Engineering Now .: Volume 2 - Edition 5 .: November 28, 2005

Make Poverty History Week
Saturday. November 26 - Friday, December 2, 2005

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Dean Franco Berruti has proclaimed the week of November 26 through to Friday, December 2, 2005 "Make Poverty History Week."  Visit Western Engineering's Web site - - every day this week for a Make Poverty History update. Click here to see the proclamation...

For more information contact EWB Western.

Awards & Accomplishments


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Past Events

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Upcoming Events

Make Poverty History Week

Saturday, November 26 through Friday, December 2

More than a billion of our fellow men, women and children are currently subjected to the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty. Traditionally, engineers pledge to make an effort to take into account social and environmental consequences and help others help themselves. Now is the time for Western Engineering to join with other Canadians, and citizens of the world, to help make poverty history. Click here for more information...

Western Cares Campus Food Drive

Monday, November 28 – Friday, December 2
Donation boxes located in TEB lobby and SEB Leonardo da Vinci Room (at the top of the stairs)

Drop off non-perishable food items, baby formula, or diapers.

City of London Environment and Transportation Committee - meeting on campus

Monday, November 28
4:00 pm
Law Building, Room 36

This will be the first time a City Council committee has conducted one of its regular meetings at Western. The Chair of the Environment and Transportation Committee is Councilor Fred W Tranquilli. Engineering and law students will have the opportunity to see how municipal committee meetings are run in the city of London.

Backpack to Briefcase - Entrepreneurism as a Career Style

Tuesday, November 29
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
USC Council Chambers, UCC 3rd Floor, Room 315
Click here to RSVP...

There will be a speaker panel and networking reception for you to meet alumni leaders in world of entrepreneurism. Western Engineering alum, Anwar Mukhayesh, BESc.'98, will be part of the panel. Anwar is a founding partner of Precipice Studios and one of three Designer Guys on HGTV's hit TV show.
Click here for more information...

Particle Research Facility Grand Opening

Wednesday, November, 30
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
TEB Main Lobby

The Particle Research Facility (PRF) is a part of the Particle Technology Research at Western and is directed by Jesse Zhu and Sohrab Rohani, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. The facility is a part of Particle Technology Research Western (PTRW) and consists of eight separate laboratories under the management of Mohammad Rahbari. Click here for more information or visit

Faculty and staff holiday dinner & dance

Friday, December 2
Cocktails at 6:30 pm
Westhaven Golf & Country Club

The evening is formal in dress, but informal in agenda. Last year the group enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner and an evening of dancing. The band, ‘Phil in the Blanks,' will provide the entertainment again this year. Click here to view pictures from last year...

Click here to download the invite...

Annual MME487a Mechatronic System Design course competition

Monday, December 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SEB 1068

Ten teams of students have designed and built autonomous robots to stay within a prescribed area and collect small blocks from towers. The team that acquires the most blocks in the shortest amount of time will be declared the winner. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Montreal Massacre Memorial Ceremony

Tuesday, December 6
9:30 am
SEB 1059

Visit the Women In Engineering Web site for more information.

Faculty and Staff Monthly Get-together/Dean's Office Grand Opening

Tuesday, December 6
2:30 pm
Dean's Office

The Honourable Bob Rae on campus

Friday, December 9
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Conron Hall, Room 224, University College

Rae will address the broad question "What Kind of Society Do We Want? - Public Policy Remedies for the Health and Well-being of Canadians."

Faculty Orientation & Refresher Day

Tuesday, December 13
RSVP to Chantal Gloor

The day will provide you with contacts, tips, updates and strategies on various aspects of your academic responsibilities. Speakers include: Dr. Ted Hewitt, Vice-President, Research and International Relations; Dr. Fred Longstaffe, Vice-President, Academic; Malcolm Ruddock, Director, Employee and Advancement Communications, and many more. Please RSVP to Chantal Gloor.

A Guided tour of your pension

Wednesday, December 14
12:30 - 1: 30 pm
Middlesex College, room 105B

Faculty, staff and graduate student holiday get together

Friday, December 16
2:00 pm
Grad Club

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 

First-Year Integration Conference (FYIC)

January 27 - 29
Kingston, Ontario

There is absolutely no cost for students (all meals, transportation, registration fees and accommodation are paid for). Students are selected through an interview process. Click here for more information or contact Russell Palmer, VP External, Undergraduate Engineering Society.

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

Call for nominations

(1)Thomas W. Eadie Medal
Deadline to apply: December 1, 2005
Nominations are sought for the Thomas W. Eadie Medal, jointly sponsored by Bell Canada and the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities.

The medal is awarded each year in recognition of major contributions to Engineering or Applied Science, with preference given to those having an impact on communications, in particular in the development of the internet.

Since 1975, the award is funded by Bell Canada, in appreciation of its past Chairperson of the Board, Thomas Wardrop Eadie, and in recognition of the increasingly important role of Applied Science to the quality of life in Canada. It consists of a bronze medal and a cash award of $3,000 and is offered annually if there is suitable candidate.

(2)John L. Synge Award
Deadline to apply: December 1, 2005
Nominations are sought for the John L. Synge Award of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities. This award is given for outstanding research in any of the branches of the mathematical sciences. The award consists of a diploma plus a $2,500 bursary and is awarded at irregular intervals if there is a suitable candidate. In cases where there are two or more strong candidates, some preference is given to those age is not over forty in the year of the award.

[Read more about the Thomas W. Eadie Medal and John L. Synge Award...]

Western Award of Excellence

Deadline to apply: December 2, 2005
The Western Award of Excellence is the highest level of campus-wide recognition for the exceptional performance of Western staff. Click here to download a nomination form...

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.

Energy Ambassadors Student Competition

Deadline: Monday, January 16

Click here for more information...

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
Click here for nomination form...

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

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.

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...

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.:Allison Stevenson
Spencer Engineering Building, Room 2074
Telephone: (519) 850-2917 Fax: (519) 661-3808