The University of Calgary and Calgary City Chapters of Engineers Without Borders are proud to host several events in March for National Engineering Month.
Thursday, March 1 – National Engineering Month Kick-Off – Discussions That Matter
Location: The University of Calgary, Macewan Hall, Casio A/B
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
This event is designed to facilitate discussions between engineering students, faculty and professionals. The evening will begin with a brief presentation on the importance of National Engineering Month and how we can work to foster a global perspective and responsibility in the engineering profession.
During the evening, the new Global Engineering Mentorship Program at the University of Calgary will be introduced. The mentorship program has been designed to engage and connect engineering students and graduates while encouraging them to take on leadership roles in their local and global communities as the work towards defining their first career steps.
Thursday, March 8 – Engineering Leadership in Our Global Community, presented by George Roter, CEO of EWB
Location: The University of Calgary, EEEL Building, Room 161
“Engineering Leadership in our Global Community” will examine the role and need for engineers as leaders in our society and the need for a movement to tackle our greatest and most complex challenges. George Roter co-founded Engineers Without Borders (EWB) in 2000 and has dedicated the past 10 years of his life to building organizations that engage a broad cross-section of Canadians and foster the involvement of our country’s next generation of leaders. George is a frequent speaker at conferences and events across North America.
Wednesday, March 14 – Women in Engineering – Connection 360
This event is sponsored by the student and professional chapters of Women in Engineering. EWB members have been invited to in this discussion.
Location: The University of Calgary, Macewan Hall, Room TBD.
The evening’s theme will be “Leadership and Goal Setting”. The theme’s objective is to empower young women in the life’s decisions at school and in the work place. Life has many challenges; however, there is always something to be learn from experiences of others.
Starting at 5:00pm, there will be drinks and refreshments served. This will provide an opportunity for networking and conversation.
Following refreshments, there will be a brief presentation on opportunities for Leadership for Women in Engineering at the University of Calgary; this will then be followed by the panel. The panel will be from 5:45pm until 6:45pm. This event is meant to be an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow female undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and alumni in the spirit of giving and sharing.
Thursday, March 15 – Global Engineering – Working Effectively At Home and Abroad
Location: Eau Claire Market, Community Room, East Side of the Market
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
What does Global Engineering mean? Where did this idea come from? How is this currently integrated in our profession? What (if any) areas can we enhance? Participate in a workshop that looks at typical engineering applications in both Alberta and Ghana to explore what skills and attitudes we require to effectively execute projects at home and abroad.
Thursday, March 22 – Panel Discussion on Global Engineering
Location: The University of Calgary, Engineering Lounge (Engineering Building)
Panel discussion on how engineering can actively contribute to society.
Panelists to be confirmed.