Hello Guelph Engineers,


Hope you are enjoying your study break. Here are the announcements for week 5.



#WHAT: BEST Courses in Winter 2019

#DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 14, 23:00 CEST

#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 October 14, 2018 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: October 27th 2018.

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 and NOT on the BEST website

BEST Courses – CFES

You will combine your creativity and knowledge to develop new technological designs or improve upon existing ones. The research and ideas developed are done outside of the competition, which you’ll present a high-quality display to the judges.


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)

Coorganiser Application

Participant Application

List of events you can apply to:

Event name Location Start date End date Coorg. Part. Fee for part.
Take the train, come to the Russian fairytale Ekaterinburg, Russia 27 Jan 2019 5 Feb 2019 0 3 €50
Smart Tech: The force awakens Graz, Austria 8 Feb 2019 16 Feb 2019 1 2 €40
Make Green Great Again Paris, France 25 Jan 2019 2 Feb 2019 1 1 €45


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


Conference on Diversity in Engineering: 

The applications for the Conference on Diversity in Engineering(CDE) are now open. Here is the link to the application.



The Engineering Society is running its annual Teeter-Totter-a-Thon for Marianne’s Place (Guelph Centre for Women in Crisis)! We will be running a teeter-totter for 24 hours straight! It will be held from 9:00am Wednesday October 10th till 9:00am Thursday October 11th in Branion Plaza. Please stop by to show your support for the cause and take a turn on the giant teeter-totter – everybody is welcome! We will be accepting donations all day to support Marianne’s Place. Hope to see you there!



Cheers and Gears is still looking for execs for this years Harry Potter Themed Engineering play. If you are interested in any of the positions listed below or would like more information, email by Wednesday, October 10th.



Assistant Director


Stage Manager

Music Director

Tech Manager

Sets Manager

Props Manager

Costumes Manager

Marketing Manager



Junior Fellowship applications are now open! The JF Program is a 4 month volunteer placement at an EWB venture in Africa! All students returning to university in September are encouraged to apply. Applications will be open from October 1st to 12th. Come by the EWB office (RICH1517A) anytime October 2nd to ask questions and get assistance, or email us at! Follow this link to apply:



Attention first year engineers! Spent too much money on textbooks and food already? Check out these available scholarships from the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Applications are due Nov 2 – please send your applications to the email specified in the attached word document, 2018 PEO GRC Scholarship Application Form.

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