The Roundtable Discussion!

For our first shop day of the summer, the EWB Toronto Pro Chapter hosted a roundtable discussion on the challenges in international work.  The discussion was facilitated by Chapter Members Brian Putre and Amira Nayed, and many interesting topics were covered over the course of a few hours.  Some discussions included the efficiency of monetary investments into international development; aligning the supply and demand for human resources; and the extent to which development organizations should focus on economic growth in developing countries.  The purpose of the roundtable discussion was not to walk away with tangible outcomes or learnings, but rather to get attendees thinking about the different challenges and ways they might be addressed, to help broaden one another’s perspectives, and to encourage reflection over the coming days and weeks.  The shop day was well-attended and there was lots of interest and participation.  It was held in a relaxed setting and also featured snacks, refreshments, and networking opportunities.

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Evolving Engineering: an interactive workshop with the EWB Professionals

Join us for the EWB Toronto Professional Chapter’s upcoming workshop on Saturday August 20th 2016!  This will be a great opportunity to meet our team as well as others in the EWB community, and learn about what our Chapter does.

This upcoming event will be a workshop centered on Evolving Engineering.  Do you think often about what our world might look like in the future?  Are you interested in exploring the roles the engineering profession might play in helping shape the future?  Are you curious about the the links between engineering and society?  If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you will enjoy the workshop and the discussions to follow!  There will be plenty of interaction in large and smaller groups, and it promises to be an invigorating afternoon.

And of course, there will be plenty of networking opportunities, coffee, and refreshments.  We are also happy to discuss other initiatives our Chapter is putting on, as well as ways you might get involved.

To help recover our costs and to ensure we are able to continue putting on quality events going forward, we are requesting a small donation from each attendee. (suggested amount: $5)

WHEN
WHERE
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) – 40 Sheppard Ave W #101, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6K9, Canada – View Map
WHERE TO GET TICKETS
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evolving-engineering-an-interactive-workshop-with-the-ewb-toronto-professional-chapter-tickets-27042154813

EWB ONTARIO RETREAT!!!

Hey Guys! We hope you’re enjoying the weather and that June is shaping up to be a great month! Ontario Retreat is quickly approaching! It is scheduled for June 24-26. All existing members are invited. Please contact us ASAP if you would like to hop on board for a fun-filled weekend getaway.

Ontario Retreat is the best place to connect with and get inspired by other EWBers, to learn more about EWB’s strategy, to challenge your thinking on development, and to push your personal growth. Use this opportunity to connect with other EWBers in your region while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. This year, we are pulling out ALL of the stops. You’re not going to want to miss this; tears of joy will be shed.

Our retreat will be held in Bradford, ON so gear up for a weekend of lakeside sessions, thought provoking campfire talks, and a lot of fun! Hollows Camp is located on 87 private acres one hour north of Toronto.

Registration is $80. Register at the link below.

http://ewb.ca/ontario-retreat

Year End Celebrations…

The annual Year End dinner 2016 was organised at Raijin Ramen to celebrate all the hardwork put in by our executive board, members and volunteers. Existing members and those interested in joining the EWB Toronto Professional Chapter were invited. After a gruelling but successful year, this was indeed a treat.

We would like to thank all the individuals who supported us this year by making our events a success and by contributing their time and effort. Cheers!

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We are recruiting for the leadership team!

The Toronto Professional Chapter of Engineers without Borders Canada is starting to recruit for the current year’s leadership team.  It will be another exciting year of making the Run To End Poverty and Water for the World campaigns happen.  No year is completely the same.  We’ve also had advocacy campaigns, Shop Days and joint Kumvana Program events in the past.

Please find the forms at the following link:

http://toronto.ewb.ca/get-involved/apply-to-join-the-leadership-team/