Engineers Without Borders
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a national organization dedicated to addressing global economic and social inequalities. As the Queen’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, we look to expand upon the traditional education that we receive as Queens’ students. We advocate highlighting issues that extend beyond the boundaries of our current curricula, focusing on the complexity of development aid, stakeholder analysis, global realities and movements dedicated to the resolution of these issues. Internationally, we send one to two students abroad every year in our Junior Fellowship Program to work in EWB’s programs in Africa. These students are mandated to share their experiences with the Queen’s Chapter and Queen’s community upon completing the Fellowship. Locally, we work to expose the Queen’s campus to Fair Trade, aid transparency, and sustainable development. QEWB is spearheading the initiative to make Queen’s a Fair Trade designated campus and is currently working with multiple retailers to ensure they meet the required standards for this designation. QEWB is also active in bringing a global perspective to the Faculty of Engineering by making curriculum adjustments and working with professors. If you would like to get involved, come find us at Sidewalk Sale, Queen’s in the Park, and many other events during Frosh Week.
Water Enviroment Associaton of Ontario (WEAO) Queen’s Chapter
“Building Leaders for a Cleaner Tomorrow”
The Water Environmental Association of Ontario is a member association of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). It is a non-profit technical organization run by water quality professionals for the public good. It is essential to Ontario professionals dedicated to a safe and sustainable water environment. Its mission is to advance the water environment industry by providing bold leadership, connecting water environment professionals, leveraging knowledge, encouraging innovation, and enhancing public understanding.
The purpose of the WEAO Queen’s Student Chapter is to connect students to the water industry, promote student interest in the water environment, and to educate the Queen’s community of future leaders and innovators about important water and environmental issues that have a local and global impact through organizing various events. These events include informative documentary screenings, speaker series, treatment plant tours, open discussion forums, and fundraisers for Water for People.
WEAO Queen’s Chapter is also dedicated promoting “real world” design experience and uniting students who have an interest in wastewater treatment and water pollution control through participating in the annual WEAO Student Design Competition.
Women in Science and Engineering (W.I.S.E.)
An organization that promotes the education of women in the science and engineering disciplines. Our group seeks to create a greater awareness of the opportunities that are available to these women, through on campus events such as our annual conference, “Dinner with Industry”, as well as a number of successful outreach programs for girls in the Kingston community.
What makes Robogals unique?:
Robogals aims to increase the number of young women pursuing engineering in the post-secondary education and careers. Robogals stays focused on effectiveness, strives to exceed all expectations and is relentlessly persistent in seeing plans through to completion. Robogals ensures that all our members, schools, schoolgirls, host universities and partners feel respected, valued and part of the team. Robogals communicates clearly, thoroughly and frequently amongst our committees, members and external parties. Robogals encourages creativity, individuality, and a sense of ownership, and devolves significant authority and autonomy to each of our chapters.
What does Robogals do?:
Robogals is an international student-run volunteer organisation which aims to engage young female students in engineering related topics. Ultimately, our goal is to increase female enrolment in engineering and information technology courses at a tertiary level. This is done through training and sending university students to run LEGO robotics workshops for girls in primary and high schools within their regions. These workshops give students a unique opportunity to find out more about engineering and related fields, as well as interact with the university student volunteers.