Engineering Now :: Volume 5 - Edition 5 :: February 2009

Undergraduate Engineering Society Success at Congress

By Nancy Quaegebeur

The Undergraduate Engineering Society at Western recently sent eight delegates to the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students Congress conference. Congress is the annual general meeting of all the Engineering Societies in Canada. A Canadian school hosts Congress annually and this year it was hosted by Carleton University at the Westin in Ottawa. The conference took place January 4 to January 10, 2009 and adopted the theme 'The Lifestyle of the Engineer', highlighting that being an engineer is not just a job; it’s an entirely different perspective on one’s daily activities. There were 250 participants from all around Canada, as well as representatives from Spain and Germany in attendance.

Every year, the UES at Western sends delegates to learn about engineering societies as well as to network. This year Western sent six delegates who experienced great success. Kyle Ruttan was elected as President of the CFES for a second term and Julien Lapointe a second year student was elected V.P of Communications. Sarah Patterson was appointed the “Ontario Ambassador” and will sit on the Board of Directors as well as act as the liaison between the CFES and the ESSCO (Engineering Student Societies Council of Ontario). Schaunvir Sidu was successful at bidding to keep Project Magazine at Western. The magazine is dedicated to providing comprehensive, relevant content for engineering students across Canada and is published twice a year. It is distributed to over 40 engineering societies encompassing 60,000 undergraduate engineering students.

Brandon Lynn (Software III, UES VP Academic), Curtis Williams (Civil II, UES Year Rep), Tania Batista (Electrical II, UES Year Rep) and Julie Ladiges (Electrical IV, UES VP External) were also in attendance.

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