Orientation 2015

Hi everyone!

Orientation 2015 is taking place on September 2nd, and let me tell you, I am really looking forward to everything planned! The morning starts out with a university wide welcome in the bowl, followed by a welcome from the College of Engineering, along with the SESS, in Thorvaldson 105.

Lunch is being hosted in the Hardy lab by Engineers Without Borders with proceeds going towards their Junior Fellow program. Our college student interest groups will also have displays set up for the students to learn more about joining a group this school year.

For the afternoon the SESS is running simultaneous sessions of tours, a design challenge and tips & tricks from some upper year students.

Tours will begin from the SESS Lounge. The design challenge is in Eng 2C40 & 2C44. Tips & Tricks is in Eng 2C02.

Looking forward to seeing everyone out and participating! If you have any questions feel free to contact myself or any of the other executive.


8:00 – 9:30 AM University Wide Welcome in the Bowl
10:00 – 11:15 AM College Welcome in Thorv 105
11:15 – 12:00 PM EWB Lunch and Student Interest Groups in the Hardy Lab
12:00 – 3:00 PM SESS Tours, Design Challenge (2C40 & 2C44), Tips & Tricks (2C02) in the Engineering Building
 3:00 – Onward University Expo, campus wide

Volunteers Needed!

Attention all returning Engineering Students! The SESS is in need of volunteers!

Orientation is happening on Wednesday September 2. The SESS is in need of many volunteers to help make this a successful event! If you are interested, please contact Jamie at vp.student-affairs@sess.usask.ca

Hope to see you out volunteering!


Lounge Pub!

Hello 19+ Engineering Students!

To celebrate the end of the school year there will be a lounge pub tonight (Monday, April 6th) in the engineering lounge from 7-11 pm.

Come to the SESS office with any questions.

Don’t forget to bring your ID!


SESS Elections 2015: By-Election Candidates’ Platforms

Here are the minutes from the SESS By-Election Forum: By-Election Forum Minutes

Vice President of Corporate Relations

Layla Bekkaoui

Hi everyone! My name is Layla Bekkaoui and I am campaigning to be your VP Corporate Relations next year. I am home grown from the city of Saskatoon and I am in my second year of Mechanical Engineering. I hope to bring some great new ideas and new corporate relationships to the SESS next year!


-As your VP corporate relations I hope to raise funds for events that will take place in the new school year

-I will keep our current relations with industry strong while broadening our reach to new sponsors

-I will keep you up to date with informative weekly issues of the Eng-Info and make the Eng-Info more accessible to everyone

-I will keep you informed with what is going on with Saskatoon Engineering Society and their events

-I will communicate effectively with the Charity Commissioner and the Career Development Commissioner


-I have been working a job in finance for over a year

-I was on the student council in high school and was a member several committees

-I will have completed two years of classes with a full course load


-I have taken a professional communications class and I know how to communicate effectively.

-I am bilingual in English and French

-I am well organized and manage time well

I am a very positive and outgoing person and I will bring a lot to the table as your VP Corporate Relations. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at lab758@mail.usask.ca or stop me in the hall, I’m always happy to listen!

Aldo Scribante

Hello, I am Aldo Scribante and I am currently running for VP Corporate Relations. I am currently a first year in the college of engineering. I hope to bring a new, innovative perspective to a position that is still in many ways in its infancy. With a firm, committed hand I will grow this position and in turn grow our noble college.


Sno-Golf commissioner


  • As the VP corporate relations I hope to at least double the current number of sponsors.
  • I will keep the Eng-Info coming out and make sure to get you the updates that matter.
  • I hope to build lasting relationships with new corporate sponsors and make sure that we keep the old ones in good standing.
  • I will make sure to find a bar that provides discounts that would make any true engineer proud.

By focusing on these core needs of the college, funding, a steady and dependable source of information, and a place to unwind from the stresses of being an engineer the college, and its students, will be more successful.

Vice President of Administration

Matt Hill

Hello there fellow students, my name is Matthew Hill and I would like to be your next VP Admin!

I am a returning first year student. Like many of our friends we set out with this year I found engineering to be a tough experience and made the choice to take the Christmas bailout in the 2012-2013 year. Taking the next year and a bit off gave me a chance to think hard about whether engineering was the right choice for me, it also gave me a chance to take a good look from the inside of the oil and gas industry at how I could help contribute as an engineer if I were to continue my education. I chose to come back to university because I feel have the skill and ability, just like you, to become an engineer and make a significant contribution to our future.

I would like to contribute by bringing my skills and commitment to the SESS executive.

There are a couple of things I’d like to accomplish:

  • Improve student group representation in campus publications
  • Improve SESS service awareness and membership benefits
  • Update the online policy manual to a professional grade
  • Streamline e-mail communication
  • Help in the development of the endowment fund

Why you should choose me to represent you:

I have been an active member of the SESS in both my first attempt and this school year:

  • Rocket Director for Spectrum 2013
  • First Year Council Representative (2014-2015)

I have diverse real world experience in administration:

  • Created a marketing strategy for a CoreData Inc., a computer software engineering firm in Calgary AB for their project management software CoreProject.
  • Ran my own business, MACC Tech, which built and sold modified cars.
  • I play a significant role in managing the family farm.


  • With me you can count on clear and direct communication, whether face to face, on the phone, or over e-mail.
  • Personable and easy to work with


  • To me leading means finding a way to develop the best traits of those you lead
  • I lead by example

Brutally long hours, punishing work conditions, incredible teammates, and about a thousand cigarettes taught me one thing:

If you’re going to do something do it right, and with everything you’ve got.

You deserve to have someone with that attitude working for you, and that’s what you’ll get out of me.

Hope to see you at the bi-election forum this thursday at 5:30 in the Eng lounge!

Jisoo Lee

Hi, my name is Jisoo Lee and I am running for the Vice-President Administration position.

I am currently finishing my second year of Mechanical Engineering. Throughout my time in engineering I have been able to manage a full course load in addition to my part time job. Back in high school I worked two part time jobs and still graduated top of my class. These examples shows how dedicated and committed I am to any position I am working in.

I have a variety of skills I can bring to this position:

  • People Skills: Working in the service industry I have dealt with many people and learnt how to communicate effectively and efficiently with people with different types of communicating styles.
  • Time management/organization skills: As I mentioned above, I have maintained relatively high averages throughout high school and university while spending my time outside of class working. This is the result of prioritizing numerous tasks and setting up constructive schedules.

With these skills at my disposal, I am confident I am a strong candidate for this position.

As VP Admin. I would like to:

  • Fulfill all the duties and responsibilities of VP admin.
  • Communicate with other student groups/commissioners in an organized manner.
  • Fill up all of the commissioner positions under VP Admin. with excellent


  • First year representative (2014)
  • Various extracurricular activities in high school, such as Student Representative Council and Yearbook club.

I am very excited for this opportunity and would be more than happy to be your Vice-President Administration and provide all the services I can offer.