President: Kristyn Farrell
My name is Kristyn, and I am a third year Civil Engineering student at the University of Ottawa. I joined the UOttawa CSCE Chapter two years ago because I wanted to get involved in my school community and participate in events such as speaker nights and site tours that enabled me to see and experience real life applications of civil engineering.
I am now the President of the UOttawa CSCE Chapter. My main responsibility as President is to oversee all of the Chapter’s affairs including events, member registration, and merchandise; and to coordinate the executive committee (a team of Vice Presidents, Directors, Year Representatives, and Volunteers) in the orchestration of the Chapter’s affairs.
My goal for the UOttawa CSCE Chapter this year is to maintain a well-functioning, cooperative, and efficient executive committee, because this will enable our Chapter to host more events and get more students involved. I plan on doing this by being a positive team leader, giving guidance and support to my exec, encouraging collaboration between the exec, and driving the team to success. I have also implemented various steps to increase efficiency, including changing the meeting structure, highlighting and assessing individual responsibilities each week, and adding a weekly review section to the executive meetings to increase accountability. I am striving to create a professional and positive environment where my exec feel supported and encouraged, and are able to succeed to the best of their abilities.
VP Corporate: Katsi Yeung
During my first two years at the University of Ottawa, I grew an appreciation and love for the CSCE community and knew I wanted to get involved. An event such as Industry Night allowed me network with professionals and many students. After meeting several people, I knew that joining CSCE would be a great opportunity to build and maintain relationships with others. Building professional relationships is the best step in finding meaningful work experience.
My goal is to open these doors further for students to network, learn about great opportunities, and extend their knowledge about the industry. I plan to achieve this by organizing speaker nights and bringing companies to talk about their recent projects and goals in the civil engineering society. My responsibilities include providing financial and professional needs through maintaining corporate relations. During this 2017-2018 school year, I hope to help further student’s academic experience as VP Corporate Affairs.
VP Social: Sara Mohamed
My name is Sara Mohamed and I’m a fourth year civil engineering student. I joined CSCE as your VP Social because I want to create more opportunities for students to get involved with Professionals and each other. I realized in my fourth year the importance of the networking with both peers and professionals. My goals for CSCE are to help students grow their networking opportunity and engage more students on campus. I plan on doing this by coming.up with creative events and modify engaging opportunities for the students such Industry Night. I would love to hear any feedback from all of you so please send me an email with your ideas and let’s engage all of us in our department!
VP Internal: Batool Khozema
I am in third year civil engineering. My reason for joining is to get involved with the civil engineering community at uOttawa. I am responsible for all merchandise. My goal for this year is to sell as many sweaters and patches as possible to increase the representation of civil engineering students on campus. I plan to achieve this by advertising the merchandise via social
media and spreading the word!
VP Communication: Lauryn Farrell
My name is Lauryn and I am the VP Communications. I am a fourth year civil engineering student and I joined CSCE because I am passionate about my field of study and I would like to share that passion with my fellow students. Our CSCE student chapter is an awesome way to meet new friends in civil engineering, connect with professionals, and learn more about the field, so I like being involved because I am able to grow as a person and in my knowledge as an engineering student. I am responsible for managing all of our chapter’s social media accounts and webpage. My plans for CSCE this year include spreading awareness and encouraging more students to become involved, attend events, and purchase merchandise. I would love to see a great movement of students register to be part of the national CSCE, and one way I am planning on doing this as VP Communication is by creating a ‘mailing list’ that students can sign up for. I will send out emails concerning upcoming events, job opportunities, and our merchandise, so that all students on the mailing list will be fully informed of what is going on with our club. Another way I would like to promote CSCE is by making our student chapter our own instagram account. I find that facebook is a dying platform and Instagram is where we should be marketing ourselves. It is my hope that through the mailing list and our new instagram account, we will be able to garner more attention and introduce students to the exciting world of CSCE!