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Welcome to the U of S EWB Chapter website!

Submitted by sean on 6 May 2009 - 12:40am    

The University of Saskatchewan Engineers Without Borders chapter is a student group dedicated to international development, and to reducing poverty by building the opportunities of those living in poverty in developing countries.

Interested in what we do?  Check out our "What you can do" page to learn more about what EWB's doing here on the U of S campus - and all the different EWB teams you can get involved in!

Over the summer, two of our chapter members volunteered in Malawi (in south-central Africa) with EWB, partnered with local development organizations.  Colleen Steele and Tamara Sonntag worked in the northern and southern regions of the country, respectively.  You can read up on their blogs by clicking the links above or on the right.  Thanks for visiting!

2010 EWB Gala

Submitted by sean on 26 March 2010 - 2:57pm    

2010 EWB Gala poster (thumbnail)We're thrilled to announce the 2010 EWB Gala, being held on April 16th at The Willows Golf and Country Club. Presented by the University of Saskatchewan EWB Chapter and the Saskatoon Professional Chapter, the 2010 EWB Gala is our key fundraiser, supporting Engineers Without Borders' development work in Africa. This year's gala features a fantastic fine dining menu, Reggie Newkirk as our speaker, entertainment by Yellowgrass Jazz, and a live auction supporting the Caroline Kosmas Foundation, in memory of the original founder of the Saskatoon EWB Gala.

Find the full details at usask.ewb.ca/gala - hope to see you there!

EWB Remembers Caroline Kosmas

Submitted by admin on 3 February 2010 - 5:13pm    

 It is with deep sadness and profound respect that EWB recognizes the passing of Caroline Kosmas.  Caroline was an inspirational chapter member, passionate community leader, medecine graduate, friend to countless, and wife of Andrew Jansen (one of the founding members of the EWB USask chapter.)  Overflowing with hope, laughter, and ambition, she was an inspiration for all of us.

Caroline helped plan the very first Scala Gala (the chapter's first fundraising banquet), helped organize our first Western Regional Retreat, and carried countless boxes of BBQ supplies into the Engineering Building.  EWB is just one of many organizations that Caroline transformed; she was a creator and leader of women's programming at SWITCH, and a dedicated medical volunteer at the Saskatoon community clinics.  Most recently, she and Andrew were preparing to go to Zambia to launch a social entrepreneurial initiative.
Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with Andrew and the Kosmos and Jansen families.  Caroline was forever building communities and deep friendships around her; she will be sadly missed and forever loved.  She leaves a tremendous legacy of inspiration, service, and commitment in all the chapter members that knew her.
Caroline's friends and family have created a foundation in her memory. Inspired by the values she lived her life by, the funds will be donated to the kinds of social causes into which Caroline has poured so much of her time, energy, and love. For more information, please see and support http://carolinekosmas.org.


World of Opportunity

Submitted by sean on 8 December 2009 - 11:40am    

Engineers Without Borders 2010 fundraising campaign, World of Opportunity is ongoing.  This is a great chance to financially contribute to EWB's work, and support great projects  both on the ground in Africa - in water, infrastructure and agricultural sectors - and here in Canada pushing for government policies that better help the poor.  It's a great cause, and with the tight ship EWB runs, you can be confident the donation you make is actually going to help directly.  You can find the full details on the Where your donation goes page.

You can directly support our upcoming Junior Fellow candidates - Kathryn and Payton - by donating to their individual campaign pages here:
Kathryn's World of Opportunity  -  Payton's World of Opportunity
Kathryn and Payton will be volunteering overseas with EWB in the summer of 2010 - we're really excited for them and for the work they'll be doing.

A number of other U of S chapter members and alumni are also running World of Opportunity campaigns for EWB, including Sarah Grant (currently working as a long-term EWB volunteer in Ghana!), Colleen Steele (one of our 2009 Junior Fellows), Jonathon Stockdale, Andre Pant (both past U of S Junior Fellows), John McClean, Erin Placatka, Sydney Byrns and Mark and Sean Boots.

Thanks to everyone who is donating to these campaigns for supporting EWB's great work.  Kudos also to everyone who has set up a campaign so far!  If you have and aren't on this list, email communications@usask.ewb.ca

Have a wonderful holiday!

2009 Fair Trade Fair

Submitted by sean on 11 November 2009 - 11:25pm    


EWB's 3rd Annual Fair Trade Fair:

November 18 - 20, 2009 from 11am to 4pm
in the Arts Tunnel.

Come out and learn what Fair Trade is, where and why to buy Fair Trade, and shop for some ethical gifts this Christmas!

The Fair Trade Fair brings together local Fair Trade and ethical businesses - find some great gifts for the holidays and support farmers and producers around the world!

Participating groups and businesses:

2010 Junior Fellowship Applications are now availiable

Submitted by sean on 9 October 2009 - 12:12am    

Applications for the Engineers Without Borders Junior Fellowship in International Development for the summer of 2010 are now available here on the website.

These placements are a life-changing experience, and a chance to see and contribute to EWB's development work first hand, and to share those experiences with our EWB chapter over the following year, helping us create changes that benefit those in need.

All applications are due before October 23rd at 5:00pm.
Please email the application to juniorfellow@usask.ewb.ca.
You will be contacted about interviews shortly after the 23rd.


Learn more about the EWB Junior Fellow program >>

2010 Junior Fellowship Poster

EWB's Happenin' Intro Meeting

Submitted by sean on 8 September 2009 - 12:29am    

Coming up this thursday!  Sept. 10 and 5:30 in Arts 133.  Want to learn more about EWB?  This is the perfect place to meet the new team, find out what's happening this year and learn how you can get involved!

We'd love to have you there!  There will be cookies.  If you have any questions, email newtoewb@usask.ewb.ca


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