Who We Are
We are a group of Western students dedicated to eradicating global poverty. We are a chapter of Engineers Without Borders Canada. As a chapter we educate our local communities about world issues and how we can use a systems thinking approach to solve the problem of global poverty. Every year, we send a Junior Fellow overseas to work at a grassroots social enterprise and learn from the local community about their experiences with poverty.
Our weekly planning meetings occur every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 in room 240 of the Health Sciences Building. This is where we plan for our current/upcoming events, and brainstorm for new events to plan!
We divide the room up into different “tables” where there will be at least one Team Director to lead the groups through whatever is being planned or discussed. You can join at any time, and choose to help any table you like!
Member Learning (ML)
We typically have MLs on Wednesdays bi-weekly at 5:30, with rooms TBD in the planning meetings. These sessions are entirely optional, but serve as an opportunity for others to learn about various topics relating to EWB, systemic change, or just fun anecdotes! We also give our chapter members the opportunity to lead MLs themselves if they have a topic they are comfortable discussing, or if they want to invite someone else in to give a presentation.
There’s always room to learn and develop our strengths to help ourselves and others in the real world!