Friends pledges $100,000 to new engineering building
It was announced at the Friends of Engineering AGM & Dinner on February 28th that the Friends have pledged $100,000 towards the new Stanley Pauley Engineering Building at the University of Manitoba.
The new 46,100 square foot building will include:
Engineering Innovation and Prototyping Centre
(design team prototyping facilities)
New Co-op/Industrial Internship Program Office
New Internally-Educated Engineers Qualification Program (IEEQ) Office and Facilities
Student Study Space (undergraduate and graduate)
Undergraduate Teaching and Research Laboratories
Biomedical Engineering Laboratories
AND in recognition of their support, the Stanley Pauley Engineering will also be home to the Friends of Engineering Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education.
Construction on the new building is set to begin this spring, with occupancy expected in mid-2018.
Engineering Reverse Career Fair
The Friends of Engineering is proud to present the 4th annual Engineering Reverse Career Fair on January 23rd in the Multi-Purpose Room at University Centre. Come meet top engineering students as they set up booths and market themselves to you! There is no cost to attend, and refreshments will be provided. We hope to see many members of Friends attend this fun and inter-active event.
Friends of Engineering celebrates U of M team accomplishments
On Thursday, October 25, 2012, close to 200 people attended the University of Manitoba Student Competition teams celebration hosted by The Friends of Engineering (Manitoba) Inc. in the Engineering Information and Technology Complex.
Refreshments were served in the Atrium while guests looked through the teams’ displays of their finished product and well-earned trophies/plaques.
After getting some refreshments, all the guests were invited to the Design Lab in E2-229 EITC where Mr. John Bockstael, Chair of Friends of Engineering, and Dr. Jonathan Beddoes, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, welcomed everyone to the celebration. Then, guests were treated to a series of short presentations highlighting the hard work that goes into all these projects. Team representatives described the competition, key designs, build phase, testing, lessons learned, and accomplishments for their respective competitions.
After highlighting all the projects, the students from all the teams lined up at the front of the room and invited Mr. Mal Symonds, recently retired UofM Engineering-in-Residence, to be recognized for all his contributions to student competition teams throughout his tenure at the University of Manitoba. His emphasis on building-breaking-rebuilding, integrated design teams, and professionalism were evident in the quality of all the projects.
The presentations were followed by Dr. Gerry Price, Chairman and CEO for Price Group and a Friends of Engineering board member highlighting the importance of the competitions to the engineering education at the university and the Manitoba industries at large. Dr. Price congratulated the future industry leaders on their accomplishments and encouraged them to continue to work hard as they establish their legacy in Manitoba.
Finally, after the presentations, the guests were treated to tours of all the competition labs to see where the magic happens. The tours provided a venue for the guests to ask questions and also learn how they can help future competition teams by providing the necessary resources to take these designs to the next level.
For more information on any of the Faculty of Engineering's many competition teams, contact Amber Skrabek: email@example.com
Friends of Engineering Annual General Meeting
All members and other interested stakeholders are invited to the Friends of Engineering Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 6th. The meeting will begin at 4:30 pm in the Engineering & Information Technology Complex at the University of Manitoba, and feature remarks from Dr. Jonathan Beddoes, the new Dean of Engineering, as well as Dr. Doug Ruth, NSERC Design Chair applicant. The meeting will be followed by a reception in the EITC Atrium. No fee, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Manitoba Engineering Society Golf Tournament
Join Engineering students on the links!
$80 Fee (payable to APEGM) includes: 18 holes, dinner, and power cart.
Wednesday, September 14th, 1:30 pm, River Oaks Golf Course
Registration Due: Friday, September 9th
email@example.com for more information
Our first mixer
140 in attendance for first Friends of Engineering Winter Mixer on February 17th. Thanks to all the Friends, Faculty, and Students who came out to our first Mixer. We heard from several engineering sectors on the job prospects and expectations, and many students made contacts and lined up interviews. We are looking forward to our next event in May. Stay tuned!