Engineering Now .: Volume 3 - Edition 3 .: October 2006
Western's chapter of Engineers Without Borders, with the support of the Undergraduate Engineering Society, dropped a 750 lb pumpkin from 100 feet
above UC Hill on October 19, to symbolize smashing poverty world-wide.
The event raised awareness and over $2000 in donations. All proceeds will go directly towards funding overseas volunteer programs. EWB Western is currently supporting two Western graduates who are completing long term (12-16 month) projects in Malawi and Ghana. They are living and working with local NGO’s, entrepreneurs and tradesman to achieve EWB’s mission of ‘promoting human development through access to technology.
EWB Western plans to support two additional short term volunteers on four-month placements this summer. For more information about EWB projects, please visit www.ewb.ca.
Modesty is one of Maurice Bergougnou's most recognized traits. This humility was never more apparent than last week when a surprise honour was bestowed on the engineering pioneer at Western. (more)
Fourth-year Software Engineering student Ryan Kohn saw an opportunity to improve his third year Software Engineering Design I course (SE350y), and his efforts are still being rewarded today. Ryan was one of 20 students out of 300 applicants to receive the McGraw-Hill Ryerson Student Scholarship Award. (more)
A group of Ivey HBA/Engineering students have won this year’s Citigroup International Case Competition held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. (more)
Renée Dahlia and Leigh-Anne Stordy are sisters-except that they don't share the same last name, parents or race. Dahlia and Stordy are related not through blood but through a mentorship program at the University of Western Ontario intended to nurture new female students entering the engineering program. (more)
A Western Engineering alumna's Omega 3 salad dressing tickled the palate of investors on the debut of CBC-TV's Dragon's Den - and went down smoothly for the creator, too. (more)
While there will be no huffing and puffing at the University of Western Ontario's soon-to-open Three Little Pigs facility, the two story, suburban-style test house will eventually get blown down. (more)
When BSE closed the Canadian border to cattle exports Jim Weaver began looking for ways for Weavercroft International to diversify its cattle trading business. Weaver said their search eventually lead them to Ron Golden, an engineer with Caprex Ltd., which is a fabricating firm in Cambridge and to Franco Berruti, the Dean of Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, who is a leading expert in pyrolysis - the use of thermal energy to break down material. (more)
By now, all Western Engineering faculty and staff members should have received personalized United Way pledge forms in their mailbox. Please return your pledge forms to Raveendra K. Rao either by using the campus mail envelope or by leaving it in the mailbox marked as United Way in the Faculty's central mailroom. For more information, contact Raveendra K. Rao.
All Western employees (including grad students) must have WHMIS training.
Supervisors are responsible for ensuring their employees complete the
training. Occupational Health and Safety now offers two versions of WHMIS training for
Western employees – Comprehensive and Basic. Both versions are available on-line through WebCT Vista at
https://vista.uwo.ca (The University of Western Ontario section). (more)
HERE to view Western Engineering's online calendar. This calendar includes a complete list of Western Engineering's upcoming events and deadlines.
Events are colour-coded as follows:
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Purple - Student events/deadlines
Light blue/Teal - Faculty member events/deadlines
Orange - Faculty & Staff events/deadlines
Green - Staff events/deadlines
Yellow - UES Events/Announcements