News Release

REF NO.: 5

SUBJECT: Second annual forum teaches students leadership and innovation in engineering

DATE: September 15, 2010

On Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, engineering students and invited guests will be at The Battery Hotel and Conference Centre in St. John’s for the second annual Student LIFE Forum.
The forum is sponsored by the Angus Bruneau Student Leadership and Innovation Fund in Engineering (LIFE) Program, which is $1million donation by Drs. Angus and Jean Bruneau, to encourage and support student leadership and innovation in engineering education, research and community service. In addition to financial awards, the Angus Bruneau Student LIFE Program also sponsors an annual leadership and innovation forum.
Engineering students in all stages of their respective programs will participate in this day of inspiration and learning. In addition to Dr. Jean Bruneau, some of the forum’s guest speakers include Mr. Earl Ludlow, who will discuss the challenges and successes he has experienced in his position as CEO of Newfoundland Power; Engineers Without Borders (EWB) president Mr. Evan Walsh will speak on international development and how students can get involved with their local EWB Chapter; and Mr. Nick Hounsell, executive director of Organizational Strategy, SIFE Memorial, will talk about community involvement and how students can get involved with SIFE Memorial. There will also be a session on sustainability from Memorial engineering professor Dr. Steve Bruneau.
About the Angus Bruneau Student LIFE Program:
The Angus Bruneau Student LIFE Program provides funding for student-led initiatives that significantly enhance the experience of students in the Faculty
of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University, and supports initiatives that would not normally be funded through the faculty’s operating budget. The fund provides financial awards on a matching basis such that students are required to raise some portion of the funds needed for the project.
Media are invited to attend.

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