Escape the Cybermentor Lab

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom Meetings

Join us for “Escape the Cybermentor Lab” – a virtual escape room with a Cybermentor twist. Test your problem-solving skills to see if you can solve the riddles and clues to escape our lab! Try it on your own or join us online live on September 9th at 4 pm or September 23rd at 11 am for this one-hour virtual event. We have spaces for only 15 people, so reserve your spot early.  

Developed by Dr. Elizabeth Cannon in 2001, Cybermentor is an online mentorship program for youth who face barriers to accessing science, technology, engineering, arts and math education. For more information about Cybermentor, check out their website.  

Typically reserved for students, this is a rare opportunity to participate in a “real” program. This one-hour virtual event has space for only 15 people, so reserve your spot early.


Additional information: 

Interested in more escape rooms? Check out Escape with STEM, a non-profit organization founded by Schulich School of Engineering student, Brennan O’Yeung, and his father, UCalgary alumnus, William O’Yeung. Escape with STEM escape rooms challenge and inspire youth to explore STEM related education and career opportunities. For more information about Escape with STEM, check out their website. Try Cybermentor and Escape with STEM’s Escape the ER room, or the Escape the Cybermentor Lab at a time that works for you.

If you’re attending this Alumni Month event, avoid completing the “Escape the Cybermentor Lab” room, as that is the one we’ll be doing together. 

 

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Schulich Wellness: Paint Night

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020
Time: 7 – 8 p.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

Engineer your own creativity with our Alumni Paint Night. It’s time to take all those years of CAD drawings and design sketches to the next level with our online Schulich Wellness Paint Night class. We’ll share with you the techniques to make your own masterpiece.  

This event is family friendly--register yourself, your partner, and your kiddos to join, and paint together! Students, faculty, staff, and alumni (and their families) are all welcome to attend.

You will need the following supplies:

  • 1 canvas (we used 12” x 16”, but any size will work!)
  • 2 – 3 paint brushes (1 smaller for more detailed work, 1 larger for wider brushstrokes)
  • Paint (black, white, red, yellow, blue – if you have green and brown, that’s great too! Feel free to get creative and use other colours you might have access to, but you can also make whatever colours and shades with the primary colours)
  • Water container (a yogurt container works)
  • Paint palette (a margarine lid works)
  • Paper towels (these are always good to have around while painting!)

Please find the design, which you will need to have on hand for the event, here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Hannah at hannah.brunsdon1@ucalgary.ca.

Schulich Wellness was created by the Schulich School of Engineering to support our students’ positive mental health, to teach healthy ways to handle stress and to promote personal resilience. 

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Schulich Connects: Engineering Entrepreneurs

Date: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. MT
Platform: Zoom

There’s something about the problem-solving mindset of an engineer that leads many of our top graduates into designing their own products and launching new businesses.

In this free webinar, you’ll hear from a panel of Schulich School of Engineering alumni about their path to business success, and how entrepreneurial thinking has helped take their research and careers to a new level.

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Meet the Speakers

Co-Founder, Phil & Sebastian Coffee

Phil Robertson co-founded Phil & Sebastian Coffee in 2007, and his obsession from the beginning has been improving coffee quality from seed to cup. Leveraging his engineering past, he’s written custom-roasting control software and modified numerous pieces of coffee-making equipment. Among his duties, he manages the roasting operation and travels to Africa to buy green coffee.  

CEO and President, Vizworx

Jeff LaFrenz is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience in technology commercialization. He is a multi-disciplinary, multi-industry professional with extensive management, marketing and technical experience. One of this year’s Arch Awards recipients, LaFrenz is not only able to pull together complex technical and business requirements but is able to contextualize them in local and global environments.  

CEO and co-founder of FarCloser Travel  

Natasha Spokes is the founder of FarCloser Travel and manages the Prime Stream at CDL-Rockies. She has a degree in Geomatics Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development. Prior to founding FarCloser Travel, she spent 10 years working in the construction, energy, and travel industries in Australia and Canada. Her experience as a surveyor, spatial analyst, GIS consultant, fishing lodge manager, travel advisor, and business development manager has provided her with a unique lens through which to identify opportunities and potential solutions. She is passionate about using data to help people make more informed decisions and enjoys working with aspiring entrepreneurs to help them bring their ideas to life.  

Dean, Schulich School of Engineering

For more than 20 years, Dr. Bill Rosehart, PhD, has been a passionate advocate for engineering research and education. First appointed Schulich School of Engineering dean in 2014, Rosehart led the school to launch several new undergraduate, graduate and transfer programs —expanding access to the engineering profession. Rosehart is also a founding member of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) and has been inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering for his commitment to innovation in teaching and learning. He is a well-established researcher in the area of electrical energy engineering and has published over 100 scholarly articles, and supervised or co-supervised 20 graduate students.  

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