December 6th Memorial, Lynda Shaw Memorial, and the White Ribbon Campaign

Every year Western Engineering and Women in Engineering UWO commemorate the December 6th Memorial, Lynda Shaw, and participate in the White Ribbon Campaign. WiE encourages Western Engineering members to reflect upon these events and continue to grow as an inclusive community.

The Lynda Shaw Memorial Lectures at Western University were established in memory of Lynda Shaw. Lynda Shaw was a third year student at Western University studying mechanical engineering and was an active member of the community. Lynda was murdered near Highway 401 in 1990.

December 6th, 1989 is the date when 14 women (some of which were studying engineering) were killed at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, which to this day remains as one of the deadliest mass shootings in Canada.

The White Ribbon Campaign is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships, and a new vision of masculinity. Since its inception in Toronto in 1991 in response to the École Polytechnique massacre, The White Ribbon Campaign has spread to over 60 countries around the world. White Ribbon asks men to wear white ribbons as a sign of their pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. At Western Engineering, however, everyone is encouraged to participate in the campaign.

White Ribbon Campaign Website:  https://www.whiteribbon.ca/about.html

Ecole Polytechnique Massacre Information: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/polytechnique-tragedy 

Women in Engineering E-Brunch

Women in Engineering is pleased to invite you to our annual e-Brunch! Come listen to our amazing keynote speaker followed by an opportunity to socialize and network with other guests. The event will be on October 25, 2020 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Please register at the following link and we hope to see you there! https://forms.gle/J3784gfdk2aWLeMd6

More information will be released soon discussing specific details and the announcement of our keynote speakers!

Stefani Aleksanderek, WiE Communications Director

Western Engineering Clubs and Teams Coffee Chat

Hello there WiE Alumni!

“Are you a past member of Western Engineering’s Student Clubs & Teams? Or, have you always wanted to learn more about them? Here’s your chance! Western Engineering’s Student Clubs & Teams invite you to join them this Homecoming weekend to learn more about their student-run programs and to take part in a casual discussion with team members.

All sessions will take place Saturday, October 17, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm ET. You may register for any and all sessions. Each team’s Zoom meeting is set up as an informal chat with multiple team members, where you may come and go as you wish.

Please register online to indicate which session(s) you are interested in attending. Prior to the event, you will receive an email with your Zoom login details.”

For more information about this event, please check out this link: https://www.westernconnect.ca/site/Calendar?id=138851&view=Detail&fbclid=IwAR3fCMwFslCXKGK2oXYKLA55GdMGMGfov8aRnitFJqVxbZiIy0Wrm3-SXis

General Member Form & First Year Representative Form

Hello friends!

If you are interested in being a general member this year, please fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/E16hpkN3m1TU6re98 (with no membership fee this year). We ask for a mailing address as we are planning a mailed surprise for our members, however, this is 100% optional!

WiE is also looking for a first-year representative! If you are interested in this position, please fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/VzenhBcJYK76ZRSY6.

The due date for both has been extended to this Friday (October 2, 2020). If you have any questions, you can contact wie.communications@uwo.ca:.

Stefani Aleksanderek, WiE Communications Director

Big Sister Little Sister Kick Off Event

The Big Sister Little Sister (BSLS) mentorship program will begin with a kick off event, on September 15th, 4:30-5:30 pm via Zoom. There will be club introductions, ice breakers and the sisters will meet their pairing for the year. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Mayuri Sothynathan at wie.mentorship@uwo.ca.