Cinkant Endowment Fund: Call for Proposals

The Cinkant Endowment Fund will be accepting proposals until March 14th, 2014.

The Cinkant Endowment Fund was set up in 1997 to fund projects for the benefit of all engineering students.

Proposals must be submitted formally and should include a price quote and cost analysis.

Submissions must be made to essaprz[at]uvic[dot]ca.…

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CSSE / EIC (Vancouver Island Branch) SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY

The Society was founded in 1986 with the intent of encouraging and financially supporting Vancouver Island students pursuing studies leading to a career in engineering. The Society is funded by the members of the Vancouver Island Branch of the Canadian Society for Senior Engineers (CSSE) and the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) with a target of awarding two scholarships annually. 

Value:  Two scholarships, each $2,000

Eligibilty:  Undergraduates entering 2nd or 3rd year in any engineering discipline at any qualifying university who have attended a Vancouver Island high school and are Canadian citizens.

Deadline:  July 31, 2014

Get the application form!

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Don’t forget to vote for UVSS Events Funding

Hey everyone!

The UVSS would like to gather opinion on charging an extra 2$ a semester to increase their events budget. Your full time student contribution to the UVSS budget is currently $63.71 per semester. If you want to find out how this is calculated you can go here. The current budget for events is approximately $15,000 according to the pamphlets that are being handed out. If you check the student fee breakdown it doesn’t mention where that comes from. The final piece of information I’d like to leave you with is the executive salary information for the UVSS. Referencing the 2014 budget information under the finances section of the UVSS website, The executive makes a total of 146,000 per year, up from 105,000 from 2006.

Yay democarcy! https://webvote.uvic.ca/

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Movember UVic Engineering Team

Hey guys, it’s a little late but just remember, it’s never too late to save some prostates.

Movember takes place during the month of November where men (Mo Bros) start at the beginning of the month clean-shaven and for the next 30 days grow and groom a mustache to raise awareness and funds to combat both prostate and testicular cancer.  Women (Mo Sistas) can also be involved in movember by raising funds and getting men in their lives involved in with movember.

This year the UVIC Engineering Students Society is leading a team of Mo Bros known as the Movengrs in order to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.  Each Mo Bro and Mo Sista registered with the Movengrs will try to raise as much money as they can before then end of the month.  Whoever raises the most on the team will walk away with some sweet ESS schwag.  Join the fight by registering on www.movember.com under “movengrs”.  Once registered, join the official UVIC engineering team (Movengrs) in a chance to win some sweet schwag and save some prostates! If you have any questions or concerns or just want to talk about prostates, contact Chad Perreault at 778-679-3758.…

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University of Victoria Engineering Competition – Fall 2013

The University of Victoria Engineering Competition Stream B (UVEC) will be held on November 23rd. UVEC is the regional qualifier for the Western Engineering Competition (WEC) which will be held in Edmonton from January 15th – 19th. Teams advancing to WEC will pay a small portion of their delegate fees but travel will be covered by the Engineering Students’ Society.

Teams are invited to participate in the areas of Junior Design, Senior Design, Consulting Engineering, Engineering Communication, Debate, and Re-Engineering. Any student currently enrolled as an undergraduate in the Faculty of Engineering may compete. To register a team, please fill out this form. A description of the various challenges is after the jump.…

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CFES Congress

Hello Engineers!

The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (‘CFES’) is hosting this years Engineering Congress in Sherbrook, QC from the 5th – 11th of January 2014. Congress is a conference put on by students for students and is a chance for engineering undergrads from all over the country to meet and discuss professional development and leadership within their own undergraduate societies. As you all are a part of UVic’s Engineering Society, you qualify for funding to attend this conference.

Workshops that are held during the week include effective budgeting, event planning, media relations and risk management. There will be a career fair in which you will be given a chance to network with industry representatives from across the country. Member schools can also help create policy changes which affect student societies across the country, in topics such as the Canadian Engineering Competition, the Presidents meeting, and NCWiE (National Conference for Women in Engineering). In addition, a Student from UVic will be offering a 3-day Leadership Development program, which will be a look at skills such as goal-setting, professional networking, and effective communication skills.

Selection for this conference is competitive and we will be accepting applications until the 15th of November.

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Scholarships

Hey Everyone!

The following scholarships are up for grabs this semester.

BC Hydro/APEGBC 4th Year Engineering and Geoscience Scholarship
This scholarship encourages students to continue their goal of becoming professional engineers or geoscientists.
Value: $1,500
Eligibility: Engineering and geoscience 4th-year undergraduate students in all disciplines from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver or Okanagan campus), Simon Fraser University, BCIT and the University of Victoria.
Deadline: October 4, 2013
More information and application form >>

APEG-MAPS Scholarship
This scholarship is offered annually to APEGBC MAPS Student Members attending engineering and geoscience programs in BC, and rewards undergraduate students for their contributions to the advancement of the professions.
Value: $1,000
Eligibility: Registered APEGBC Student Members (MAPS) studying at BC universities.
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013
More information and application form >>

Everyone get on it and make sure those greedy fatcats from UBC, SFU and BCIT don’t get them!…

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Iron Ring Registration – Fall 2013

Fall 2013 Iron Ring registration is now Closed.

Next Ceremony is Saturday, March 22nd, 2014.

Registration  for the Spring ceremony will be opening February 01, 2014.…

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W.E.S.S.T Retreat and Olympics

Hello Engineers!

The Western Engineering Student Society Team (W.E.S.S.T)  is holding their annual W.E.S.S.T Retreat this year from the 17th to the 20th of October on the beautiful Gambier Island (Somewhere in Howe Sound). What is W.E.S.S.T Retreat you may ask? It is a weekend of team building designed to introduce engineers from different schools to each other and build a western network between students. Without going into to many details, the weekend represents possibly the most fun you’ll have in your undergraduate degree and a great opportunity to network with future professionals in the field of engineering. For more information go to the website and check it out.

The ESS will be subsidizing the delegate fees for the retreat. We are accepting applications for this subsidy from now until October 4th at 4:30 PM so make sure you get your applications in ASAP. The approximate cost to each of the delegates will be $50. The application form can be found at the link below and takes about 10 minutes to fill out.

I urge everyone to take advantage of this opportunity as it is a chance to make friends with some awesome people around the country.

Cheers,

Tyler

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Call for proposals: WEC 2014 Innovative Design Competition

The ESS is seeking proposals from potential Innovative Design teams for the 2014 Western Engineering Competition in Edmonton from January 16th – 20th 2014.

The innovative design competition invites teams from all across western Canada to showcase an innovative technical design before a panel of industry judges. The ESS will cover the cost of travel to the competition as well as part of the cost of the competition entry fee. Winning teams will progress to the Canadian Engineering Competition held in London, Ontario. The official rules from the 2013 innovative design challenge may be found here.
Interested teams should send a 700 to 1000 word proposal outlining the innovative design to the ESS Competitions Coordinator at peter@peterkazakoff.ca, to be received no later than September 27th, 2013. Please state your stream on the cover sheet of your proposal, as the ESS has budgeted to send one team from Stream A and one team from Stream B. Any questions should be directed to Peter Kazakoff at peter@peterkazakoff.ca.…

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