EESA is a student society dedicated to providing environmental engineering students many valuable resources and bridging the student bodies of UBC and UNBC. Throughout the year, EESA strives to involve environmental engineering students in various national conferences and competitions. However, this club cannot exist without the support and dedication of its students. This club is in its baby stages (compared to engineering clubs at other schools) and it's tough to keep involvement and student interest up due to the fact that our program is broken up. So, please, try hard to be involved, if you don't like something about the club, tell someone, or use one of your chances to change it.
With EESA meetings, it is easy for faculty to contact engineering students with opportunities, and talk face-to-face to a group as opposed to corresponding through impersonal electronic means.
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Thank you sponsors for all your support, click here to see the list of our sponsors for WEC 2013
For all those who took part in WEC 2013, great job! Special
congradulations goes out to our communtications team whoplace 3rd and
our junior design who placed 2nd. Due to their high placing, our junior
design team is heading to Ottawa this march for the Canadian Engineering
Competiton! Check out the photo gallery for to see more.
End of Semester/Finals/Winter Break
With the last day of classes for the fall semester behind us now,
we can start looking forward to enjoying our Holiday break. Here is a
a bit of a stress reliever for everyone studying hard for their exams.
Wild Wild West Fest
We had a fantastic night at Reley's Pub with the Cariboo Blues.
By the end of the night, we not only sold out, but sold another 20
on top of that for a grand total of 170 tickets sold. We want to thank
everyone who helped make this event possible, it was a very
Shane Lake Year Kick Off
Another great turn out for our Shane Lake kick off BBQ this year.
Thanks to eveyone who could to make it out!
Year End Shane Lake Cook Out
Here's a picture of our awesome bonfire we had this year.
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Western Engineering Competition 2012
Congratulations to the fine folks who competed at the 2012 Western Engineering Competition.
This year we had 3 teams representing UNBC at WEC which is probably the most people we've ever sent to the competition.
- ConsulBting Engineering: Tiffany Cobb, Maureen Long, Julia MacGillivray, Hayden Schmidtz
- Junior Design 1: Danika Doucette, Allison Matfin, David Saabas, Michael Thiessen
- Junior Design 2: Curtis Jung, David Lenuzzi, Soledad Ronco, Rietta Szotek
Pictures from our sushi & s'mores night are finally here! A special thanks to Erik for hosting the get together, everyone who helped plan this event and to the drivers.
This event was a great success and the general consensus was that this should become an annual event.
October 18, 2011 - Meeting Minutes
Call to order 2:31
- This month?s social event: Sushi
?Study?Party at Erik Bobiki?s
- Arrive between 4:30-5:30 Saturday, October 22, 2011
- If you have a vehicle and willing to drive let Danika Doucette know and she will arrange for carpooling
- People volunteering at meeting (passengers available):
- Alli Matfin(4)
- Rebecca Page (4)
- Ken Gombots (4)
- Erik Bobiki (3)
- Lulu Wang (4)
- Steve Bertulli (4)
- Kayden Petrovich (4)
- EESA will supply the basic ingredients, if you want something additional, please bring for yourself (Danika to provide a list of supplied ingredients)
- Maureen Long gave an overview of WEC (Western Engineering Competition)
- Winner continues on to the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC)
- 6 categories (design (2 teams of 4 people), debate, consulting, innovative design, communication ? the last ones require some preparation ahead of time), teams from each school compete in each category
- In Calgary in January 18-22, 2012 (Wed-Sun); Theme: Water
- Industry tour, networking event, social events, etc.
- Funding may be possible through NUGSS, EESA, APEGBC, Faculty, etc.
- $250 delegate fee + transportation
- Nicole gave an overview of WESST (Western Engineering Student Societies)
- Our regional group (CFEC is national group)
- Last week the retreat was held
- News: SFU- Surrey is a new school adopted into the society ? now gets a vote
- Informal associations of student schools
- Allows networking with other schools ? asking advice from other schools (ex. PI in the face week)
- We will be ordering jackets similar to previous years jackets. These will have the red and yellow EESA logo on the left chest, and an optional back ?Environmental Engineering? logo across the back. Additional discussions surrounded including a club motto somewhere small on the jacket. Jackets will be approximately $100 or $115 with the back logo.
- Money will be paid upfront
- Kimberly Gulevich will be collecting sizing and money ? if you are interested please contact her (email@example.com or in person)
- There was some discussion surrounding the switch to a different jacket ? if you have any questions, please let us know.
- Link to Jackets (will be black):
- 2nd Year Transfers to UBC (application packages handed out by Josee) and due Jan. 17th to Marlita Whyte. Please make sure you have received one, and complete it.
- 2nd year retreat to UBC is starting to be organized by ESSA-UBC
- Tours of UBC campus, attend a few lectures, scavenger hunt, social nights, meet staff and faculty of UBC
- 3 day weekend
- Priority for funding and spots for 2nd years
- Usually coordinate with E-week (1st full week of February) however dates are pending
- UBC EESA will organize events; UNBC to provide participant numbers and possibly funding/organize funding.
- Mike Thiessen gave an overview of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) Annual Conference and AGM that was attended by Mike Thiessen, Kimberly Gulevich, Danika Doucette, Alex Ouskine, and Maureen Long
- Mike gave an overview of APEGBC and what they are and why we should be involved ? if you have any questions, don?t hesitate to ask Mike as your APEGBC Student Advisory Council Member
- No stipulations in the constitution or from NUGSS on how money is to be spent ? given that a budget is provided and approved by Council
- A General Meeting will be held in November
- The constitution will be amended, so please attend to vote and have you opinion on these changes heard.
- CFES (Canadian Federation of Engineering Students) Congress is to be held in Whitehorse
- January 4-10, 2012
- EESA should look at sending one student
- Discussion regarding too many e-mails, but was decided that it was appropriate
APEGBC 2011 Annual Conference & AGM
On October 12, Mike Thiessen, Kimberly Gulevich, Danika Doucette, Alex Ouskine, and Maureen Long made the trip down to Kelowna to attend the APEGBC Annual Conference and AGM.
Frosh Scavenger Hunt
On September 18, EESA held its first ever Frosh Scavenger Hunt. Thanks to everyone who came out.
Check out the photo gallery for more pictures.
Thanks to everyone who participated the 2011 Shinerama! EESA had a great turnout and an overall awesome day of fundraising.
Check out the photo gallery to see what we were up too.
2011 Annual ENSC Cookout at Shane Lake!
Come hear what our fearless leader Mike has to say.
We are looking for people (including first years!) to join our executives
and help build a friendly engineering community here on campus. If you're
interested in helping out, even outside of being on the executive, please
let us know.
Details: Tuesday, Sept 13 at 3:30PM in room 6-390
Shane Lake BBQ 2011
Summary of March 30, 2011 Meeting / Election Results
The meeting was called to order by Jacob Emerson at 12:30 p.m. in the NUGSS Club spaces. Fourteen(14) club members were present including the executives, outgoing and incoming, listed below.
- Executives In Attendance
- Outgoing: Jacob Emerson(VP President - outgoing), Ian Rodriguez(VP Secretary - outgoing)
- Incoming: Mike Thiessen(VP President ? incoming), Erik Bobicky(VP Finance ? incoming) Josee St. Pierre(VP Vice President - incoming), Heath de La Giroday(VP Events ? incoming), Danika Doucette(VP Events ? incoming), Alex Ouskine(VP ? Events ? incoming), Curtis Jung(VP ? Webmaster), Kim Gulevich(VP Secretary ? incoming)
- Year-end Elections Elections were held for all club positions. Members present at the meeting voted on candidates who had been previously nominated for the positions. All candidates received a unanimous votes by all members. The new executive members are listed in the category above.
- Ideas for Future Events Several ideas were discussed with regards to events for both next year, and the end of semester.
- Tour of Bio-Energy Facility Operated by Canfor Sawmill- Eric suggested that he would be able to organize a tour of a hog fuel plant at one of the local sawmills in Prince George. A bus would possibly need to be chartered if there was enough interest amongst the group.
- Campus Green Roof Project- Danika had an idea for a student-led development project on campus. EESA could submit a proposal to convert empty roof space into a green space. This could be small-scale and our club could attach its name to a permanent structure(like a park bench) within the project. We would need to contact the facilities manager and work-up a proposal for evaluation next year.
- Proposals by Incoming VP Events, Heath: Heath laid out three ideas he has been developing as projects the club could work on next year. They are:
- Junkyard Wars: This could be simple or complex and could be a ?table? event ? something we could use during frosh week. He has drawn up plans for this event and it could be done using commonly found items.
- Pedal-powered vehicle for parking attendants: Club members could design and build a small bicycle-car type vehicle for the parking attendants to use on their daily rounds vs. the gas-powered runabout they use now. Heath has spoken with the parking manager about this and they would need to look at worksafe/ union regulations. The idea is feasible from their point of view and EESA could begin a preliminary planning to submit a proposal to them along with a budget/cost-benefit analysis
- Composting system upgrade: The facilities manager has identified the composting system as something that could be greatly improved by the club. We could design and build a system for UNBC. It would be a project of manageable size and it would fit well with our future role as environmental engineers.
- Table/booth with engineering-related display staffed by EESA volunteers to let new engineering students know about the club and sign them up for an email list
- Contact incoming first-year students ahead of time to let them know about the club and give them a better intro to their colleagues in the program
- Organize an icebreaker event within the first week of the semester ? something that would be accessible to minors
- Prepare an informative pamphlet/booklet for first-years with survival tips and key information for the current year.