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CompE Club Weekly

We're halfway into March, and the dull grind of coursework is kicking in. It's time to break up that monotony with some interesting events. Luckily we have a whole pile of interesting events to offer.


  • CompE Election: Results are in!
  • Board Game Night 2: Game harder!
  • ESS By-Elections: It's Time to Vote
  • ECE Grad Photos: Book your appointment now
  • ECE Grad Banquet: Save the date
  • Student DevCon: Startups Near You!
  • Navigating Edmonton’s Hiring Landscape: A Resolver Tech Talk
  • NSERC - Become a Student Ambassador
  • Student Career Interests Survey: Your Opinion Matters!

1) CompE Elections: Results are in!

President: Navras Kamal and Alex Chen
VP External: Archit Siby and Timmy Tran
VP Internal: Tharidu Witharana
VP Finance: Mitchell Adam and Ishaat Chowdhury
VP Social: Sam Lojpur
AVP Hackathon: Kevin De Haan
*VP All the Things: Clinton Wong

Big congratulations to the new executives and thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s elections

2) Board Game Night 2: Game Harder!

WHO: Anyone who likes, movies, boardgames, and a general good time
WHEN: Friday, March, 22nd from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
WHERE: ETLC Solarium
WHAT: Do you enjoy boardgames? Do you enjoy free movies and popcorn?
Are you looking to avoid all the homework stockpiled for the weekend? Board game night has come one again to emancipate you from your responsibilities. There will be a variety of boardgames to play, and if you're so inclined the south side of the Solarium will be reserved for a surprise movie! Drop by and have a good time.

3) ESS By-Elections: It's time to vote

WHO: Anyone who cares about their Engineering experience
WHEN: Wednesday March 20th at 9:00am to Thursday March 21st
WHERE: Here! (
WHAT: ESS By-Elections for VP Student Life and VP Finance will start tomorrow at 9. If you're going to complain about Engineering, at least vote for the people trying to make it better. The candidate platforms can be found on the facebook page ( .

4) 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 (

5) 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.

6) 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.

7) ATB Datathon - Solve for Alberta, solve for the world

WHO: Anyone interested in solving real problems
WHEN: Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 7:00 PM – Sun, 31 Mar 2019, 9:30 PM MDT
WHERE: The Heart, MacEwan University, Robbins Health Learning Centre (,+110+St+NW,+Edmonton,+AB+T5K+2Y9/@53.5466143,-113.5119274,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x53a02235c096091d:0x989e3a94a79887e1!8m2!3d53.5466143!4d-113.5097387)
WHAT: Calling all exceptional problem-solvers! The ATB Datathon brings together Canada’s leading minds in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other disciplines, to foster diverse discussions and problem solving. By uniting cross-industry communities for a weekend of friendly competition, we can solve problems impacting the lives of everyday Albertans; uncovering solutions with potential for global impact.
There are three main challenges being tackled: mental wellbeing, precision agriculture, and Customer of the “One”
People will compete in groups of 3-8 people to create a small presentation on their proposed solution. The grand prize is $10,000 and there are runner up prizes for a variety of categories. Click the link below to learn more.


8) Navigating Edmonton’s Hiring Landscape: Resolver Tech Talk

WHO: 4th Years and New Grads
WHEN: April 4th @ 5:30PM - 7:30PM
WHERE: 11025-102 Ave, Edmonton AB
WHAT: What do hiring managers and HR look for to find the best engineering talent?
Join us for an interactive event to give new grads and early career professionals insight into what technical and non-technical skills hiring managers look for when bringing in new talent to their development teams. Hear from Talent, hiring managers and industry professionals on other aspects that make someone stand out.
Want more than a panel? We’ll be hosting a Talent Pop-up: get real-time feedback on a code sample and/or your resume to improve your chances of landing your dream job.
For more information, RSVP HERE (

Also, Let me just take a short intermission to say: Hi Sam <3

9) NSERC: Become a Student Ambassador!

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

10) 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.

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. <3