Graduate Engineering Society

The Graduate Engineering Society is a student run association that all graduate engineering students are a part of - including those in the MEng program, School of Biomedical Engineering, and students on an internship or leave of absence. The GES aims to help build community within the engineering departments through social and professional activities, offer academic and professional development sessions, and advocate for issues that affect our students (e.g., rising international tuition fees). We are the representatives to the Faculty of Engineering, and oversee the Graduate Engineering Lounge (SEB 001 - currently closed due to COVID restrictions).

Graduate Engineering Society Information:

Current News

Deadlines:

Vanier: Email a completed Scholarhseet to WEGraduate@uwo.ca, no later than March 3st. The Scholarsheet can be found here: https://www.eng.uwo.ca/graduate/funding/Vanier-Scholarsheet-2021.pdf

Opportunities:

  • SOGS Student Clubs: SOGS has opened applications for Graduate Student run clubs. To see current clubs and for the application form/process, see here: http://sogs.ca/clubs
  • SOGS Committees: A number of SOGS Committees are actively looking for new members. Email the chair, listed on the SOGS website, in order to join. No experience or application is necessary.
  • Social and Academic Discord: Join the GES on SOGS' discord server! The online messaging platform is a great way to socialize, receive peer supports (academic and non-academic), and network and meet fellow engineering students, as well as graduate and alumni from other faculties across campus. http://sogs.ca/discord/

Latest GES Meeting Minutes:

Executive Meeting, February 23, 2021

Upcoming Events

Resume Writing Workshop with the Writing Support Centre - March 18th, 12:30-1:30 PM EDT

With early spring being a popular time for engineering job postings, this session offers techniques to stay competitive during your job search!

To register for the event, click the following Qualtrics link found below: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25lT4UKDeHTHtsi

March Engineering Trivia - Date TBA

Find an interdisciplinary team for this Engineering themed trivia night. We will have some pop culture, some technical, and some Western questions. 3 rounds of 20 questions. Prixes for the winning teams! More information and how to register TBA.

GES Gets Active! - Deadline March 31st, 2021

The GES is running a “March Activity Challenge”. This would include any exercises, for example running, biking, yoga and any other activity you do including skiing, tubing, hiking. Please record all your activities in the link found here, and at the end of the month each activity logged will be entered to win one of a few gift cards. Enter as many times as you get active! For more information, contact the Vice President Social (Callahan Doughty).

Getting Involved

Currently, the two active GES Committees are the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) and the Social Committee. To join one of these committees, please email the Vice President Communications (for CRC) or the Vice President Social (for the Social Committee).

The Constitutional Review Committee will be meting in the coming months to go over new bylaws and needs new members.

Executive

PRESIDENT

The President is responsibile for the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of GES activities, both directly and indirectly. They are responsible for overseeing the six vice presidents, and are the default representative for the GES and the engineering graduate student body for internal and external purposes, in a professional, academic, or social capacity. In practice, the President is expected to check in with the Vice Presidents, host meetings of the Executive and of the Council, attend Faculty and University meetings, and host any General Meetings.
Contact: Sina Driss


VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

The Vice President Finance is the second-in-line for the GES Executive, being the first choice when the President is unable to fulfill any duties. The Vice President Finance maintains the financials of the Society - creating the budget, managing the account, handling deposits, and the disbursement of funds. They are exepcted to present quarterly financial statements to the Council.
Contact: Siddharth Gupta:


VICE PRESIDENT COMMUNICATIONS

The Vice President Communications handles the logistics of GES meetings; taking minutes, sending out the council package, preparing all meeting agendas, and annoucing meetings called by the President. The Vice President Communications also handles all incoming and outgoing emails of the GES, maintains the membership and mailing lists for Council and committees, and coordinates the attendance of SOGS Councillors each month, as well as chairing the Constitutional Review Committee.
Contact: Nicole Devos


VICE PRESIDENT EXTERNAL

The Vice President Internal is repsonsible for affairs internal to both the GES and the Faculty. This includes ensuring seats are filled on Faculty committees, maintaining relations with Engineering Faculty, Staff, and the UES, managing the GES Office and space allocated to the Council (i.e., the Grad Student Lounge), and act as a liasion between the GES and Engineering staff regarding usage of graduate student space. They are also responsible for facilitating communication between the GES and other societies on campus.
Contact: Sadaf Mehrabi


VICE PRESIDENT INTERNAL

The Vice President Internal is repsonsible for affairs internal to both the GES and the Faculty. This includes ensuring seats are filled on Faculty committees, maintaining relations with Engineering Faculty, Staff, and the UES, managing the GES Office and space allocated to the Council (i.e., the Grad Student Lounge), and act as a liasion between the GES and Engineering staff regarding usage of graduate student space. They are also responsible for facilitating communication between the GES and other societies on campus.
Contact: Milad Ghazizadeh


VICE PRESIDENT ACADEMIC

The Vice President Academic is responsible for organizing activities and workshops to aid graduate students in a academic, educationals, and self-improvement manner. They are also responsible for TA representation and meeting with departments over TA issues, as well as promoting research opportunities - including scholarships and conferences.
Contact: Kyle Dunphy


VICE PRESIDENT SOCIAL

The Vice President Social is responsible for promoting community within the engineering graduate student body. This includes organzing GES intramural sports teams and hosting social events. The VIce President Social is required to maintain the Social Media accounts of the GES (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn), and to maintain the GES website with up-to-date information on all events and opportunities hosted or promoted by the GES. The Vice President Social chairs the Social Committee.
Contact: Callahan Doughty

Documents

Bylaws and Constitution

Our most current Bylaws (updated 2019), Bylaws Addendum (2020), and Constitution (updated 2014).

The GES has archived the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Council years in digital format. These can be found in the Public GES OneDrive, here: https://uwoca-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/weges_uwo_ca/EmAd6J-h3EpKglDs8fVzr7UBUZWXMnBFqt8CbVpWPgefqA?e=zYIDuH