AGM Agenda

Hey Everyone,

The SESS’ annual general meeting is taking place on Tuesday, November 4th at 6:00 p.m. in room 2C40. This is an opportunity for students in the college to have an input into the policy and constitution of the SESS, as well as receive updates from the society.

Members and non-members alike are welcome, and free food will be available for all who attend. Members, please remember to bring your membership card to have voting rights during the meeting.

A link to the agenda for this year AGM Agenda Nov 4 2014  is attached. Hope to see you all there

Council Secretary

 

First Year Bowling

The annual First Year Bowling is happening this week on Thursday, October 30! Be sure to grab your tickets asap as there is a limited number available. They can be purchased at the SESS Office for $13 (Members) or $15 (Non-Members). This event is open to all students, not just engineering students!

Costume Prize Categories:
– Prof Look-a-like
– Over Achiever
– Best Group
– Most Uplifting
– People’s Choice

The bus will leave from the engineering building at 8:30pm to go to the bowling alley, and will be leaving the bowling alley at 11:15pm. If you have any questions about the event, contact our First Year Priorities Commissioner at firstyear.priorities@sess.usask.ca.

Hope to see you there!

Saskatoon Engineering Competition 2014 Registration Now Open

Saskatoon Engineering Competition will take place Saturday, 1 November from 8:30AM to 5:00PM. Registration is now available. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Saskatoon Engineering Competition, it is an annual event held at the College of Engineering where students compete in one of seven competitions that test the participants’ design, consulting, creativity and communication skills which are important to the Engineering profession.

Winners of the competition receive cash prizes and are eligible to compete in the Western Engineering Competition 2015, the regional competition which will be held in January 2015 at University of British Columbia.

This year the SEC Competitions are:

  • Junior Design
  • Senior Design
  • Innovative Design
  • Impromptu Debate
  • Consulting Engineering
  • Re-Engineering
  • Engineering Communication

A more detailed description of the competitions is available here.

Registration forms are available on the “brown thing”, the shelf in the Engineering Student Lounge. Registration costs $15 per person, which includes lunch at Louis’. Forms are due back to the SESS office by 24 October. If you have any questions about the competition, please feel free to drop by the SESS office or send an email to the SEC Coordinator at sec@sess.usask.ca.

We’re Back Online! (And out of office this week)

Thanks everyone for your patience as we rinse out the remaining bugs from our site. We have reinstalled all the software, removed a bunch of clutter, and trained our staff on how the IT stuff works.

This week the SESS is undergoing renovations to our office and store. Our executive will still be maintaining office hours, however they will be stationed in the lounge near the E Store window. They are still more than happy to assist you with store sales and general information!

As always, if you feel out of the loop because of the I.T. outage or for any other reason, please drop by the “field office” in the lounge, send any of us an email or feel free to browse the website once again!

Slainte,

Eric Peach
–Website Commissioner

NCWIE Applications

Applications for the National Conference on Women in Engineering are now out!

As NCWIE is being hosted by our university this year we will be sending 15 delegates this year!

Applications can be found on the brown thing and are due Oct 8th at 5PM in the VP External mailbox in the SESS office.

October Midterm Tutorials

Here is the most up to date information about tutorials for any upcoming midterm exams. Tutorials are a great way to review materials as you prepare for your midterm exams. A knowledgeable instructor will run through many practice problems, and will be able to answer any questions that you may have.

Please do not hesitate to ask your respective discipline society for any tutorials that you feel are necessary. If you are in first year, come to the SESS office with your requests.

Here is an up-to-date list of SESS tutorials in October:

If you are using a tablet or smartphone, click the ‘+’ sign if you cannot see all of the information.

Tutorial Date Time Location Instructor(s)
Math 123 Sunday Oct. 5, 2014 1:00pm-4:00pm PHYS 107 Eric Peach
GE 124 Thursday Oct. 9, 2014 7:00pm-10:00pm ENG 2C02 Bjorn Vors
Chem 114 Sunday Oct. 19, 2014 1:00pm-4:00pm ENG 1B71 Jeff Toppings & Mitch Cassidy
GE 111 Monday Oct. 20, 2014 7:00pm-10:00pm ENG 1B71 Skylar Allardyce
Math 223 Sunday Oct. 19, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm ENG 2C02 Wes Ridgeway

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at vp.student-affairs@sess.usask.ca

Sincerely,
Jeff Toppings

SESS VP Student Affairs

WESST EM Wrap Up

I am pleased to say that the delegation that I led to WESST EM were able to learn a lot about the positions within the SESS that they will be holding in the upcoming year.

At WESST EM there were a few motions passed at their by-annual plenary session that are of some note:

– WESST Executives’ Meeting 2015 will be held at the University of Alberta.

– Western Engineering Competition 2016 will be held at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus.

– The WESST President will be doing a Real Estate Investment Feasibility Study.

– The WESST EM Chair position start date was updated in the WESST Policy Manual to conform with the WESST Constitution.

If anyone has any questions about WESST EM please do not hesitate to ask me.

Ben Fahlman

SESS VP External Affairs

WESST EM

The annual WESST EM, Western Engineering Students’ Society Team Executives Meeting, is coming up in a few weeks and I am pleased to announce that I will be leading a delegation consisting of myself, Conor Kerslake, Avery Cornelious, and Jeffrey Toppings.

We are all excited to be attending this conference as it gives us the chance to interact with other executive members from Universities across western Canada.

Please stay in tune for updates on how the conference went.

Ben Fahlman

SESS VP External Affairs