***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 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 ❤

Special Newsletter: Fire and Ice Banquet!!!


Welcome back everyone! We hope you have all settled in nicely.

CEPSSC is happy to announce that the annual Fire and Ice Banquet has been revamped and will be held on January 19th 2018 at Cutten Fields! This is the same location as last year and is conveniently located right next to campus by East Residences (190 College Avenue East, Guelph).

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. Tickets are available during executive office hours, as scheduled below:

Kristine Keon, President: Mondays 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Justin Medeiros, VP Finance: Mondays 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm *please note this difference from the email sent out earlier this week!*

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 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


These office hours will be in effect for the rest of the semester as well.

Tickets may be purchased separately if these times do not work for you, just email cepssc@uoguelph.caand we will try our best to accommodate your schedule. Any questions or concerns can be directed to this email as well.

We hope to see you there!

Be on the look out for the January newsletter later this month for more CEPSSC-related news.

Yours pals,



November Newsletter: Club Updates, CEPSSC Events, and more!


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

We hope you all have gotten through midterms alright, or at least the majority of them! Nothing better than a midterm two weeks before finals, eh? Anyway, a great way to beat the stress is giving yourself enough time to enjoy the things you love and take a break every once in a while! CEPSSC is here to help with your monthly newsletter full of awesome things to check out here on campus and some updates for us. Let’s get started!

1. CEPS Club Updates

Chem & Biochem Club:

We’re taking orders for T-shirts starting on Monday November 20th and endingFriday December 1st, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays. The location is MacN 106, prices are $12 for shirts and $20 for sweaters. Some of the designs are featured below so make sure to pick up some awesome merchandise!


SoCIS is hosting Local Hack Day again this year on December 2nd from9 am – 9 pm. The location is still to be determined. If you’re interested, please check out our Facebook group “SOCIS @ University of Guelph” for more information on the event and how to register. We hope to see you there!


First things first, the annual Engineering Society Town Hall has been scheduled! Do you have concerns about your engineering courses? Do you have questions about the School of Engineering? Mark your calendar for the Engineering Town Hall! The SOE Director and CEPS Dean will be available to hear your concerns and answer your questions. Come on out on Wednesday, November 22 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm in THRN 3504. There will be FREE PIZZA!

Another event from Engsoc: Coffee House! If you sing, dance, play an instrument, hula-hoop, sword-swallow, or are interested in showcasing any

other talents, we want you! Guelph Engineering Society is officially calling on performers for this semester’s Coffee House, which will be taking place onTuesday, November 21st at 6:30pm in THRN 1200. All acts and majors are welcome!

If you don’t want to perform but are still interested in getting involved, we are in search of display artwork as well as volunteers for some cool jobs.

If you’d like to perform or get involved, please email Rebecca atrbar@uoguelph.ca.

Lastly, it’s time to prove that engineers and all of CEPS can party like the aggies do! Engpub is back on Thursday, November 23, 10 pm – 2 am! Mark it in your calendar!

2. CEPSSC Events

Come on out to meet the new amazing dean of CEPS, Dr. Mary Wells!!! The event takes place on Tuesday, November 21st, at 5:30 pm at the Summerlee Science Complex Atrium.

Dr. Mary Wells was associate dean of outreach and a professor in mechanical and mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo. She currently chairs the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE). At Waterloo, Wells chaired the Women in Engineering committee, and was involved in numerous programs for girls and women, teachers and parents.

Along with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, she established a career mentoring program for women university graduates. A past president of the Metallurgy and Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Wells holds a B.Eng. from McGill University and a PhD from UBC.

Free pizza will be provided!!

Just a heads up that information about CEPSSC’s Fire and Ice Banquet 2018 will be coming out soon! Photos from last year are available on our facebook page if you’re interested in the event. It’s a guaranteed good time with great food and awesome music for you and your friends to enjoy! So make sure to pack up and bring your outfit while you’re on break before next semester. Check your inboxes for an email soon with more detail on ticket prices and selling times.

3What’s Happening this Month on Campus

Textbooks for Change provides affordable and accessible educational material to students both locally and across the globe. We believe that post-secondary students should be able to learn from high-quality material, regardless of their geographic location or economic status.

Whether it’s donating educational material to campus libraries in Kenya or selling an affordable used textbook to a student in Canada, our goal is to improve the educational landscape around the world. We work collaboratively with campus and community partners to create this impact, book by book.

Are your old textbooks currently collecting dust? Small actions can create a big impact. Consider making a change this holiday season by donating your used textbooks in one of our many drop boxes across campus, including the University Centre, Library, Athletic Centre, and Macdonald Hall.

For more information on Textbooks for Change and what we do, check outhttps://textbooksforchange.com/.


That’s all for our November newsletter! Short and sweet so as to not distract you from rocking those exams. 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.

If you start to miss us too much, make sure to check us at the following links below:

Website: https://www.cpessc.com

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CEPSSC

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CEPSSC_Guelph

Join GryphLife: https://uoguelph.collegiatelink.net/organization/CPESSC

Your friends,



October Newsletter: Club Updates, Leadership Roles, Work Abroad, and more!


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

We hope you all had a lovely long weekend, full of delicious food, family, and lots of productivity! Who are we kidding, that last one didn’t happen… but it’s the thought that counts. Here’s everything you need to know from CEPS this month.

  1. CEPS Club Updates

Physics Club:

Come out to the Brass Taps on Wednesday October 18 from 7-11 to socialize with Physics professors in the department! Special appearances by Martin Williams, Mike Massa, Rob Wickham, Leonid Brown, Joanne O’Meara, Dennis Mucher, and Eric Poisson! Free food available and Wellington pints for $4.75.


Just a heads up that the meeting location has changed to Room 101 in the J.D. MacLachlan building. Still Mondays at 5:30 pm so we hope to see you there.

  1. Get Involved with CEPSSC!

Year Rep Elections next week!

This month you’ll be able to vote for YOUR year representative on CEPSSC! Their job is to make sure your concerns are heard and addressed. Election period will be happening from the 17th to the 20th on Gryphlife, keep a look out for the email to vote in your inboxes next week.

College Royal CEPSSC Clubs Director Position!

This position will be appointed by the CEPSSC board. Responsibilities would include going to College Royal Society meetings at 5:30pm on Tuesday evenings, and facilitating contact between the VP-Open House of College Royal Society, CEPSSC, and CEPSSC/Engsoc-affiliated clubs. If you have any questions, please contact kkeon@uoguelph.ca. Please apply by noon on Monday, Oct. 23rd by contacting cpapalaz@uoguelph.ca.

  1. CEPPSC Merchandise

Whether you’re looking to show off some school spirit or having to do laundry a little too often, CEPSSC has got you covered (literally). We will be selling hats and two types of t-shirts this semester, with one having the option to customize with your major. Look out for an email next week with previews of the designs and prices. Orders will be due by 31st of October and expected to arrive mid-November.

  1. What’s Happening this Month on Campus

From our friends over at the College of Biological Sciences – applicable for any student in a B.Sc program!

Course Selection Information Session

Are you worrying about the course selection? Not sure which is the right elective for you?

No fret no worries! CBSSC will be holding an info night session for all 1st Year & 2nd Year students to talk about the Course Selection.

Here, you can ask any questions about the courses, what are some good science and/or free electives for your program! You can also learn more about common science electives and core courses from the academic advisors!

It is happening 11th October, at 7 pm until 8.30pm, in the Science Complex Atrium!

Graduate Studies Preview Day

Join us for Graduate Studies Preview Day this Saturday, October 14th, 2017 from 10am-1pm in the University Centre. You will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and current graduate students to learn more about Guelph’s graduate programs, research opportunities, funding and joining a diverse community of over 2,600 highly intelligent and committed fellow graduate students and researchers.

Aboriginal Awareness Week

The Aboriginal Student Association will be offering free coffee from 9:30-10:30am on October 16th in Branion Plaza for Aboriginal Awareness week for anyone of any background with a reusable mug. Additionally, the Sounds of the Nation event will be taking place from 7-10pm in Peter Clark Hall, free snacks and drinks will be provided. See https://www.facebook.com/uofgASA/ for more information!

  1. International Opportunities

Interested in gaining research experience in China, India, Germany or France in Summer 2018? Successful applicants will receive a travel scholarship from the Province of Ontario. To learn more about the research opportunity in Germany or China, attend one of the sessions listed below. The directors of each program will be here to share information and answer questions. Information sessions for the programs in India and France will be announced at a later time.

Please see below for details on the upcoming Summer Research Program sessions:

OJS (China) – open to students in all programs

Thursday, October 12


UC 332 (take North elevators)

Deadline to apply: January 19, 2018

OBW (Germany) – limited to Science and Engineering students

Tuesday, October 17

5-6 pm

UC 441 (take North elevators)

Deadline to apply: December 8th, 2017

Learn more about the programs in the meantime by visiting the CIP website:


If you have any questions, please contact Haruho Kubota, the Education Abroad Advisor for Science and Engineering students at goabroad@uoguelph.ca.

To hear from a past participant in the Germany program, feel free to drop by the VP Communication’s (Karine) office hours Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:30 pm!


That’s all for our October newsletter! Enjoy those Thanksgivings leftovers and don’t forget to check us out online to hear about all of our events:

Website: https://www.cpessc.com

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CEPSSC

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CEPSSC_Guelph

Join GryphLife: https://uoguelph.collegiatelink.net/organization/CPESSC


Your friends,



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: cepssc@uoguelph.ca

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 cepssc@uoguelph.ca 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 cpapalaz@uoguelph.ca 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 cpapalaz@uoguelph.ca 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: https://www.uoguelph.ca/secretariat/node/258. Questions? Email the University Secretariat Team at elections@uoguelph.ca

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 kmooibro@uoguelph.ca 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 csaceo@uoguelph.ca 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 -banksw@uoguelph.ca.

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 uoguelph.ca/ceps/gradprogramsopenhouse.


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,