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CompE Club Weekly

While the midterm grind has calmed down, the events have not. There is no shortage of events so without further ado, here are some distractions:


  • ECE First Year's Night: Rep your discipline
  • CompE Hoodie Pre-orders: Reserve your Hoodie
  • ECE Grad Photos: Book your appointment now
  • Engineering Garage: Lunch and Learn
  • CompE Club Elections: Cast your vote soon™
  • ECE Grad Banquet: Save the date
  • Student DevCon: Startups Near You!
  • Networking Tips and Tricks
  • Industry Speed Dating
  • U of A Programming Contest
  • Breaking Barriers: A Jobber JUMP Event
  • Become LEED Accredited: A course on sustainability
  • NSERC - Become a Student Ambassador
  • Student Career Interests Survey: Your Opinion Matters!
  • HackEd: Get your shirts ASAP

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 ( now, while we're requesting demos contact us first to make coordination easier. Either way please email us at ( and thanks for representing! :)

2) CompE Hoodie Pre-orders now Open!

WHO: Anyone interested in getting a sick hoodie
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!

3) ECE Grad Photos: Book your Appointment

WHO: Anyone who is graduating
WHERE: NREF - 2-038 - Civil Club Room
WHAT: For any ECE students graduating this spring, grad photos are available! Schedule an appointment HERE (

4) Engineering Garage Lunch and Learn

WHO: Anyone interested in the Elko Engineering Garage
WHEN: March, 8th, 2019
WHERE: Elko Engineering Garage
WHAT: The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is hosting a lunch and learn session along with a tour of the garage on March 8, 2019. There is more information on the google form attached to this email. If you wish to participate please complete as soon as possible as space is limited to 70 students.

5) Cast your Vote: CompE Club Elections

WHO: Anyone who enjoys democracy
WHEN: March 6th - 7th
WHAT: Voting for the 2019/2020 CompE club elections will open up on March 6/7 please vote. Democracy needs you to survive. Link to platforms is here (

6) ECE Grad Banquet

WHO: Anyone interested in going to Grad
WHEN: Saturday April 27th
WHERE: Muttart Conservatory
WHAT: People are graduating and that means there will be a party, and like any good party there will be great food and great people, one of which could be you! Tickets will be available soon but for now mark this date down in your calendars.

7) Student DevCon: Startups Near You!

WHO: Anyone interested in learning about local startups
WHEN: Saturday March 23rd
WHERE: Edmonton Convention Centre
WHAT: Calling all students! Student DevCon 2019 is your chance to prepare for life beyond the classroom. Level up your skills, meet the teams at awesome startups and learn the ins-and-outs of how to be a great team member. Tickets are just $35. See you on Saturday, March 23 at the Edmonton Convention Centre.

8) Networking Tips and Tricks

WHO: Anyone interested in improving their networking skills
WHEN: Thursday March 14th @ 4:00PM - 5PM
WHAT: Ada's Team will be hosting an information session about the best networking tips and tricks. Come learn what mistakes most students make and how to make yourself shine at any networking session!

9) Industry Speed Dating

WHO: Anyone interested in applying their networking skills
WHEN: Thursday March 14th @ 5:30PM - 7PM
WHERE: Computing Science Centre (CSC), Room 1-59
WHAT: Job season is upon us, and what better way to look for a job than with industry folks! Join us on March 14th to sit down and chat with industry professionals who are looking to network with students! So polish up that resume and get yourself looking professional. Need help knowing how to network? Then attend the Information hosted by Adas Team right before the event! (See above blurb for that info)
Registration is not mandatory, however it helps us to gauge response on who is coming and how much pizza we need to order! (Oh yes, there will be free pizza, so if anything come for the food)
This event is not just limited to CS students, as companies are looking for all sorts of people! Some of these companies include: Serious Labs ( , Amii ( , Intuit ( , ScopeAR ( , and many more

10) U of A Programming Contest

WHO: Anyone interested in flexing their programming know how
WHEN: Event at: Saturday, March 16th @ 10:00am - 4:00pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March, 14th, 2019 @ 7:00pm
WHERE: Computing Science Centre (CSC), Room 1-59
WHAT: The University of Alberta Programming Contest is an opportunity for university, college, and high school students in Alberta show off their knowledge and skill in a programming competition.
Students will test their knowledge of algorithms and data structures with a set of programming puzzles requiring problem-solving, programming, math, and teamwork skills.
Two levels of competitions will be held, one for less experienced contestants and one for programming contest veterans.

11) 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.


12) 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 (

13) NSERC: Become a Student Ambassador!

WHO: Anyone passionate about STEM
WHEN: There is no deadline, details in the ,ink below
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!

14) Student Career Interests Survey: Your Opinion Matters!

WHO: Anyone who has opinions!
WHAT: The Engineering Employment Centre is pleased to be participating in a national research study of student interests and attitudes regarding their careers and employers. The resulting report will help employers better understand how to attract and hire students and graduates while also helping us learn how to better serve you with career planning support.
All respondents to the survey are eligible to enter a draw for a $500 Best Buy Gift Card, and all responses will be treated as confidential and not be associated with your identity in any way.
As an Engineering student at the University of Alberta, you have access to the services offered by both the Engineering Employment Centre (in ETLC) as well as the U of A Career Centre (in SUB). Please be aware of this distinction if you are providing written responses to questions about the career services you have accessed.

15) 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.

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 ( ! 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.