Applications are now open for (almost) all volunteer positions in your EUS!
At the end of every year, the EUS does a call for volunteers to fill next year’s Coordinating Manager (CM) and Ex-Officio (XO) positions. The positions have a hugely different range of required skills and levels of responsibility, everything from painting the cairn to running the amazing Engineer Your Career jobs fair; with around 40 positions currently up for grabs, it’s guaranteed that you can find a position that will suit you and your interests. Some positions may be changing slightly this year or being removed entirely, so please make sure to indicate everything you’re interested in on your application.
If you would like to volunteer as a member of Spirit Committee (responsible for running Frosh Week and E-Week), applications will open over the summer, after a Spirit Coordinator is selected.
Apply Now! For more information on the positions, talk to any EUS executive, the Volunteer Coordinator, or the current holder of the position.
The first round of applications closes March 31st at midnight. After that, any unfilled positions will be reopened for another round of applications.
Establishing healthy habits is not only beneficial to students’ wellbeing; it also has a direct impact on
academic performance as well.
Engineer Your Health brings health and wellness experts to engineers to raise awareness about all
aspects of health (physical, mental, social, and more) and to inform students about health resources
available on campus. Through fun events such as Pet Therapy, Recercise, and Resource Fair, this week is
sure to re-charge your batteries!
Engineer Your Health is taking place from Monday March 4th – Thursday March 7th, 2013. Check out all
the free events included this week below!
Monday March 4th: Resource Fair
11 am – 2 pm, Kaiser Atrium
How well do you know the health resources available on campus? Featuring free raffle prizes, popcorn
giveaways and live music from the UBC A Capella Club, come and meet your health and wellness service
providers! Feel more resilient in face of challenges, or get involved with one of the many groups on
campus to promote health and wellness.
Wednesday March 6th: Pet Therapy
11 am – 3 pm, check in @ Kaiser Atrium
Calling all Dog lovers! Engineer Your Health in collaboration with Healthy Minds UBC will be hosting a
Puppy Therapy Session on March 06 2013 from 11am-3pm. Research has shown that the most effective
way to unwind is to spend time with a family dog. A dog’s enthusiasm is infectious and leaves someone
feeling more relaxed, more optimistic, and less preoccupied with everyday worries. Some drop-in
sessions will be offered.
Please check-in at the atrium in The Fred Kaiser Building (2332 Main Mall V6T 1Z4).
Thursday March 7th: Elympics
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Field beside Forestry Building
Come out as an individual or group, and join in these fun and exciting
games, designed for all levels of activity and focused on fun. Your mind and body will thank you for the
break. Did we mention there will be free, healthy snacks there too? Brought to you by UBC REC Health
Nominations are now open for students wishing to run for EUS Executive, AMS Representative, or APSC Student Senator positions for the upcoming year. All of these positions are fantastic ways for students to get involved and make a difference for their fellow students.
Think you’d like to be one of the superstars that runs the EUS, or makes a difference for students through Senate or the AMS? Check out our elections page for all the information you need!
Nominations are open now, and close at 4PM on Friday, March 1st.
Campaigning runs from 12:01AM on March 4th until 2PM on Firday, March 15th.
Voting begins at 8AM on Monday, March 11th and closes at 2PM on March 15th.
Results will be announced March 15th at 4PM.
Get all the information you need to run a successful campaign at our elections page, here.
Only six more days until your favourite week of the year!
The official E-Week page is here, and includes an entire schedule of all the events, teams, standings, list of companies attending the career fair, and more! Please note: E-Ball Soccer, Dodgeball, Chariot Racing, 4-Legged Race, Foosball, and Trivia all require pre-registration, so contact your club president if you would like to participate in one of those events.
Also, don’t miss out on E-Ball tickets! It’s $50 for a multiple course dinner, incredibly cheap drinks, dancing, awards ceremony, and overall classy night. Get your ticket today.
This past weekend, we sent 18 UBC Engineers to compete at the 2013 Western Engineering Competition. I would like to congratulate all of our teams for giving their all in Victoria. Here are the results:
Tagg Jefferson, Kevin Sipila, Adam Dreihaar and Andrea Palmer came in first place in Consulting!
Robert Young, Hason Ton, Gary Tse came in second place in Innovative Design.
Hans Seidemann came in second place in Communications.
Gary Lee and Jesse Neufeld came in fourth place in Impromptu Debate.
Our consulting, innovative, and communications teams will be moving on to represent UBC Engineers and Western Canada at the Canadian Engineering Competition in Ottawa, in March.
Emblem Awards are awarded for service beyond that called for by the office held by the recipient, and shall take into consideration their record of service for the entire time that they have been a member of the Society. The service can be with the EUS or other campus organizations within the engineering community.
The recipient shall be in their graduating year.
Nomination forms are due Feb. 6th, 2013 and recipients will be announced during the 94th Annual Engineers Ball on Feb. 9th.
See the applications page for the nomination form.
This fall term was a really busy one, with UBC representatives attending 4 major conferences throughout Canada.
In late September, I attended the CFES Presidents’ meeting, hosted by Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This conference is attended by the VP Externals of member schools of the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, and serves several important purposes. First, it is one of the two yearly plenary sessions of the Federations, where the CFES Board has the opportunity to discuss and make changes to the CFES, including policies, constitution changes and discussing the induction of new member schools. As well, it gives the CFES the opportunity to give the assembly updates regarding CFES activities, including NCWIE, Congress, and the Canadian Engineering Competition. It also serves to help VP externals by giving information on how to better utilize their position to benefit schools, and access resources made available to them from membership. Finally, it allows schools head delegates to meet before congress to help ensure that we are well prepared for congress and other upcoming events.
This year, UBC had a very large representation at the annual Western Engineering Student Societies’ Team Retreat and Olympics. Our delegates had the opportunity to attend a day of workshops and round table discussions revolving around all aspects of running student societies, including how to better run large events, how to better engage the student body, and how to avoid mistakes that other schools have made in the past. WESST Retreat also serves as the annual general meeting for WESST, where the new executive and event host schools are selected. UBC fared well this year, with getting one of our students elected to VP Finance, as well as the extremely exciting opportunity of being selected to host WEC 2015.
UBC sent 4 delegates to the National Conference on Women in Engineering, hosted this year in Montreal, Quebec. The attendees had the opportunity to learn about many issues related to diversity in engineering, and learn about how to better make engineering, both school and in work, an inclusive and forward thinking profession. There were a large number of guest presenters form companies including Google, Pratt and Whitney Canada, and Rio Tinto, giving many talks relating to the theme of “Being a Game Changer.” Our delegates came back with many ideas on how to improve their undergraduate experience, as well as ideas on how to help make UBC’s effort to host NCWIE 2013 as successful as possible.
Have your say on student services, tuition, housing and more! From Jan 21-25, vote in the AMS elections and referenda. For a complete list of candidates and referenda questions, visit the AMS Elections page.
To meet the candidates and learn more about the issues, come on out to the elections events and debates.
Mix & Mingle:
Monday January 14th @ 7PM (Gage Ballroom)
*Food and refreshments are provided
Debate # 1: Tuesday January 15 @ 7PM (Vanier Shrum Lounge)
(President, VP Finance, Board of Governors)
Debate # 2: Wednesday January 16 @ 6PM (IKB 301)
*Will also be live-streamed
Debate # 3: Thursday January 17 @ 6PM – 9PM (Totem Ballroom)
(VP Academic, VP Admin, VP External, Senate)
2012 final review sessions will be offered during early December. Each session will cost $2. Please bring cash. Sessions are led by trained EUS tutors, and often include review packages.
Final review sessions for PHYS 153 and PHYS 170 are run by FIZZ Tutoring.
EECE offers final exam sessions for several upper level EECE and APSC courses Here.
Are you a trivia whiz? Come show off your skills at the UBC Engineering Genius Bowl Trivia Competition!
To register, email email@example.com with the following information by November 11:
1) Team name
2) Team members (maximum of 4)
Winners will receive a trophy, and the top three teams will receive prizes (candy, LoL points, chapters gift cards, etc)! There will also be lots of free candy given out during the night
Date/Time/Location: 5:00 to 7:00 pm, November 13, Hebb Theater