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 ❤

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