Call for applications for President of EWB Toronto Pro Chapter!

Thank you for your interest in applying to be President of the Toronto Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) for the 2017-2018 cycle.

You are taking a big step – this role is likely to be one of the most challenging and rewarding ones you have yet to take on. It will require significant commitment over the next 15 months: continuous investment in yourself and in those around you, humility and willingness to learn, all while still striving to achieve great change. Note that this application form is not an evaluation – it is intended to make you reflect on the role you will be taking on, the outcomes you would like to achieve in the context of this role and how you can maximize your potential in doing so. Your application will be reviewed by the outgoing President, who will follow up with you personally to support and push your thinking.

Your completed application form must be returned by midnight on Sunday, March 31st, 2017 to yenaahadzie@ewb.caA meeting or phone call with the chapter president will be scheduled within three weeks to discuss your application. This is not an interview situation, but rather an opportunity for you to understand the commitment you are making and think critically about what you can and want to bring to the table as President.

Find the form here: Presidentapplication-20172018

Water For the World Workshops 2017

Come join the Water for the World (WFTW) program and teach young students (grades 5-9) about issues surrounding global access to clean water. WFTW is a partnership between Engineers Without Borders Canada, National Engineering Month (NEM) and the Toronto Public Library. 

W4TW will take place this year from March 20-24 – sign up to deliver a 1.5 hour workshop and help educate the change-makers of the future! We ask all volunteers to join us for our training dayMarch 11 to prepare to deliver the program . Past volunteers have the option of reviewing training online. Once you have signed up for training, or reviewed training online, please register to deliver a workshop.

PIVOT is recruiting!

Here is a note from Sara (!

As a systems thinking leader, you have an opportunity and the ability to take action in your organization. The world is changing, workforces are changing, and stakeholders are changing. Some quick facts:

  • human experience is now at the heart of defining and delivering value for business;
  • a company’s relationships with society puts approximately 30%of corporate earnings at stake;
  • 87%of millennials believe that business success should be measured in terms of more than just financial performance;
  • culture and values are the biggest predictors of employee satisfaction.

The common element in all of these is people. I believe that as people (stakeholders, customers, and employees) demand more, companies will need to tap into their people to help create the world we all want to see. At the seventh workshop of the Engineering Change Lab (ECL), we will work to advance engineering workplaces by empowering people to find purpose in their core work.

I’m looking for someone like you + 1 senior leader from your organization join us to explore what drives you and your colleagues, and to transform that into action for a more meaningful and engaging workplace.

This workshop is the first step in a year-long process that will include guided peer-to-peer coaching in the ECL, continuous support from me to integrate the thinking and action into your organization, and a tracking system to measure your organizational progress. There is limited space available to be included in this first cohort and February is approaching fast!

Have questions? Great! Let’s talk this week, at your convenience, about next steps. Contact me via email or via phone 514-913-4820. 

Engineering Change Lab Workshop #7

February 24-25

Donald Gordon Centre, Kingston, ON

Pivot enables organizations to meaningfully engage their employees to contribute by to having a positive impact on their organization, their industry, and society by working towards the world that we want to live in. 

 The Engineering Change Lab is a platform for collaboration between individuals and organizations addressing systemic challenges (employee engagement, ethics, diversity, innovation, etc.) that hold back the engineering profession and its people.

 Sara Baptiste-Brown, MSc

Pivot Program Director | Directrice du programme Pivot |

EWB Professional Engagement Manager | Directrice d’engagement professionnel d’ISF | | 514-913-4820 | | @Pivot_EWB

Advocacy and The UN Sustainable Development Goals – A Round Table Discussion

Join us for a round table discussion about how we can transform our world!  The discussion will be held on Saturday, November 26th, and our main topic will be the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sasha Caldera from EWB’s advocacy campaign #ChallengeAccepted will be leading a discussion about how we can all play a part in achieving these goals and ensure our government is investing in those who need it most. Then we will focus on a few goals in particular, Gender Equality, Affordable and Clean Energy, and Quality Education, in discussions lead by our members Polliana Mendonca and Khalil Kelani.

Come share your knowledge, experience, ideas, or passion. Whether you’re knowledgeable or simply curious, everyone will take something away from the discussion and have valuable input to add.  Don’t miss out!  Visit this link UN SDG and let us know if you’d like to add a goal to discuss on the day.

Oh! There will be snacks, refreshments and great company, as usual.  Donations are welcomed. Register here!