Global Engineering and the Role of the Engineering Profession in Society
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm
5:00 – Networking
5:30 – Presentation on Engineers Without Borders
6:00 – Panel Discussion
Location: Room 217, TransCanada (450 – 1st Street SW). Located on the +15 Level, North Side
Panelists for the evening will be:
Darrell Martindale, P.Eng. - Manager of Environment and Regulatory Compliance at Shell
Dick Brown, P.Eng. - Founder and President, Ferus Inc.
Patrick Miller, E.I.T. – Master’s Student in Transportation Planning and Engineering
Dr. Ed Nowicki, P.Eng. – Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary
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The objective of this panel is to discuss and analyze the various perceptions of our roles and responsibilities as professional engineers of the future. The responsibilities that follow the engineering profession are often perceived incorrectly by the general public. Engineers are often viewed as professionals who simply build and fix things and work on a highly technical context. While this is belief is generally correct, the societal contributions and current, and potential value and influence of engineers to society are often overlooked. This general perception permeates into the engineering student body and as such, exposure to the complexities and implications of the engineering profession will better prepare the engineers of the future.
Socially Responsible Investing
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: Mountain Equipment Co-op, Community Room, 830 – 10th Avenue, SW
Learn about the history and principles of responsible investing. Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is a method of choosing investments that are screened by criteria using envrionemal, social and governance practices. Find out how you can form a personal investment strategy to align your investments to your own social and moral convictions. Presented by Patti B. Dolan, CFP, CSWP, FCSI, Financial Advisor with Raymond James Ltd. Patti is a board member with Social Investment Organization, the national non-profit association for the socially responsible investment industry in Canada.
Patti’s presenation will be followed by two speakers, Paul Gomes and Emily Zhang, who will provide information about Oikocredit, a socially responsible investment coooperative. Paul Gomes is Executive Director of the Fig Tree Chairitable Foundation, as well as Director and Vice President of Oikocredit Canada West and Member of the Oikocredit Alberta Advisory Group. Emily Zhang is an active EWB volunteer and member of the Oikocredit Alberta Advisory Group.
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 pm, Doors will open at 5pm
Location: Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre
Cost: $25 in Advance, $30 at the Door, Children Under 8 – Free
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Color! Music! Dancing! There’s no better way to start off your Saturday evening than celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the vast African continent. Celebrate! Africa is an annual event hosted by Engineers Without Borders to celebrate African Heritage and Culture in support of their international development work in water and agriculture. A Fair Trade Village will be setup to provide you more information about this ethnical principle. Raffles and a silent auction photography contest will also be held, with all proceeds going directly to EWB’s African programs. Ticket includes food and entertainment.
Please mark down the evening of Saturday April 14 on your calendar for this very special event!
Celebrate! Africa Photo Auction
We will be holding a photo auction at Celebrate! Africa as part of the evening’s fundraising events. The theme for this year’s auction is Snapshots of Africa. We are looking for images from your travels or work on the African continent. Friends, family and colleagues are all invited to participate in this contest. The 20 finalists chosen will have their photos displayed and auctioned at the Celebrate!Africa event on April 14, 2011, with proceeds going to EWB.
Please submit your photos by March 24 to email@example.com (Please send in .jpeg format, recommended minimum file size is 1MB).