By Emma Cabrera-Aragon, Toronto professional network
Run jointly by National Engineering Month Ontario, the Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, the Water for the World workshop program raises student awareness of access to clean drinking water worldwide and the ways that engineering and technology can create systemic change to combat water-access issues.
By Amos Chan, Toronto professional chapter, 2015 R2EP co-lead
In addition to the Run to End Poverty’s namesake goal, the annual campaign has a second objective: raising awareness of Engineers Without Borders. Through corporate outreach—namely, one-hour Lunch and Learn sessions—we educate people about EWB’s background, ventures and results, and give them an opportunity to join the R2EP to support the organization and its objectives. While most of this year’s sessions went well, one in particular was poorly received because our team failed to effectively communicate the presentation’s purpose.