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CompE Club Weekly

As we inch closer and closer to midterm season, forget about all your fears and indulge in some of the following events! Please note that CompE club does not support procrastination.


  • Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC)
  • Friends Across Campus Welcome Pack Party
  • Call for Open House Pecha Kucha Presenters
  • IEEE Extreme
  • Leaders Prize Competition

1) Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC)

WHO: Anyone interested in Graduate programs
WHEN: Wednesday September 25th @ 3:00 pm - 6:00pm
WHERE: ETLC Solarium
WHAT: Canada's top graduate schools are going on tour. On September 25th, the Faculty of Engineering is hosting the Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC) in the Solarium from 3:00 - 6:00 pm. Students can learn more about how graduate studies can help develop superior technical skills, broaden professional networks and position them for a rewarding career.
The CGEC is made up of seven of Canada’s top engineering schools: the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, McGill University, McMaster University, Queen’s University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Waterloo. Representatives from all seven schools will be on hand to answer student questions and highlight the expanded career opportunities available to engineers with postgraduate degrees.
Click here to register and learn more (

2) Friends Across Campus Welcome Pack Party

WHO: Anyone interested in Graduate programs
WHEN: Thursday September 26th @ 6:00 pm - 8:00pm
WHAT: This upcoming Thursday (September 26th), Friends Across Campus is holding a ‘Welcome Back Party’. This will be a fun event consisting of board games, speed friending and pizza! All FAC events are free to U of A students and will always be held in ECHA L1-150 from 6-8 PM. If you’re interested in making new friends, join us this Thursday!

3) Call for Open House Pecha Kucha Presenters

WHO: Anyone passionate about engineering
WHEN: Sunday, September 29th
WHERE: Apply Here (
WHAT: Are you a passionate engineering student with an interesting story to tell about your student club, co-op placement, or the trials and tribulations of student life? Do you want to inspire the next generation of engineers? If so, prospective engineering students want to hear from you! The Outreach team is now accepting applications to present at Open House on October 19th from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in ETLC. All we initially need from you when submitting a pitch is a short abstract outlining your story/pitch idea and 5-6 sample slides so we know you understand the unique, fast-paced format of 20 images shown for 20 seconds each for a total presentation time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Details on the presentation format can be found here ( . There are also several websites which provide Pecha Kucha presentation tips
( and examples ( . Submission deadline is Sunday, September 29th. Apply through this link ( .

4) IEEE Extreme

WHO: Undergrad students who enjoy programming competitions
WHEN: 19th of October 2019
WHAT: IEEE Extreme is an annual programming competition, for participants of all skill levels. Teams of up to 3 people will be able to participate in this 24 hour programming competition. Any undergraduate students with an active IEEE Membership are eligible. U of A IEEE club is organizing teams for this competition, and we encourage you to participate.
To learn more about the competition, please visit the competition website (
If you are interested in participating, please email: (
or visit the IEEE clubroom (in the hallway by ETLC Tim Hortons)

5) Leaders Prize Competition

WHO: Anyone interested in Aritificial Intelligence and Hackathons
WHEN: June 19th 2019
WHERE: Here (
WHAT: Misinformation is rampant no matter where you look on the internet. Fact checkers and reputable news sources were a sufficient solution to keep well informed in the past, but this wave of fake news challenges that tradition. The Schulich Foundation invites you to tackle this problem with AI. Groups of up to 5 people are tasked with creating an AI that can evaluate the validity of the statement, and if possible, provide evidence. The winning team will claim the $1 milllion prize! This is a great experience to undertake. The competition is far off now, but it definatly worth your consideration!
Click Here To Learn More (

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