EWB Newsletter #25: Freaky… Sunday

EWB Newsletter #25: Freaky… Sunday


I, Julia Wai, would like to formally introduce myself as the new VP Communications for Engineers Without Borders McGill Chapter.  I am honoured to be taking over this position from Hilary Chey and hope that my communications with the chapter will measure up to her hilarious yet informative newsletters. 

While learning about the intricate duties of a VP Comm over the last week, I was struck by a very intense desire to become Hilary so that my transition into this role would be made easier. Luckily for me, Hilary was okay with being me for a couple of minutes.  Hence, we began an epic search (over the internet) on how to do a Freaky Friday-style switcheroo. Thanks to Face Swap Lite for Android, we did it.

Hilary and Julia swapped



In this issue: 


  1. Distributed Teams Application (due April 8 at 12:00 a.m.)


  1. Chapter MeetingL Wrap-Up (April 9, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m, tentatively the Architecture Cellar in McDonald-Harrington basement next to G-10)

  2. Youth Engagement (April 10, 5:30pm, Engineering Common Room Lounge)

Upcoming events

  1. Fundraising BBQs (April 10 and April 15, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., in front of McConnell)

Ongoing events

  1. Fair Trade Mondays and Fridays (every Monday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 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 network functions. There are 12 different teams recruiting, you can read all about them at the link above. You can also apply through the same link.



1. Chapter meeting: Wrap-Up

When: Tuesday, April 9 from 6:00 -7:30 p.m.

Where: (tentative location) Architecture Cellar in the McDonald-Harrington basement next to G-10

It’s our very last chapter meeting of the year (cue the sad violins).  We will be wrapping up an awesome year at EWB McGill. 


2. Youth Engagement

When: Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Engineering Common Room Lounge

Come out to the last meeting of the year to reflect on a year’s adventure in Youth Engagement.



 1.      Fundraising BBQs

When: Wednesday, April 10 and Monday, April 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Right outside McConnell Engineering Building

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out at last week’s BBQ! I know you all had a great time and are just dying to sign up for another one… well lucky you! The fundraising team has booked two more before the end of the semester. Sign up for a few shifts on the following doodles. (We promise the wind won’t be as bad for these ones) 

April 10th: http://www.doodle.com/y8r7bz8tqxrgc4cg

April 15th: http://www.doodle.com/vwdfyba92cpbxbqb



1. Fair Trade Mondays and Fridays

When: every Monday and Friday starting Sept 14 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m,

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/97800/