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BEST Spring 2020 Course Applications

Hello Everyone!


We thought we would share this message from the CFES (Canadian Federation of Engineering Students) regarding some European STEM Courses.  Please read the quote below for more information.  (Feel free to message ESSVPComms@engr.uvic.ca for a French version of below text.)




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 students to apply to attend their complementary education courses all over Europe!

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about a technical topic, in a 1-2 week long course with approximately 20 hours of technical instruction per week;
  • Explore an European city and experience the local culture with students of technology from all over Europe through sightseeing activities;
  • Participate in an “international evening” to share your cultural traditions with the rest of Europe.

Your responsibilities on the course will usually include:

  • If you apply as a co-organiser:
    • Helping course organizers with minor tasks related to the hospitality, social and cultural components of the course as well as technicalities;
  • If you apply as a participant:
    • Attending lectures and experience the academic component of the course;
  • Participating in team building activities and games with other participants;
  • Sharing your experience at the BEST Course with the CFES and your Engineering Society upon your return;
  • Having a good time and bringing your Canadian Engineering spirit!

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Clubs Day, Free Food, and Survey with Prize Draw

Hello UVic Engineering Students!  We have two quick updates for you.

Firstly, we have a quick (6 questions – 10 min) General Experience Survey to share with you.  The link to the survey than be found here.

All questions are optional but if you fill in at least 3 questions and enter your UVic email you will be entered to win a $20 Dominos gift card and $20 worth of ESS Merchandise!  Please answer the questions as honestly as possible and you have any comments or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us directly at ess@uvic.ca.  Prize draw closes June 7th at 20:00, only engineering undergrads are eligible.


Secondly, we have clubs day coming up Wednesday May 29th from 10-2 in the ELW Lobby.  There will be a free BBQ, booths, fun, and an excuse to chat with some of our excellent engineering club members.


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Election Results – Spring 2019

Hello everyone! The election results* are in, and the following individuals were elected for the ESS Council for the 2019-2020 year:
President: Tim Berntsen
VP Communications: Nathan Lawko
VP Events: Liam Downey
VP External: Jordan Gough
VP Finance: Brynna Clarke
VP Internal: Emma Horgan
VP Student Life: Alexandra Boucher-Carter
Equity Officer: Tessa Charlton
Congratulations to everyone who was elected, and thank you to every who ran or voted!
*These results are preliminary results and need to be ratified by the current ESS Executive, so if you have any concerns on the election process please reach out to any member of the current ESS Executive.

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