2017/2018 Clark Assistant Managers

Congratulations to the Clark Assistant Managers!
 
Operations: Andrew Litt
Marketing: Keshav Sharma
Entertainment: James Osborne
Business: Garrett Richardson

2017/2018 Golden Words Managers

Congratulations to the new Golden Words managers!
 
Editors: Brendan Robson, Sam Goldstein
Operations: Peter O’Donnell
Business: Seth Davis

2017/2018 Head Managers Hired

Congratulations to the new Head Managers!

 

Clark: Elise Hewat

 

CEO: Chaz Sutton

 

EngLinks: Alan Goodman

 

Icons: Jack Williams

 

Tea Room: Mary Hales

Position Descriptions!

Are you interested in applying for a position in the society, but unsure of what each position entails? Check out our EngSoc position descriptions here which include:

  • The goal of the position
  • Job Description
  • Responsibilities
  • Time Commitment
  • Skills Required and Skills Gained
  • Daily Tasks
  • Past Projects/Accomplishments
  • Timeline of Job
  • People who have held the position in the past
  • And much more!

 

Congratulations to the New Director Team!

Academics – Monica Cowper

Communications – Behshid Behrouzi

Community outreach – Jordan Pernari

Conferences – Aidan Thirsk

Design – Oliver Austin

Events – Leah Vignale

Finance – Sarah Rodin

First year – Nick Dal Farra

Human Resources – Emily Wiersma

Internal Affairs – Alex Clifford

Information Technology – Carson Cook

Professional Development – Hannah Cameron

Services – Cody McLaughlin

Fall Reading Break Stance

The Engineering Society supports the implementation of a Fall Reading Break by moving move-in day 7 days earlier, maintaining the current orientation week, and implementing a full-week break attached to thanksgiving weekend.

This stance is a result of the plebiscite question which was included on the executive and senator ballot. The two options on the plebiscite question were as follows:

Option 1

  • Move in day is exactly 7 days earlier, on the Sunday 8 days prior to Labour Day
  • Aside from being a week earlier, orientation week remains unchanged
  • Classes begin on Tuesday after Labour Day
  • A four-day fall break occurs, likely from the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to the Friday of that week. This would be a full week off

Option 2:

  • Move-in-day occurs 1 day earlier (on Saturday)
  • Faculty Orientation would be 4 days starting on the Sunday
  • Classes run on the following Thursday and Friday
  • Residence Orientation would run on the following weekend and on the night of move-in day
  • Thursday and Friday classes are cancelled at some point around the middle of the year. This break may or may not be paired with Thanksgiving

 

Overwhelmingly, engineering students supported option 1 for the implementation of a fall reading break. 60% of students who voted (1209 students) favoured option 1, whereas 40% of students (806 students) supported option 2.

The Engineering Society plans to advocate on behalf of our students to the Fall Break Task Force and any other decision-making body involved, in support of option 1.

Sincerely,

Taylor Sawadsky, Engineering Society President

A PDF version of this statement can be found here

Fall Reading Break Plebiscite Question

Hello Queen’s Engineering!

This Monday and Tuesday there is an election happening, and on this election ballot, there is a plebiscite (non-binding referendum question) about which option you prefer for a fall reading break.

It was decided last year that a Fall Reading Break will be implemented and there are now two options being considered. Not having a Fall Reading Break is not an option

The two options are below. Please note that the pros and cons below may not be a complete list.

Option 1

  • Move in day is exactly 7 days earlier, on the Sunday 8 days prior to Labor Day
  • Aside from being a week earlier, orientation week remains unchanged
  • Classes begin on Tuesday after Labour Day
  • A four-day fall break occurs, likely from the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to the Friday of that week. This will likely be a full week off
  • Pros
    • Full week break
    • Preserve orientation week in its current form
    • Same general layout as 1st semester is now
  • Cons
    • Residence fees will increase by ~4% to account for the extra week
    • Classes start 7 days earlier

Option 2:

  • Move-in-day occurs 1 day earlier (on Saturday)
  • Faculty Orientation would be 4 days starting on the Sunday
  • Classes run on the following Thursday and Friday
  • Residence Orientation would run on the following weekend and on the night of move-in day
  • Thursday and Friday classes are cancelled at some point around the middle of the year. This break may or may not be paired with Thanksgiving
  • Pros
    • Either a small extra cost to students or none at all
    • Move-in day is only 1 day earlier
  • Cons
    • Classes start 4 days earlier than the current system (on Thursday rather than on Monday)
    • We will have 1 less day of faculty Orientation Week

It is very important you vote on this very important issue to have your voice heard!

Sincerely,

The Executive Director Team

This information can also be found in PDF form here

Orientation Week Page Under Construction

Check back here later in the summer, and the week’s details will be up!

A letter to the members of the Engineering Society

The letter can be seen here

Sci’18 Science Formal Convener

Congratulations to the Sci’18 Science Formal Convener, Matt Clark!

Working with the Sci Formal Chairs, Matt will organize the 2017 (Sci’18) Science Formal. With a budget of over $80,000, a year of planning, and over 600 students in attendance, Sci Formal is an incredible event and marks the culmination of 4 years of engineering at Queen’s in a one-of-a-kind way. Good luck, Matt!