Hellllooooooooo! This is about to be the story of how I found Engineers Without Borders, and then how I discovered the Peace Corps. I have been sitting on this story for about 6 months, and couldn’t decide whether to share or not because it is quite personal… but I realized that this is my blog. 574 more words
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Ending the Winter with four NSERC USRA Awards, Two Graduate Scholarships, Best Professor award, EWB lecture...
Our research team received four NSERC USRA scholarships this summer (up from two last summer). The students (Natalie, Ben, Chloe and Seth) with these scholarships will study a variety of projects from Modelling pedestrian flow, timber design, to studying travelling fires with our international and national collaborators. 346 more words
The first week consisted of deciding as a team, what area of the Engineers without borders (EWB) project we were going to focus on. We decided to tackle the issues of energy in Lobitos (South America, North Peru), more specifically the issues surrounding the use of natural gas, a fossil fuel, for cooking purposes. 129 more words
poliomyelitis: often referred to as – polio, infantile paralysis. Caused by the poliovirus. Naturally occurring only in humans, preventable with polio vaccine. Through exposure (either through infection or vaccination), individuals become immune. 461 more words
Imagine you are an ophthalmologist in the middle of a surgery doing delicate work to save a patient’s vision, suddenly the power went out… The operating room is in total darkness and you don’t dare to move even a finger until someone comes with a flashlight… 436 more words