Friday, July 24, 2009

Chair Chat

In looking at past issues of the Civilian, I realized that we have not officially
welcomed the Mining, Geological, and Mineral alumni to the Department!

In 2006, the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program (formerly Mining/Geological Engineering) was brought under the administrative umbrella of Civil Engineering.

While the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program retains its unique identity, the move resulted in several benefits to both programs. Mining and Civil engineering were
two of the three original engineering diplomas offered by SPS in the 1880s (the third was Mechanical), and it is wonderful to see our cooperative history flourish to this day. So, on behalf of the Department of Civil Engineering, we welcome all the MIN/GEO alumni!

Since our last issue of the Civilian, I’ve met several hundred CIV/GEO/MIN alumni in Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Our very first Alumni Dinner was attended by over 100 alumni and we expect the numbers to grow for next year’s event (February 26th, 2010).

Remarkably, this year we are offering our 90th year of survey camp! We’re celebrating with a birthday bash at Gull Lake on September 19th. We need your help to get the word out. Please contact your classmates to ensure that they know about this celebration. Details can be found on our website.

In summary, the upcoming important dates are:
Saturday, September 19th, 2009 – 90th birthday party of Survey
Camp at Gull Lake. Go on line for details of this event and to register.

Friday, February 26th, 2010 – Our Second Annual Alumni Dinner at
89 Chestnut.

As always, please ensure that your classmates and other alumni are receiving this newsletter. If they are not receiving it, ask them to contact Nelly or Colin to update their mailing addresses in our records.

I hope you enjoy this issue. Have a great summer!


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