Engineering Now .: Volume 2 - Edition 6 .: December 19, 2005

Honouring victims of violence

(photo: introductory image for the site)
Western Engineering faculty and students stand behind the 15 candles they lit at the Montreal Massacre Memorial Ceremony, to honour the 14 victims of December 6, 1989 and Lynda Shaw.

The flag flew at half-mast December 6 to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Western Engineering’s Women In Engineering group hosted a memorial ceremony on campus to remember the victims of the Montreal Massacre, and other victims of violence. (full story)

Awards & Accomplishments

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Past Events

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Upcoming Events

Engineers Without Borders - 2006 Calendars

On sale now until December 23, 2005
Cost: $15 - all proceeds support EWB Western's work overseas and in Canada

EWB has used the pages of the 2006 Engineers Without Borders Wall Calendar to share their volunteer's stories.

Calendars are for sale in the UES store, SEB 3051, or they can email

Spring 2006 Graduation - online application

Apply online between December 1, 2005 - March 15, 2006
The link is

All undergraduate, education and professional students in the last year of their program who wish to graduate MUST apply online between Dec 1, 2005 and March 15, 2006.

Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference (CUTC) 2006

January 12 - 14
Admission is $80 before December 19 ($95 after)

After six straight sold-out conferences, CUTC is back this year to stir up a storm in Canada's very own high-tech capitol and "Silicon Valley of the North," Markham (North Toronto). For updates and more information, visit or contact Alaaeddin Hammoudeh, Western Engineering's CUTC Ambassador.

Energy Ambassadors Student Competition

Deadline: Monday, January 16

Click here for more information...

Detroit Auto Show Bus Trip - hosted by Materials and Mechanical Engineering Society

Tuesday, January 17
Sign-up begins January 9

You must have a passport OR birth certificate and drivers license to cross the border. For more information contact Brandon Rundle.

Special Exams

January 18, 19, and 20
If you are unable to write a final examination, you must contact the Undergraduate Services Office PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED EXAMINATION TIME to request permission to write a Special Final Examination.

Click here for more information...

EIT- Engineer Intern Training program - for third and fourth-year students

Friday, January 20
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Amber Lounge, Labatt
$10 with drinks and a meal included

This information session is hosted by the London PEO chapter. The EIT program helps new graduates understand the requirements for licensing and to show employers their commitment to becoming a Professional Engineer. It also offers confidential annual work experience reviews and gives you the opportunity to participate in the PEO's insurance and investment plans. It is through this program that you can start making your Engineering work experience count toward your P.Eng. The session will also allow you to talk to PEO members and gain valuable information about your future.

A sign up list will be located at the UES desk. For more information contact Mark Furgala, UES PEO Representative.

Poster competition for Charity Concert "Charity on the Rocks"

Deadline to apply: January 20, 2006
Prize: 5 Charity Concert Tickets

The new poster design must contain the following information:
February 17th, 2006
Doors open 9:00 pm
Show starts at 10:00 pm
The Wave, 2nd floor UCC
Brought to you by Undergraduate Engineering Society (UES)
Proceeds benefit EWB
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at door

Featuring the following bands:
The Dead Know One Thing
The Righteous Pink
The Ocho
The Elemeno Peas

Click here to download the poster from last year...
Submit your poster design to 

Research Day

Tuesday, January 31
All day event
Great Hall

41st Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research

February 13 - 14
Burlington, Ontario

GA student award will be presented to the student providing the best oral presentation. Click here for more information...

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Upcoming Deadlines

Approved Undergraduate Internship Students

Deadlines occurring during holiday break

View and Apply to positions through the SDC website -
Presstran Industries
Deadline: January 5, 2005
All Engineering Programs

Trudell Medical International
Deadline: January 5, 2005
Mechanical Engineering

CAMI Automotive
Deadline: January 6, 2005
All Engineering Programs

Mold-Masters Limited Deadline: January 6, 2005
All Engineering Programs

For more information contact Rachelle Devereux, Engineering Career Services at 661-4151.

Research Day - poster title deadline

Wednesday, January 11

All faculty members must send their Research Day poster title to Sue Chapman by January 11. Research Day will take place Tuesday, January 31 at Great Hall. More information to follow.

Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program

Nominations close for institutions: Friday, January 13, 2006

This annual competition identifies and rewards the academic excellence and leadership potential of 100 of the most accomplished second-year students from all disciplines. To become a Goldman Sachs Global Leader a student must be nominated by his/her university. Once nominated, the student submits an application to IIE or an IIE regional partner. Panels within each region review all applications and select the final 100 student winners. Click here to download the nomination form...

For more information, contact Karen Murray.

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) applications

Deadline: Monday, January 16 at 4:00 pm
Submit applications to the External Services Office (SEB 2003)
Applicants must access the forms and information from the following website:

To be eligible to apply for an award, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • be registered (at the time you apply) as a full-time student in Engineering;
  • have obtained, over the previous years of study, a cumulative average of at least 75% (a grade of "B") as defined by your university; students in 3rd or 4th year of concurrent degrees must have a cumulative average of at least 80% (a grade of A-); students applying to the Accelerated Master's program must have a cumulative average of at least 85% (a grade of A).

In addition:

  • If you already hold a Bachelor's degree and are studying towards a second Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences or engineering, you may still apply to this program;
  • You may hold only one USRA per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31);
  • You may hold a maximum of three USRAs throughout your university career.

To hold an award, you must:

  • have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of university study (or two academic terms) of your Bachelor's degree;
  • not have started a program of graduate studies; and
  • be engaged on a full-time basis in research and development activities in the natural sciences or engineering during tenure of the award.

You may hold an award in the term immediately following the completion of all requirements of your undergraduate program.

Who is not eligible?
You are not considered eligible for an undergraduate student research award if:

  • you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate professional degree program in the health sciences (e.g., M.D., D.D.S., B.Sc.N.); or
  • you hold higher degrees in the natural sciences or engineering.

For additional information please check out the web site at: 

Energy Ambassadors Student Competition

Deadline: Monday, January 16

Click here for more information...

Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation engineering scholarships (for female students)

Deadline to apply: January 20, 2006

Graduate and undergraduate engineering scholarships are available for young women with demonstrated leadership who are involved in their communities and in extracurricular activities. Click here for more information and application forms...

Research Day - poster deadline

Monday, January 23

All faculty members must have their Research Day posters ready for January 23. Research Day will take place Tuesday, January 31 at Great Hall. More information to follow.

Western Engineering faculty and staff awards

1. Engineering Awards of Recognition (fulltime and part-time faculty and staff)
Nomination deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 .: 4:00 pm

2. Engineering Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement by a Staff Member (fulltime staff)
Nomination deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 .: 4:00 pm

All nominations are to be submitted to the Dean's Office, attention Dr. Berruti. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in this process by submitting and/or supporting nominations for award recipients, as outlined in the Terms of Reference for each award.

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Telephone: (519) 850-2917 Fax: (519) 661-3808