September Newsletter: Who We Are, How to Get Involved, and What to do this September on Campus!


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

To new and old students alike, we welcome you to Guelph and we hope you have a lovely year with us.

We just wanted to take a moment to let you know that your council will be working all year to bring you all sorts of great events. From trips and club activities to our famous Fire & Ice formal, we will keep you up to date on the great things coming from your college.

Let’s kick off the year right with our very first newsletter down below:

  1. Meet the CEPSSC Executive Team for 2017-2018
  2. Meet your CEPSSC Clubs
  3. Want to Get Involved on Campus? *Special Leadership Opportunities!!*
  4. What’s Happening on Campus this Month


  1. CEPSSC Executive — here to make your year the best!

Our email:

Our office: SSC 1506


My name’s Kristine, and I’m in my fourth year majoring in physics. I started out in zoology because of my love for animals, so stop by my office hours for some fun facts Mondays at 9:30-10:30am and Tuesdays from 8:30-9:30am.  In my spare time, I do so much math that I get targeted ads that say “Add some recreational math textbooks to your collection”.


VP Internal

My name is Chloe, I am a 4th year in Biological and Medical Physics. Fun fact about me is that I am in the co-op program which helped me discover my love for environmental sciences! Contact me if you have any questions about CEPSSC and our feeder clubs, how to get involved, the co-op program at Guelph and how to look for positions if you’re having trouble, or anything else related to physics like questions about classes or professors. I’m in the office on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am, Don’t be afraid to come and say hey!

VP Social

I’m Nav. I am currently in water resource engineering, I transferred from chemical physics. I’m excited to be in this position and open to any ideas you have for events, lets make this a great year!! I live in Uganda, so drop by my office hours (Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1:30 pm) to hear crazy stories and to talk about prospective events. I also once told a chemistry joke.. but there was no reaction!


VP Communications

I’m Karine and I am a 5th year Biological Engineering student. I’m the face behind the email and the person you can contact when you want to advertise your events, to share your ideas, or to learn how to get involved. You can come by Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:30-6:30 pm during my office hours if you’d like to chat. My fun fact is that I have a cat named Potato!


VP Finances

Hi my name is Justin and I am a fourth year physics major with a minor in math. Prior to first year I accepted a biochem offer so I could be placed in the chem cluster in Johnston. When it worked, I switched into my one true love, physics. Come see me if you want to talk about clever ideas, tv-shows or movies; my office hours are 12:30-2:30pm on Fridays.


  1. CEPS Clubs — find people with similar hobbies!


As a CEPS student, consider checking out the CEPS clubs listed below! It’s a great way to meet new people, find out about some awesome services, and take a break from the hustle and bustle of school we all know too well…

Astronomy Club

Bachelor of Arts & Science Student’s Association

Chemistry & Biochemistry Club

The Engineering Society (EngSoc)

Math & Stats Club

Nanoscience Club

The University of Guelph Nanoscience Club is where students can have fun and learn (yes, you can have both!) about nanoscience inside and outside of academia. Your U of G Nanos talk science and DO science in a way only Nanos can.

Physics Club

Society of Computing and Information Science (SoCIS)

Our meetings take place every Monday at 5:30 pm in the Thornbrough Building, room 2418. If you would like to find out about computing related events, or if you have ideas for your own events, come hang out with us!

Toxicology Students’ Association


  1. Get Involved on Campus — ready to step up to the plate?


Interested in joining the CEPSSC crew?! Drop by on our meetings every Monday at 5:30 in the boardroom, SSC 1504. We also have the following positions available:

Chairperson: Responsibilities of the chairperson include preparing the agenda and running the council meetings. The time commitment for this position is approximately 1-2 hours/week, and it is a great opportunity to become more involved with the board and the executive. To be considered, email before the 23rd of September and be ready to present your case on the 25th of September at our weekly board meetings.

Student representatives: Be the voice for your year as a CEPSSC student representative! Attend our meetings and make sure we know about any issues, comments, concerns relevant to your fellow peers. Email before the 30th of September and prepare yourself for the election, starting on the 2nd of October.

Looking for something outside your (CEPS) comfort zone? There are some special leadership opportunities available for the University of Guelph at large!

University of Guelph Senate: This is your opportunity to get involved in university governance, develop leadership skills, network and volunteer on campus! Nominations to serve on the University of Guelph’s Board of Governors and Senate will be accepted from September 7, 2017 – September 20, 2017

to fill the (1) Bachelor of Engineering Undergraduate Senate seat or (1) Board of Governors Undergraduate Seat. For more information regarding Fall By-elections, including nomination forms and requirements, please visit the University Secretariat Webpage: Questions? Email the University Secretariat Team at

B.Sc. Program Committee: Are you a CEPS student registered in a B.Sc. program who wants to gain some insight into curriculum decisions? Contact Kate Mooibroek at to learn more about this unique student position.

Central Student Association (CSA) At-Large Representative for CEPS: The CSA was founded in 1973 on the belief that students together have more power than students alone. We advocate on behalf of our membership, representing collective interests on issues as diverse as public transit, neighborhood relations, and accessible education. They are currently in the midst of their annual by-election looking for at-large student representatives from CEPS. Please contact Celina Whaling-Rae at for more information.


  1. What’s Happening this Month on Campus — presentations, events, and more!


In this section you’ll find information for sessions, presentations, events, and more sent to CEPSSC that could be relevant to you! Make sure to check them out… some even have free food!

Alumni Affairs & Development is pleased to offer “Sponsorship & Funding.” This is a short presentation to provide tips, tricks, and best practices for student groups seeking funding for their events and projects. The presentation will be around half an hour, followed by some time for Q&A and discussion amongst the group.

When: Thursday, September 28th, 2017 from 5:30-6:30.

Where: Alumni House, Gordon Nixon Boardroom

Who: Any students interested in learning about acquiring funding and/or sponsorship for their student group.

RSVP: Appreciated, but not required. If you’re able, please let Wendy Banks know who from your team is going to make it

CEPS 2017 Graduate Programs Open House is a chance for prospective graduate students the opportunity to learn about CEPS graduate programs and research from current faculty and students. It will be taking place on the 30th of September from 11-2 pm in the Summerlee Science Campus atrium. To register, please visit


That’s all for our first newsletter of the 2017-2018 academic year! Remember the good times of Oweek as midterm season fast approaches, and don’t forget to check us out online to hear about all of our events:


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All the best,




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