Leaders of Innovation Wine & Cheese

Leaders of Innovation Wine & Cheese
: November 14, 2017
Time: 6:30PM (Doors Open at 6PM)
Location: The HUB Social Club, 3rd Floor, University Centre
Tickets available by emailing brandy.oreilly@umanitoba.ca

Friends of Engineering Co-op/IIP Student of the Year Award

Congratulations to Abby Scalletta (Civil Engineering student) and Andre Marchildon (Mechanical Engineering student) on being selected this year’s recipients of the Friends of Engineering Co-op/IIP Student of the Year Award. The selection committee, made up of Robyn Koropatnick of Teshmont – Chris Parker of WinPak – Doug Ruth, Associate Dean of Engineering – Dan Nenadov of Accutech, and Amber Skrabek, Executive Director of Friends, were very impressed with all 8 finalists selected by the Co-op/IIP office out of all the nominees submitted this year. Once the committee narrowed it down to the top two deserving students, they discovered the scoring and comments on the two students were virtually identical. A meeting was called in an effort to break the tie, but the committee felt strongly that both these students deserved to win, and the board of the Friends of Engineering (Manitoba) Inc., agreed. Both students received a certificate, and $2,000 each from the Friends of Engineering at their AGM & Dinner held February 28th at the Norwood Hotel.


IMG_6993 (photo: Carolyn Geddert, Director of Faculty of Engineering Co-op/IIP – Serge Boulet, Employer from Magellan Aerospace – Andre Marchildon – Abby Scalletta – Mark Hearson, Employer from Fireseeds North – John Pacak, Chair of the Friends of Engineering (Manitoba) Inc.

UMES Networking Event at Barley Brothers

A unique and informal networking experience for engineering students and professionals to connect on a more personal level over a wide assortment of craft beer.

2016 AGM and Co-op/IIP Celebration

Thanks to all who attended the Friends of Engineering Annual General Meeting and Co-op/IIP Celebration on February 24th.

After getting updates from the Chair and Committee Chairs we heard updates from the Dean as well as the Director of the Co-op/IIP over dinner. The evening was capped off with the awarding of the Friends of Engineering Co-op/IIP Student of the Year award.

Engineering Reverse Career Fair

The Friends of Engineering and Monday Night HIRED invite you to participate in the 3rd annual Engineering Reverse Career Fair. Come and meet over one hundred engineering students as they market themselves to you!

This is an excellent opportunity to meet potential new employees. Interview rooms will be available.

Admission is FREE and refreshments will be served. RSVP at coopiip@umanitoba.ca

Leaders of Innovation Wine & Cheese

Your opportunity to meet the most engaged and involved engineering students at the University of Manitoba. Meet the recipients of the Friends of Engineering awards and prizes, learn about competition team successes and see displays of students’ current projects, all while enjoying great food and wine tastings at the HUB on the third floor of University Centre.

Tickets are $20 for industry, FREE for members of Friends of Engineering. RSVP to friendsofengineering@umanitoba.ca


WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) Celebrates 25 Years

In 2015, WISE Kid-Netic Energy turns 25! There’s lots to celebrate.

Since 2004, WISE has delivered over 10-thousand workshop presentations to 561 schools, and reached over 250-thousand youth!

Since 2001, WISE has delivered 132 week-long camps to 35 locations all across Manitoba, including 17 First Nations communities. Through these camps they’ve met over 4-thousand youth!

WISE is throwing a party to celebrate these successes on Thursday, September 24th, beginning at 5:00 pm in the atrium of the Engineering & Information Technology Complex. For more information: wise25@kidneticenergy.caWISEKidNeticEnergy_logoFNL

Walter Czyrnyj, P.Eng., named new Chair of Friends of Engineering at AGM

At the first meeting of the duly elected members of the Board of Friends of Engineering (Manitoba) Inc., held immediately following the Annual General Meeting on Februrary 25th at the Norwood Hotel, Walter Czyrnyj, P.Eng., (Magellan Aerospace) accepted the position of Chair of Friends of Engineering for a two year term. John Pacak, P.Eng., (Sphaera Technologies) accepted the position of  Vice-Chair, and John Bockstael, P.Eng., (Bockstael Construction) assumed the role of Past Chair.

Friends of Engineering Student Accomplishment Celebration

FOESACOver a hundred students were on hand to meet with members of Friends of Engineering at the Student Accomplishment Celebration held on October 8th. Students had their many projects on display and presentations were made by students who have directly benefited from support from the Friends of Engineering. The Friends of Engineering Technical Communication prizes, The Friends of Engineering Intro to Design Engineering prizes and the Friends of Engineering CoOp/IIP prize were all awarded to deserving students. Following the awards and presentations members of Friends were taken on tours of the student team facilities and more networking.

U of M Distinguished Alumni Awards

All are invited to attend the University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration of Excellence on Thursday, May 1st. The Chair of Friends of Engineering, Mr. John Bockstael, P.Eng., will be the first recipient of the U of M Alumni Service Award. The event will take place at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Tickets are $75 and are available at www.umanitoba.ca