Chris Fritz, Ben Cram, Brad Bruchanski, and Mariya Spylchak
The Community Involvement Directorship is responsible for organizing the Great Engineering Pi-Throw charity event, along with several other charity events. As an event staged every year around the world, Pi-Throw raises money for local and national charities while having some fun with whipped cream. For a small fee, students and staff can purchase whipped cream pies that are then delivered to their friends, professors and colleagues all over campus.
The Electronic Communications Directorship is responsible for managing the UMES website
and the Council's other electronic resources.
Andrew Thiessen, Dominique Gragera, Rhema Prathipati, and Justin Weidman
The Frosh Directorship is responsible for organizing the first-year Engineering orientation days, known as EngO. EngO takes place the first two days of the school year, and introduces first year direct-entry Engineering students to the University and the Faculty of Engineering. Throughout the days' activities, first-year students learn about Engineering and its traditions while building friendships with fellow students that can last to the completion of their degrees and beyond.
Sarah Yeo, Andrew Grossart
The Graduation Directorship is responsible for planning the Engineering Year End Formal and Iron Ring ceremony. They also organize the Iron Ring fittings and information sessions. Graduation's main event, the Year End Formal, is the last social event of the year for all Engineering students, and a chance to say farewell to the graduates.
If you have questions or concerns about the Iron Ring fittings or ceremonies, or how to get Year End Formal tickets, please contact the Vice Stick Internal
Charlene Urfano, Heather Stefaniuk, Daniel Szara, Ali Campbell, and Janelle Norberg
The Merchandise Directorship is responsible for the creation, marketing and sale of UMES merchandise. This includes everything from the traditional student leather and nylon jackets to hoodies, coffee mugs, touques, and patches. The Merchandise Directorship is also in charge of the rental of student lockers within the engineering buildings.
This year The Window, a sales "desk" located in the atrium (near the UMES offices and lounge), will continue to be the main location for merchandise and event ticket sales, as well as locker rentals and other convenience items.
Carol Nabanoba Musoke, Kevin Nikkel, and Tanner Fontaine
The goals of the Outreach Directorship are to support the recruitment of new students for the Faculty and to raise the profile of Engineering within the community. In support of these goals, Outreach organizes information days called Outreach Days where high school students are invited to come to the U of M to get a glimpse of life as an Engineering student and an introduction to the Engineering profession. If you are interested in getting involved as an Outreach Buddy Leader, please contact the Outreach directors
Yousseff Aroub, Reza Fazel-Darbandi, and Danielle Salem
The Professional Relations Directorship is responsible for communicating with professional engineers, engineering firms, and the business community on behalf of Engineering students. While dealing with new and established contacts, PR works to find sponsorship for UMES events and to improve the employment potential for Engineering students. In pursuit of these goals, the PR directors organize the ASE Career Fair, APEGM Student-Professional Dinner and the Leaders of Innovation Wine & Cheese Event.
The role of the Promotions Directorship is to keep all Engineering students informed of upcoming events, new services and important student issues. They are responsible for producing and hanging UMES posters around campus, as well as class announcements and other promotional activities. The Promotions directors will also be continually updating the large bulletin board located outside of the UMES offices and lounge (E2-292/294) with useful information.
The bulletin board is a great way to find out what's happening around the Faculty. Check it out whenever you have a chance.
Steve Demedash, Avery Simundsson, Rory Jacob, Devon Hudson, Ashley Morrissey, and Stephanie English
The Publications Directorship is responsible for the creation and distribution the Red Lion Magazine. The Red Lion is a free magazine made especially for University of Manitoba Engineering students featuring news, opinion, diversions and other material of interest to the Engineering student community. Student contributions are always welcome in the Red Lion. If you have an article or other content you would like to submit, please email pubs
with your idea.
Riley Cooke, and Denis Bejte
The Socials Directorship is responsible for organizing the major Engineering social events during the year. The Socials directors make sure that these events are successful by planning and preparing all of the details in advance of the event. This preparation includes bringing in great music and live acts, creating decorations to set the mood of the event, and securing refreshments for everyone to enjoy.
If you have a great idea for something you would like to see at an Engineering social event this year, please email socials
Luke Swanson, Jordi Johnson, and Brett Hilderman
The Spirit Directorship organizes non-sporting, non-alcoholic events to promote student involvement. They focus on activities to encourage the spirit and morale of Engineering students. The main goal of Spirit is to maintain, revive and develop traditions within the Engineering student body.
The Spirit Directorship is also in charge of organizing UMES's Engineering Week activities. EngWeek exists to celebrate Engineering and its traditions and to raise the profile of Engineering in the University community, while having some fun in the process. Numerous activities, including team-based competitions, will be taking place around the Faculty as part of EngWeek. All Engineering students are welcome to attend.
Megan Edwards, Michelle Hynes, Nelson Howe, and Ugochukwu Ejiofor
The Sports Directorship organizes Engineering sporting events throughout the school year. These events include a networking golf tournament, two dodgeball tournaments, and two spongee tournaments. Watch for posters with the dates and registration forms!
Sports will no longer be paying registration fees for intramurals. This is due to the fact that it has been changed to only five dollars per person. Sports will, however, help people get a team together if they require it. All of these sporting events have been very successful in the past and spots fill up fast. So be sure to sign up your team early to guarantee a spot. If you have any questions regarding any of the sporting events, please contact sports
Natalia Kleban, Meaghan Coates, Andrea Kneale, and Andrew Tefs
The Yearbook Directorship is responsible for producing the year's Engineering yearbook and organizing the graduation photo sessions that occur twice each year. Primarily focused on capturing the year in Engineering and around campus through pictures and text, the Yearbook directors will be at all UMES and major Faculty and campus events taking photos for their publication.
The Yearbook Directorship is always looking for photos. If you have photos from events, groups or classes that you think should be in the yearbook, please contact the yearbook directors