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EWB Weekly Email - Nov 9
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Hi everyone,

We have a couple really interesting updates in this email, be sure to check them out!

National Conference
For all who have registered, stay tuned to an email from us sometime this week about final steps for registration! In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email Ishan at ishan.tikku@gmail.com

JF Applications
Due this Sunday, November 15th! Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rs48weipWPh_qShU086tH9qKVVWz5CAX4H8M_LCZF3Q/viewform

Fall Preview Day
Sunday, November 15th. If you're available to volunteer, please sign up here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CbiYIDyWH9UOcoVqFe1fJeRSgG4AefA6aGAXXboTNVA

WISE Competition
The Western's Initiative for Scholarly Excellence competition deadline for one page proposal submissions is January 4th! More details will be provided at the meeting tonight!

Member Learning - Women Empowerment
Why aren't there more women in STEM? It's not an easy question to answer, and not an easy problem to solve. Come join us on Thursday in UCC 59 as we take on this topic! Presented by Rachel Sartor.

New Director Positions
We're looking for two new directors to join the exec team! We need the following roles filled:

Director of Global Engineering Curriculum:
Drive forward EWB's  exciting initiative to give students at Western to get a more holistic, 'global' lens to their engineering education, by working with the faculty and the chapter to set up the Global Engineering Certificate

Director of Food Systems:
Put your creative hat on and put together some strategies for growing and promoting the composting initiative that EWB has started. You don't have to get it right the first time! This is a place for you to experiment and try things out, seeing what works and what doesn't.

Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lc12SAjv6JjDrulJDNYPR2JNX1esC46IokXzyOn2DFs/viewform

As always, Planning Meetings are Tuesdays at 5:30 pm in SEB 2094, and Member Learnings are Thursdays at 5:30 pm in UCC 59.

Cheers,
Andrey






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