RECAP: National Engineering Month 2021
Canada’s National Engineering Month came and went this year with so much coming from the Engineers Without Borders community!
If you missed all the highlights, on March 6th, an exceptional group of students from the University of Waterloo showcased their Ideas Without Borders podcast, where Chapter members engaged with new topics, guests, and ideas to talk about systematic solutions and opportunities for change.
We marked International Women’s Day with a very special ‘Women in STEM’ focused Beyond Borders Impact Series. An exceptional panel had a lively discussion about greater inclusion, future-proofing the industry, and why diverse backgrounds in STEM are so crucial to our society.
The University of Regina Chapter discussed their Water for the World project in a March 11 Instagram Live session.
The University of Saskatchewan Chapter took over EWB’s social media on March 16th to discuss their Pen Pal program. The program matched 20 mentors and mentees between highschool students and the EWB Chapter students.
The Laval University Chapter took over on March 20th to explain more about their vision of a “fairer world” and their thoughts on fair trade as they sell small producer products at a fair price via EWB ULaval’s Fair Trade Market!
The Calgary Professional Chapter took over on March 22nd (World Water Day) to discuss their Water Movement campaign. This campaign is focused on four calls to action to engage with the Minister of Indigenous Services to think about water access in the communities across Canada. They also took on a number of different subjects such as their parent’s club, climate change, SDGs, and much more.
To say farewell to National Engineering Month, the University of Guelph Chapter took over social media on March 25th. The Chapter shared with us the results of their research on sustainability and how much of an impact single use coffee cups were making in the Guelph University area alone. In their takeover, they discussed their solution to this problem while encouraging other students to take action!
Many worthwhile messages were shared throughout Engineering Month 2021. If you would like to know more about any of these specific projects, check out their takeover posts on our instagram page.