CSME News Bulletin ARCHIVE

This is the archive of news posts for the LU CSME (2018/2019) members. For up to date news please see the CSME News Bulletin 


Accepting 2019/2020 Student Chapter President Nominations: (Posted 25-FEB-2019)

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering Lakehead University Student Chapter is now accepting nominations for the 2019 – 2020 Student Chapter President. If you graduating in Spring 2020, and think you are eligible for this position, please email csme@lakeheadu.ca. Be sure to include in your email a short blurb as to why you want to be President and what you think you can bring to the society next year.
Being the CSME LU Student Chapter president is an excellent way to influence Mechanical Engineering Student Life at Lakehead University. As president, your role is to lead your executive, represent the school society at Engineering student events, and help your classmates have a fun and fulfilling University experience. If you are elected, your responsibilities would include:
Nominating and running an election for your executive
Maintaining diplomatic relations with the other engineering societies (ESS, IEEE, CSCE, CSChe, and EEEF)
Facilitating all society activities with both University Faculty and Industry
Maintaining the CSME Office, website, and online resources.
Deadline for nominations is 08MAR2019 23:59 EST.

Bombardier Tour: (Posted: 25-FEB-2019)

We will be hosting a tour of the Bombardier facility on Monday, March 4th at 10:00 am, lasting approximately 90 minutes. This will be an excellent opportunity to experience the workings of a corporate giant, with decades of history.

Come sign up, the tour will be free, but all attendees must have a pair of steel-toe safety boots. Transportation for the tour will be by bus, departing main campus, more information about the exact time of departure will follow.  Pizza lunch at the facility will be provided.

Please email events.csme@lakeheadu.ca to RSVP. Please sign up early as there is limited space (30 Spots).


ABC Party by KALU and LU FSAE (Posted: 17-NOV-2018)

 Join us at the Outpost on Friday Nov 23rd. The doors are open from 9:00pm to 2:00pm.

Get your tickets ahead of time for $5 or$10 at the door. Tickets are available:

The Outpost
Monday 12-3:30 PM
Tuesday 12-4:30 PM
Thursday 12-4:30 PM

RC building
Wednesday 12-3:30 PM


CSME Apparel (Posted: 28-SEP-2018)

To those of you who signed up during Fall Orientation and were promised T-Shirts, we haven’t forgotten!  The deadline for submitting suggestions for a new logo closed last Friday, and as we only have one new logo in the works, we are going to finalize it before we circulate it to all the members for your opinion.

We are also throwing around the idea of having Hats, Hoodies, and Jackets made too.  We are trying to gauge interest, so if you are interested in buying any of those please let us know in the poll below.

CSME Apparel Poll (LINK)

The Poll will close next Friday (05-OCT-2018)


Last Chance to get your shirts! (Posted: 28-SEP-2018)

If you signed up during Summer Transition Orientation and didn’t get your shirt yet please pick them up before Thursday (04-OCT-2018). At that time we will consider them unclaimed and will move them to our For Sale inventory.

If would still like your shirt but cannot make arrangements to get your shirt by 04-OCT-2018, please send us an email and we can make other arrangements.


Fort William Historical Park – Haunted Fort Night (Posted: 28-SEP-2018)

Join us for an exciting and spooky night at Fort William Historical Park. This is a fantastic event, only hosted around Halloween each year. CSME has booked this time slot so us Mechanicals can have fun and get scared together. We hope to see you there, there are only 20 spots for the time slot.

Please arrive 15 minutes early (6:55pm), late arrivals will not be accepted. Our tour starts at 7:10 pm.

See the event page for details, and instructions to signup! (LINK)


Study/Help Session for 1st/2nd Year CSME Members (Posted 28-SEP-2018)

We will be holding study/help session in the CSME office (CB 4067) for 1st/2nd Year CSME Members on Thursday 04-OCT-2018 from Noon till 5:00 pm.

We will have a few 3rd/4th year students working in the room, to help with any questions you may have.  Please note that this help session is open to CSME members only. If you are not a member and would like to participate please register on our website here (LINK).

If you are a 3rd/4th year student and would like to volunteer your time, and hang out and answer questions please let us know at csme@lakeheadu.ca.


Access to the CSME Office available (Posted: 13-SEP-2018)

If you wish to come to the CSME Office to study it is available to all members.  If the room is open feel free to come in, if it is closed please bring your student ID to either Karen Toneguzzi’s office or Security, and if you are on the CSME member list they will lend you a key.

Please understand if you are newly registered that we need to send them a list manually, and they may not have an updated list. We will do our best to make sure they have an updated list.


CSME/CSCE Golf Tournament  (Updated: 13-SEP-2018)

CSME and CSCE will have their annual Golf Tournament at Dragon Hills Golf Course on September 22, 2018.

If you want to play, we will be taking registration in the Centennial Building (CB) on: Sept 18th -20th 2018, from 10 am-4 pm.

The cost is $35 for CSME and CSCE members, and $40 for non members. Take this opportunity to join CSME/CSCE!

Follow the links for more information about the tournament.
Event Calendar
Event Information Page


Looking for new CSME T-Shirt Design (Posted: 06-SEP-2018)

This fall we would like to print our shirts on a new design. If you have an idea of what you’d like the new shirts to look like send it to us! We will let the CSME members vote on the best designs, and we’ll have prizes for whoever provides the winning design (We’ll update you when we have some prizes picked out)

Please send your ideas using the form here.


The Bay Is Calling…  (Posted: 06-SEP-2018)

ESS is putting on a Kick-off Concert on September 7th at the Sleeping Giant Brewery. There will be shuttles to and from the Agora to the Brewery from 6:00pm to 11:00pm on that date. Tickets will be available at the door, and on the first week of classes.


Online Resources:  (Posted: 06-SEP-2018)

If we have received your membership fee, I’ve added you to our resources folder, which I have changed so that everyone can see the resources for every year. If you have any problems please let me know.

If you have content to add/update please let me know, we depend on everyone to help keep it up to date and improve. Currently our online resource is not quite as comprehensive for the 1st and 2nd years, as it is for the 3rd and 4th years so if anyone has anything you’d like to contribute, please reach out. If you take good notes that you’d like to share I can provide access for you to continually contribute throughout the year.

If anyone asks for access/material from there please encourage them to join instead, since the notes are from past/current members (Mostly thanks to Joy Santos). Please do not share or distribute the material to non-members, out of respect to our contributors.


CSME-SCGM  (Posted: 06-SEP-2018)

I know this may not have been communicated thoroughly at our info table, but the LU membership is valid for the resources and events that we put on at LU. Additionally you can also sign up at http://csme-scgm.ca for free if you desire! Through the CSME portal you can gain access to exclusive job postings, receive invitations to national mechanical industry events and more! Of course, joining is not mandatory but a CSME-SCGM membership may greatly benefit you in many different ways and is a great addition to your resume – at least consider it!


T-Shirts for Summer Transition Students  (Posted: 06-SEP-2018)

If you signed up for CSME during the Summer Transition Orientation* your T-Shirts are available. Please come to the CSME office (CB 4067), and if a CSME board member is there you can ask them for your shirt.

*If you signed up recently during the Fall Orientation we will order your T-Shirts once we have a new T-Shirt Design. If you have any suggestions for a design, submit them here. We will accept ideas from anyone, so if you know someone with graphic design skills forward this on!