Hello Guelph Eng,

I hope you enjoyed your day off. There are a lot of things coming up. For those graduating award nominations are happening now. For those of you who are sticking around another year and would like to join EngSoc our elections have begun. If you’re looking to go away to Europe in the near future applications for BEST courses are due March 17th.



We are looking for nominations for the Scott A. Robertson Award! The SAR Award is awarded to a graduating student every year if a suitable candidate can be identified.  The description of the award is as follows:


“Awarded to a graduating student whose hard work, spirit, and leadership skills have combined to improve the School of Engineering here at Guelph.  This student has maintained an attitude of commitment towards fellow engineers, and has displayed a character whose likeness we all hope shall live on at this school. We give this award with the highest respect.”



  • has to be agraduating student this calendar year (i.e. February, April or October 2019 convocation)
  • no academic component
  • it’s more about visibility, leadership and spirit. This type of person may not be organizing events etc but is the person you think about when you think about Guelph Engineering.

Nominations can be forward to Dr. Tej Gidda at tejgidda@gmail.com or tej.gidda@ghd.com . Please send nominations in the next couple of weeks!



As the year comes to a close, its time for some awards! Fill out the attached google form to nominate some deserving engineering students, faculty, and staff to be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Up for nomination, are the following awards:

– Bill James Award

– Male Athlete of the Year

– Female Athlete of the Year

– Gordon F. Morton

– Golden Peter Award

– Eric Nielsen Award

– The Bill Verspagen Award.

– Prof of the Year Award

– TA of the Year Award




#WHAT: BEST Courses in Summer 2019

#DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 17, 23:00 CEST (5:00 pm EST)

#FEE: 0 EUR for co-organisers // see table for participants fees

#LIST OF COURSES: See table below


APPLICATION LINKS: For participants // For co-organisers


Refer to this page for all information


Hello All!

It’s time for one of the most wonderful times of the year again, BEST Course Application Season!


The Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) is inviting Canadian engineering student to apply to attend their complementary education courses all over Europe!

These are short courses (1-2 weeks) that focus on a particular technical topic. As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a European city with students of technology from all over Europe, to learn how complementary education courses are organised in BEST, and of course to have fun.

In the attachment of this e-mail, you will find a list with all the available courses for the upcoming season, as well as further details on the application process, and expectations of your role as a CFES volunteer co-organiser/participant.

Please note these courses are in English. Your application letter and correspondence to the groups must be completed in English, and you must be comfortable using English for all written and oral communication. Likewise, of note, nearly everyone in BEST speaks English as a second language, so please do not think this opportunity is in any way limited to native English speakers; BEST courses are a great way to improve their English skills without feeling uncomfortable/out of place.


All Engineering Students from a CFES member school are welcome to apply. Deadline for applications is March 17, 2019 23:00 CET (don’t follow the date on the BEST website). You should get the information if you were accepted to a course (and which ones) by: April 9, 2019.

I encourage everyone who is able, to apply- this is an amazing opportunity to learn from experts about diverse technical topics and network with students from countries across Europe. (Plus accumulate a whole bunch of BESTies 🙂 )

If you have any questions whatsoever please do not hesitate to contact me.


Please carefully read the entirety of this email and attached documents before applying.

1: Students must apply on the google forms below, or at cfes.ca/best-courses and NOT on the BEST website

2: To ensure you have a good application, see the attached folder of example Motivation Letters and this page for tips on how to write your application

  1. Meals, accommodation, and activities are provided by the organizing city during the course, however you are responsible for travel to and from the host city as well as the course fee if you are a participant (no course fee for co-organisers)



List of events you can apply to:

LBG Event name City Dates Fee Coorga




Aachen Don’t Let Me Down ft. Bridges Aachen, Germany 1st to 9th of June 45€ 1 0
Aalborg Are you ready to r’IoT’? Aalborg, Denmark 9th to 19th of August 50€ 1 1
Almada Fantastic StartUps and How to Build Them Almada, Portugal 17th to 26th of June 50€ 1 0
Ankara Lord of the Data: The Return of the Technology Antalya, Turkey 23 August – 2 September 55€ 0 1
bonding Hope to CO² – Empowering a sustainable future Karlsruhe, Germany 12th to 21st June 0€ 0 1
Brasov Promotion Rhapsody. Is this the real Start-up? Brasov, Romania 14th – 23th July 50€ 1 0
Bratislava Engineer’s power play: the carbon combat Bratislava, Slovakia 1th – 11th July 50€ 1 0
Brussels Gamify Your AI: The Legend Of Brussels Brussels, Belgium 5th to 13th of July 45€ 1 1
Bucharest Fantastic BOTs and how to build them Bucharest, Romania 1st – 11th July 40€ 1 1
Chania Star Wars: Drones vs Satellites Chania, Greece 10-20 of July 55€ 0 3
Cluj-Napoca Life in Electric Land Cluj Napoca, Romania 22-31 July 40€ 0 1
Coimbra The Science of a Smart Toaster Coimbra, Portugal 21-31 July 55€ 0 1
Copenhagen What the HACK? – Introduction to Cyber Security Copenahagen, Denmark 29 June – 08 July 50€ 0 2
Erlangen FrankenstAIn – it’s alive! Erlangen – Nürnberg, Germany 3-12 June 50€ 2 2
Gdansk Graphical Rhapsody Gdańsk, Poland 7 July – 16 July 50€ 0 2
Ghent How to run on water? Ghent, Belgium 03 – 12 July 50€ 1 1
Gliwice Urbanize me till I can get my architecture Gliwice, Poland 11 – 21 July 55€ 0 1
Iasi How I met your Website Iasi, Romania 08-19 July 45€ 1 1
Istanbul Roll Me Like One of Your Kebab Istanbul, Turkey 17-27 June 45€ 2 2
Istanbul Bogazici Stranger MarkeThings Istanbul, Turkey 2-9 July 40€ 0 1
Istanbul Yildiz They C me programming, they lovin’ Istanbul, Turkey 16-24 June 45€ 1 1
Leuven The name is I, A.I. Leuven, Belgium 3-15 July 55€ 1 0
Liege Root for deep learning Liège, Belgium 9 – 18 July 50€ 1 0
Ljubljana Change me baby one more time Ljubljana, Slovenia 10-17 July 32€ 0 2
Lodz The Lord of The Factories : The Four Industries Lodz, Poland 4-13 July 50€ 1 1
Louvain-la-Neuve Biom3Dical: are you ready to be IMPRESS’ed ? Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 2-12 July 55€ 1 0
Lund They tried to make me go to rehab, I said Lund Lund Lund Lund, Sweden 6-13 June 40€ 1 1
Lviv Da Vinci’s kids Lviv, Ukraine 7 – 16 July 50€ 1 1
Madrid I don’t wanna be an American id(IoT) Madrid, Spain 13 – 22 July 50€ 1 0
Messina BMS – Basics of Motorcycle Design Messina, Italy 29 July – 6 August 44€ 0 1
Podgorica Be an Iron Man among the machines Podgorica, Montenegro 8 – 15 July 40€ 1 1
Prague Your Heartbeat Is On My CZECHlist Prague, Czech Republic 17-26 August 50€ 2 2
Reykjavik SustainDustry: Greener than Green Reykjavík, Iceland 30.June – 7.July 40€ 0 1
Riga Enter the BEST: Path of the NEW DIMENSION Riga, Latvia 5 July- 13 July 36€ 0 2
Tallinn People hate this, see how we made $$$ with one SIMPLE course Tallinn, Estonia 8 July – 17 July 50€ 1 1
Timisoara Timisoara : The CAD Knights Rise Timisoara, Romania 21-27 July 35€ 2 4
Uppsala Synthesize your planet now, come on! Uppsala, Sweden 30 July – 7 August 45€ 2 0
Vienna AI want to break free Vienna, Austria 7 – 15 July 2019 45€ 1 1
Vinnytsia Wish you were HeRe Vinnytsia, Ukraine 16 – 24 August 45€ 0 2
Wroclaw Here comes the money – better see it honey! Wroclaw, Poland 10 – 18 July 45€ 0 2


Best of luck applying! For more information see the attached documents. Please direct all questions to me at irc@cfes.ca




arch 14 2019, 5:30-7pm

Room TBD


Engineers Without Borders is excited to announce that the Engineering Change Lab will be running a workshop for Guelph Engineers in celebration of National Engineering Month! The workshop will be:


Making the world a better place for all: Engineering and Technological Stewardship

Join us for an interactive session that will inspire you to think differently about the relationship between technology and society. You’ll learn about Technological Stewardship, why it is important, and how to start applying it to your engineering work — and, in the process, help make the world a better place for all. Opportunities for engaging further after the session will be included.


All engineers are welcome! There are limited spots, so please sign-up using this form: https://goo.gl/forms/fiLCg1366bWc0Xms1


Email Emily at emille10@uoguelph.ca with any questions.



The Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life is happening March 9 from 7pm-7am in the Fieldhouse. To sign-up, follow the link below, and under University of Guelph search for and join the team Guelph Golden Gears. Registration is $20 and includes your t-shirt, luminary, food, and 12 hours of entertainment. Everyone is welcome to join the Golden Gears team, and there is no pressure to stay the entire night!

We will meet at the EngSoc office and walk over to the fieldhouse together at 7pm (or just find us when you get to the fieldhouse)!

Questions? E-mail Emily at emille10@uoguelph.ca.


Link to register and for more information: https://secure2.convio.net/cco/site/SPageServer/?pagename=RFLY_NW_homepage



The iron ring ceremony is around the corner and so the countdown begins! The countdown will be updated daily starring pictures of you! We are looking for any photo submissions of you or your friends! This is a fun way to countdown to the big day. You can submit your photos using this dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/x9F68MX5N4fgxoRu6tYK?fbclid=IwAR1xC7Iq0Bk2tJGDTPWDXmaxc3fqMrJGtKVy6ct4F-OiefGdIosaQltPiwc



The engineering squash tournament will be held in the Gryphons athletics centre on Saturday March 9th from 1-5pm. Cost is $10 per person. Sign up in the EngSoc office!




Every year for College Royal we open up thorn for families to come do fun activities with us engineers! This year College Royal is March 16-17, 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday. We are looking for volunteers to run an egg drop challenge for the kids and to make/hand-out cotton candy (you don’t need to volunteer the entire day)! Email Emily at emille10@uoguelph.ca if you are interested.



Hello Guelph Engineers! Our school is proud to host the 41st Ontario Engineering Competition in January 2020, in which 16 universities from all across Ontario will be competing. Thus, this will require that we bring together a team of bright and committed engineers that would be interested in Competition Team Leads, in which they will lead and organize one of the eight competitions. If you wish to apply and become a part of our great team, please take a look at either the QR code or the link provided in the poster, and complete the application before March 2nd!

Link to Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdb-BIvGNaDVKYPnhN_conjILWpFxmlT7T1YjTWvOajypq8HA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1WHvWi6dViyiQONPcnRXFac-k09Vq6XGLrpXVHJ5KBRd1jqE-X3Dv_NcI

If you have any questions, please to email us at competitions@oec2020.ca!



The Engineering Society is holding it’s annual elections for council positions. If you’re interested in getting more involved with engineering social events, student initiatives, and services to the engineering students, consider applying to EngSoc! The list of available positions and the outlines of their roles are attached below. The First position up for election is President, and the nomination forms are due Thursday February 28th at 5:00pm. In order to be eligible for this position, you must have held a position on the Guelph Engineering Society in the past, or are currently holding a position. Nomination forms are available at the EngSoc Office, and are also attached to this email.


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