you’re worth it! ALSO, THERE WILL BE FREE PIZZA & DRINKS!

If you’re interested, let us know:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1367613723259640/

 

10. IRON RING COUNTDOWN PHOTOS


Iron ring ceremony is fast approaching! And the graduating class is getting ready to enter the adult world. Help them look back fondly on their past 4-5years here by sending your photos of them to me to be included on the iron ring countdown currently displayed in the atrium 

 

Send your photos to lockhare@mail.uoguelph.ca to be included

 

11. (GNCTR) GREAT NORTHERN CONCRETE TOBOGGAN RACE TEAM – JOIN!


Come join the Guelph Engineering Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race Team (GNCTR) for the 2017-2018 school year!

 

Looking for a fun club to join? Looking for a club to join that will look great on a resume? Look no further! 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, being held in Winnipeg this year, and Waterloo next year. The Guelph Engineering GNCTR Team will be facing 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!

 

Email gnctr@uoguelph.ca for more information!

 

As this years competition is this week February 8th – 12th), we will be beginning recruitment and transition for next years team!

 

12. ACADEMIC FEEDBACK!!!


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

https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_26nfB3NA3r7Ewip

 

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 vpacademic@guelphengsoc.com

 

13. 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 bzhao01@mail.uoguelph.ca – 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!

 

14. ENGINEERS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD

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.

 

15. PRINTER DETAILS


Hope you’re enjoying the new printer J

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

 

16. TEXTBOOK DRIVE


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.

 

17. GUELPH HACKING COMPETITION

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: http://guelphhack.socs.uoguelph.ca/

18. DO YOU WANT TO HELP ORGANIZE ESSCO 2017?


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

 

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!

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Goodluck on Midterms!!

XOXO, Bunsen

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