Ladies & Gentlemen of the WESST,
I hope everyone had a good summer and lots of fun at CFES PM if you’re an external! Our annual WESST Retreat & Olympics is quickly approaching! It will start on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 and go until Sunday, October 21st, 2012. If you haven’t registered yet, please do so ASAP since spaces are running out.
A website has been set up to answer any of your questions and can be found here.
We’ve also been busy having Executive Meetings so you can see the minutes from our last three meetings here for the minutes from March 26th, 2012, here for the minutes from September 9th, 2012 and here for the ones from September 12th, 2012.
See you all soon!
WESST is BESST
WESST EM is just over a month away (May 4-6) so registration is open and can be found here.
Also, we had another executive meeting on Monday so now we can share the minutes from our first meeting with you! They can also be found in the Documents link under the Resources tab.
WESST is BESST
UBC hosted the Canadian Engineering Competition, which took place this weekend. Below, I’ve listed the categories that WESST schools won and in which place they won.
1st Place: University of British Columbia (Hans Seidemann & Dan Came)
3rd Place: University of Alberta (Michael Nicol-Seto & Salmah Elmallah)
1st Place: University of Manitoba: Rapid Prototyped Nodal Frame Manufacturing Technique for Advanced Composite Applications (Kris Goodmanson)
2nd Place: University of British Columbia – Team One: Infrared Fire Emergency Response System (InFERS) (James Haryett, Samim Safaei, Chandan Deol & Patrick Tsai)
2nd Place: University of Saskatchewan (Ian Paulson, Katelyn Frecon, Mariell Leniuk & Jesse Shields)
1st Place: University of Victoria B: Wave Energy Conversion (Stephen Lyon & Brandon Nikolaisen)
2nd Place: University of Calgary: Citizen Science (Aaron Baskerville-Bridges & Anjuli Cheema)
Also, congratulations to Kris Goodmanson who also won the W. R. Petri Engineering Design Award! Way to go everyone! As always, thank you to the sponsors who made this competition possible and to UBC for doing a stellar job hosting and organizing.
As you may know, the past three weeks have been quite busy! CFES Congress was successfully hosted by our very own University of Yukon and it took place January 4-10. The Western Engineering Competition, hosted quite nicely by the University of Calgary, took place January 18-22. All of the organizers and volunteers for both events did a great job and a big thank you goes out to all of the sponsors for making these events possible!
For those of you who weren’t lucky enough to attend Yukon 2012, the plenary minutes should be posted (eventually) on the CFES website. At CFES Congress we voted at our regional meeting for the University of Alberta to host WEC 2014. Also, here are the new executive for CFES and which universities will be hosting upcoming CFES events:
2012-2013 CFES Executive:
President: Nicolas Blanchet [Université Laval]
Vice President Finance and Administration: Simon Charles Thalheim [Université Laval]
Vice President Service and Development: Alex Lush [UBC]
Vice President Communications: Carolyne Gagnon [Concordia University]
National Councillors: Daniel Nenadov [University of Manitoba] & Sean Heisler [UBC]
President’s Meeting (PM) 2012: Dalhousie University
National Conference on Women In Engineering (NCWIE) 2012: Concordia University
Congress: Université de Sherbrooke
Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) 2014: University of Western Ontario
Atlantic Ambassador: Michael Matthews
Quebec Ambassador: Yan Langlois
Ontario Ambassador: Hayden Paitich
West Ambassador: Madison Myrfield
The results of the Western Engineering Competition are listed below and can also be found at the WEC 2012 website.
1st Place: University of British Columbia – Okanagan (Clifford Gilker, Devyn Farr, Patrick Finch & Philip Batt)
2nd Place: University of Saskatchewan (Kevin Krieger, Ryan Tomiyama, Tessa Lennox &Wayne Balion)
3rd Place: University of Manitoba (Avery Simundsson, Brock Christensen, Kaitlynn Meadows & Sebastian Lao)
1st Place: Simon Fraser University – Surrey (Chris Todd, Gabriel Fox, Jessica Peare & Sung Lee)
2nd Place: University of Regina – Team One (Mason Tebb, Ryan Kinnear, Nicholas Phongsavath & Dylan Rush)
3rd Place: University of Victora – Stream A (Jay Matlock, Christopher Stavast, Brady Planden & Ty Wilkinson)
1st Place: British Columbia Institute of Technology: Single-Hand Drive Wheelchair (Iaan Johnston, Jon Zimmerman & Kelvin Chan)
2nd Place: University of Manitoba: Rapid Prototyped Nodal Frame Manufacturing Technique for Advanced Composite Applications (Kris Goodmanson)
3rd Place: University of British Columbia – Team One: Infrared Fire Emergency Response System (InFERS) (James Haryett, Samim Safaei, Chandan Deol & Patrick Tsai)
1st Place: University of Alberta (Michael Nicol-Seto & Salmah Elmallah)
2nd Place: University of British Columbia – Team One (Hans Seidemann & Dan Came)
3rd Place: University of Manitoba (Joshua Kummerfield & Steve Demedash)
1st Place: University of Calgary: Citizen Science (Aaron Baskerville-Bridges & Anjuli Cheema)
2nd Place: University of Victoria: Wave Energy Conversion (Stephen Lyon & Brandon Nikolaisen)
3rd Place: University of Regina: Digital Freedom (Kyle Smyth)
1st Place: University of Saskatchewan (Ian Paulson, Katelyn Frecon, Mariell Leniuk & Jesse Shields)
2nd Place: University of Calgary (Tom Bielecki, Philip Gordon, Matt Szojka & Kathleen Szymanek)
3rd Place: University of British Columbia (Alex Lush, Andreas Brathetland, Caroline Carstead & Julian McGreevy)
Congratulations to all of the winners and good luck catching up on your school work! WESST is BESST.
Hello Again WESSTies!
Today I’m here to tell you about the Post- WESST Retreat & Olympics Companion Guide which is available under Resources>Documents on this site! (Or from this handy-dandy link, isn’t the internet grand?)
Speaking of the net, you might have noticed the upgrades to this website if you’ve tried your school’s shiny new login. I’m still looking for past competitions from most of the schools (or even if you have past WEC or CEC competition designs, that is fantastic as well). This has the potential to be the biggest resource of its kind!
Good luck with your exams everyone!
Once again WESST Retreat and Olympics has come and gone, and once again we’ve added a new member school to our organization! In addition to that we’ve elected a new executive for the 2012 year as well as hosts for the upcoming year’s conferences.
President-elect: Madison Myrfield, UBC
VP Communications-elect: Katy “Wendy” Meadows, UofM
VP Finance-elect: Mike Elder, UBC
WESST EM 2012 Host: University of Manitoba
WESST Retreat and Olympics 2012 Host: University of Calgary
The winners of the 2011 WESST Olympics were the University of Manitoba, followed closely by the University of Victoria B in second place, and the University of British Columbia in third.
The biggest news of retreat is the addition of the Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus to our ranks. Welcome to WESST!
We are still looking for a host for WEC 2014, anybody that is considering hosting please contact Dan or myself prior to CFES Congress 2012 so that we can ensure you have an opportunity to bid.
Minutes and photos from the retreat are in the works and will be available in a few weeks, while feedback forms will be sent out in a few days.
The final piece of business is regarding the website update. Unfortunately the final release has been delayed until Sunday due to an overabundance of deadlines that have accumulated because of a very travel-happy VP Communications. Stay tuned!
WESST is BESST!
Happy Summer WESSTerners!
I’m here to tell you about a whole bunch of documents. We’ve got the approved minutes from the April 10, 2011 Admin Council Meeting and the approved minutes from the April 3, 2011 Executive Council Meeting.
But more exciting than those, we have the WESST Summer Mailout June 2011 Edition, and the WESST EM Wrap-Up and Minutes document! Contained within those PDFs is all kinds of important information. The EM Wrap-Up has links to online resources, and the Mailout tells you what we need from you to up the ante on the services we’re providing your societies. Remember, we’re keeping track of your response times!
WESST is BESST!