CEPSSC Elections Voting Period for 2019-2020

Hi CEPS Students! We have an important announcement for you:

The voting period for College Government positions begins TODAY (February 11th) and ends Friday February 15th. Please take this chance to have a say in who will represent you during the 2019-2020 school year. We have some awesome candidates in the running for next year. Ballots were forwarded to your UoG email account this morning and only take a minute or so to fill out!

For those who did not run this year, the nomination period for executive positions is usually held mid-winter semester prior to the upcoming year. We also have a voting period in the fall for year representatives and chairperson positions. Be sure to follow us on social media to learn about these opportunities as they arise, as well as other events that pop up on campus!




***CEPSSC Elections*** Results!!


Greetings from your College of Engineering and Physical Science Student Council!

It’s official: here are the results from last week’s election for next year’s CEPSSC executive team! Thank you all for participating in the voting process.

Kristine Keon

Vice President External:
Zante Botha

Vice President Social:
Abhinav Chatterjee

Vice President Internal:
Marla Stanton

Vice President Communications:
Catherine Jany

Vice President Finances:
Elizabeth Diedrichs

Have a lovely Tuesday everyone!


***CEPSSC Elections*** Nominations, Info Night TONIGHT, Open Mic FRIDAY!


Hello friends,

Here’s an update on this year’s CEPSSC elections! All current executive members will be in our office TONIGHT (March 7th) from 5:30 pm until 7 — if you have questions about any of the positions available, this is a great time to get some answers! Learn about the day-to-day function of these roles and the best parts about them.

As well, please refer to the attached PDF of the CEPSSC election time line. Get your nomination form (completed by someone else) and nominee form (completed by you) in as soon as possible! For anyone who has already completed these forms, please email cepssc@uoguelph.ca before noon on Sunday to be included in next Monday’s meeting, where you will have an opportunity to explain why you’re the perfect choice for the position!

Lastly, take a break to celebrate midterms ending by attending our Open Mic event this FRIDAY, at Brass Taps from 6:30 pm until 8 pm. Entrance is FREE and everyone is encouraged to participate. Nachos will be on us for the night!

Check out the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/405352886592145/ We had a great turn out for our Open Mic event during OWeek and we are looking forward to doing it again!

That’s all for now. You can expect your regular newsletter next week with another election update and everything that is happening with your CEPS clubs.

Take care and we’ll see you this week,

College of Engineering and Physical Science Student Council 2017-2018
SSC 1505/1506

***CEPSSC Elections*** Make a Difference on Campus through Your Student Government!


Hello CEPSSC students,

Hope you all had a great reading week! With another school year comes another executive election, and we are pleased to announce that our executive nomination forms are now live. From now until March 12th, we are accepting candidates for the following positions: President, Vice President – Communications, Vice President – Finance, Vice President – Social Affairs, Vice President – Internal Affairs, and Vice President – External Affairs. Please note the Vice President (External Affairs) is new for the upcoming year, and the position’s description is to be approved at this year’s Annual General Meeting.


In order to run for an executive position on CEPSSC, you are required to do the following:

  1. YOU: Fill out the nominee form.
  2. One OTHER CEPS student: fill out the nominator form to endorse your candidacy. You cannot endorse yourself.

It is strongly recommended that all nominees attend the board meeting on March 12th, 2018, at 5:30pm in SSC 1504. This will give you a chance to present to the board.

The links to the forms can be found through our Gryphlife page or down below:



Both forms close on March 12th, 2018 at 5 pm; late submissions will not be accepted.

Please refer to our constitution on our website or this email if you have any procedural questions.


If you wish to ask questions to our current executive about their positions, you can find each of our current email addresses on our website as well. We will also be hosting an informal, “office hour”-style session on Wednesday, March 7th, at 5:30 pm in our offices SSC 1505/6 to also give you a chance to ask questions and get a feel for each of the positions. And as always, you can always swing by our office hours, which are also listed on our website.

Best of luck and we hope you all have a great day!

Your friends,


College of Engineering and Physical Science Student Council 2017-2018
SSC 1505/1506

CEPSSC February Newsletter: Skating, Volunteering, and Field Trips — Oh My!


Greetings from your College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Student Council!

Hello everyone! Here’s your monthly edition of the CEPSSC Newsletter, coming in just in time for Reading Week! Take a study break and read on…

1. Club Updates

Chemistry and Biochemistry Club
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Club is excited to announce a trip to the Ontario Science Centre on Sunday March 4th!  Join us in exploring Ontario’s premier location for experiencing awesome science first hand!  The bus will be leaving from the UC at 8:30 AM and leaving the science centre at 5 PM to return to campus by 6:30 PM.  Tickets are $20 or $26 to include a ticket for the IMAX movie (3pm:  A Beautiful Planet).  Lunch can be purchased at the science centre or a bagged lunch can be brought.  Please email chemclub@uoguelph.ca to reserve your ticket, the deadline is Friday, February 16th at 4 PM.
EngiQueers Guelph
Are you a fan of making long-lasting memories with your friends and loved ones? Do you like supporting super awesome charities that help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals escape violence and persecution in their home countries, such as Rainbow Railroad?? Then EngiQueers has you covered!!!
Come to our “Love is Love” photo booth event this Wednesday (Valentine’s Day) in the Thorn Atrium from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. It’s by donation, pay whatever you can — every bit helps!
See you all there 💖🌈💖
More info on Rainbow Railroad here: https://www.rainbowrailroad.ca/

2. CEPSSC Winter Event: CEPSSC on Ice!

Sharpen your skates and come downtown to the City Hall rink to join CEPSSC for a casual skate day. Beginners and experts are welcome 🙂
Skates are available to rent nearby if you don’t have any!
The event will end at 3 pm officially, but you are welcome to join the group as we move somewhere for a nice hot beverage afterwards.This is perfect for anyone who is sticking around for reading week or is planning on coming back early!

Check out the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/148204812487421/

3. What’s Happening on Campus this Month

Fall 2018 Peer Helper Opportunities – apply by Feb 14!

Want to boost your resume with new experiences? The Peer Helper Program is now recruiting for placements starting in Fall 2018… and this is one of our biggest recruitment cycles ever!

We’re looking for 93 new Peer Helpers to join over 15 different teams… and each one is a little different. For example, you could help students with their job search at Career Services, promote a healthy campus with the Wellness Education Centre, or share your love of learning with Supported Learning Groups (SLG) or Learning Services! Other teams include: Off-Campus Living, English Language Programs, Multi-Faith Ambassadors, Civic Engagement and Sustainability Office. With this much choice, there’s something for every interest!

Benefits include professional skill development, quality training and coaching from campus staff, and recognition of participation on your official academic transcript. Join a campus legacy of students helping students.

The application deadline is Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Full details and team descriptions at: www.peer.uoguelph.ca.

The Student Transition Office (STO) is currently looking to hire 20 START Facilitators for its peer support program. In this role, facilitators will provide on-going one-on-one assistance to students who self-identify as needing support with their transition or who have been identified as being academically at risk. Upper year students who have significant experience in leadership roles that emphasize helping relationships, and who possess a strong understanding of, and sensitivity toward, diversity related issues are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please refer to the link below for more information about job qualifications, responsibilities, and the application process:

Any questions about this position can be directed to Nancy Hood, nhood@uoguelph.ca.


That’s all for February —

From all of us at CEPSSC we are wishing you all the best this midterm season and to reach out for help if you’re feeling unwell or stressed. Use your support network, whether it is your family, friends, or professionals here on campus.
If you start to miss us too much, make sure to check us at the following links below:
or during our weekly meetings, on Mondays at 5:30 pm in the board room across our office.

January Newsletter: New Year, New Things to Do! + Fire and Ice Reminder!


Greetings from your College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Student Council!

Hello everyone! We hope the second semester has been off to a great start for all of you. Let’s kick it off with this month’s edition of the CEPSSC Newsletter.

  1. Clubs & Club Updates

Looking to get involved this semester? Consider joining one of the amazing CEPS clubs, which include:
Astronomy Club – ugastro@uoguelph.ca
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Student Association – bassa@uoguelph.ca
Chemistry and Biochemistry Club – chemclub@uoguelph.ca
Engineering Society – president@guelphengsoc.com
Math and Stats Club – msclub@uoguelph.ca
NanoClub – nanoclub@uoguelph.ca
Physics Club – physclub@uoguelph.ca
Society of Computing and Information Science (SoCIS) – exec@socis.ca
Toxicology Student Association – toxsa@uoguelph.ca
Guelph Women in Computer Science – mgabri02@uoguelph.ca or dabuadas@uoguelph.ca (new this year!!)
Feel free to send them an email for more information!As well, here are this month’s club announcements:

Math and Stats Club:

The Math and Stats club is happy to announce a euchre tournament on Friday February 2nd at the Brass Taps. The tournament starts at 630 but please arrive by 6pm to ensure a prompt start. There will be prizes for the winners of the tournament:) Please email msclub@uoguelph.ca to register you and your partners name. If you do not have a partner please indicate this so we may partner you with another individual. How fun! We’re really looking forward to this and can’t wait to see all of you card players there.


Our meetings this semester will take place every Tuesday at 5:30 in Thornbrough 2420.
We will be having an introductory SOCIS meeting next Tuesday, the 23rd, and encourage anyone interested in learning about SOCIS and Computing related events to join us.
We also want to remind students that the Guelph Hacks Improve Life Challenge will be taking place from Friday, January 26th at 7:30pm until Sunday, January 28th at 6:00pm. To learn more, check out @GuelphHacks on twitter or send an e-mail to exec@socis.ca.

2. CEPSSC Update: Annual Fire and Ice Banquet!!!

Just a reminder to you all to get your tickets for the annual Fire and Ice Banquet taking place at Cutten Fields (190 College Ave E, Guelph) this Friday at 6pm!!

This fantastic dinner, dance and social with cash bar is the one of the largest and fanciest CEPSSC events of the year. If you have never been, we promise you won’t be disappointed! If you have been before, we hope to see you again.

For the rest of the week, tickets can be purchased at the CEPSSC office (SSC 1505/6) at the following times:
Chloe Papalazarou, VP Internal: Wednesdays 12 pm to 1 pm
Abhinav Chatterjee, VP Social: Wednesdays 10 am to 11 am, Thursday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Karine Jarzecki, VP Communications: Fridays 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Please contact cepssc@uoguelph.ca if these times do not work for you and we will try our best to accommodate. Tickets will also be available at the door.We hope to see you there!

3. What’s Happening on Campus this Month

Winter Project Serve Day

Want to volunteer, make connections, and have fun?

Winter Project Serve Day is on Saturday, January 20th from 11-4:30!

Just the like the fall, a bunch of students will go out into the community to make a huge impact. There are a variety of partners from the Food Bank, to the Green Legacy tree nursery, to the Donkey Sanctuary and more! Meet downtown at 10C (across from city hall), you get a free t-shirt, free lunch, and then you get to volunteer for 3 hours and make a huge impact.

There are a few ways you can get involved:
Want to give back and gain leadership experience? Sign up as a team leader this time.
Want to be a participant again? Sign up as an individual or small group (up to 4).
Want to bring your res section, club, team etc? Sign up as a group!

Advance registration closes January 17th – but drop ins are still welcome! Click here for all registration forms!

Study Abroad!

Do you have questions about studying Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Physio or other programs in Australia? Come visit us during our Study in Australia fairs coming up across Canada.

OzTREKK’s Study in Australia Fairs are where you can learn more about how you can study in Australia! Three times a year we bring our Australian partners to Canada to speak directly to students and answer all your questions.
No registration required, stop by anytime during the fair!

OzTREKK will be on campus in the UC Courtyard on Tuesday January 23, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Guelph Table Tennis Club

If one of your new years resolutions was to get more involved in your community, here is a perfect opportunity for you! The Guelph Table Tennis Club, City of Guelph, and the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association are hosting their 1st ever Table Tennis Tournament on the 4th of March at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre. Get a group together of you and your friends and play, or consider volunteering. To register please go to https://guelph.ca/2017/11/guelph-table-tennis-tournament/ and to volunteer please contact William Tam at wtam@uoguelph.ca. Any other questions can be directed towards Matthew Tam at guelphttc@gmail.com

Leadership Intensive program

Ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? Then consider applying to the Leadership Intensive program! The LI is a program designed to take your leadership knowledge and skill to the next level using theory and practice in an interactive and thoughtful way. The programs takes place over the course of the entire semester with a full day near the beginning and end of the program (February/March), workshop participation requirements, learning group meetings, and a final capstone reflection piece. If you are interested, please go to https://uoguelph.campuslabs.ca/engage/submitter/…/start/9375 and apply before 18th January.

Western Student Research Conference

Looking to get some experience in presenting at scientific conferences and want a chance to network with students from across the province? No need to wait until grad school — apply to present at Western University’s Western Student Research Conference. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/WesternSRC/ or westernsrc.com

That’s all for this month —

From all of us at CEPSSC we are wishing you all the best and to reach out for help if you’re feeling unwell or stressed.
Your friends, CEPSSC ❤