Special Interest Societies


Contact Person: Abby Koch

Contact Email: umanitoba@ewb.ca

Lounge Location: EITC E1-517

Engineers Without Borders(EWB) creates opportunities for rural Africans to access clean water, generate an income from small farms, and have improved access to the services and infrastructure they need to improve their lives. We harness the problem-solving approach and creative pragmatism of the Canadian engineering sector to address the root causes of poverty in rural Africa.

No matter what field you're studying, the EWB - U of M chapter is a great place to meet people who care about human rights, access to technology and international development. New members are always welcome at any time throughout the year. EWB is a great place to develop your soft skills as well as practice leadership, communication and organizational skills. Plus it looks great on your resume.

If you are interested in social change and would like to expand your skill set beyond technical engineering skills, consider joining Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Our mission is to fight poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by working with our African partners to create positive change in the lives of millions of people. It is a daunting goal, but we believe that through constant innovation and humility we can achieve the change we envision.

The University of Manitoba chapter is one link in the EWB chain, a movement that spans two continents and includes thousands of members. We are a powerful presence on campus and beyond. Whether we are striving to create Manitoba’s first Fair Trade Certified campus, working with industry partners to promote socially constructive engineering, lobbying politicians for greater aid transparency or fundraising to support one of our African ventures, we always make our voice heard. 

In EWB, the opportunities for personal growth and making a difference are endless: travel to Africa with our Junior Fellowship program, organize events, lead a chapter initiative, attend conferences across Canada or simply broaden your perspective through engaging conversation. EWB is constantly expanding and innovating – join the movement today.



Contact Person: Natasha Jacobson

Contact Email: president@umearth.net

The University of Manitoba Efficient and Renewable Technology Hub, or, UMEARTH, is the newest addition to the growing list of technical societies in the Faculty of Engineering. UMEARTH’s goal is to not only bridge the gap between students and industry members interested in the sustainable engineering field, but also to improve the campus’s energy efficiency with student-led projects run through the university’s Physical Plant. With over 60 members in its first year, UMEARTH is expecting to grow with more projects, volunteer opportunities, and networking events in the 2015/2016 school year. In addition to these directives, UMEARTH is looking to branch to other faculties to better introduce students to working in teams composed of varying disciplines. 

For more information on UMEARTH or sustainable engineering, or to get involved with the group, please email president@umearth.net.



Contact Person: Abby Scaletta

Contact Email: president@iteumanitoba.ca

Since our commencement in 2003, the U of M ITE Student Chapter has been a Student Chapter of great excellence. Member involvement plays a major role when planning comprehensive programs for each successive year, and we continue to show great enthusiasm by planning over 50 events per year. 

We strive to foster a spirit of professionalism within our members by providing them with opportunities to learn and grow within the field of transportation engineering. Such opportunities include providing students with funded conference opportunities, hosting web seminars and guest speaker presentations, and organizing various technical tours. In addition to professional development-related activities, members of our Student Chapter also perform community service together, such as the Annual Christmas Cheer Board Drive and teaching road safety skills to children. 

All together, our undergraduate and graduate students, along with our advisory faculty members, form an energetic and enthusiastic group who continue to pursue their interests collectively within the field of transportation engineering.

The University of Manitoba Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) student chapter focuses on professional development and advancing the education of our chapter members. We also strive to improve transportation safety and awareness in our community through various public service activities. We are involved in four main areas: (1) Technical activities, (2) Professional involvement, (3) Public service and (4) Social events and fundraisers. Every year our student chapter organizes over 50 events, some of which include:

 Technical tours, such as the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, Transportation Research Lab in London, UK and the Port of Los Angeles.

 Professional involvement activities such as conferences and workshops.

 Public service endeavours such as building bikes for underprivileged children and preparing hampers for the Christmas Cheer Board.

 Social events with industry professionals including our annual Christmas Party.

Altogether our undergraduate and graduate students, along with our advisory faculty members, form an energetic and enthusiastic group who continue to pursue their interests collectively within the field of transportation engineering. The Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) has recognized our passion and enthusiasm by acknowledging us as the Best Student Chapter in Canada nine times in the last eleven years. In 2014, our student chapter was also recognized as the Best International ITE Student Chapter, marking the first time this award was given to a chapter outside the United States. For more information on how you can become a part of our student chapter please visit our website.



Students for Sustainability (S4S) provides a unique opportunity for students to gain hands-on design experience by giving them real-life problems to solve in developing regions using sustainable solutions. A new team is selected every September through an application and interview process to work on projects such as rainwater, harvesting and filtration, pumps, waste management, stoves, power generation, permaculture, health and new construction materials/techniques. Students design and prototype solutions during the fall semester before traveling to rural Honduras over the reading break in February to implement the projects. The challenge of taking designs from paper to reality in a foreign culture and context richly enhances the engineering education experience while also developing cultural awareness as students live and work with local Hondurans. Students from all engineering departments are encouraged to apply as engineering design principles can be applied to any type of project. Students in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year will have precedence. A cost of $1500 takes care of round-trip airfare to Honduras and the in-country expenses of accommodations, transportation and food. Applications are DUE by Wednesday, September 16th at 4:30pm. Check your U of M email for application details or email the S4S project manager for a copy of the application form.



Contact Person: Cameron MacGregor Contact Email: president.umbmes@gmail.com

The University of Manitoba’s Biomedical Engineering Society, UMBMES, exists to bring together students at the University of Manitoba interested in the biomedical field; specifically, to source and propagate knowledge pertaining to the biomedical field, and to apply this knowledge through biomedical oriented events, research, and tours. As a group, UMBMES also aims to provide its members with the following resources: a list of current biomedical engineering course options, industry in Manitoba, labs both on and off campus, and professors who are currently doing biomedical research at the University.  To find out more about UMBMES, the biomedical field, or our upcoming events, you can visit our website umbmes.com/ or our facebook page www.facebook.com/umbmes. For details on how to get involved please email president.umbmes@gmail.com

(UMBMES) exists to bring together students at the University of Manitoba interested in the biomedical field, specifically to source and propagate knowledge pertaining to the biomedical field and to apply this knowledge through biomedical-oriented events, research and tours. As a group, UMBMES also aims to provide its members with the following resources: a list of current Biomedical Engineering course options, a knowledge of industry in Manitoba, labs both on- and off-campus, and connections to professors who are currently doing biomedical research at the university. To find out more about UMBMES, the biomedical field or our upcoming events visit our website or our Facebook page (http://facebook.com/umbmes). For details on how to get involved please send us an email.



Engineering Toast Masters



Contact Email: uofm.arema.sc@gmail.com

The University of Manitoba AREMA Student Chapter (UMASC) is a student group dedicated to the promotion of railway engineering and is associated with the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), the professional organization for the railway industry. UMASC promotes the advancement of railway related engineering by fostering the close association of students with the railway engineering profession and AREMA and educates students on topics of interest in railway engineering. If you are interested in railway engineering and being part of a group of motivated and passionate students, UMASC is the place for you! We host Guest Speaker Luncheons, participate in Technical Tours led by industry professionals, and promote common interests among student members. UMASC is the first international AREMA Student Chapter and was founded in Fall 2012. To become a member of this fun, friendly, and educational group, pick-up and fill out the Student Member Application form located in E1-327. We require all our members to contribute $15 to the student chapter to help fund activities and events. After we receive your registration form and $15, we will add you on to our mailing list and you'll be notified about all upcoming events.



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