Representing the interests of engineering students is one of the principal mandates of the Engineering Society. Representation ranges from lobbying groups within the University on large issues affecting many students, to advocating on behalf of individuals when they need a voice within the faculty. No issue is too small or too large for the EngSoc to review and provide you with support on. Here are a few, but not all, of the reasons you may wish to contact the Engineering Society:
- You feel that you or your classmates were evaluated unfairly.
- You think the curriculum within a specific course or program should be revised.
- You think a course is too difficult, or too easy, or could be taught better.
- You see an opportunity for some aspect of our faculty to be improved.
- You feel that an academic regulation has been breached.
- You feel that your learning environment is unsafe, uncomfortable, or unwelcoming for whatever reason.
- You wish to see meaningful change within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.
As you can probably tell, this list encompasses a huge range of issues. This is because we advocate on all these issues and more. Your primary contact for representation is Sam Anderson, the Director of Academics. However, there are many other channels you may go through for representation and support. For issues pertaining to your year, contact your faculty board representative on your year executive. The current faculty board representatives are listed below.
Faculty Board Representatives
|Sci '17 Representative||Annie Ferguson|
|Sci '18 Representative||Matthew Whittlefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sci '19 Representative||Hilary Crosley and Vanessa Kramer|
|Sci '20 Representative||TBA Sept 2016|
You may also contact your discipline’s elected academic representative in your discipline club. These representatives may be year specific or general to your entire discipline. A comprehensive list of academic representatives will be posted as soon as they have all been elected for the 2015-2016 year.
As students, we have an incredibly strong voice in shaping our school, our education, and our Queen’s experience. Don’t stay silent on the issues that impact you. Reach out to your fellow students, speak with as many stakeholders as you can, and don’t forget that the Engineering Society is made up of students just like you who want to see your vision become a reality. As your Director of Academics, I am prepared to advocate on your behalf within your department, with the faculty, with the University as a whole, and even provincially and nationally. Together, we can make Queen’s Engineering better for everyone.