Personal Development Workshop

Good evening dear members,

A second conference on personal development will be presented Wednesday, April 3rd at Roger Gaudry building (Université de Montréal), room F-524 (from 18:30 / 19:00 until around 21h). This presentation will be based mainly on the principles of the book Good to Great by Jim Collins presented at the first session. Be prepared for discussions on leadership and on the famous hedgehog concept. The session will mainly be lecture, but there will be practical activities this time.

25 people maximum, please send a confirmation to :

City Wide Member Learning Session – March 27

Dear members,

on March 27th, in about two weeks we will have a city wide member learning session open to the public! It will be at Concordia’s EV building (1515 Rue St. Catherine W.) in room EV 7.105 from 18:30.

The workshop is called FarmVillage: The AgEx Game. Basically it is our all beloved facebook game but for real … not really but close. This is an experiential learning workshop created for the 2013 EWB National Conference, now modified for use by EWB chapters and others. The workshop consists primarily of a farming simulation game in which participants must act as farmer groups and interact with other actors in the agriculture sector in Ghana. The participants’ goal is to maximize their profit as a group. Participants are given starting resources, but must find the information required about how to optimize their farming practices to grow the highest yield. In this way, participants learn about the value of agricultural extension services in helping them use best practices on their farms, and thus, they learn about the work of EWB’s AgEx venture.

If you are interested please join us Wednesday March 27th at 18:30 (6:30pm). We are looking forward seeing you!

In case you already know that you will join please fill out the RSVP form so that we can get an idea how many facilitators we need.

Thank you very much! An email with the room number at McGill downtown campus will follow shortly.

We wish you a nice weekend and happy St. Patty’s day!

PS: On Facebook you can find an event post:

Global Engineering Conference Launch

You’re invited to the Launch of the Global Engineering Conference

Thursday, March 21, 7pm at the maison du développement durable

In order to create momentum around Global Engineering in both industry and the public, a reception will be held on March 21st at la Maison du Développement Durable. Your company is invited to this event to learn more about Global Engineering and to explore your potential involvement. Companies that have confirmed their participation in the conference by the date of the launch will be highlighted at the launch.

To reserve your spot visit the Participation page or send an email to communaute [at] montreal {dot} ewb {dot} ca

To learn more about the Global Engineering Challenge last year visit Thank you to all our sponsors from last year.

Photos from Speed Networking

Thanks to all our partcipants and professionals for making the event such a success.


Speed Networking: Innovating for Change

At “Speed Networking: Innovating for Change” on February 28th, 2013, we are inviting you to connect with experienced professionals: to hear about and question their passion for the profession as well as to share your vision of a fulfilling career in engineering. Come discuss:

• What motivates you about engineering? What sort of impact do you hope to have?
• What roles can an engineer play in a project? In today’s global context should this list be expanded?
• How intimately is the engineering industry connected with other industries? Does this facilitate or inhibit our potential for positive social impact?
• What skills do modern engineers need to develop in order to maintain our relevance?
During this event, you will participate in rotations of timed discussions with experienced professionals and then have the opportunity for open networking. Themes and questions will be provided to facilitate discussions.

Please send your RSVP to by February 22nd, 2013 and indicate your name, as well as the name of your company or university.

We look forward to shaping the future of engineering in Quebec with you!

Professional Fellow Applications – Volunteer Overseas this Fall

Do you want a unique opportunity to contribute directly to EWB’s work in Africa and pursue your own professional development? How would you feel about helping thousands of Malawians have better, more effective access to clean water? What about helping turn Zambian farmers into true agricultural entrepreneurs instead of recipients of aid? Or helping develop infrastructure in Ghana according to the needs of those who need it most? Are you working or are in your last year of study?

The Montreal chapter is looking for talented, critical, passionate people to send overseas to Africa and live up to these challenges for 4 months this Fall as professional fellows. To apply, email Dana Giacobbi at directly and request an application form, then send it back once completed. Applications are due February 11th at the absolute latest!

To learn more about the program and to see what it has to offer visit our professional fellow page, or

Imagine 2036

This winter season, Engineers Without Borders Canada is dreaming of the future. A child born this winter will graduate post secondary education in 2036 – and when they do, we want to ensure that the world they walk out in to is a different, better, place.

What is different? What is better? Take a look at the many dreams and imagings of EWB’ers to see what our dream for change is, and how the work that we do works to ensure those dreams become a reality.

You can find more information about the imagine campaign here. You can find some great individual campaigns here.

Run to End Poverty a huge success

Run to End Poverty was a huge success this year, with over 70 runners and more than $15,000 raised. You can still donate here. A big thank you to our photographer Pablo Herrera Cruz and his photography company Rikchak for the awesome photos of the event.