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Engineering Week 2017 & Pie in the Eye

Engineering Month is coming up and that means the RESS is dedicating a whole week during the month to host events to celebrate! ENGG Week is a long running RESS tradition where teams of Engineering students compete to be named the most Engineer-y Engineers. This year ENGG Week is taking place from March 6 – 10, 2017.

Click here to signup!

All ages are welcome, you must be a UofR Engineering student/alumni/faculty. All events are free for teams!

The week will consist of the following events:

  • Bowling
  • Laser Quest
  • Curling
  • Design Competition
  • Trivia
  • RESS Elections
  • And Many More!

In other news, this year’s Pie in the Eye fundraiser will run alongside ENGG Week. You can start a Pie for the price of $10 and send it to anyone in the city! For a $5 increase, you can deflect an incoming pie, but if you don’t prepare to take a pie to the face!!
You can find more information on this and all of our events on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/reginaengg/events

Compete in the Regina Engineering Competition 2016

To register click read more on this post.

The Regina Engineering Competition is fast upon us! This year the competition will take place on Sunday, October 23rd. Any student currently enrolled in Engineering is eligible to compete, no experience required! The competition consists of 7 categories relating to the Engineering field.

The competitions are:

    Junior Design
    Senior Design
    Engineering Consulting
    Re-Engineering
    Innovative Design
    Impromptu Debate
    Communications

Click to Register



If you are interested in competing please sign up here (https://goo.gl/forms/PaJweJhWx32usG4o1). Registration closes Monday, October 17th at noon.
For competition descriptions please see: http://wec2017.ca/competitions.html
The winners of the respective competitions are eligible to go on to compete in the Western Engineering Competition 2017, being hosted by the Yukon school of Engineering in Banff, Alberta.

Note: Those competing in communications must submit their abstract by Monday, October 17th.

BEERFEST

Make sure you come out to BEERFEST! Beerfest is September 24th and will be the best party of the year! With an awesome DJ, cheap drinks, and the OWL booked, this party will knock your socks off!

See more details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/624916941001299/

Summer Events

Have you had a long and uneventful summer?

If you answered yes or no to that question then the RESS has the
event for you! This summer, the RESS is hosting two summer events in the middle of July for all engineering students to come and enjoy. Both a BITL, and a Beef and Pizza are going to be held for your enjoyment, free to all!

The details for both of these events are as follows:
Beer In the Lounge
Friday July 15th, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Beach Volleyball courts

Beef N’ Pizza
Tuesday July 19th, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
ED114

That’s right, a BITL (Beer in the Lounge), where you (and your friends!) can come have a nice cold beer (18+) and socialize with us on the beach volleyball courts! If you were looking for some excitement in your summer then this is the perfect event for you. Our BITLs on the beach volleyball courts have had the best turnouts above all other student societies and we hope to see you at this one, we won’t let you down! $2 refreshments as well as some type of food will be served.

Did somebody say Pizza? and Beef? That’s right! Come out to the Beef and Pizza if you’re fed up with a professor or a certain class; or maybe you just want some free pizza. Be sure to join us at this event where we take notes on your complaints and submit them for review to the faculty. This event is a great way for you to provide your opinion to the faculty in hopes of improving our school. We hope you guys find a chance to cool off this summer and make it out to these awesome events. I’ll see you all there!

Apply for the BEST Courses of the Summer!

It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year; BEST Summer Course Application Season!

The Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) is inviting Canadian engineering student volunteers to apply to attend their complementary education courses all over Europe!

These are short courses (usually 2 weeks in duration) that focus on a particular technical aspect “aimed at increasing and widening the professional knowledge in a certain field of technology, especially concerning modern technical applications of technology and the latest research achievements.”

As a volunteer you’ll have the opportunity to meet Engineering students from all over Europe, to learn about a technical topic, to learn how complementary education courses are organised in BEST, to get to know a European city and, of course, to have fun.

In the attachment of this e-mail you will find a list with all the available courses for the upcoming Summer season (there’s 49 in total this season) as well as further details on the application process, and expectations of your role as a CFES volunteer.

All Engineering Students from a CFES member school are welcome to apply. Deadline for applications is April 15th, 2016.

I encourage everyone who is able, to apply- this is an amazing opportunity to learn from experts about diverse technical topics and network with students from countries across Europe.

Check out this application document to learn more! List of Summer Courses Descriptions (BEST Summer 2016)

Election Results!

The results are in! Meet your official Regina Engineering Students’ Society Council for 2016-2017:

President:
Maksym Zabutnyy (48 for; 7 Non-confidence)

VP Academic:
Adam Tilson (52 for; 4 Non-confidence)

VP Finance:
Tristan Heisler (49 for; 6 Non-confidence)

VP Professional:
Mackenzie Mueller (40 for; 13 Peter Kloiber; 3 Non-confidence)

VP Internal:
Zach Martin (47 for; 8 Non-confidence)

VP External:
Taylor Petrychyn (48 for; 7 Non-confidence)

VP Social:
Mackenzie Gelinas (49 for; 6 Non-confidence)

VP Communication:
Quinn Base (47 for; 8 Non-confidence)

Student Life Directors (2):
Ashley Linkewich (49 for; 6 Non-confidence)
Anton Movchan (42 for; 13 Non-confidence)

Stores Director:
Mike Badger (53 for; 2 Non-confidence)

Lounge Director:
Justin Grywacheski (51 for; 4 Non-confidence)

Industry Relations:
Blair Graas (43 for; 12 Non-confidence)

Congratulations to all the successfully elected candidates. For those still interested in joining council, starting in May representative positions as well as vacant director position will be open and the 2016-2017 council will be filling them. So keep an eye out for application periods!

Pie In The Eye

The Regina Engineering Students’ Spciety is proud to present Pie in the Eye 2016, from March 14th-18th, 9am-5pm.

The organization we are doing this for is the Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission. They provide aid for those in need in the form of food, shelter, clothes and other necessities. This specifically is going towards their new development, the “Samaritan Project”, which is a plan to expand and build a new more sustainable and environmentally conscious building.

The rules are as followed:

Pies are able to be sent to anyone in the city of Regina for a minimum of $10. The person that is targeted has the following options on how to deal with their situation:
1) The the pie to the face
2) Pay the current value of the pie + $5 to pass it on to another person. This increases the value of the pie (ex: if somebody paid $15 to send a pie to somebody named Brad Lulik, he would have to pay $20 to redirect it and the current value of the pie is now $20)
*Pies may not be sent back to the sender, however new pies can be started and sent back.
3) Pay the current value of the pie + $10 to stop the pie.
For any engineering students who would like to help with this fantastic event by delivering pies, please sign up for shifts here!
http://doodle.com/poll/vrudpn54s4nfx8hq

To send a pie, fill out the attached form and bring to the Engg Lounge (ED 127), email martyfid@gmail.com or call the Engg Lounge at (306) 545-7377.

Enjoy the whipped cream while raising money for a good cause!
PITE Order Form

Pie In The Eye 2016

The Regina Engineering Students’ Spciety is proud to present Pie in the Eye 2016, from March 14th-18th, 9am-5pm.

The organization we are doing this for is the Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission. They provide aid for those in need in the form of food, shelter, clothes and other necessities. This specifically is going towards their new development, the “Samaritan Project”, which is a plan to expand and build a new more sustainable and environmentally conscious building.

The rules are as followed:

Pies are able to be sent to anyone in the city of Regina for a minimum of $10. The person that is targeted has the following options on how to deal with their situation:
1) The the pie to the face
2) Pay the current value of the pie + $5 to pass it on to another person. This increases the value of the pie (ex: if somebody paid $15 to send a pie to somebody named Brad Lulik, he would have to pay $20 to redirect it and the current value of the pie is now $20)
*Pies may not be sent back to the sender, however new pies can be started and sent back.
3) Pay the current value of the pie + $10 to stop the pie.
For any engineering students who would like to help with this fantastic event by delivering pies, please sign up for shifts here!
http://doodle.com/poll/vrudpn54s4nfx8hq

To send a pie, fill out the following form: PITE Order Form
And bring to the Engg Lounge (ED 127), email martyfid@gmail.com or call the Engg Lounge at (306) 545-7377.

Enjoy the whipped cream while raising money for a good cause!

RESS Elections 2016: Meet the Candidates!

Here is everything you would like to know about some of our council candidates and their platforms!

President: Maksym Zabutnyy

As a nominee for RESS President these are the key points to my platform:

1) Represent and showcase the RESS and U of R Engineering far more outside of our home “turf.” U of R is considered a small engineering school in size, but I foresee that in the next few years we will be able to compete against other WESST and Canadian schools in involvement and academics.

2) Improve communication within RESS as well as our outreach to students about the services we provide, I think this year we have showed that we are capable of running good events and service for students and having more students engaged would make them that much better.

3) Make Engineering Great Again

VP Finance: Tristan Heisler

Hello fellow engineering students,

My name is Tristan Heisler and I am currently in my second year of software systems engineering. As your previous First Year Events and current Stores Director, I believe that running for VP Finance is a great way for myself to continue making a difference within the RESS! If elected into this position, I will ensure that the money spent by the RESS on events, merchandise and lounge improvements are focused on improving student experience, benefits and satisfaction. I will also attempt to maintain all of the records required to allow the RESS to pursue an audit. This will allow us to receive a professional and independent judgement on our financial reporting.

I believe that our finance team has done a great job over the last year, and want to remain a part of this team in order to continue improving our lounge and bringing new merchandise options to you. Therefore, I promise to work with our incoming Stores and Lounge Directors in order to help them achieve all of the great things that they surely have planned for you!

Thank you for taking time to read my biography, and I hope you can make time to go out and vote on election day!

VP Professional: Mackenzie Mueller

My name is Mackenzie Mueller and I am a second year Industrial Systems student. I would be honoured to be a returning member of the RESS and hold the position of VP Professional Affairs. It is my desire to evolve and grow the professional representation at the University through event planning, industry involvement and student development.

I believe I am most suitable for the position of VP Professional Affairs because I have relevant work/volunteer experience as the University of Regina’s Agriculture Ambassador. I am also passionate and action oriented about creating a professional environment at the University of Regina that all students can be proud of. This process will start by giving students all the tools they need to be practiced and up to date on the industries of engineering around them, as well as providing opportunity to network and gain perspective on what the professional world is like.

What Can I Do For You?

As a fellow colleague, I have an understanding of what students are in need of in order to learn important skills such as networking and gaining a sense of professionalism. If I am elected to be the new VP Professional, there are several things I will carry on and implement such as:
1) Professional Development Week ~ original idea
i) This would be a week in late September
ii) Include events such as how to perform well in an interview, as well as learn how to interact professionally. My major goal is to host a professional development seminar and if possible, send a number of students to a professional development conference.
2) Year 1-4 Reception ~ tradition
i) Invite a number of industry representatives and esteemed speakers to set the tone for the school year. These industry representatives will be looking to hire students for upcoming work terms/summer employment.
3) Winter Gala ~ first time hosting
i) I will host a formal professional networking event at the Hilton in Regina that focuses on connecting employers to students. I plan on doing this by contacting professionals from all aspects of engineering such as oil & gas, environmental, software, electrical, mechanical & industrial, and agricultural sectors. Having representation from all specializations will ensure that there is a large amount of people to network with regardless of your chosen major.
4) Engineering Career Fair ~ original idea
i) Creating a career fair solely for engineering students will give the engineering student body the opportunity to be exposed to job opportunities both co-op and non co-op. This event will likely take place early November. If the fair cannot be set up for the upcoming year then I will take it upon myself to put steps in place to make it a possibility for future students.

VP Internal: Zach Martin

Biography:

Zach Martin is a second year Industrial Systems Engineering student. He is 20 years old and is from Calgary, Alberta. Zach is currently on a work term for The Mosaic Company as a maintenance engineering student. His favorite courses thus far have been Engineering 123 and Engineering Statics and Dynamics because they are the courses he feels he has most used on his work term. Zach’s past leadership experiences range from captaining numerous hockey teams to being the class president in his high school. Zach has served on the RESS before as a Student Life Director.

In his free time Zach likes long walks on the beach, piña coladas and yoga. Zach also likes to volunteer as a hockey coach. He is the proud owner of many leather bound books that smell of rich mahogany.

Platform:

Greetings fellow students and colleagues,

I would like to take time to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to read my platform. VP Internal is mainly in charge of organizing frosh week. If elected my platform will be to continue on the usual Frosh Week activities and create new ones that will continue on and be a stronghold of continuing Frosh Weeks. I want to continue hosting events such as the scavenger hunt and the Frosh Olympics. Events I would like to bring in would be events that help foster a mixing of the older students with younger students, as I believe having older students mentor incoming ones can help with the transition process in university. The events would be things like an all years mixer another games night and a karaoke night.
I would also like to continue on and expand the Engineering Living Learning Community. The Engineering LLC is a weekly gathering for engineering students to get free tutoring and bond with other students. The LLC also puts on social events for the students to help take their mind off of studies.

Thanks,
Zach Martin

VP Communications: Quinn Bast

My name is Quinn Bast, and I will be a 3rd year Industrial Engineering student. I am running for VP communications and after spending a year as 1st year communications and another year as lounge director, I believe VP communications is a good fit for me. By voting for me, you are allowing me to be the person who sends you emails, posts to Facebook, and spreads the news about all of the RESS events for you to attend. I am a grammar nazi (I don’t hiel grammar though) and can assure that you will receive news of any event well in advance so you can plan your week. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or stop me in the halls and ask me anything. May the rest of the semester treat you well and thank you for supporting me! Remember to Vote Quinn Bast for VP Communications!

Stores Director: Mike Badger

My name is Mike Badger and I am running for the position of Stores Director for the 2016-2017 RESS council. Outside of my fellow RESS council members, it is noticeable how little the engineering student body represents their faculty through their clothing. My main goal as the Stores Director is to drastically increase merchandise sales. This will be achieved through the increased promotion of new and exciting items being added to the store such as the engineering jean jacket, as well as the promotion of our current merchandise. This goal will also be achieved by adding opportunities for students to purchase items by increasing the RESS organized events where students can purchase merchandise when they are really feeling the buffalo pride. I will also look into adding more patches to the store, as well as follow up with the Saskatoon Engineering Students’ Society to create a previously discussed shared clothing item available to both U of R and U of S engineering students to show our Saskatchewan pride. I look forward to hearing your feedback on these new ideas, and I look forward to putting you into some sweet new threads!

Lounge Director: Justin Grywacheski

Background

I currently hold a position within the ISE program. At the end of winter 2016, I will have completed 7 of the required 9 semesters of my degree. In my final year I feel that it is my turn to carry part of the responsibility that is the Regina Engineering Student Society, as many have before me. I will commit to my position and perform my job with an expectation of professionalism. Please consider my candidacy as future Lounge Director.

Initiative

• Improve students’ overall experience with Engineering Lounge.
• Respond to general inquiries, comments, and concerns in a timely fashion.
• Analyze the existing Lounge Director duties.

Incentive

As a student who uses the lounge actively, often I have ideas of improvement in daily passing. I view the lounge as an opportunity to apply theoretical study of queue-in systems and general processing. Upon successful application, the lounge will be more capable of hosting the engineering student body.

From my time within the Faculty of Engineering, I have sensed that general RESS interest has been slowly diminishing. I can help promote the RESS to current engineering students and especially to the young engineers entering the faculty. In my humble opinion, I feel that I can make changes associated with the Engineering Lounge to make it a more attractive location to visit.

The current capacity of the lounge is limited not by its size but rather its use of effective space. A steady increase in traffic will demand that the capacity of the lounge be pushed to its potential. I am confident in my current awareness that I can make these necessary adjustments.