Back to top

CompE Club Weekly

With reading week, and hopefully most of midterms behind us, it is time to look forward and, more importantly, not look back. Not to worry, as CompE is here with more distractions to keep you occupied until the inevitable approach of finals!

Highlights

  • CompE Hoodie Pre-orders: Reserve your Hoodie now!
  • CompE AGM: Participate in glorious democracy
  • ECE First Year's Night: Rep your discipline
  • HackEd: Get your shirts ASAP
  • Clean Tech Ecosystem: Discussion on a growing sector
  • Breaking Barriers: A Jobber JUMP Event
  • Become LEED Accredited: A course on sustainability
  • NSERC - Become a Student Ambassador

1) CompE Hoodie Pre-orders now Open!

WHO: Anyone interested in getting a sick hoodie
WHEN: RIGHT NOW!
WHERE: CompE Clubroom (In the hallway by ETLC Tims)
WHAT: Feeling a little cold? Is your life lacking in advertisements? Lucky for you, CompE is getting hoodies, and for a limited time, you could get one too! Now you too can be a walking billboard for CompE! These Hoodies are pre-order only so reserve yours while you can. They are $35, payable at the CompE Clubroom in cash, debit or credit. Pre-order your CompE Hoodie now!


  1. CompE AGM - Come do a Democracy!

WHO: Anyone interested in the future of CompE Club
WHEN: Friday March 1st @ 5:00pm
WHERE: ETLC 1-013
WHAT: It's Election season, and it's important to stay informed. Come and hear the candidates running for next years senior exec pitch their platform! Democracy only works if the people are willing to take part; and while participation is its own reward, there will also be pizza!


  1. ECE First Year's Night - Volunteers and Demos Needed

WHO: Anyone interested in repping CompE to first years
WHEN: Signup ASAP, event is Wednesday March 13th, 2019 (times vary depending on role)
WHERE: ETLC Solarium
WHAT: Do you have an awesome demo or display that could appeal to first year students considering CompE? Or are you wanting to be more involved with our discipline by volunteering? Volunteers can choose one or more availabilities to setup/demo/serve refreshments/clean up after. General volunteers can fill out the registration form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftLH4oBcPQYzS2Z3CaWmEoOIkjJa_yQP1a8IqHBv4r-KHFxg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1) now, while we're requesting demos contact us first to make coordination easier. Either way please email us at internal@compeclub.com (mailto:internal@compeclub.com) and thanks for representing! :)


4) HackEd - Please Get Your Shirts

WHO: Anyone who participated in HackEd
WHEN: Now (Please claim your shirt as soon as possible)
WHERE: Computer Engineering Club Room (In the hallway by Tim-Hortons)
WHAT: Thank you to everyone who came out for HackEd last weekend. We hope to see you all next year. To continue this train of appreciation, there will be HackEd shirts in the CompE club room, for anyone who went to the hackathon! Please bring your name-tag and/or student ID. People who registered but did not attend are not eligible for the shirt.


5) Heal Yo’ Feels:

WHO: Anyone wanting to learn about coping mechanisms
WHERE: ETLC Solarium
WHEN: Thursday, February 28th @ 5:30PM to 8:00PM
WHAT: The Fentanil Project and Diversity in Engineering are holding a collaborative event focused on ameliorating how we—students and attendees—express our pain. This will be a panel event and information session.

The intent of this event is to discuss common harmful coping mechanisms—providing information on harm-reduction practices for unhealthy behaviours, and presenting alternative forms of stress and emotional management.

We aim to inform attendees on the effects of the opioid crisis and provide information of reducing harm resulting from drug use, including naloxone training. This event will address the topic of prevalence of substance abuse and self-harm, discuss why this topic is relevant to all individuals in our communities (not just users), and present alternative forms of coping mechanisms.

Take-home naloxone kits will be distributed to those who participate in the training. Refreshments will be provided to all attendees.

The event is free and anybody is welcome to attend. Donations will be accepted at the door.

RSVP HERE (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/heal-yo-feels-tickets-55841460311?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1WGys78v0RcVDqVYd7uAuNrtg-vfU7u4N41JP1RY-ti9cz4yiycBheNRg)


6) Clean Tech Ecosystems

WHO: Anyone in interested in the clean technology sector
WHERE: To be announced! (https://www.mentorupalberta.com/our-events/2019/2/28/an-introduction-to-the-alberta-clean-tech-ecosystem-and-exponential-technologies)
WHEN: Thursday, February 28th @ 5:30PM to 8:00PM
WHAT: The discussion will focus on the services available to support Albertans to develop and work in the growing clean technology (“cleantech”) sector. We have invited speakers to give insight on global connections, different government and private initiatives, as well as local entrepreneurs to share their experience. During this event, representatives from Singularity University will introduce the future landscape of global learning and innovation using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

RSVP HERE (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-introduction-to-exponential-technologies-and-the-alberta-clean-tech-ecosystem-tickets-55459423629)


7) Breaking Barriers: Jobber JUMP

WHO: Anyone in interested in workplace incusivity
WHERE: Jobber HQ - 4th floor, 10520 Jasper Avenue
WHEN: Wednesday, March 6th @ 5:30PM to 8:30PM
**WHAT:**When you look around your classroom, do you notice a lack of diversity?Chances are, you’ll notice a higher proportion of men who are attending classes for anything science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) related. According to a McKinsey & Company Canada report released in 2016, women only make up 28% of STEM graduates and 23% of people employed in STEM. These percentages decrease if you start bringing in other diversity factors, such as other cultures, sexual orientation, or beliefs.

While programs are being created to start increasing diversity in these industries, there also needs to be an environment created within the workplace where people feel like the can grow their career, experience success, and ultimately feel as if they belong.

At this event, we'll tackle questions about the importance of an inclusive working environment, what they’re doing to challenge the stereotype of working in technology, and the importance of creating advocates and building awareness about bias.

RSVP HERE (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/breaking-barriers-a-jump-event-tickets-56432633526)


8) Become LEED Accredited

WHO: Anyone in interested in sustainability
WHERE: Sub 0-51
WHEN: Saturday, March 16th @ 1:00PM to 5:00PM
WHAT: LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

This professional designation never expires and you will never have to retest if you pass now!

Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

Register here (https://leadinggreen.com/edmonton)


9) NSERC: Become a Student Ambassador!

WHO: Anyone passionate about STEM
WHEN: There is no deadline, details in the ,ink below
WHERE: HERE! (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/Ambassadors-Ambassadeurs_eng.asp)
WHAT: Want to build a stronger science culture in Canada?
If so, then apply now for an NSERC Student Ambassador grant – worth $1,000. The grant provided Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, or NSERC, will cover the expenses involved in sharing your enthusiasm for STEM.

To apply, you must be a student over 16 years old, enrolled in a Canadian university, polytechnic, college, or Cégep in the natural sciences and engineering. The grant will help you deliver an outreach activity to promote science and engineering to youth who are under-represented in STEM.
If this opportunity interests you, consider planning your activity to coincide with Science Odyssey, the NSERC-led cross-Canada STEM celebration held in May each year. Science Odyssey will add national visibility to your outreach activity and you will be part of the biggest and best known STEM event in Canada!


Signing Off…

Thanks for reading this week's edition of the CompE Club Newsletter. If you have any news or an event you want featured in future editions, contact us at internal@compeclub.com (mailto:internal@compeclub.com) ! Be sure to stop by the CompE Club Room to grab a snack and say hi! Prices for most snacks have been slashed, so now is the time to buy.