APEG-BC and ESS ‘B’ Meeting
Jan. 25th, 2001
- Bob Basi, Director of Services for ESS ‘B’
- Beau Nychka, Director of Events for ESS ‘B’
- Jeff Richardson, Vice President Academic for ESS ‘B’
- David Black, Director of Communications for ESS ‘B’
- Joel Nordman, Vice President External for ESS ‘B’
- Niilo Van Steinburg, President for ESS ‘B’
- Kevin Maxwell, Treasurer for ESS ‘B’
- Wayne Gibson, Director, Communications for APEG-BC
- Megan Thomson, Student Membership Coordinator for APEG-BC
- briefly explained his role in APEG-BC
- introduced Megan Thomson
- MAPS did not go too well last year
- he wants to vastly improve the program this year
- Wayne explained why MAPS cost money while other provinces have such programs for free
- Main point was that the money basically comes back to the students in the form of scholarships and refunds after graduation (EIT fee).
- As well, anything that is free is less appreciated - the cost ensures that students are serious when they join
Student Rep for APEG-BC:
- Wayne asked for ideas on how we can award money to students.
- Rewards strictly for grades are not going to happen.
- Possibilities were: social involvement, dedication to the profession (perhaps by helping it in some way like increasing awareness), financial need.
- Wayne would like someone at every school (SFU, UBC, UVic) to be the official APEG liaison officer.
- He suggested it as a possible position on the ESS executive.
Additional MAPS Services
- Wayne would like to help organise some events for this semester (and other semesters)
- An Industry Night was the primary example of what APEG could do.
- They would invite the Industry Reps and put it together
- We would have to assure student participation
- They need ideas about what companies would be good to include in this
- Discounts on something that students can actually use (not hotel rooms and car rentals)
- Computer hardware not very likely
- Palm pilots?
- Resume referral service online
- Students can have their resumes accessible online for potential employers to see
- Student mentorship with a P.Eng. contact