[ensu] Engineers Without Borders Day: March 07 11-6pm

  • From: "Kristle Calisto-Tavares" <k.calisto.tavares@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Ensu" <ensu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>,"David Powell" <david.powell@xxxxxxxxxxx>,<UTERN-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 00:28:03 -0500

EWB Day - a great event to attend! Please circulate widely.

     EWB Day!
      Mar 07, 2003
      Bahen Centre Main Hallway**

      EWB DAY at the University of Toronto
      Engineers Without Borders-Ingénieurs Sans Frontières (EWB-ISF) is a
registered Canadian charity that helps people in developing communities gain
access to the technology they need to improve their lives. EWB-ISF will be
holding its first annual EWB Day on Friday, March 7th, 2003. The goals of
the day are to showcase the work of Engineers Without Borders and its
chapters in Canada. EWB Day events will be held in all 21 chapters across
the nation, with the purpose of delivering high quality educational
activities pertaining to appropriate technology and international
development to both EWB members and those external to the organization. Each
EWB chapter will be highlighting one of the United Nations Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs), an important set of development targets to be
reached by the year 2015.

      EWB Day Initiative by the Engineers Without Borders University of
Toronto Chapter (EWB UofT)
      The EWB UofT chapter will be organizing speakers, displays, and
interactive events that reflect the activities undertaken by the chapter
since its inception in 2001, ranging from projects to internships and
speakers. Furthermore, the chapter will be highlighting the United Nations
sixth Millennium Development Goal:

      6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
      Target for 2015: Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS and
the incidence of malaria and other major diseases.
      Forty million people are living with HIV, including five million newly
infected in 2001. Countries like Brazil, Senegal, Thailand and Uganda have
shown that the spread of HIV can be stemmed.

      EWB Day Activities at EWB UofT
      EWB Day activities will center around the Bahen Centre, located on St.
George Campus of the University of Toronto. Displays, fundraisers, raffles,
and speakers will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. ? 6:00 p.m.

      DISPLAYS - focusing on the following areas:

        a.. EWB-ISF?s mission, and the EWB UofT chapter
        b.. EWB UofT projects, and internships
        c.. UN Millennium Development goals - what they are, the facts
(dollars, numbers, places, percentages, etc.), actions toward reaching the
        d.. HIV & AIDS - the issues related to HIV & AIDS, the challenges of
the diseases, videos and photographs highlighting the difficulties of
HIV/AIDS, as well as current campaigns by other organizations and nations
that target the diseases
        e.. Interactive displays representing scarcity of resources and
threats to human security in the developing world
        f.. Other organizations involved with international work and
developing communities, such as the Centre for International Health (CIH),
University of Toronto Environmental Network (UTERN), AIESEC, The Student
Volunteer Program (TSVP), University of Toronto International Health Program

      All speaker events are open to the public, and everyone interested is
encouraged to attend. Speakers from EWB UofT chapter and past Overseas
Volunteers will make presentations about their work with Engineers Without
Borders. We are also proud to host speakers from UNICEF Ontario and the
Centre for International Health from 3:00 p.m. ? 5:00 p.m. Times and
locations for the below speakers will be confirmed within the next 24 hours.

            EWB Day Organizers EWB Day opening address; introduction to
Engineers Without Borders and the EWB UofT chapter 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
            location: BA1210 (Bahen Centre 1st Floor)
            Benji Plener
            - Past EWB intern to Zambian Refugee Camp
            - Former EWB UofT president His experiences on the Mwange
Refugee Camp in Zambia 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
            location: BA1240 (Bahen Centre 1st Floor)
            Shubha Balasubramanyam -
            - Past EWB intern to Gujarat, India
            - VP Overseas Sending and Support for EWB-ISF
            - Project director for Software-Aided Literacy with EWB UofT Her
experiences in Gujarat, India working for non-governmental organizations
Propoor and Life 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
            location: BA1240 (Bahen Centre 1st Floor)
            Steven Gray
            - Past EWB intern to Peru His experiences on an internship to
Peru. 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
            location: BA1240 (Bahen Centre 1st Floor)
            Jen Murray
            - Past EWB intern to Bolivia Her work on a milk pasteurization
project as an intern in Bolivia. 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
            location: BA1240 (Bahen Centre 1st Floor)
            Ginelle Skerritt
            - Regional Director of UNICEF Ontario HIV/AIDS and its impact on
children, society, and community infrastructure; how UNICEF is involved in
the HIV/AIDS cause 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
            location: BA1200 (Bahen Centre 1st Floor)
            Ian Small
            - Program Director for the Centre for International Health;
            - Former Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Head of Mission:
Intervention Approaches in Complex Environmental Health Contexts The Aral
Sea Disaster - what is the disaster and how was it caused; health
implications and possible engineering solutions 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
            location: BA1200 (Bahen Centre 1st Floor)
            Andrea Lee
            - Past EWB intern to Zambian Refugee Camp Her experiences on a
refugee camp in Zambia 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
            location: BA1240 (Bahen Centre 1st Floor)
            EWB Day Organizers Recap of EWB Day; upcoming events and
opportunities with Engineers Without Borders and EWB UofT 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
            location: BA1240 (Bahen Centre 1st Floor)


      We will be selling Krispy Kreme Donuts in the Bahen Centre Atrium
throughout the day. All proceeds will be donated to an HIV/AIDS cause. We
will also be raffling off prizes which may be of particular interest to UofT
engineering students.


      Anyone interested in becoming an EWB UofT member is encouraged to
approach an EWB Day booth which will be set up. EWB UofT membership costs
$20 annually, and is open to everyone. Interested individuals can also sign
up to the mailing list at this booth.

      Contact Information
      If you are interested in getting involved with EWB Day, or have any
other questions or comments, please send them to Anupam Singhal at

      Jonathan Polak 416-961-5885 Jpolak@xxxxxxx Vice President, Engineers
without Borders

      ** this event is at the U of T Downtown campus. Click here to see a
map of campus. The first two letters of the location (i.e. SF 1105) are the
building code and the number is the room number.

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