New Samosa Doodle
Hey guys! Every Wednesday from 12-5 we sell samosas on the fourth floor of the Hall Building to fundraise for various projects we have, such as the Junior Fellowship program and Global Engineering week! They’re only $1 and we have been selling out every week. Come by and say hi, or if you would like to get involved, you can sign up here to help out at the table!
Global Engineering Award nominations
The Global Engineering Award (GE Award) is intended to recognize the contribution of a professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science for their contribution to Global Engineering practice.
To be nominated for the award, the ENCS professor should demonstrate excellence in one of the following GE areas through their teaching:
Highlights the complexity of the subject by going beyond equations and guidelines
Mentions innovative and creative design possibilities.
Mentions design possibilities from around the world, both in developed and developing countries.
Offer design opportunities for students on open-ended or complex issues.
Use of engineering tools:
Include tools, techniques and theories from social sciences to complement the engineer’s mathematical toolbox.
Individual and team work:
Make students work on team projects, either during class time or as an assignment.
Offer students opportunities to practice their communication skills
Favor the active participation and contribution of the students
Include formal and informal oral presentations
Impact of engineering on society and the environment:
Include topics of sustainability and mention green options
Mention the impact of the subject on society, both at the local and global level and mention fair options.
Include a research paper where the students explore the impact on society and the environment of a topic related to the course.
Ethics and equity:
Link the subject to present or past ethical debates
The nominated professor must:
-be a member of the ENCS faculty at Concordia (either full-time or part-time). Professors housed in the Center for Engineering in Society are excluded.
-demonstrate one or more of the global engineering teaching aspects outlined above, preferably in all of their classes
How to nominate a professor:
Email a paragraph describing why the professor should get the GE award to firstname.lastname@example.org. Paragraphs should be approximately 150 words. Please include your name and area of study.
The winner will be selected based on the quality of the nomination. Multiple nominations by different parties is viewed favourably by the award committee.
If a suitable candidate is not nominated by the ENCS student body, the EWB GE Award committee reserves the right to choose an awardee themselves.
Deadline: Friday, March 7th, 2014
What is development?
EWB recently ran a successful campaign to save Canadian aid from being diminished. That’s great, but how can we make sure that money really makes a difference and spurs development?
To answer that we first have to answer this: What is development? How can we accelerate it in developing countries? Are our aid dollars being spent effectively? Do we have enough information to responsibly aid the countries in need? De we need more money?
At our meeting this week, Melissa will be presenting an activity relating to this matter and the Ugandan maize industry. We’ll discuss different viewpoints on effective (or ineffective) aid and some ideas about how to make our aid dollar make a difference. We will be meeting at our regular time: Wednesday at 2:45 on the third floor of the B-Annex at 2160 Bishop Street. We welcome engineers and non-engineers alike.
Global Engineering Week!
During the week of March 10-14, we will be hosting a series of workshops, seminars, guest speaker lectures, an exhibition in the EV building atrium, as well as a wine and cheese party/award presentation. The goal of GE week is to encourage a change in the engineering curriculum so that graduates are better able to anticipate the social impacts of their engineering projects and solve problems that arise as a result, from a range of different nontechnical perspectives. All events are free to attend and we welcome engineers and non-engineers alike. Click here to see our event schedule. More events coming soon.
“Would you rather” themed Debate Night
We are going to be having our first debate night of the semester! Join us at Brutopia Wednesday February 12th at 7:30 for drinks and discussion about the lesser of two evils. Bring friends, we welcome engineers and non-engineers alike. Hope to see you there!