CFES President’s Meeting is one of the two major meetings of our national organization: the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students. On September 23rd-25th, CFES PM was held in St. John’s, Newfoundland by Memorial University. We sent Mark Bancroft, one of our two Conference Directors, to represent UBC Vancouver’s engineering undergraduate students. Here’s what he reported back:
Saturday was a day of discussion sessions, where we were given Officer and other status updates. It seems like a majority have been doing a fair amount of work and getting a lot accomplished, which looks positive. CFES has been developing a number of partnerships, and is the process of securing $60,000 of sponsorship from Engineers Canada. There were also discussions about various topics, including the Leadership Stream, Lean 6 Sigma, Student Engagement, and others. In addition, two working groups were proposed – one for advocacy, and the other for bilingualism. I am now co-leading the Advocacy Working Group, and though we have yet to finalize our terms of reference, we will most likely be doing research into issues pertinent to the CFES.