Bring EWB to Work

Our series of very successful and well attended Lunch & Learn Presentations continues this month. The goal of these lunch and learns has been to introduce Engineers without Borders to the professional Engineering community and to talk about what kind of work EWB volunteers do in Africa.

September saw the Edmonton Professional Chapter visit three more local engineering groups. We continue to book presentations for the next few months and slots are filling quickly.

I am really excited about some new presentations we are working on. EWB is a champion of the concept of Global Engineering which will feature prominently in our 2012 presentation series. Basically, GE is an initiative to help the Canadian Engineering Profession become aware of its potential for creating a greater positive impact on the world. GE’s are encouraged to look beyond the narrow scope of their work to consider a project’s impact from a wider angle.

GE works by integrating social concepts into engineering programs at some of Canada’s most prestigious engineering schools. This is better equipping students with the skills needed to address pressing global challenges with the analytical and pragmatic mindset of the Canadian engineer. This same mindset and skillset can be of course be used by practicing engineers in their everyday work. We’ve had strong interest from one local firm that is considering integrating GE into its Young Professionals program.

To schedule a Lunch and Learn at your workplace, contact Clara at

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