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Social Change

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito – African Proverb

14 Nov


November Shop Day

November 14, 2012 | By |

Join us on November 24th at the Monolith Interactive office for a day of networking, great conversation, and the opportunity to hear informative and engaging speakers.

Where: Monolith Interactive, 15A King St. North, Waterloo

When: Saturday November 24 2012, 10am-3pm Read More

18 Jan


EWB Speaking Tour hits Grand River!

January 18, 2012 | By |

EWB has received funding to organize a speaking tour that will visit offices and campuses across Canada in order to increase interest and support nation-wide of EWB’s work.

Mina Shahid, who works with the Agricultural Value Chains team in Ghana, will be speaking in our area. EWB Grand River has teamed up with the University of Waterloo to host a workshop style presentation with Mina, that has lots of opportunity for interaction and engagement and of course learning!

The workshop will be Monday January 23 2012 in room 2004 of the Enginereering 5 building at the University of Waterloo. (Engineering 5 is the newest engineering building on Ring Road.) Participants are asked to arrive by 4:30pm.

The event is open to everyone and we hope that we might see lots of old and new faces alike. This is a great way to learn more about the work EWB does from one of our awesome overseas staff!

Feel free to contact if you’d like more information on the event or directions to the venue.

02 Dec


Fair Trade Waterloo Meeting

December 2, 2011 | By |

Fair Trade Waterloo is in its growing stages and gathering momentum towards a long term goal of getting Waterloo certified as Fair Trade City, promoting awareness and increasing the availability of Fair Trade Certified products in the area. If you are interested in learning more about Fair Trade Waterloo, the next meeting will be held at Whole Lo-a Gelata (Uptown Waterloo) on Wednesday December 7th at 6:00pm.

18 Apr


Fair Trade Fortnight

April 18, 2011 | By |

What is Fair Trade Fortnight?

From Our Buddies Over at FairTrade Canada:

“It’s only the best time of the year for anyone who loves Fair Trade and wants to spread it like wildfire throughout Canada! It’s when everyone gets together to do fun stuff in support of Fair Trade, from big public events, to special promotions in stores, to quiet efforts at home.

So, because (a) Fair Trade is awesome, and (b) Canada has a brand new (and far prettier) Fairtrade certification mark, we’re issuing a challenge to all Canadians… we want YOU to get loud and proud about Fair Trade and “Show Off Your Label! from May 1-15.”

06 Mar


EWB Guelph’s Annual Gala

March 6, 2011 | By |

Translating Actions to Impacts: EWB Guelph’s 5th Annual Gala event

Join EWB for a celebration of our collective efforts for social
change. This evening will connect students, professors, and
professionals to explore the ways that we can become social change
leaders. All proceeds from the evening will support two Guelph
undergraduate students who will be volunteering in Ghana and Malawi
this summer.

The event will take place at the Albion Hotel on Wednesday, March
23rd, 2011. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the evening commences at

Enjoy a fair trade auction, stories from past overseas volunteers,
the premier screening of EWB’s global engineering documentary, and a
variety of talented performers.

Tickets are $15 for students; $20 for professors, professional, and
community members. The ticket price listed includes appetizers.

Tickets can be securely purchased online through this link:

Contact Kevin Lees at for more details.

Come out for an unforgettable evening of inspiring dialogue and
meaningful connections!

13 Feb


Grand River Chapter Planning Meeting: February 17

February 13, 2011 | By |

Next Grand River Chapter Meeting:  February 17

The next meet-and-greet and planning meeting of Grand River Chapter’s winter season is currently scheduled for February 17th at 7 PM.   (Please check back here on the day of the meeting, in case of any last minute update regarding location or time.)  Anyone considering becoming more involved in our Grand River Professional chapter, or wanting to learn more about Engineers Without Borders in general, is invited to attend.  You’ll also have the opportunity to get feedback from one of EWB’s great group of volunteers, recently returned from working in Malawi.  See you there !

Location:   229 Glasgow Street (SIDE entrance), Kitchener

22 Nov


Engineers Without Borders 10th Anniversary Conference

November 22, 2010 | By |

Have you seen the list of truly fabulous speakers that are all coming for the conference in January?  And we’ve heard there are a few more still being added to this impressive list.  This really will be the best ever EWB Canada conference.

11 Nov


Who’s coming to EWB National Conference 2011?

November 11, 2010 | By |

Hey Everyone ~

It’s EWB’s 10th anniversary and we’re having our biggest conference yet to celebrate in Toronto this January. For the past three weeks I was seconded to the conference team to build a website to generate some buzz about who’s coming to conference. Check it out here:

Anyways, that’s my quick status update on the project I’ve been working, it’s been tons of fun and I hope you enjoy playing around with it!

I’m heading off to the West Africa Retreat in mere minutes – should be a great weekend.