Special Interest Societies


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 Email: president@umearth.net

The University of Manitoba Efficient and Renewable Technology Hub, or, UMEARTH, is an interdisciplinary technical society that works on projects focusing on sustainability and renewable technologies. UMEARTH works on projects locally with the University's Physical Plant and Office of Sustainability on student-led projects that aim to increase the campus' energy efficiency. UMEARTH bridges the gap with industry by hosting speaker series, technical tours and collaborations with ManSEA - the Manitoba Sustainable Energy Association. As well, UMEARTH now is partnered with Student Energy, which offers an international component to our group through workshops, international case study swaps and student led webinars. With over 80 active members, UMEARTH is a hub for students to connect with other departments and the sustainable industry and gain many technical skills in the process. 

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



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.




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.



Contact Email:president@iteumanitoba.ca

Website: https://sites.google.com/iteumanitoba.ca/umite/home

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. Our Student Chapter is primarily focused on professional development and in 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.




Contact Email: women@umes.mb.ca

The Women of Manitoba Engineering Network (WOMEN) was established on the heels of an annual conference hosted by the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, the Conference on Diversity in Engineering (CDE), which aims to promote discussion on diversity in the field of engineering.

It is from attendance at the 2016 CDE that delegates for the University of Manitoba (UofM) were inspired to found WOMEN. The conference provides a unique opportunity to learn and network with engineering students from across Canada and learn about many different programs and services available to engineering students across the country. Importantly, the discussions that ensued with students from other Canadian Universities motivated UofM delegates to become actively involved in the improvement of programs and services offered to minority groups in the Faculty of Engineering at the UofM.

As a student group, WOMEN aims to promote opportunities and to create a sense of community for female identifying engineering students at the UofM. Since its formulation in January 2017, WOMEN has recruited 30 members and has participated in two outreach events. The following includes, but does not limit, the goals of WOMEN: increase program accessibility by advertising opportunities for female identifying engineering students, provide a mentorship program for female identifying first year students, host panel discussions for students of all genders to discuss issues surrounding gender in engineering, and host events featuring female members in industry.





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