Team

Chapter Operations

President

  • Anna Gosine

E-mail: agosine@mun.ca

 

Interim President

  • Katherine Hatcher

Joining EWB was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I gained an EWB family of like-minded, passionate individuals who I am extremely lucky to be able to learn from and work with. I knew I had found a home with my EWB chapter from the start but it was when I attended my first conference that I became even more committed and excited to jump in. I experienced personal growth and a spark of motivation and inspiration from only a few days of being surrounded by hundreds of individuals who truly care about making a difference. The people are the best part of EWB and I am looking forward to continue learning how to effectively create change alongside an amazing team.

Email: khatcher@mun.ca

Head of Finance

  • Bethany Roberts

I spent many hours fundraising for EWB, which eventually turned into my choosing to spend many hours learning about Fair Trade and becoming a Fair Trade Campus. I went from knowing next to nothing about Fair Trade to knowing a little more, and will continue to learn about and promote Fair Trade. Without EWB throwing me into whatever exec position they couldn’t fill, I would have never been given the opportunities to travel and learn about Fair Trade the way I have. Becoming a Fair Trade Campus was an undertaking, but it was also an amazing learning experience that I never knew I needed. My promise was that I would not leave the exec position until we became a Fair Trade Campus.

I have also learned a great deal about EWB over my time with the organization, but it has changed so much, that I can’t keep track of it all anymore. DOROTHY anyone?? But I am always eager to learn about all the new projects and ventures the organization plans to explore.

I am now the current Finance lead, so I get the boring job of telling people what we can and cannot do, based on financial constraints and all the behind the scenes things that people will never see. But it is also something I love and with my years with the organization, it seemed like a good next step for me.

Know even if you don’t remember the overload of information from a meeting, remember the fun times! I still remember Tely 10 2013!

This organization, and especially this chapter, and the many people I have seen come through exec have become a second family to me, so that should give you an idea of what EWB means to me.

I never even got into all the fabulous things the organization is trying to change in the world, so you will all just have to come to a meeting to find those things out!

Email: brr850@mun.ca

Communications Operator

  • Adam Murphy

Engineers Without Borders does much more than photo-ops and self-praise like many students my age think overseas activist groups do. We thrive to create sustainable systems and do the boring and ugly work that engineers are so accustomed to doing to make it happen. But personally, that’s not even my favorite part of us! EWB gives me a community of like-minded individuals that I can convene with on campus, and a family to help me through university. For anyone, having a group so supportive behind you makes university better, and makes you truly believe in what you can achieve. It makes our successes so much sweeter.

I have been involved for a year and a half so far, and have attended National Conference 2016, have been the Outreach Lead, giving presentations to a diverse range of students, and am now the communications lead, making sure our chapter can be as cohesive and together as possible.

Email: adamgm@mun.ca

Team Monitor and Evalutator

  • Alycia Leonard

As another former president once put it, I’ll soon be graduating from my 5 year degree in EWB! I’ve been a part of EWB since first year university, starting as a general chapter member, progressing to advocacy lead, and then to chapter president. I was lucky to be the chapter’s Junior Fellow in the summer of 2016, working in Ghana for EWB venture VOTO Mobile. I recently worked another term with VOTO, this time remotely out of EWB’s National Office in Toronto. These days, I’m part of the chapter operations team as our monitoring and evaluation lead – basically, I’m making sure we work hard to meet our goals. I wouldn’t be who I am today without EWB. I’ve seen a lot of sides of this organization, and I’m happy to chat about any of them. Always feel free to reach out, and welcome to the EWBest group on campus.

Email: alycialeonard@ewb.ca

Impact Area Executives

Evolving Engineering Executive

  • Rowan Meaney – Global Engineering Co-Lead

I am Rowan Meaney, one of two Global Engineering Leads for Memorials EWB chapter. My main goal while holding this role is to lead a change for kids, students, faculty and the general population to become globally minded specifically in the engineering field. The plan for the upcoming year is to reach out to youth leaders in our community so they can implement a global and positive impact. We will be reaching out to the upcoming classes of new engineering students at Memorial in September to promote the Global Engineering Certificate. Along with this, we plan on creating a hub at Memorial for leadership related volunteering opportunities. I look forward to this upcoming year and I am excited to see where it takes me.

Email: rmmeaney@mun.ca

 

 

  • Rachel Tobin – Global Engineering Co-Lead

I joined the MUN EWB Chapter as an Engineering One Student in fall of 2016, and have since become one of the chapter’s two Global Engineering Leads. Upon integration into the EWB MUN community, I have developed my own educated views about various global issues, and have become much more confident in my ideas and abilities. Alongside other chapter members, I helped coordinate the first Global Engineering Networking Night in March, which brought business leaders and university students together to discuss the applications of engineering on a global scale. EWB empowers me to embrace challenges and to ignite change, and it is an outlet for my creative thoughts. Having the opportunity to work alongside like-minded individuals who are passionate about bringing ideas to life continues to motivate me and makes me excited about a career in engineering.

Email: rjt668@mun.ca

  • Stephanie Adey – Outreach Lead

My name is Stephanie Adey, and I am the MUN EWB Chapter’s Outreach Lead.  I joined the chapter in Fall 2016 as a first year Engineering Student, but became more heavily involved in my second semester.  Since my involvement, EWB has given me the opportunity to learn about so many interesting yet diverse topics alongside some amazing and influential people.  EWB works towards positive change in many aspects of society, whether it be on campus at Memorial, or halfway across the world in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Working with like-minded individuals to make real, systemic change is so rewarding and is my favorite aspect of this group.  Going forward I can’t wait to help re-invent the idea of what it means to be an engineer through the notion of becoming more globally aware as individuals.

Email: snadey@mun.ca

Policy and Advocacy Executive

  • Kevin Bell

I went my first EWB meeting because I wanted to learn how I could help raise the base level of human happiness here on earth. I stayed because the people there are committed to achieving that in the long term. Committed to helping everyone everywhere help themselves. I think an approach based on that principle is truly altruistic and bound to make a difference in the fight against poverty. At the campus level, engaging government is one of the most substantial ways that we can all contribute ensuring that those who are in positions to end the poverty cycle are given the tools they need. This is why I am proud to contribute to the advocacy efforts of EWB MUN and would encourage everyone to make to add your voice to the choir and tell our government that we as Canadians are eager to help.

Email: bppm14@mun.ca

  • Samaka Gunasekera

Being an engineer is not only about the math and physics, it is a prestigious title with a huge social responsibility. I understood this and realized the potential that we had to make a difference. As soon as I attended the first EWB meeting, it gave me a sense of belonging since I have found this small group of extremely bright, hardworking and jolly group of students striving to make a positive difference in the world. With the support of the senior members I got involved in a lot of Advocacy work to persuade the Canadian government to increase the international financial aid budget. For this year’s Chapter, as an Advocacy co-lead, my team & I hope to get governmental and public support to achieve the chapter goals. I believe that EWB is a crucial part of any student’s engineering degree since it gives us the opportunity to become socially responsible at an early stage.

Email: swg362@mun.ca

Food Systems & Poverty Executive

  • Katherine Hatcher

Joining EWB was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I gained an EWB family of like-minded, passionate individuals who I am extremely lucky to be able to learn from and work with. I knew I had found a home with my EWB chapter from the start but it was when I attended my first conference that I became even more committed and excited to jump in. I experienced personal growth and a spark of motivation and inspiration from only a few days of being surrounded by hundreds of individuals who truly care about making a difference. The people are the best part of EWB and I am looking forward to continue learning how to effectively create change alongside an amazing team.

Email: khatcher@mun.ca

 

  • Shamus Brown

For me, EWB adds a “human” side to engineering. EWB highlights and encourages us to engage in the responsibilities we as engineers (both student and professional) have due to the amount of autonomy we have in our field and the mass impact engineering projects have on a global scale. I feel that engineers have an obligation to better the life of others and analyze all aspects of the projects we work on throughout our professional career to ensure they are carried out in the most globally/socially/environmentally responsible manner. My work with EWB is mainly focussed around the areas of Food Systems, Global Engineering, and Chapter Building. To date my main projects with EWB have been Financial Lead & a Co-Coordinator of the 2017 Global Engineering Night and the Coordinator of our chapter’s Run to End Poverty (R2EP) in 2017.

Email: sxb375@mun.ca

  • Katie Stone

Engineers Without Boarders is a way for me to connect with other like-minded engineers and engineering students in Memorial as well as across Canada. We come together to learn about how we can do our part to help with international development. My role in EWB focuses primarily on fair trade. Fair trade is very important to me as it aims to create positive relations between producer and consumer. This promises the producers a fair price for their goods and helps improve local businesses. MUN has already made great strides by becoming a fair trade campus but more can always be done in our local community. Engineers Without Boarders is place where I can share my ideas, become more globally aware and give back to my global community.

Email: kjs817@mun.ca

 

Chapter Health Co-ordinator

  • Emily Peddle

I’m one of two Chapter Health Co-Leads with EWB MUN ☺! Basically, my goal with this position is to make sure our happy family stays happy and that all new members feel welcomed! Orientation day and planning socials are big things for me, but I try to stay involved in fundraising and of course talking about all our awesome events to anyone and everyone! Another aspect important to me in this position is mental health. This is mostly for awareness involving presentations from outside organizations, however I’m currently building on that with some more chapter bonding days (more to come later, so make sure to come by our meetings ☺) Overall, to me EWB is a group of amazing people working towards amazing things who are also an awesome little family, being part of it is the best! ☺

Email: edkp17@mun.ca

  • Andrew Ferguson

Email: apf548@mun.ca

Fundraising Executive

  • Neil Elwood

Email: nke703@mun.ca

  • Jenna Burt

I’m Jenna! I’m one of two Small-Scale Fundraising Leads for 2017/2018. When I first came to the Engineering faculty, I must say I was a little intimated. Feeling the desire to reach out and get involved, I went to my first EWB meeting! The atmosphere and attitude that EWB and all of its members carried made me feel that through attending meetings/events and volunteering when possible, I could have a positive and constructive activity in every week of a challenging semester. I was able to be around like-minded people and enjoy what EWB had to offer! I hope to continue with my involvement in EWB as an encouraging member of the Executive Team and to do all I can in my role as Small-Scale Fundraising Co-Lead! 😀

Email: jkjb43@mun.ca

  • Grace Marcoux

Hi! I’ve been involved with EWB MUN since my first year, and it’s absolutely opened my eyes to the world of international development and foreign aid. I first heard of EWB at a clubs and society fair, and signed up for the email list because the group sounded interesting. After the first meeting, I was hooked. I stuck around for the awesome group of people that are EWB MUN, the sharing/learning/discussions we have together, and the ability to have a positive contribution to the local and global community. Since I’ve joined, I’ve been a part of the Global Engineering Initiative and helped to implement the certificate program at MUN. I was also co-president of the chapter for the 2015-2016 year, and have attended two national conferences. I love being involved with an organization like EWB, and I am excited for what this year is going to bring!

Email: gjm667@mun.ca

  • Brody Mckeown

Email: bppm14@mun.ca

  • Brandon Collier

I stumbled into EWB MUN as a first year engineering student, and despite switching out of the engineering program in my second year, I remained involved with EWB. There was something about the aura around our Chapter that made me want to stay involved – a collection of young, energetic, like-minded students. As a non-engineering student, I enjoy representing students from other academic backgrounds within the organization, and as I’ve stepped into various roles over the years, my appreciation for what we do as one unified community has grown. Our strongest asset is our people, and the energy these folks bring to the table. I am very appreciative that I get to consider myself part of that community.

Email: bec560@mun.ca

 

Exploration Co-ordinators

  • Bennett Newhook

Email: bn6854@mun.ca

  • Justin Elliott

I am part of the exploration group with Engineers Without Borders. This group gives the chapter the ability to explore new options and test out ideas that will benefit the chapter. For me, it will give me the opportunity to be creative and see the chapters ideas come to life and last for years to come. I will have the chance to really get involved with the community and create lasting connections with new people. Stepping out of my comfort zone, being creative, taking lead on projects, and putting things into perspective are all skills that I will improve upon with Engineers Without Borders and help bring success in my career as an Engineer.

Email: Justin.elliott@mun.ca

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