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Networking and Celebrating Mark Students' Dinner
BY MARY GRACE DE GUZMAN
University of Calgary
This year, through a collaborative effort from the Engineering Students'
Society and APEGGA, a forum for students and industry representatives
to meet and interact was created. With more than 300 students and 80 professional
engineers in attendance, the 31st annual First and SecondYear Engineering
Dinner was held on March 2 at the Palliser Hotel, and was once again a
Traditionally, this dinner served as a final social gathering for second-year students before they separated into their respective departments.
Now, with the inclusion of first-year students, it is also a time to
mingle with industry, talk with professors and celebrate academic and
extra-curricular achievements. Several awards were handed out and individuals
The Engineering Students' Society would also like to take this opportunity to thank its primary sponsor Nortel Networks, and all the support from APEGGA, without whom this dinner would not be possible.
"I am proud to have been a part of the First and Second Year Engineering Dinner tradition. I know the value of this dinner is an experience the students will not forget. It was a lot of fun too," says Dave Damberger, vice-president, first year, of the Engineering Students' Society and a dinner organizer.
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