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Please see thank you note from Jessica Blando of Camosun College, 2018




 Congratulations to the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair participants for the May 8 to 9, 2018 event, Lots of very creative and interested students.

A personal thank you to the organisers and to the two students who were awarded the from us. This year they are

Jonathan Attwell whose project was about “Capturing the wind (Windtorch)” from Arbutus Middle School grade 6


Nattan Telmer whose project was about “Defining characteristics of bismuth telluride TEGs” from Mount Douglas Secondary School grade 10

Congratulations and looking forward to next year. 


Congratulations to Braidon Joe UVic Student for receiving the 2017 - 18 VI ASHRAE Scholarship.

Thank you UVic Endowment Scholarship 2017-18 Student

Thank you UVic Endowment Scholarship 2017-18 UVic


 There are many ways that you can engage with Science Venture as a Mentor (Guest Researcher),


each with varying levels of commitment during the months of July and August:
For more information contact Science Venture at
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Congratulations to Anna Pachal UVic Student and Adrian Gunstone, Devin Fitzsmmons and Keegan Cornell Camosun College Student for receiving the 2016 - 17 VI ASHRAE Scholarships.






Congratulation to all of the participants at the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair (VIRSF) on April 9th to 10th.  It was great to see so many very creative and insightful projects.  Everyone did well as can be seen at VIRSF web site,, to see the 2017 awards.


Specifically I would like to congratulate the students listed below.  Good job.





Anna Erickson


St. Margaret's School


Zofka Svec

Energy From Algae: Voltage optimization in a photosynthetic microbial fuel cell

Glenlyon Norfolk School





Anna Erickson, Gordon Greeniaus (VIRSF Organiser) and Zofka Svec

Anna Erickson


Zofka Svec


A reminder about the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair on April 9 and 10,

And Thank you note from VIRSF.




The 2016 -17 Vancouver Island University Student Branch


  • Shawn Colleaux - President
  • Jacob Adams - Vice President
  • Adam Cairo - Activities Coordinator
  • Rebecca Appleton - Secretary Treasurer
  • Romi Lloyd - Website


Applied Engineering Challenge
1st Place: University of Regina (Region XI)
2nd Place: Bandung Institute of Technology
3rd Place: Gazi University
Rising Star: NONE
Design Calculations
1st Place: University of British Columbia (Region XI)
2nd Place: Texas A&M University
3rd Place: North Carolina A&T State University
Rising Star – Eastern Washington University
System Selection
1st Place: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
2nd Place: Pennsylvania State University
3rd Place: Ferris State University
Rising Star: NONE
Integrated Sustainable Building

Design (ISBD) 
1st Place: University of Central Florida
2nd Place: Tianjin University
3rd Place: Portland State University
Rising Star: University of Wisconsin – Madison


Register for the 2017 Student Design Competition,


The UVic Engineers With Borders is participating in the

Run to End Poverty

up by Sooke on June 26th.  They are wondering if there was anyone that would like to would donate to it. Here is the link to the UVic EWB chapter donation website:

Have fun runners.

The Vancouver Island University Student Branch received its charter and is in the start-up stages. We would like to thank Chapter 145 for all their support. We have had several meetings including a pizza lunch, and three speakers, Art Sutherland from Accent Refrigeration from Victoria, and Distinguished Lecturer Chris Mathis from North Carolina, as well as Jesse Anderson from Nanaimo. With a new class of students just beginning, we are in the process of transfering duties of the executive. We will soon be holding regular meetings in the Cowichan Trades Center in Duncan. All student members are invited to attend. Stay tuned for updates.

On behalf of the Camosun College Foundation, we would like to thank you for your ongoing commitment to student bursaries.

 We want you to know that your annual gift is sincerely appreciated and makes a tremendous difference to our students, many of whom are struggling financially. As you may already know, 100% of your generous contribution goes directly to helping students.

 For your interest, I am pleased to enclose the program of the student(s) who benefitted from your gift this year.

* Mechanical Engineering Technician – 2nd year

Thank you again for your continued generosity. The Camosun College Foundation remains committed to working together with you to support Camosun and our communities.


Angie Bowles                                                                     Karen Whyte
Advancement Manager                                                Advancement Manager
250-370-4239                                                                     250-370-4237



VI ASHRAE to happy support the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair.
Sunday April 12 – Monday April 13, 2015
1962 – 2015 : 54 Fairs and counting
Please visit,  for more details of teh event.




EWB's epic annual fundraiser, public engagement, corporate outreach & learning event is coming back home to Victoria on April 26, as part of the 26th Annual TC10K.

This is much more than just a charity run or a fundraiser, this is a crucial opportunity to bring the conversation about rural poverty and international development to the forefront with your co-workers, community groups, networks and friends. R2EP provides an excellent chance to engage with the public in Victoria regarding the work EWB is doing in Canada and internationally, and is a fun way to come together as a group, get in shape, and challenge yourself!

We welcome all new and returning runners and are here to help every step of the way with training, fundraising and engagement support. Let's take strides to eliminate extreme poverty in rural Africa. Give us a shout at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After you register to fundraise on our R2EP site, be sure to head on over to the TC10K site to sign up for the race!


Anaissia, Evelyn and Zach all shared a common feeling while completing their mechanical, electrical and civil engineering studies. Something in their personal growth and education was missing. Most of classes taught in their undergrad do not assess and describe the main challenges that the world is facing, nor the alternatives proposed to solve them. But what are engineers, if not problem solvers?

In January 2015, the three students decided to get together and re-start the Engineers Without Borders Club at the University of Victoria to overcome this lack of knowledge and perception and try to encourage engineering students to be change innovators on campus and overseas.

In January 2015, the three of them had the opportunity to attend the EWB national conference in Montreal, experience that changed their visions and impacted their lives ( This experience was supported by ASHRAE and as an humble way to thank the association they would like to share their vision of the club, what they really enjoyed about the conference and what the next steps on campus are during Thursday's (March 12, 2015) presentation.

 (Left to right) Evelyn, Zach and Anaissia


Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair

The 2015 Vancouver Island Science Fair

is coming up soon, and we are once again looking for judges.  This year the fair will be held on Sunday April 12 and Monday April 13, in the Elliott Lecture Wing at the University of Victoria.  Judges are needed for Sunday, April 12.

Each judge reads brief reports for up to six projects, asks questions of the presenters for each project, and then works with other judges to rank the projects.  In Round II of judging you will see another group of up to six top projects from the same age level, and be asked to rank them against your morning projects.
An approximate schedule is as follows: 8:30 to Noon, if you stay for Round 2 judging to 3:00 pm.

If you would like to participate in the fair this year please log in to the registration site

using your email address and password. This will automatically put you on the list for this year's judging.  While you are there, you can update your profile.

Feel free to pass this message on to other people you think would be interested.

They do have one new request this year.  They are always short of judges who are able to judge projects that are submitted in French.  These may have come from Francophone or immersion students.   They generally try to find French-speaking judges for Francophone students; however immersion students may be interviewed in English, although their projects are written in French.  If you are Anglophone but would feel comfortable reading a project in French and interviewing in English, please indicate ‘Read French’ under ‘Other Expertise’ in your judge’s profile.  This would help us a lot!

If you have questions or comments send them to Leslie Brown:
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General information about the fair can be found at




  Engineers Without




Info Session


5pm Thursday, Feb 5th in

Engineering Computer Science 130

(ECS 130)


All faculties’ welcome!

What are you doing to create change?

Vancouver Island Chapter sponsors 3 engineering students to help them to attend the National Conference for Engineers Without Borders (EWB) in Montreal, January 16-18, 2015. Each year EWB hosts Canada's largest national conference for individuals and organizations committed to social change and international development, (

2015 Student Design Project Competition

ASHRAE sponsors these competitions to encourage students to become involved in a profession that is crucial to insuring a sustainable future for our Earth – the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems. ASHRAE will recognize the outstanding student design projects at the 2016 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Orlando, FL, January 23-27th, 2016.


ASHRAE has 28 scholarships available for the 2015-16 school year, for high school seniors entering college through senior undergraduate engineering students and engineering technology students. ASHRAE is seeking your assistance in making student members aware of this financial assistance.

8 regional/chapter and university-specific scholarships — $3,000 to $5,000 each. Now accepting applications!

12 undergraduate engineering scholarships — $3,000 to $10,000 each. Now accepting applications!

4 high school senior scholarships — $3,000 each

4 engineering technology scholarships — $5,000 each

Qualified students are encouraged to apply at

Annual Application Deadlines: December 1, 2014


April 10 & 11 2014, Trade Show

There was a good turnout at the Trade Show. Two classes from Vancouver Island University, and quite a few students from University of Victoria, volunteered and sat in on the Tech Talks as much as they could. A good time as had by all.

This was a great opportunity for students to network and get to know suppliers, manufacturers and local employers. Just in time for graduation.



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