EGSS Team 2021-22

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Become an executive member of Engineering Graduate Students Society (EGSS)

  • Represent Students at various forums
  • Develop professional and social links on and off campus
  • Gain valuable experience in organizing events
  • Enhance the grad students experience at School of Engineering UBCO.
Send your nominations at egss_ubco@yahoo.ca










Call for EGSS 2021-2022 NOMINATIONS

It is the time of year again when the EGSS is looking for confident, knowledgeable, and fun graduate students to join the team and work towards improving affairs of the graduate student experience.
The nominations for EGSS executive team are open and we are looking for some talented graduate students to run for the executive positions.
Send your nomination forms to egss_ubco@yahoo.ca.











Recent Events

EGSS Photography Contest

March 17-31, 2021


The Engineering Graduate Students Society (EGSS) organized an “EGSS photography contest“ to allow the graduate engineering students to showcase their photography skills. The contest took place from 17th to 31st March, 2021. Students were invited to send their best photos of natural landscapes or their research environment. EGSS received more than 10 submissions which were featured on the EGSS Instagram page (@egss.ubco) for 24 hours on April 1, 2021. Followers on the EGSS instagram page were able to like and comment on their favorite pick. A photo taken by first year Masters student Olivia Margoto received the most appreciation and was announced the winner of the contest. It was taken in her hometown of Vargem Grande do Sul, located in Sao Paulo – Brazil. As a prize, the EGSS awarded Olivia with a $30 gift card.
















Are you smarter than a first year?

March 25, 2021


The EGSS organized for the first time the event titled “Are you smarter than a first year?” on March 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm PST. The concept was based on the game show “are you smarter than a fifth grader”, but instead of fifth grade questions it had questions from 100 level (first year) engineering courses. This event was open for all undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Thirty students attended the event and twenty six among them participated in the kahoot quiz. There were 50 questions in total. First year undergraduate student Jamie Ropotar scored highest proving that no one else was smarter than a first year student and won a $100 gift card from the EGSS and a $50 gift card from the Undergraduate Engineering Society. Third year undergraduate student and runner-up Leonardo Soares was awarded with a $50 gift card from the EGSS. The event was hosted by former VP (internal) (2018-2019) of the EGSS, Ben Wiltshire.










UBCO International Movie Festival

February 15-21, 2021


International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity. The day has been formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly since 2002. International Mother Language Day was introduced to the Parliament of Canada for recognition in 2014. The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was originally the initiative of Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, 21st February is the anniversary of the day when the people of Bangladesh (then east Pakistan) fought for recognition for the Bangla language.

In observance of IMLD, International Programs & Services (IPS) collaborated with the Engineering Graduate Students Society UBCO, the Association of Bangladeshi Students, UBCO Hong Kong Student Club, Indian Culture & Dance Club, UBCO JCC, UBCO Persian Students’ Club, UBCO LASO, and UBCO South Asian Student Association – SASA to organize  an international movie festival 2021 during the week of February 15-21, where we broadcasted movies celebrating the different cultures present on campus. The organizer conducted a raffle draw at the end of each day and awarded 3 random lucky movie viewers a $20 gift card from skip the dishes. 

The movie schedule was as follows:

Feb 15: Spirited Away – Japanese

Feb 16: Coco – Spanish

Feb 17: Chennai Express – Hindi

Feb 18: Vikram Vedha – Tamil

Feb 19: A Moment of Romance – Cantonese

Feb 20: A Separation – Persian

Feb 21: The Clay Bird – Bengali


Welcome Event

February 1, 2021


Due to the Covid-19 situation, the new engineering graduate students were unable to receive a formal welcome at UBCO. The Engineering graduate students society (EGSS) organized an online “Welcome Event” for the new graduate students of School of Engineering (SoE) on February 1st 2021, Monday at  4 pm PST. The online event enabled the participants to meet the faculty including the Executive Associate Dean (SoE), Director (SoE), and Associate Director (Graduate Studies). Moreover, the EGSS invited some of our successful alumni to share their journey at UBCO and encourage the new students. Overall forty five (45) participants attended this event. During the event there were some ice breakers and fun games. Moreover, EGSS provided gift packs to all the new students.







Movie Night

December 28, 2020


The EGSS organized a Virtual Movie Night on 28th December, Monday at 7 pm. The movie night was open for all UBC Graduate students and alumni to attend. The event was organized to provide a fun filled evening during holidays for the grad students. The recently released Sci-Fi Masterpiece “Tenet” from Christopher Nolan was broadcasted via zoom. Twenty five people attended the event and watched the movie along with the EGSS committee. In addition to broadcasting the movie, the EGSS in partnership with Dominos Pizza offered free pizza delivery to all the participants. On top of that, 5 randomly selected lucky winners received a free pizza before the movie started courtesy of the EGSS.




Trivia Night 

November 4, 2020 


The newly formed 2020/21 EGSS committee organized their first event “Trivia Night” on 24th November (Tuesday) from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The trivia was hosted by our Director-at-Large  Nibirh Jawad on Zoom and had 6 rounds on different themes. The themes included sports, movies, music, geography, and general knowledge. Each round had 6 questions with a few bonus questions added in. There were 18 participants who took part in this event. Ben Wiltshire won the 1st prize, Connor Badowich and Rafiya Hossain were the 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively.

The event was aimed at encouraging the grad students to get familiar with the EGSS and join in the events.