EWB Newsletter #24: Spring cleaning!

EWB Newsletter #24: Spring cleaning!

Congratulations on still being on the mailing list! Unless you don’t want to be. In which case, send me an email at mcgill@ewb.ca and I’ll take you off, sobbing the whole time.

It’s been an honour forcing you to read all my words these past two semesters but I’m afraid my time yelling through the Internet at you is coming to a close. But we had some good times together, didn’t we? Like that time I didn’t know how to send an email? Or that time I replied to myself? Or that time I got all the dates wrong?

I’ll soon be passing the sceptre, orb and crown to my protégée Julia Wai, incoming VP Communications. Treat her well, children. And if you have any ideas for next year’s Communications team, tell us! Our email, as always, is mcgill@ewb.ca you really should know this by now.



In this issue: 


  1. Distributed teams are recruiting! http://my.ewb.ca/posts/97364/


  1. Chapter meeting: Member learning (April 2, 6-7:30pm, Engineering Common Room)
  2. Youth Engagement (April 3, 5:30pm, Engineering Common Room)

Upcoming events

  1. Fundraising BBQ (April 3, 10:00am-3:00pm, in front of McConnell)
  2. Rock Out Poverty concert (April 4, 8:00pm, Cabaret Underworld @ 1403 Rue Ste-Élisabeth)

Ongoing events

  1. Fair Trade Mondays and Fridays (every Monday and Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm, FDA near University entrance)



1. Distributed teams are recruiting!

URL: http://my.ewb.ca/posts/97364/

Due date: Monday, April 8, 2013 @ midnight

A distributed team is a team of distributed members (see what they did there?) across the country who work together on specific programs, ventures or functions. There are 12 different teams recruiting, you can read all about them at the link above. You can also apply at the link above!



1. Chapter meeting: Member learning

When: Tuesday, April 2 from 6:00-7:30pm

Where: Engineering Common Room

“Development Easter Egg Hunt”: We’ll be having a little competition to celebrate the Easter long weekend and to learn about some of the countries that EWB works in. It’s our last ML of the year, so make sure to be there. You don’t want to miss this! Hop to it, etc.


2. Youth Engagement

When: Wednesday, April 3 at 5:30pm

Where: Engineering Common Room (Lounge)

Is a meeting!



1. Fundraising BBQ

When: Wednesday, April 3 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Where: McConnell

The first BBQ of the semester will be held on Wednesday and the Fundraising team (and its brand new VP Annie!) need your help! Sign up for shifts here: http://doodle.com/quk3seqat4qfvb6k. And tell all your friends to come! And then make new friends, and tell them to come!


2. Rock Out Poverty concert

When: Thursday, April 5, at 8:00pm

Where: Cabaret Underworld @ 1403 Rue Ste-Élisabeth 

The McGill and Polytechnique chapters of Engineers Without Borders Canada are hosting a music show on April 4th at UnderWorld, to help us finance our projects in Africa.


To do all of this we must find ways to think outside the box, something that does not always come easy. And what better way than listening to great music and drinking a beer with friends, so we’re inviting you to join us on April 4th to listen to two great bands: Dundee and Busty and the Bass!

Tickets are 5 dollars in advance or 7 dollars at the door! You can contact Cecile (McGill) at 438-402-1080 or Alex (Poly) at 514-265-8553 with any questions or for more information!




1. Fair Trade Mondays and Fridays

When: every Monday and Friday starting Sept 14 from 9:30am-3:30pm

Where: the Old Porter’s Office in FDA, near the University entrance

We’re looking for volunteers to sell delicious Fair Trade goods from our booth. Sign up for 1h time slots at: http://goo.gl/0QZAJ

Don’t worry if you’re not sure what to do, an exec member will be there to coach you through.




Team Contact Information:   

Interested in advocating for better foreign aid policy? Contact Adam at advocacy@mcgill.ewb.ca

Interested in learning more about international development and sharing your knowledge with others? Contact Harrison at memberlearning@mcgill.ewb.ca

Interested in talking to high school and CEGEP students about international development and world issues? Contact Sobi at youthengagement@mcgill.ewb.ca

Interested in helping to raise funds for our activities both here in Canada and overseas in our partner African countries? Contact Greg at fundraising@mcgill.ewb.ca

Interested in making McGill a Fair Trade Campus? Contact Jess at fairtrade@mcgill.ewb.ca

Are you on Mac Campus? Contact Jérome at president_mac@mcgill.ewb.ca


Have questions, comments, or suggestions? Please send them to mcgill@ewb.ca

Summaries of past breakout session meetings can be found at http://goo.gl/Uot6P

Interested in the Mac Campus newsletter as well? Send your subscription request to mcgill@ewb.ca

Article source: http://my.ewb.ca/posts/97676/