Chapters are the beating heart of EWB. Across Canada chapter members are taking thoughtful and strategic actions to create profound social change in their universities, companies, and communities.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an international development organization that addresses the root causes of poverty and inequity. We believe that investing in one another is the most effective way to create meaningful change at every level of society. This drives us to invest in people and ideas that are dedicated to building a more equitable and sustainable world. Through our work, we empower thousands of university students and volunteers to discover the full extent of their individual potential and enact revolutionary change across the globe. We specifically focus on addressing the root causes of social inequity through systems thinking.
As an organization, we have five main commitments:
Anti-Oppression & Identity Based Equity
Equitable Access to Healthcare
Economic & Food Systems Security
Reconciliation (Canada & Abroad
Here at the UBC Chapter, we strive to be a launching pad for innovative ideas that will further our progress in these areas. Our goal is to foster global thinkers by facilitating connections among community members and introducing them to new perspectives. We value inclusivity and friendship and embody these values by developing each of our members professional and leadership skills.
We have three ventures:
Youth Venture strives to build lasting connections with youth in the Greater Vancouver area and introduce high school students to the field of engineering. In particular, Youth Venture encourages students to think critically about current issues on both a local and global level through workshops and design competitions.
Engi-YOU Wellness promotes health and wellness within the UBC engineering student body by providing actionable tools and strategies for students experiencing personal and academic turmoil.
Smoke-Free Homes is a new venture which aims to tackle socioeconomic, environmental and health issues in rural Guatemala. Our main project consists of providing Eco-Stoves for women and families around Guatemala.
At EWB UBC, each venture works to promote youth leadership and engage in social justice work
MEET THE TEAM
Our chapter is powered by forward-thinking, problem solving, and hardworking change-makers. Get to know some of the people involved in our community.
BE PART OF OUR CHAPTER
If you’re ready to play a key role in sparking profound and strategic social change, we’d love to collaborate. Join us today and contribute to a better tomorrow.