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November 27, 2011 

Hey Fizzers,

Here's your last weekly email of the year! Good luck on all your finals!
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Lazy person's summary:
1) Fizz Movie Night - Tuesday November 29, 7pm in the Penthouse
2) Christmas Caroling and Fizz: Occupy Penthouse
5) Fizz Sports Sign-up for Winter Term!
7) Math Exam Packages
8) Comic Relief
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1) Fizz Movie Night - Tuesday Nov. 29, 7pm
Fizz will be having a movie night on Nov. 29, at 7pm in the Penthouse. We will be showing Snatch.

2) Christmas Caroling and Fizz: Occupy Penthouse - Dec. 2
As always, Christmas Caroling with the EUS will be on the last day of class (Dec. 2). Meet at the Cheeze at 7am for some Christmas cheer, or join us as we make our rounds caroling through classrooms! Caroling runs until 12pm, at which time there is free pizza.
Also on December 2nd, Fizz will be occupying the Penthouse! Come by at 5pm for some free drinks!

3) Fizz Sports - Sign up now for the Winter semester
If you would like to participate in one of Fizz's many sports teams next semester, sign up here. Deadlines are coming up.

4) Comic Relief

November 20, 2011 

Hi Fizz,
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Lazy person's summary:
1) Fizz AGM
2) Multicultural Gala
3) Fizz Movie Night
4) Christmas Caroling and Fizz Storms Mahoney's!
5) Fizz Sports Sign-up for Winter Term!
6) APEGBC Volunteer Opportunity
7) Math Exam Packages
8) Comic Relief
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1) Fizz AGM - Thursday, Nov. 24, 12:30-1:30 Angus 334
Fizz's Annual General Meeting is a chance to come out, enjoy some more free Uncle Fatih's pizza, hear what Fizz exec has been doing for you over the past year, and voice any ideas you might have for improving what we can do for you. 
As a sidenote, the Angus building is directly across from Chemistry. 

2) EUS Multicultural Gala - Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1-3pm, Kaiser 2020/2030
Fizz will be presenting North American food at the second ever Engineering Multicultural Gala. It's guaranteed to be great!
Fizz Exec are currently selling tickets - 5$ for 4 different booths/types of food. Contact me or a year rep if you'd like one in advance, although showing up at the Gala is also encouraged.

3) Fizz Movie Night - Tuesday Nov. 29, 7pm
Fizz will be having a movie night on Nov. 29, at 7pm in the Penthouse. We will be showing Snatch.

4) Christmas Caroling and Fizz Storms Mahoney's - Dec. 2
As always, Christmas Caroling with the EUS will be on the last day of class (Dec. 2). Meet at the Cheeze at 7am for some Christmas cheer, or join us as we make our rounds caroling through classrooms! Caroling runs until 12pm, at which time there is free pizza.
Also on December 2nd, Fizz will be storming Mahoney's on campus. More details to follow next week.

5) Fizz Sports - Sign up now for the Winter semester
If you would like to participate in one of Fizz's many sports teams next semester, sign up here.

6) APEGBC Outreach Event - Volunteer Opportunity - Wednesday, Nov. 23

Lord Byng Secondary school has invited APEGBC to participate in their school’s “Opportunity Fair” event.  The event is a chance for various educational institutions, organizations, and local youth agencies to connect with students and make them aware of the services and opportunities available to them, and to encourage engineering as an education path. 

APEGBC has asked for Fizzers to help out with this event, as there are currently no Fizzers involved.  The fair will take place on November 23rd (Wednesday), and will run from 9am – 3pm including setup and clean-up.  If you have any time (not necessarily for the entirety of the event) and are interested in participating, please let me know as soon as possible.

7) Math Exam Packages
The Math Club is selling exam packages again, specifically for math 255, 257, and several other courses similar to our second and third year courses. Packages go on sale one week before exams begin, in MATHX 1119. Each exam package is $10, and includes questions and solutions to multiple previous finals.

8) Comic Relief
So there's a cooking event during E-week called "Cooking with beer"...not sure if this would get us any prizes, but there sure is a lot of bacon. And alcohol.

November 13, 2011 

Hi Fizz,

Here's the weekly email! Note the room change for the Seminar Series this week.
Also, thanks to everyone that came out to the Department Photo and Beef and Pizza, we really appreciate your input.
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Lazy person's summary:
1) Philosoraptor Festival and Competition! - 7-11PM Friday, Nov. 18 - Penthouse
2) Seminar Series - 5PM Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Henn 202
3) E-Week Rep Needed!
4) Lace up for Kids Event - Skating for Charity!
5) Comic Relief
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1) 7PM Fri Nov 18th: Double Meme ThemeWhat does it meme? (Or Philosoraptor Part II) : Come out to the penthouse for Fizz's meme-themed Bzzr Garden! 
If you want a chance to win one of Fizz's fabulous shirts or a bag of candy, submit an original rage comic or meme (ideally Fizz related!) tovpevents@ubcfizz.com by 2PM, Nov. 18, and/or come dressed as your favorite meme to the beer garden and you could WIN!  See you there!
19+ allowed only; we'll be serving both beer and cider for 2$.

2) Fizz Seminar Series - 5PM Wednesday, November 16, Henn 202
Dr. Jayme Matthews - A BRIEF HISTORY OF (THE END OF) TIME
The end is near. It seems the end is ALWAYS near. And the end is always being brought about by hadron-crazy particle physicists, or predicted by ancient Mayans, or the result of betrayal by our trusted friend, the Sun, erupting in a temper tantrum of a solar superstorm. Will time itself end in 2012? What's science and what's science fiction? And what's sometimes both at the same time? How do astronomers think the Universe might end?
Set your calendar for Wednesday, 16 November, to learn some of the possible answers. If the world ends before then, the talk is cancelled.
No refunds. (No charge for admission, either, but Free Food as always)

3) E-Week Rep Needed!
Fizz Exec is looking for someone to help out with coordinating Fizz's efforts in E-week events like Chariot Racing, FilmfEUSt, and more! If you're looking to get involved with Fizz exec or add something to your resume with a fairly limited time commitment, this role could be for you! Send me an email if you're interested.

4) Lace up for Kids
Want to go skating and raise money for kids' programs in the Lower Mainland? Then join Fizz's team for Lace Up for Kids. Email vpacademic@ubcfizz.com for more information, or go to http://www.laceup.ca/. To register with the Fizz team, go here.
Skating happens next Thursday, November 24 from 6PM onwards, but the deadline to register is this Thursday (Nov. 17)! Come out, sign up, and skate for a good cause. 

5) Comic Relief
I'm sure most of you have run into a few of these in your time, but here's a nicely compiled list.

November 6, 2011 

Hi Fizzers,

Remember - change your alarm clocks if you haven't already this weekend, you don't want to be up an hour earlier than you should be! Also, remember that you only have to make it through four days this week (Friday is Remembrance Day), and thanks to all those who made last week's Board Games Night a success!
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Lazy person's summary:
1) Beef and Pizza: 12:30PM - Thurs, Nov. 10, HENN 200
2) Philosoraptor Festival and Competition! - Friday, Nov. 18
3) Seminar Series - Wednesday, Nov. 16
4) E-Ball Ticket Presale Form
5) Comic Relief
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1) Beef and Pizza
This year's Beef and Pizza will be in Hennings 200 from 12:30-2PM on Thursday, November 10. 
Here is your chance to make any changes in your courses or curriculum! Come out, enjoy the FREE PIZZA from Uncle Fatih's, and air any of your concerns over the past semester (please try to refrain from professor bashing unless there is a vital problem).

2) Fri Nov 18th: Double Meme ThemeWhat does it meme? (Or Philosoraptor Part II) : Come out to the penthouse for Fizz's first Bzzr Garden of the Year! 
If you want a chance to win one of Fizz's fabulous shirts or a bag of candy, submit an original rage comic or meme (ideally Fizz related!) and/or comedressed as your favorite meme to the beer garden and you could WIN!  See you there!
19+ only; beer and cider for 2$.

3) Fizz Seminar Series - 5PM Wednesday, November 16, Hebb 10
Dr. Jayme Matthews - A BRIEF HISTORY OF (THE END OF) TIME
The end is near. It seems the end is ALWAYS near. And the end is always being brought about by hadron-crazy particle physicists, or predicted by ancient Mayans, or the result of betrayal by our trusted friend, the Sun, erupting in a temper tantrum of a solar superstorm. Will time itself end in 2012? What's science and what's science fiction? And what's sometimes both at the same time? How do astronomers think the Universe might end?
Set your calendar for Wednesday, 16 November, to learn some of the possible answers. If the world ends before then, the talk is cancelled.
No refunds. (No charge for admission, either, but Free Food as always)

4) E-Ball Ticket Presale Form
Want to come to E-Ball this year??? Pre-register here, so we can reserve enough tickets for your department, and to ensure your spot on the guest list! You may even get a discount just for signing up!

5) Comic Relief
This week's comic relief is pictures embedded within the Weekly Email. Have fun...

October 30, 2011 

Hi Fizz,
There's lots of stuff going on this week, make sure to look through it all and come out!
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Lazy person's summary:
1) Engineering Physics Accreditation Meeting: Monday, Oct. 31, Henn 309
2) Games Night: 6:30PM Friday, November 4, Penthouse
3) E-Ball Ticket Presale Form
4) Movember is almost here!
5) Ball Model: 3PM Wed, Nov. 2, Penthouse
6) Beef and Pizza: 12:30PM Thurs, Nov. 10, HENN 200
7) Comic Relief
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1)
  Engineering Physics Accreditation
Every engineering department undergoes accreditation every few years, to make sure that we all graduate with engineering, design, and other skills needed to practice in our field.
The accreditation board will be reviewing Engineering Physics and asking for student input about their experience with the required course material on Monday, Oct. 31 in Hennings 309. If you are an Engineering Physics executive, make sure to be there by 3:15 to meet with the accreditation representatives. If you are a representative from one of the Student Teams, be there by 3:30. General students (and anyone that has stayed from the previous time slots) should be there for 3:45.
Students that have attended the previous accreditation meeting are especially encouraged to attend.

2) Games Night
Fizz is having a games night this Friday, November 4, in the Penthouse. The night starts at 6:30PM, and chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Puerto Rico will be several board games there - bring any board games that you may have in addition to these! 

3) E-Ball Ticket Presale Form
Want to come to E-Ball this year??? Pre-register here, so we can reserve enough tickets for your department, and to ensure your spot on the guest list! You may even get a discount just for signing up!

4) Movember is almost here!
Grow a moustache for the month of November to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer research! Information on how to join the engineering team, "mEUStacular", can be found on our facebook page here. There are lots of prizes to be won for the best mo-growers and fundraisers. Pins will be available from Red Sales, as well as fake moustaches for those unable to grow their own Mo. Movember starts on November 1.

5) Ball Model Meeting
The Ball Model meetings will be every Wednesday, from 3-4PM, in the Penthouse. There has not been great attendance previously, so if you're still interested in being in the group, come to the meeting this week! Everyone is encouraged to help.

6) Beef and Pizza
This year's Beef and Pizza will be in Hennings 200 from 12:30-2PM on Thursday, November 10. 
Here is your chance to make any changes in your courses or curriculum! Come out, enjoy the FREE PIZZA, and air any of your concerns over the past semester (please try to refrain from professor bashing unless there is a vital problem).

7) Comic Relief
Oh, BBC...

October 23, 2011 

Hi Fizz,
Here's your weekly news!
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Lazy person's summary:
1) Fizz Seminar Series: Wednesday, Oct. 26, Hebb 10, 5PM
2) Reminder: Engineering Physics Accreditation Meeting: - Monday, Oct. 31
3) Comic Relief
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1) Fizz Seminar Series
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 5PM
Location: Hebb 10
Speaker: Dr. Janis McKenna (UBC PHAS)
Title: "Something's the Matter with Anti-Matter: Charge-Parity Violation and the Babar Experiment"

About 13.7 billion years ago,  our  Universe  was born in a Big Bang.  That early universe was a big steaming stew of radiation and exactly equal numbers of particles and antiparticles. But somehow, a symmetry was broken, and a lopsided-ness arose, leaving a very small excess of matter over antimatter. And by the time the universe was less than a  second old, essentially all the antimatter had  annihilated with matter in  bursts of light/energy, leaving a small residual excess of matter -  which is all the matter we see in our universe; the matter we're all made of.

Understanding Charge-Parity (CP) violation and its origins is a key element in understanding this matter-antimatter asymmetry.   The Standard Model of Particle Physics has been a triumph of particle physics - but it has a shortcoming: it accommodates  CP violation, but at a level orders of magnitude too small to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry of our  universe.

There will be a review of our 15 year experimental program,  studying the decays of hundreds of millions of B mesons, examining CP violation  and testing the  Standard Model of Particle Physics to great precision. An overview of the experiment and results will be presented.
As always, FREE FOOD.

2)
 Engineering Physics Accreditation
Every engineering department undergoes accreditation every few years, to make sure that we all graduate with engineering, design, and other skills needed to practice in our field.
The accreditation board will be reviewing Engineering Physics and asking for student input about their experience with the required course material on Monday, Oct. 31 in Hennings 309. If you are an Engineering Physics executive, make sure to be there by 3:15 to meet with the accreditation representatives. If you are a representative from one of the Student Teams, be there by 3:30. General students (and anyone that has stayed from the previous time slots) should be there for 3:45.
Students that have attended the previous accreditation meeting are especially encouraged to attend.

3) Comic Relief
A successor to the original QWOP flash game. I found it a bit more fun, and less frustrating. ;)

October 16, 2011 

Hey Fizz,
Hope you're all managing through midterms! This isn't too long of an email; reading it can easily be fit into a study break! 

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Lazy person's summary:
1) Cowboys and Aliens Party - Get Tickets NOW!
2) Seminar Series - TWO SEMINARS! Next one Wednesday Oct. 15, 5 pm - Integrated Circuits and SoCs (part 2)! 
3) Grad Fee Increase
4) Ball Model Meeting
5) Comic Relief
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1) The Coalition Presents - Cowboys and Aliens: Get your tickets NOW from an Exec.
Have you seen the posters around campus?
Fizz is co-hosting a party at the Abdul Ladha Science Center (right next to the Penthouse) THIS FRIDAY, October 21 from 7:30PM - 1:30AM. 
Tickets are only $10, and include a free drink! Contact any Fizz Executive to buy tickets (email me if you'd like some!)

Featuring DJ tommy.k, this event is 19+ only. The facebook event is here.

2) 
 
 Seminar Series Updates!
Seminar 1
Title: 50+ years from Integrated Circuits to Systems of Systems on Chip:
 How did and will IC Test Technology keep up? PART 2

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 5PM
Location: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Andre Ivanov (UBC EECE)
Abstract: This presentation will highlight 50+ years of technology development and breakthroughs  pertaining to the test and design for
test of ICs, Systems on a Chip (SoCs) and Systems of SoCs.  Some highlights of the major challenges faced by the research communities and
by the industry will be presented.  Highlights of emerging trends and solutions will also be presented.

Seminar 2
Title: "Something's the Matter with Anti-Matter: Charge-Parity Violation and the Babar Experiment"
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 5PM
Location: Hebb 10
Speaker: Dr. Janis McKenna (UBC PHAS)
Abstract: About 13.7 billion years ago,  our  Universe  was born in a Big Bang.  That early universe was a big steaming stew of radiation and exactly equal numbers of particles and antiparticles. But somehow, a symmetry was broken, and a lopsided-ness arose, leaving a very small excess of matter over antimatter. And by the time the universe was less than a  second old, essentially all the antimatter had  annihilated with matter in  bursts of light/energy, leaving a small residual excess of matter -  which is all the matter we see in our universe; the matter we're all made of. 
Learn more at the Seminar! As always, both seminars will have food at them.

3) Grad Fees
This year's grad fees have increased to $35. If Dan Came has already collected $30 from you, make sure that you get the extra $5 to him. 
This is also a reminder to all those that haven't managed to pay to make sure to do so!

4) Ball Model Meeting
Last week's turnout wasn't all that great; if you are still interested in helping out with Fizz's Ball Model project for E-Week this year come to the meeting this Wednesday at 3PM in the Penthouse. We still have to decide on a project, so there's lots of room for  input!

5) Comic Relief
I hope you all have seen this before, but if you haven't, here's one of my favourite things to read as comic relief:

October 9, 2011 

Hey Fizzers,

Now that the long weekend is almost over, here's what's coming up soon.
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Lazy person's summary:
1) Fizz Seminar Series: Integrated Circuit Technology on Wednesday Oct. 12th, 4pm in Chem C124. FREE FOOD.
2) 
The Coalition Presents - Cowboys and Aliens
 
 on Oct. 21. Tickets Available Now!
3) Comic Relief
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1) Fizz Seminar Series
50+ years from Integrated Circuits to Systems of Systems on Chip: How did and will IC Test Technology keep up?
This presentation will highlight 50+ years of technology development and breakthroughs pertaining to the test and design for
test of ICs, Systems on a Chip (SoCs) and Systems of SoCs. Some highlights of the major challenges faced by the research communities and
by the industry will be presented. Highlights of emerging trends and solutions will also be presented.
Speaker: Dr. Andre Ivanov, UBC EECE Department
Time: Wednesday, October 12, 4PM - 5PM
Location: Chem C124 FREE FOOD!
2)
 The Coalition Presents - Cowboys and Aliens
Fizz and the Engineering Sorority are teaming up to produce what's looking to be an epic campus-wide party. Tickets can be purchased beforehand from the VP Events, Tanya and Megan, or at the door. 19+ only.
Date: Oct. 21, 7:30PM
Location: Ladha Center
Price: 10$ for 1 ticket; includes a free drink. 

3) Comic Relief

October 2, 2011 

Hey Fizzicles,

Hope everything goes well with you as midterms time starts, lots going on this week! If any of you are around this Friday, EECE is having their annual Ohmcoming in the Cheeze at 7pm. There will be *very* cheap drinks and Resistor Races (which may include soldering resistors and beer)!
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Lazy person's summary:
1) Fizz Seminar Series: Institute of Quantum Computing on Wednesday Oct. 5th, 4pm. Location TBA. FREE FOOD.
2) Student Team Startup - UBC Baha
3) Square your debts with the Cairn by THIS WEDNESDAY
4) Ball Model Team
5) Dean of APSC Resignation
6) Comic Relief
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1) Fizz Seminar Series
Quantum information science and technology: from the idea, to its realization, challenges and its applications.

Quantum information science and technology promises to have a tremendous impact on the future of technology, and on our society as a whole. By manipulating information at the quantum level, tremendous improvements can be made on the way we compute, communicate and sense. In this talk, I will explore several experimental implementations of quantum information processing, including nuclear magnetic resonance and quantum dots.  I will discuss experimental challenges, as well as their current and potential applications.

Speaker: Dr. Martin Laforest, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo.
Time: Wednesday, October 5. 4PM
Room: TBA, Stay Posted!
FREE FOOD!

2)
 UBC Baha 
UBC Baja is a student team dedicated to designing and building a single-seat, all-terrain, sporting vehicle to enter into national and international competitions. These competitions will test the vehicles all-terrain abilities and the likelihood that the vehicle would be accepted for manufacture. We are currently recruiting new members from all years and departments as we enter the design phase of the project. For more information on the competition, check out the Baja SAE website http://students.sae.org/competitions/bajasae/. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact Ryan at captain@ubcbaja.com.

3) Pay up!
If you owe anything to the Cairn in the Penthouse for ice cream sandwiches, soups, or anything that you should have paid for and didn't manage to, pay all your debts by this Wednesday, October 5th, at 12pm. The exec will be emptying the cairn at this time.

4) Ball Model Team
Do you have any good ideas for something cool that you'd like to see realized? A rep-rap printer? A dispensing beverage device? If you've got any ideas, want to lead, want more information, or would just like to be involved with this year's awesome Ball Model project for E-Week, reply to this email.

5) Dean of APSC Resignation
For those of you that haven't heard, the dean of Applied Science, Tyseer Aboulnasr, has resigned. The formal resignation has been circulating, and is available if anyone would like to have access to it. She will be missed.

6) Comic Relief
Interesting type of Tower Defense: http://armorgames.com/play/12141/kingdom-rush

September 25, 2011

Hi Fizzers,

Not too much going on this week, here's to hoping the weather gets a bit nicer...
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Lazy Person's Summary
1. LAN Party - Tuesday, September 7 at 6pm in the Penthouse
2. Grad Info
3. Comic Relief
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1. LAN Party
The first Fizz LAN party of the year will be held this Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6pm in the Penthouse. Starcraft and Counterstrike will be provided, and there will be board games (Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride) for anyone not interested in PC gaming. Other games will not be provided, but you might find someone else that has them.
Feel free to order pizza or other food by yourself or in groups!

2. Grad Information
If you're graduating this year, make sure to sign up for Grad Photos for this Thursday at the doodle; if you can't make it then, don't worry; there'll be another date in mid-October. 
Also, keep an eye out for more info about Iron Ring coming your way soon!

3. Comic Relief
For all those Star Wars fans out there that always secretly cheered for the dark side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5mK7dzyUkM

September 18, 2011

Hi Fizzers,

Good to see so many of you on Friday at the BBQ! Thanks to Tanya and Megan, or VP Events, for co-ordinating it.
Hope you all had a great weekend!

And now, the weekly email.
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Lazy Person's Summary
1. Second Year Rep Election Results
2. Engineering Employer Information Sessions
3. Penthouse Lost and Found 
4. LAN Party - Sept. 27
5. Comic Relief
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1. Second Year Rep Elections
There were two very qualified candidates for second year rep this year, Alexander Elkholy and Melissa Liu.
After a close election, Melissa Liu is the new Second Year Rep. Congrats!

2. Engineering Employer Information Sessions
UBC Career Services is hosting several information sessions and recruitment events this week, from companies that often hire Fizzers. The upcoming sessions are for: Syncrude, PMC-Sierra, Zynga, IBM, Imperial Oil, and Suncor. Click here for more information on date, time, and location.

3. Penthouse Lost and Found
The Lost and Found box is overflowing! If you've ever lost something in the Penthouse, come check the Lost and Found in Carrel 4 (ask any Fizz Exec to let you in to sift through the stuff). 

3. LAN Party
Fizz is holding a LAN Party on Tuesday, September 27. Games have not been finalized yet, but will probably include Starcraft and Counterstrike. 
For any of you non-videogamers, the board games Settlers of Catan and Ticket To Ride will be available. More details to come in next week's email.

5. Comic Relief
Remember Old Spice Man? There's someone else in town (video): 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkd5dJIVjgM

September 11, 2011

Hi Fizzlets,

Here's what's going on the first full week of the year. If you haven't already, make sure to sign up to be part of second year mentoring or some of the many sports teams! More details are below.
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Lazy Person's Summary
1. Fall Sports - Sign up Soon!
2. General Welcome Back BBQ Friday, Sept. 16, 6-8pm in the Penthouse
3. Second Year Mentoring Lunch: Thursday Sept 15, 1-2pm in the Penthouse
4. Lockers - Renew yours or the lock will be cut!
5. EUS Frosh Week Continues
6. Comic Relief
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1. Sports Sign-up
Are you interested in participating in one of the many Fizz sports teams like ultimate, volleyball, or futsal? Sign up HERE, registration closes for many of the REC teams within the next two weeks.
Also, several Fizzers are interested in participating in the Day of the Longboat UBC REC event. This is a very unique and fun event that you should try before you graduate! If you are interested in being part of a Fizz Longboat team, either indicate your interest on the Sports sign up form above or email Joey at treasurer@ubcfizz.com.

2. General Welcome Back BBQ
This BBQ will be held on Friday, September 16th from 6-8 pm on the Penthouse and Penthouse rooftop. Come to see your old friends, enjoy the sunset from the roof, and get cheap BBQ food. Burgers and hot dogs will be only 1$. Hope to see you all there!

3. Second Year Mentoring
Second Year Mentoring starts on Thursday, September 15, at 1-2 pm. Contact Dominic as soon as possible if you'd like to mentor a second year, or are a second year and would like to have an upper year to talk to. There will be free food provided to those who sign up and attend!

4. Lockers 
This is the final reminder that Fizz lockers are available for rental. The cost is 5$ per term. Contact the Penthouse Manager, Adrian, at penthouse@ubcfizz.com if you'd like one. 
If you've previously had a locker and would like to keep it, please contact Adrian as soon as possible, or your lock will be cut THIS WEEK.

5. EUS Frosh Week
Frosh Week continues this week until Friday! Come to some of the fun events and meet the new first years. The calendar of events is available here


6. Comic Relief
Here's a fun game to keep you occupied before homework kicks in: http://www.games.soft82.com/play/super-stacker-2/

September 4, 2011

Hi Fizz,

Classes are starting up this week, and with them, the weekly emails. Here's what's going on this week:

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Lazy Person's Summary
1. EUS Frosh Week
2. Second Year Mentoring: Thurs Sept 15, 1-2pm Penthouse
3. Tutoring
4. Welcome Back BBQs: Second Year BBQ Thurs, Sept. 8, 1-2pm, Penthouse; 
General BBQ Fri, Sept. 16, 6-8pm, Penthouse
5. Volunteers Needed for Fizz: Slipstick Editor and E-Week Reps
6. Reminder: Lockers and Fizz Paraphernalia Available!
7. Comic Relief
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1. EUS Frosh Week
Frosh Week starts up Wednesday, but it's not limited to Frosh - come by and participate in the many events that the EUS is putting together! The calendar is available here

2. Second Year Mentoring
Second Year Mentoring is on Thursday, September 15, at 1-2 pm. Contact Dominic if you'd like to mentor a second year. There will be food provided!

3. Tutoring
If you'd like to tutor individual courses within Fizz or help out with midterm or final exam review sessions, contact Dominic at vpacademic@ubcfizz.com
Also, there is an individual interested in learning the basic math and physics concepts behind motors. If you'd be interested in doing this (reimbursement would be provided), please email me ASAP!

4. Welcome Back BBQs
The annual Welcome Back BBQ for Second years is on Thursday September 8th at 1-2 pm in the Penthouse. Feel free to come by if you'd like to meet the incoming year!

A second general BBQ will be held on Friday, September 16th from 6-8 pm. More details will be provided in next week's email, but there will be food and a chance to catch up with everyone after the summer.

5. Volunteers Needed for Fizz Positions
Fizz Exec has several positions open for volunteering still. Neither position requires much effort, and they both require work at specific times of the year. The positions are:

Slipstick Editor. The Slipstick editor is in charge of putting the Fizz pages together for the Engineering yearbook that all graduates receive. If you'd enjoy organizing photos and would like your work to be visible to all of Fizz, this position is for you!
E-Week representatives (new positions). E-Week reps would be in charge of managing the Ball Model, FilmFeust, Chariot, or Stunt efforts for E-Week (or able to help out in whichever events you'd prefer). 

If either of these roles sound interesting to you, please let me know!

6. Lockers and Fizz Paraphernalia
As usual, Fizz lockers are available for rental. The cost is 5$ per term, and they are perfectly sized to store any books that you don't want to carry around. Contact the Penthouse Manager, Adrian, at penthouse@ubcfizz.com if you'd like one. 
If you've previously had a locker and would like to keep it, please contact Adrian as soon as possible, or your lock will be cut. 

General Fizz paraphernalia is on sale in the Penthouse. All available shirts, sweatshirts, patch designs, and prices are shown here. Contact Lara or Joey (president@ubcfizz.com or treasurer@ubcfizz.com) if you'd like to purchase anything.

7. Comic Relief
And finally, the comic relief. This isn't quite so good as past Fizz or Engineering pranks that we've pulled off, but still...you never know how those roommates will turn out. ^.^
http://www.wimp.com/flourprank/

Have a great first week of classes! Let us know if there's anything you'd like the Exec to do for you!

April 3, 2011

Hey Fizz!

I'm Lara, and I'll be your president for this next year. Thanks for electing me, I look forward to doing a great job! Let me know if you ever have any suggestions or want to help out; we're still missing a Pop God, and any ideas for improvement would be welcome!

Here's the last weekly email of the semester:

Lazy person's summary:
1) Slack n' Snack - FREE FOOD, This Thursday!
2) Newly Ordered Paraphernalia - Shirts and Exec Patches!
3) Receipt Reimbursements - Get Yours In
4) Yearbooks - Free for Grads!
5) Comic Relief

1) This Thursday, 12-1 pm in the Penthouse is a Slack n' Snack, the final Fizz event of the year! Come by, relax for a bit, and partake in the free food! Doesn't get much better than that. If you'd like to give a brief presentation on some project you've been working on during the event (Phys 479/459/Extracurricular/Anything cool), let me or one of the execs know beforehand.

2) New Fizz T-shirts have been ordered! For only $15, you can get a red or black t-shirt with the new design #1on the Fizz site: http://www.ubcfizz.com/clothing. Shirts will be in after the first week of finals; stake your claim on one of them today! Also, if you've been a Fizz executive, you are eligible for a free Fizz Exec patch, newly designed and in this week!

3) Have you bought something for Fizz for a Fizz event, during E-week, or for any other miscellaneous reason? If the Fizz exec have approved your expenditure and you'd like to be reimbursed, submit your receipts to Joey, the Treasurer, by the end of this week.

4) If you're graduating this year, pick up a yearbook to commemorate your last year of Fizz! They are available in the Project Lab, but please sign your name on the sheet near the yearbook boxes if you take one. If you aren't graduating, yearbooks are $20 - contact either me or vpcomad@ubcengineers.ca to buy one. 

5) Finally, here is the Comic Relief, hopefully this brings back memories for some of you! http://goo.gl/3YhQX

Good luck on exams, hope you all have a great summer!

March 28, 2011

Hey Fizz,
It's almost end of term; hopefully everything's going smoothly for you. Not many items of news this week, which is good because the ones we have are SUPER IMPORTANT! Here they are:

1) Fizz Elections - Vote Tomorrow!
The Fizz elections are tomorrow, and it's imperative that you vote. Your participation gives next year's exec legitimacy and a mandate for the year to come. Check out the spews and voting details on the Fizz Elections Page and cast your vote!

2) 
Social Night
The awesome Fizz Social Night is upon us, tomorrow the 28th at Cecil Green Park House right here on campus! Find myself, Lara Backer, or any Year Rep to get tickets before the event for only $5! If you can't get a ticket beforehand, you can get one at the door, but the cost will be $10. 

3) Fizz Beef and Pizza
Have a concern about a course? Think Fizz's course schedule could use restructuring? We are on the lookout for any input you have. Voice your opinion at Fizz Beef and Pizza, this Thursday, March 31st from 12:30-2:00PM in Hennings 200. There will be FREE PIZZA! If you have any questions or concerned that you would like addressed ahead of time please email Philip (eece@ubcfizz.com) or Nick at (mech@ubcfizz.com). See you there!

4) Comic Relief

Have a great week!

March 21, 2011

Hey Fizz,
The term is wrapping up, but there's still tons left to enjoy (and to do...I hope everyone's been practicing their time management skills.) The Chess Tournament is just around the corner, while Fizz Social Night is in a week; Fizz's event of the year! I know we're all busy, but take some time to enjoy the ride and do something other than school; I hope to see you around. In other news, here are the results of the EUS Elections!

1) Fizz Elections - Candidates Spews Available
Fizz Elections are upon us! Candidate spews have been posted to the Fizz website's elections page. Voting will take place next Monday, March 28th. These elections ensure that Fizz remains as a healthy organization to best serve the needs of students, so please participate and vote!

2) 
 Social Night - Tickets on Sale
Tickets are still on sale for Social Night; Monday March 28! They always go fast, and at $5 apiece for entry, food and a free drink it's not hard to see why. Get yours from myself (president@ubcfizz.com), Lara (vpevents@ubcfizz.com) or any Year Rep. Looking forward to seeing you there!

3) Chess Tournament - Tuesday 5PM Penthouse
Don't forget about the Chess Tournament, this Tuesday at 5pm. Beat your friends or make some new ones in some friendly competition. First place wins a $20 gift card! Don't forget to RSVP with this handy form.

4) Grad Info - IMPORTANT
Iron Ring Ceremony this Wednesday!
If you have been sized/paid for an Iron Ring, now is the time to receive the fruits of your labour.  Ceremony is Wednesday, March 23, at 2 PM at Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  Carpool/transit with friends, and be sure to be there before 2.  They are very strict about not letting in late arrivals.

5) Grad School Info Night 
Are you considering graduate school but are unsure if it's right for you? Are you confused about the application process and would like to hear from faculty and current graduate students about it? Come out to the Graduate School Info Night, this Tuesday at 6PM in Kaiser 2020/2030, presented by E-Team and get all your questions answered! RSVP'ing to ubc.eteam@gmail.com is recommended and free refreshments will be served at the event!

6) Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair - Call for Volunteers
The Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (www.gvrsf.ca) is looking for volunteers to host tours and facilitate students learning about science and engineering!  This 2.5 hours volunteer opportunity is a great way to get involved in the engineering community.  The lab tour will take place on Friday, April 8th.  Volunteers meet and are dismissed from the UBC SUB at 8:10am and 10:30am respectively.  If you have any questions please email Philip Edgcumbe (
 or Rosanna Yee (
rosanna@gvrsf.ca), both Fizzers
 
. If you would like to sign up please email Philip or Rosanna and include your name, program/year, email, and phone number. More info here.

7) Comic Relief
I'm sure many of you have seen this, but for those of you who haven't, enjoy now being 'in the loop.' Hope you enjoyed your weekend!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0

March 14, 2011

Hey Fizz,
Midterms are at a *little* bit of a lull; great timing because Fizz and the EUS are putting on tons of events for you to enjoy this March. From Seminars to Chess to Genius Bowl to the famed Fizz Social Night, it's all comin' up! In other news, the AMS Referendum is over; check out the results here.

1) Fizz Elections - Nominations Open
The nominations period for the Fizz Elections has begun! If you're interested in running, send the 
Elections Administrator a short (<200words) spew about yourself and the position you're running for at elections@ubcfizz.com by FRIDAY, MARCH 18th at 11:59pm. More info here.

2) EUS Elections - Voting This Week!
The Engineering Undergraduate Society Elections are in full swing! The EUS is the parent organization to Fizz, so the results of this election will affect us directly. It's extremely important that you get informed and vote on the SSC by Friday at 4PM.  A great opportunity to do that will be at the second Candidate's Forum this Tuesday at 1pm at the Cheeze. Learn more about the election here.

3) FREE FOOD + Seminar
This Wednesday from 4-5PM in CEME 1204 is the final Seminar of the year! Dr. Jeremy Heyl will be giving his talk: "Shaking and Baking Neutron Stars" and there will be INSANE AMOUNTS OF FREE FOOD! Be there! More details here.

4) Social Night - Tickets on Sale This Week
The annual Fizz Social Night is coming up March 28th! This event offers an opportunity for Fizzers to mingle with their peers as well as Fizz alumni and profs and is the flagship event of Fizz's year; you definitely don't want to miss it. Stay tuned for info from your Year Reps, because tickets go on sale this week!

5) Summer Mathematics Research Opportunity
The Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDEs is offering bursaries to undergraduates (from any recognised higher education institution) in the middle years of their degree to work on a research project for a period of up to 10 weeks during the summer vacation. It's a cool opportunity to get some research on your CV and try out living in another country; check out more info here.

6) Genius Bowl
The Genius Bowl trivia contest is this Thursday from 5-7PM in WOOD 2. If you haven't gotten your team of six together to compete, you still have until Tuesday to email genius@ubcengineers.ca and get your names in to win a shiny trophy as well as other prizes. Fizz kicked serious tail last year, let's keep the streak going!

7) Chess Tournament
Next week, on Tuesday, March 22, the Annual Fizz Chess Tournament is happening from 5-7PM in the Penthouse! Come out and show off your skills in this Swiss-style tournament matching players of equal skill levels. First place wins a $20 Chapters gift card! Sign up here with our handy form.

8) Comic Relief
Thanks for sticking with me through all that!
This one's for all the Starcraft 2 players out there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJbAT1wzS8U&feature=player_embedded

Have a great week, everyone!

March 7, 2011

Hey Fizz,
the air is buzzing with politics! From the AMS to the EUS to Fizz, it's all happening this week. I strongly encourage you to get informed, get out, and vote. Hope your midterms went well!

1) Iron Ring
Please remember to attend the mandatory Iron Ring info session on Wednesday from Noon until 2 in the Norm Theatre.  Even if you can't attend the whole session, please show up for as long as you can.

2) Fizz Elections
Just a quick reminder that the call for nominations for Fizz Elections will go out this Friday. A full list of positions, as well as contact info for those currently holding each position, is on the Executive page of the Fizz website.

3) EUS Campaign Period This Week
The Engineering Undergrad Society is holding their elections this week, and I urge you get get informed. The list of candidates is available here; descriptions should be posted Monday evening.

4) AMS Referendum
The AMS is holding a referendum this week; make sure you vote! Coverage in Voter-Funded Media here.

5) Comic Relief

February 28, 2011

Hey Fizz,
The first wave of midterms is almost over! Hope it went well for everyone. Here's the news:

1) Solidworks Tutorial
Are you somewhat familiar with Solidworks, but looking to learn more advanced techniques? We are having Jon Tippet of eatART come in to provide a Solidworks tutorial this Thursday, March 3rd at 2pm, in Wodward Lecture Hall 1. Bring your laptop with Solidworks (which you can get from the Project Lab or follow along with a friend for this valuable chance to learn about top-down design, which is the industry standard, with particular focus on sheet metal.

2) Elections News
Just a reminder that the nominations for the EUS Exec Elections are still open until 6PM March 3rd. More info here. 

Fizz elections will be coming up in a couple of weeks, so if you've been interested in getting more involved, consider a position on the Fizz Exec! The positions are listed on the Fizz website. Talk to myself or the person whose position you might be considering, and get a feel for what's involved. You won't regret it!

3) IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFO - READ THIS
Apply for Graduation
All Fizzers planning to graduate this May need to apply to graduate on SSC by the end of Monday, February 28th.

Iron Ring Money
Some people still owe Tom $30 for Iron Rings.  If you are one of them expect confrontation.

4) Futsal Tournament - March 28
The EUS is hosting a Futsal (indoor soccer) Tournament Monday, March 28th from 7-11PM. Each team is guaranteed at least two games. If you'd like to help Fizz kick some butt, email Steve and come on out for some fun!

5) Comic Relief
A common experience for many Fizzers. We're even awesome at procrastination.

Cheers, everyone!

February 21, 2011

Hey Fizz,
Hope your Reading Week went well; now it's back to work. Keep your heads up, we're almost halfway through!

Here's the news:

1) Solidworks Tutorial
Are you somewhat familiar with Solidworks, but looking to learn more advanced techniques? We are having Jon Tippet of eatART come in to provide a Solidworks tutorial this Thursday, Feb 24 at 2pm, location TBA. If you don't have a copy of Solidworks, you can get one from Jon - he has licences for us! Keep an eye out for more information from Kyle, our fantastic VP Academic.

2) EUS Elections
Nominations are now open for the EUS Elections. If you feel like you're interested in running for a position, I urge you to find out as much info as you can, see if it's right for you and go for it! The people currently in the position you may be considering is a great resource - seek them out. If you don't choose to run, please do still participate in the elections and make your voice heard. More info about the elections is available here.

3) APEGBC & UBC Salary Seminar
APEGBC and UBC are teaming up to bring you a Salary Seminar this Thursday, Feb 24 from 5:30pm-8:30pm in CHBE 101. The Salary Seminar & Industry Reception focuses on providing engineering and geoscience students with tools for salary negotiation, and the opportunity to start building their industry contacts. 

Dr. Elizabeth Croft, P.Eng. is the speaker for this event; she is professor with the Mechanical Engineering Faculty at UBC and the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for BC and Yukon. Dr. Croft will be discussing current salary trends as well as some tips on negotiating your salary. More info and registration here.


4) Biotech Expo & Conference
Whether you are a 1st year undergrad trying to simply maneuver your way through the career paths that await you, or a graduate student ready to take your uber cool research to the next level, SBN's 7th Annual Career Expo & Conference has something for you! 

This year, SBN's Career Expo is THE place to be at if you want to succeed in your biotech career. Why?
- Meet the CEOs, CFOs, CSOs, COOs and founders of biotech companies making news all across North America
- Not sure what all these abbreviations mean? Even more reason to attend!
- Learn about the countless career possibilities in the biotech sector through 6 different breakout sessions
- Hear first hand what skills and qualities employers are looking for
- Partner with others to further your innovation/technology
- Strengthen your network today for a stronger future tomorrow

Do not miss out this unique opportunity to mingle and expand your network! For more details: http://thesbn.ca/Events/2010-11/biotech_expo

5) Comic Relief

Cheers, everyone!

February 7, 2011

Hey Fizz,
E-Week was a blast, and I'd like to thanks everyone who helped make it happen! Now it's time to hunker down for midterms; I know they've started for some of us already.

Here's the news:

1) Grad Info
-Iron Rings
Tom still needs to collect money from 8 people. If you are one of those people expect to be harrassed this week. Ceremony is March 23rd, time TBA.

-Graduating May 2011?
Apply on UBC SSC. Contact Tom (gradrep@ubcfizz.com) if you have any issues.

2) Periodicals Are Back!
Hope you've enjoyed the periodicals so far! We've renewed them for another year, and changed them up based on your input. Now we've got:

Scientific American
Nature Physics
National Geographic

Check 'em out!

3) Course Directory Reminder
As midterms get into full swing, I thought I'd remind you that you might find useful material on the Fizz Course Directory. Take a look!

4) Comic Relief
In case you've fallen out of touch with the 'net and spent too much time in real life, this should catch you up.

Cheers, Fizz!

January 24, 2011

Hey Fizz,
Hope you're enjoying the calm before the storm of midterms. Here's hoping you find the time to do things other than schoolwork - join a sports team, go biking, or get involved on campus! Remember, it takes a good work-life balance to stay healthy and at peak Fizz-worthy effectiveness. Might I suggest...E-Week?

Here's the news:

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Lazy person's summary:
1) E-Week Next Week!
2) Fizz Logo Design Contest - Last Chance!
3) Technical Career Fair - Feb 1st 10am-4pm SUB Ballroom
4) E-Race Team Info Sessions This Thursday!
5) AMS Election Results
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1) E-Week Next Week!
E-Week officially kicks off this coming Sunday! Fizz is looking to build hard on our success last year and come out on top this time! 

For specific Fizz updates, join the Fizz E-Week  Facebook page. 

Get involved and sign up to help Fizz win!

Other key points of E-Week info:
    - E-Ball Tickets
      Get in touch with Lara to get your tickets to E-Ball, the classiest night of the year!
    - Opening Ceremonies
      Opening Ceremonies is an integral part of the fun of E-Week - don't miss it! We are especially in need of cars and drivers. Please get in touch with me if you're up for this fantastic event!
    - Chariot Race Build Team
       That's right, the famed Eng Chariot Race is back and Fizz is building a chariot worthy of bearing one lucky Fizzer to victory! To get involved, email Ben Macleod!
    -  Dodgeball!
      We're looking for LOTS of fizzers to play in the E-week dodgeball competition. The competition is from 1-3pm on Thursday, February 3rd. Anyone who can dodge, throw or wants to come out and have some fun, please e-mail Alysson at thirdrep@ubcfizz.com so we can get a team together.


2) Fizz Logo Design Contest - Last Chance!
This is your LAST CHANCE to submit your design to secondrep@ubcfizz.com - the deadline is January 31st. If you win, you'll get your newly minted design on a t-shirt! See how you stack up against the classics by checking out existing designs here.

3) Technical Career Fair
Looking for a job or co-op position? Make sure you don't miss the Techincal Career Fair, February 1st from 10am-4pm in the SUB Ballroom! There'll be great companies in the fields of high tech and compsci, including RIM, Microsoft, Google and Ericsson. Bring your resume! More info here.
    
4) E-Race Team Info Sessions This Thursday!
There will be two E-Racing team info sessions on Thursday- one from 12-1pm in Hennings 202 and the other from 5-6pm in Hennings 318 (the info sessions are the same, so come to whichever one you can make).  If you are interested in getting involved in an extracurricular project this is a great opportunity to come and check out what the E-Racing team is up to and whether it's something you'd be interested in. The team is converting a formula ford race car into an electric race car and is planning to have the car rolling by February, and racing soon after. A detailed list of projects that you could work on can be found at http://www.ubceracing.com/.


5) AMS Election Results
The AMS Elections have come and gone; I hope you managed to get informed and cast your vote! Check out the results here.

6) Comic Relief
Some people take food very seriously, and some people take food TO THE EXTREME!

Have a great week, Fizz!

January 17, 2011

Hey Fizz,
Sorry for the late email; the PHAS mailer that handles the Fizz lists went down, but it's back up now. Now without further delay, on with the FizzNews!

1) Fizz Seminar Series Continues
Just a reminder that Andrew Lau and Eliza Boyce of Zaber Technologies will be coming this Wednesday from 5-6PM in Hennings 200 to give their talk on "How to start a high tech company with no money and no experience, and how to achieve precision motion control with inexpensive and imprecise components." As always, free snacks and drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there!

2) E-Week is coming - E-Ball Tickets Released!
Stay tuned for all the E-Week info. For now, note that tickets for the 92nd Annual Engineer's Ball, taking place Saturday February 5th, have been released and can be purchased from myself or your Year Reps. Tickets include a very tasty 3-course meal, limo service and other perks for the low price of $50. It's the classiest night of the year, and always a great time.

3) Iron Ring Update - Give Tom Money!
The $30 Iron Ring fee is due by the end of next week. 17 people haven't paid.  Please find Tom this week or he will find you.  The deadline for Iron Ring sizes has passed.  If Tom does not have your size then you will have to wait until next year. Email:gradrep@ubcfizz.com with any questions.

4) Call for Fizz Tutors
As mentioned at the end of last semester, Fizz has put together a small list of students who are willing to tutor students in need of help in math, physics or whatever else.  If you want the opportunity to help out struggling students, and earn a bit of extra cash, sign up, since we hope to get a few more tutors.  This will also be advertised on the UBC Engineers website, so we expect to see a bit more traffic.

Sign-up form is here: http://www.ubcfizz.com/tutoring/one-on-one-tutoring/sign-up; contact Kyle (vpacademic@ubcfizz.com) if you have any questions.

5) CAP Practice Session Jan 20 5-7PM HENN 318 - Free Pizza
A message from Ian Affleck of PHAS:
"I will be holding a practice session for the Canadian Association of Physicists undergraduate prize exam from 5-7 PM this Thursday, Jan. 20, probably in Hennings 318. (If I have to change the room I will put a sign on the door of 318.)  I hope we can work together through some of the
questions from the 2004 exam, available on line at http://www.cap.ca/sites/cap.ca/files/UPrize/cap_2004.pdf I attach a poster with more information. All undergraduate students are welcome. Pizza will be served.  I hope to see lots of you there.
Ian Affleck"

6) PHAS Drop-in Hockey Returns
Another message from our friends in PHAS:
"Just a reminder that weekly Physics Drop-in Hockey is back in action.  Come out and play with physics faculty members, grad and undergrad students. All skill levels, ages, and genders welcome; you'll never find a better blend of fun, camaraderie, and exercise.  There are always 2 goalies, and no one keeps score.  Please help keep this 40-year old tradition alive, as
it is teetering on the brink of extinction...
When: 4pm --> 5:15pm Fridays
Where: B rink, Thunderbird Sports Centre
How much: $20


See y'all there!
Mike Hoff - mnhoff@phas.ubc.ca"


7) Comic Relief
Thanks for sticking with me through all that! Here's the comic relief:

Stuck with a crummy Co-op job? Then take a page from this guy's book and quit in style!


Cheers Fizz,
~Dan

January 10, 2011

Hey Fizz,
As we settle in for the long haul of the semester, I just thought I'd remind you that E-Week is only THREE WEEKS AWAY! It'll be tons of fun and there are lots of things Get involved, you'll be happy you did.


1) Fizz Logo Design Contest
Don't forget about the Fizz Shirt Logo Design Contest! Submit your entry to secondrep@ubcfizz.com by January31st. If you win, you'll get your newly minted design on a t-shirt! See how you stack up against the classics by checking out existing designs here.

2) Fizz Seminar Series Continues!
That's right, the Fizz Seminar Series is back again for another semester! Jan 19th, from 5-6PM (location TBA) we'll be hosting Zaber Technologies, a leading company in the field of high-precision linear actuators. It should be a fascinating talk, so come check it out!

3) Fizz Chess Tournament
Think you're the best when it comes to chess? Come out and show off your 1337 skills at the Fizz Chess Tournament, Jan 21st at 6PM in the Penthouse. Prizes to be won!

4) IEEE Think Engineering
If you want to network with industry leaders, or improve your communication skills, I urge you to check out IEEE's Think Engineering 2011 January 28th. Check out more info at the facebook event.


5) Comic Relief
For everyone working on software, whether for school or work, remember:

Cheers everyone!

January 3, 2011

Hey Fizz,
Welcome to a new year and a new term of Eng Phys! I hope your holidays were a fun and relaxing break. Here's a bit of info and news you might want to know about:

1) Fizz Logo Design Contest
Its the beginning of the term and that means a fresh new start for our merchandise! Design what you think represents Fizz, and submit it to secondrep@ubcfizz.com. If you win, you'll get your newly minted design on a t-shirt! If you're looking for inspiration, check out existing designs here.

The deadline is to get all your designs in is January 31, 2010. Please, just one per person!

2) Sparkfun Free Day
Sparkfun, for those of you who don't know, is a site that sells electronics and robotics parts for any projects you might want to do! They also have tutorials. This January 13 is their Free Day, where you can get $100 in credit by answering trivia questions about electronics and robotics. Check it out! 

3) tEUSday meetings start this week  - Free Burger/BEvERage!
The title says it all! Drop by the Cheeze at 12:30 this Tuesday for the tEUSday meeting to get informed as to what;s going on in UBC Engineering! This week, there'll be FREE burgers and BEvERages.

4) Fizz Facebook Group and Feedback Form
Want to know what's happening in Fizz? Have some feedback about something you'd like to see?Join the Engineering Physics UBC Facebook group for all the latest info and events. If you have some suggestions, comments or concerns, please send them along to us via the Triple-F: Fizz Feedback Form.

5) Iron Ring - Money Due
Most people have paid the $30 fee for Iron Rings.  If you haven't paid Tom the $30 fee you have until the end of January to get it in to him.  Cash or Cheque made out to Engineering Physics Student Association is acceptable.  Email gradrep@ubcfizz.com for more information.

6) Comic Relief
A PSA for you about the scourge of Four Loko:
They do a science experiment!

Cheers, Fizz!

November 29, 2010

Hey Fizz,
The last week of term is here! Make sure to spend some time relaxing a bit before exams; we've got some great ways to do so...

1) Seminar Series: General Fusion - Thursday 4-5PM  MCLD 242
Fizz is wrapping up the term with our best seminar yet: Dr. Michel Laberge, President of General Fusion. He'll be talking about their research into building a nuclear fusion electrical power plant. Snacks and drink, as always, will be provided. More info here.

2) Fizz Storms Koerner's - Friday 4PM Koerner's Pub
Come join us at 4PM on Friday to relax after a long semester at Koerner's Pub on campus for Fizz Storms Koerner's! There'll be a few complimentary pitchers and lots of your fellow Fizzers to chill with. Play some pool, shuffleboard or darts; talk over SC2 strats or just hang out and have a few beers! Directions to Koerner's here.

3) FilmfEUSt Meeting  - Monday 3PM Penthouse
FilmfEUSt, the annual film competition during E-Week, is coming up, and Fizz needs to get on our film! Fizz traditionally does very well, as you can see from some of our past films (we won 4 of the last 5 years) and this year will be no different! As such, there's a meeting at 3PM Monday in the Penthouse for anyone interested in writing, filming, directing or acting. Come check it out! 

4) Christmas Caroling - Friday 7AM-Noon At Cheeze 7-8AM
That's right, it's Caroling time again! This Friday, come to the Cheeze between 7 and 8AM to warm up and get into the Christmas spirit (eggnog and cheer will be provided,) and then it's all around campus until noon for Caroling! It concludes with a (free) pizza lunch. This is a great opportunity to have some fun and represent Engineering pride. Don't forget to wear red!

5) Call for Materials For Course Directory
Our Course Directory, started last year, is a fantastic resource for notes, formula sheets or past exams or assignment solutions. We want to make it even better! If you have any stuff that isn't on there, please send it to our VP Academic, Kyle Kimura. If you haven't used it yet, there's still time before finals; check it out!

6) Comic Relief
An example of good mech design.


Have a fantastic last week of term, everyone!

November 22, 2010

Hey Fizz,
Only 2 weeks left until the end of term and Christmas Caroling! Keep rocking away and soon it'll be time for fun; you're almost there!

Here's the news for this week:

1) Fizz LAN Party
Come out to the Penthouse this Friday, November 26 at 5pm for the Fizz LAN Party! Games played could include Starcraft 2 or Brood Wars, Counter-Strike or whatever you bring; board games are also more than welcome! Hope to see you there.

2) Grad Info - Iron Ring Sizing and Money
If you are graduating in May, August, or December of 2011 you MUST get your Iron Ring this March.  The ceremony is on March 23rd, time TBA, and the cost of ring + ceremony is $30.  If you have not gotten your ring size or paid the $30 yet: meet the Grad Rep (Tom Brooks) in the project lab on Monday, November 22nd, between 11 am and 5 pm.  For alternate times: gradrep@ubcfizz.com
*You MUST pay Tom the $30 Iron Ring fee before this Friday, November 26th*
  (Cash or Cheque is fine)

3) Engineering Beef and Pizza
Got academic concerns? Attend 'Beef and Pizza' on Thursday, November 25th from 12pm to 2pmin MCLD 214 to make your voice is heard by the faculty and the EUS. To guarantee a free pizza lunch (graciously provided by the faculty), please RSVP to voice@ubcengineers.ca by Tuesday, November 23rd.

4) APEGBC Industry Night
This Thursday, November 25 at from 5:30-8:30PM in the CHBE Atrium is the annual APEGBC Industry Night! This event includes a seminar and industry networking reception that focuses on providing engineering and geoscience students with the tools to successfully present themselves to the right employers as well as an opportunity to start building their industry contacts. I strongly urge you to check it out; it's a valuable use of your time and the EUS has worked hard to make it a great event! Here's a link for more info or to register.

5) Comic Relief

Have a great week!

November 15, 2010

Hey Fizz,
Only 11 weeks remain until E-Week, the engineeringest week of the year! Hope you're as stoked as I am for Fizz to rock the house in the competitions.

1) Seminar Series Continues!
This Tuesday from 4-5pm in CHEM C124, Dr. Jaymie Matthews will be presenting his talk entitled: "Where will Avatar 2 be set? The real science of exoplanets." As always, snacks and drink will be provided.

2) Fizz Program Picture
This Thursday, at 12:30 the annual Fizz Program Picture will be taken on the front steps of Hennings building. Please come attend; it's great to have a ton of Fizzers out there! It should only take a few minutes. Wear red or Fizz clothing if you have it and represent!

3) Fizz Beef and Pizza
Right after the Program Picture this Thursday, we'll be heading to Hennings room 318 for Fizz Beef and Pizza. This is your chance to speak your mind about any academic issues you've been having. There will also be FREE PIZZA and drinks! Be there!

4) Grad Info - Iron Rings
If you are graduating in May, August, or December of 2011 you are encouraged to get your Iron Ring this March.  The ceremony is on March 23rd, time TBA, and the cost of ring + ceremony is $30.  If you have not gotten your ring size yet: meet the Grad Rep (Tom Brooks) in the project lab on Monday between 11 am and 5 pm.  For alternate times email Tom.

5) EUS Cultural Gala
This Friday, at 12:00 in Kaiser 2020/2030 the EUS Multicultural Gala will be happening! For early bird food tickets, come find me in the Penthouse from 3-6pm Monday, 3-6 Tuesday, or anytime after 12 on Wednesday. If those times don't work for you just email me and we can work something out. One ticket costs $5 and gets you any 4 kinds of food you choose. This is an event not to be missed as there will be a cooking competition and a show!

6) Solidworks Workshop
There is a free Solidworks workshop being offered this Thursday from 5:00-6:30 in CEME 2212. This may be of particular use to second years gearing up for the robot course. RSVP to ubc.eteam@gmail.com. Here's more info.


7) Comic Relief
Check out Axe Cop, it's pretty awesome. It's the comic written by a five-year-old and illustrated by his 27-year old brother (who is a seriously good artist.)

Feel free to email me if you have any comments, concerns or questions!

Have a great week, everyone!

November 8, 2010

Hey Fizz,

Movember is well and truly here! Hope things are going great as we head into this semester's home stretch.
Here's the news:


1) Poker Night this Friday!
Come out for the Fizz Poker Night, This Friday, November 12 at 6pm! Buy-in is $5, First-Third Place win prizes! Light snacks will be provided.

2) Fizz Tutoring - Tutors Needed!
Fizz Tutoring is ramping up, and Tutors are needed. It pays! If you think you've got what it takes or you've got any questions, e-mail Kyle at vpacademic@ubcfizz.com.

3) EECE Curriculum Review/Report - Volunteers Needed
This is a call for two or three EECE option students who will volunteer 5-7 hours over the next six weeks to undertake an EECE curriculum review. The goal is to prepare a report that outlines the EECE option curriculum and topics covered.
Please email Philip at eece@ubcfizz.com if you're interested, or check out the website for more info.

4) Grad Photos Hard Deadline
If you are graduating in May and have not had Grad photos done: you have until the end of November.  If you do not have photos taken by the end of November you will not have your photos in the grad composite.  Contact: Grap Rep at gradrep@ubcfizz.com for more info.

5) EUS Cultural Gala November 19th! 
The EUS Cultural Gala is coming up; remember to get in touch with me atpresident@ubcfizz.com if you're interested in joining the cooking team! If you're not up for cooking, still come out for the event, November 19th from 12-2 in Kaiser 2020/2030 and try some food.

6) Comic Relief
Wacky campaign ads from the US midterm elections:

Cheers all!

November 1, 2010


Hey Fizz,
Very light on news this week.

1) Fizz Poker Night Nov 12
Fizz is hosting a poker night next Friday, November 12. Come out and show how you stack up against the competition. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place. Be there!

2) EUS Cultural Gala
The EUS Cultural Gala is coming on November 19th! It's a day to learn about different cultures through a faculty wide cooking competition with performances from cultural clubs, ticket sales for general students to sample food, and judging! Fizz has yet to select their cultural food to enter with, so send in an email topresident@ubcfizz.com if you'd like to get involved. The winning food entry gets CASH.

3) Comic Relief
In case you haven't seen Wasted Talent yet.

Cheers all!

October 25, 2010

Hey Fizz,

Halloween is almost here! Hope you can take some time away from work and studies to enjoy the spooky et cetera.

Here's the FizzNews:

1) Fizz Annual General Meeting This Tuesday
FREE PIZZA! Now that I have your attention, Fizz's AGM is this Tuesday from 4-5 in Neville Scarfe 201. It is imperative that YOU, the Fizzers, attend; please make sure you don't miss it! More info here, or feel free to email me with any questions! Remember, there will be free pizza.
2) Fizz Seminar Series This Thursday
Fizz continues its successful seminar series this Thursday from 4-5 in Macmillan 160. Don Witt will be presenting 'A Simple Life in Flatland.' As always, refreshments and snacks will be provided. More info here.
3) Matlab Survey - Input Needed!
The EUS is gathering information on Matlab expertise and usage in your courses. With this information, they will plan and discuss possible changes to courses with the administration. To that end, they've released a survey that I strongly urge you to fill out before the deadline: Saturday, October 30th.
4) 
EUS Halloween Ball and PP Pumpkin Patch This Friday
This Friday, the First Year council is holding their first event this Friday from 5-7: a pumpkin-carving contest. Sign up and pumpkin pickup is at Kaiser 1110; bring your own tools. For more info check your e-nEUS!
Afterwards, the famed EUS Halloween Ball occurs, from 7-11pm at the Cheeze. There will be live bands, cheap drinks and prizes! This is a 19+ event, so bring ID. More info can be found here.


5) Comic Relief
I know it's been making the rounds, but just in case you haven't seen it:

Have a great week, Fizz!

October 18, 2010

Hey Fizz,

Quieter week this week news-wise:

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Lazy person's summary:
1) Movie Night This Wednesday!
2) UBC Rapid Transit - Be Heard!
3) 
 EUS Grand Council Meeting Today
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1) Movie Night This Wednesday!
Fizz is hosting a movie night this Wednesday at 6 in the Penthouse! We'll be showing the classic Tron on the big projection screen. Come on, hang out, and have all you want of pizza and pop for $5!

2) UBC Rapid Transit - Be Heard!
Translink is currently not planning to extend Skytrain service down the Broadway corridor to UBC as had been the plan. The faculty and many students at UBC are strongly behind this rapid transit line, as transit to UBC is currently not sufficient. I urge you to check out the issue at http://ubclinenow.com/ and make yourself heard via the online postbox by October 22. If we want this, for us and those students to follow, we need to speak out.

3) 
EUS Grand Council Meeting Today
These are held twice a year and all Departmental Presidents and Year Reps attend. It's a forum to discuss faculty issues and suggestions for improvement. If you have anything you'd like brought up, please get in touch with your Year Rep or myself TODAY BY 5 so we can represent YOU more effectively there!

4) Comic Relief
I still have trouble believing that this is a real movie, but it is. It really is, and the makers are serious:

Cheers all!

October 11, 2010

Hey Fizz,

It's a big week for news; lots going on:

1) Fizz Annual General Meeting Postponed
As you know, the AGM did not occur today, but was postponed. However, it WILL be happening, there WILL be FREE PIZZA, and it will be important for you to attend. Mark your calendars for two weeks from now. The Exec will be working hard to prepare; getting info together as to what we've accomplished and plan to accomplish in the rest of the year, editing our constitution to be approved by you, and getting ready to elect a new Treasurer.

Keep an eye out for the Constitution to be posted so you, Fizzers, can look it over and see what you think of it before the AGM. Further, candidate's spews for Treasurer elections will be forthcoming. If you are interested in running, get your spew (max 300 words) in tosecretary@ubcfizz.com by this Sunday, October 17th so they can be posted with time for your fellow Fizzers to read.

Thanks everyone! 

2) EUS Grand Council Meeting - Monday, Oct 18
These are held twice a year and all Departmental Presidents and Year Reps attend. It's a forum to discuss faculty issues and suggestions for improvement. If you have anything you'd like brought up, please get in touch with your Year Rep or myself before the 18th so we can represent YOU more effectively there!

3) Movie Night Next Wednesday!
Mark your calendars; there is to be a movie night next Wednesday in the Penthouse! More details will be forthcoming, but there is likely to be a movie and pizza/pop at a reasonable price.

4) Seminar Series Continues! - Thursday, October 28
Don Witt will be presenting "A Simple Life in Flatland" from 4-5, location TBA. Our first Seminar on Quantum Computing was excellent and we hope to see people out again!

5) New Computer in Penthouse!
Thanks to the sterling work of Mike Caverley, our Comp Admin, we now have a new computer running Windows 7 in the Penthouse for Fizzers to use. Check it out!

6) CUPC Bid for Next Year Looking for Volunteers
The Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference is an opportunity for students from all across Canada to share their research and learn from each other. It's a big conference with typically around 200 undergraduate students from around the country presenting. Physsoc (the PHAS equivalent of Fizz) is putting in a bid to host next year, and they're looking for people to get involved. The budget is on the order of $100 000, and tasks include everything from housing for the weekend to room booking to getting funding to organizing guest speakers. Get in touch with Trisha Roberson of Physsoc at ta.roberson@hotmail.com if you're interested!

7) Comic Relief
Thanks again for sticking with me, Fizz.
Your reward: Email Etiquette, minor differences and terrible rap!


Cheers, Fizzers!

October 4, 2010

Hey Fizz,

Midterms approach! Thankfully, reading this FizzNews won't take too long:

1) Fizz Annual General Meeting
Our Fizz Annual General Meeting is coming up on Tuesday, October 12th at 4pm (Location TBA.) Please attend; it is very important that we make quorum (have enough people.) Everyone who attends can vote as it is a general meeting, so you have the power. We will be proposing our new constitution there to be ratified, as well as electing a new Treasurer. There will also be FREE PIZZA. Be there!

As I mentioned above, we will be holding a by-election to select a Treasurer. Joey Luis Lopez, our current (awesome) treasurer as well as (awesome) former Second and Third Year rep, unfortunately is unable to fulfill his duties as he is out of BC on Co-op. Therefore he has stepped down and a new Treasurer must be elected so Fizz can use its money. It's a very important position, and we need someone to fill it. If you are interested in running, please send an email in to Graham at secretary@ubcfizz.com with a short (<300 word) spew about why you are the best candidate by this Friday, October 8th at midnight. The spews will be posted immediately on the Fizz website www.ubcfizz.com for everyone to read before the meeting on Tuesday.

See you all there!

2) Ball Model and FilmfEUSt!
A big part of E-Week are the competitions for Ball Model and the FilmfEUSt. FilmfEUSt is a film  festival where each department competes to make the best film reflecting their department in some way. Ball Model is the competition to build something showing off our engineering chops  and show up the other departments. Past Ball Models have included the Rapid BEvERage Chiller, singing Tesla Coil, and Dot Matrix Printer. We won FilmfEUSt last year and did very well with our Ball Model and we are looking to build on that!

To that end, we are starting work now. There is a joint meeting for both filmfEUSt and Ball Model this Tuesday, Oct. 5th at 5pm in the Penthouse. Both projects are wide open and are looking for volunteers and leaders, so come on out!

3) 
 Philosoraptor Festival (Bzzr Garden) Friday!
 Fizz's first Bzzr Garden of the year is this Friday, October 8th from 7-11pm in the Penthouse! Come out and hang with your fellow Fizzers, as well as other engineers and others. BEvERages are $2, and there will be cake. 

As part of the event, there is a meme competition! Use one of the attached templates to create an amusing Fizz-related entry (one per person.) Unspecified prizes to be won!

4) New Second Year Reps!
Fizz Second Year Rep elections were completed smoothly, and I hope you will join me in congratulating Dominic Tong and Tanya Roussy for tying for the top in a close race. They have agreed to hold the position as co-reps and so far are doing a great job. Thanks to everyone who made the election a success!

5) Comic Relief!
Science/Academia humour!

Cheers everybody!

September 27, 2010

Hey Fizz!

Hope all is well as you get ready for October. Here's some FizzNews for you:

1) Sports Update!
It is the kick off to another season of Fizz sports.  Fizz has four sports teams this term:  the Ball hockey team Balls of Fizz captained by Kyle Kimura, Fizz Volleyball captained by Laz MilovanovicThe Futsal team Real Complex captained by Matthew Kutarna, and the Fizzbees Ultimate team captained by Steve Epp.  

If you were hoping to play an intramural sport that we don't have a team for, there is still a chance to get on a team, the UBC Rec website has free agent sign up.  Simply log into UBC Rec and option 5) on the front page is players looking for teams, select your sport and fill out the required info.  If you don't have any luck there and still want to participate in Fizz games there are plenty of opportunities during E-week and Storm the Wall later in the year.


2) Fizz Seminar Series Begins Thursday!
The famous Fizz Seminar series is starting again, and you should all come! Dr. Martin Laforest from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo will be presenting 
"Quantum Information Processing: When tiny things do big things" from 4-5pm in a location TBD. Light snacks will be served.

For your interest, I have included his abstract here:
"When we look back through the history of humankind, a pattern emerges: when humans harness a force of nature, great changes occur. Take the discovery of fire, which led to agriculture, communal living and  the eventual development of steam power, which sparked the industrial revolution. The discovery of electromagnetism was the catalyst that led to incalculable technological advancements leading to today’s information society. For the past 20 years or so, mathematicians, computer scientists, chemists, physicists and engineers have been working to harness the next, and most fundamental, forces of nature — the laws governing the quantum world. By harnessing and controlling quantum effects such as the superposition principle and entanglement, quantum information processing promises significant improvements over today's computing, communications and sensing technologies, among many other advancements. In this talk, I will overview the theoretical and experimental bases of quantum information processing."

3) Student Teamstravaganza!
   E-Racing:
There is a meeting this Wednesday at 3pm in the EPL (Engineering Project Lab) for anyone interested in joining the E-Racing team (student team working on building and racing an electric race car). The focus of this meeting will primarily be to discuss the electrical components of the car, as well as provide information for anyone potentially interested in joining the Elec team. If you have questions, or you can't make it to the meeting but are interested in joining, contact the Elec Lead, Alysson Vrielink, at arvrielink@gmail.com

The car also has a very large Mech component to it (mounting the motors, aerodynamic design, working on the frame, etc). If you are interested in working on the mechanical side of things, the Mech team should be meeting within the next few weeks, or you can contact Graham Gold (Mech Lead) at sir.ggold@gmail.com.

   UBC Rapid:
Jacob Bayless, a 5th year Fizzer, is seeking interested students for building a 3-D printer, also known as a RepRap. Email him at 
if you're interested!

   UBC Orbit:
UBC Orbit is the student team forming to enter the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge. There is a presentation this Tuesday from 1-2 in Irving K Barber 261. Check it out if you're interested, or email Amy, the Co-Director, at amy.wm.cheng@gmail.com!

4) Grad Photos!
All Fizzers that are graduating this May should get their grad photos done this week.  You can sign up for a time at: https://www.myevangelosphotography.com/webordering/
You have until the end of October to get your photos done, but they are going to get very busy with the rest of the engineering faculties after next week.
Thank you to everybody that signed up for a time on Monday or Tuesday.
Tom (Grad Rep) will be explaining more about the ordering process after most people have their photos done next week.

5) Comic Relief!
Thanks for sticking with me through all of that! There was a lot to get through. Here's your Comic Relief for the week.

Study hard, or you may end up having to watch some of these:

Wendy's:

Cheers everybody!

September 20, 2010

Hi Fizzland,


We're back into the swing of things, and I hope everything is going well for you. It's a light week for news, so at least reading this email won't take too much time! Here we go:

1) Fizz Bzzr Garden:
    The Fizz Bzzr Garden is rapidly approaching! Mark your calendars:
    Friday, October 8th at 7pm in the Penthouse.
    Come along and relax after a long week. Bring some friends, make some friends, hang out and have a good time; the possibilities are endless!.

2) Course Withdraw Deadlines
    If that course that looked awesome has turned out to be...less than awesome, or you accidentally ran over the prof's dog, you may need to withdraw. If so, don't miss the deadlines: this Tuesday, Sept 21 for single-term courses, and this Friday, Sept 24 for two-term courses.

3) Comic Relief!

    And an extra for some of those third years... you know who you are.

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Cheers all!

September 13, 2010

Hey Fizzers,

Here begins the weekly emails again for the year. I'll be using them to keep you up-to-date on info you may want to know.
There's a summary preceding the more detailed entries, in case you don't have much time. Here we go!

1) Frosh Events:
Frosh Events continue! Check out  http://www.ubcengineers.ca/frosh/ for more info. There's Chariot Races, True Engineer, Storm the SUB and more! Many of these events will see repeats during E-Week, so now is a great time to get some practice and check out the competition! Hope to see you around.

2) Engineering Physics Board of Studies (BoS) meeting - September 14th.  Your help is needed (see 3rd para) and last chance for any final concerns.
The annual Engineering Physics Board of Studies (BoS) meeting is on September 14th this year. The BoS meeting brings together a representative from each of the departments that Engineering Physics students take classes in.  If you have any concerns in addition to those listed below or comments that you would like your BoS reps to raise, please email either eece@ubcfizz.com or mech@ubcfizz.com before Sep. 14th.
Nick Sertic and Philip Edgcumbe will be taking the concerns you expressed at the December, 2009 and April, 2010 Beef and Pizzas and presenting them at the upcoming BoS.  The five main concerns they are focusing on are listed below:

1)      Proposing alternative labs to replaced the existing EECE 363 labs.

2)      Examine over-lap between EECE 320 and EECE 355, CPSC 260 and MATH 318 and if sufficient over-lap exists, suggest eliminating EECE 320.

3)      Explore option of switching MECH 364 with MECH 462 (an FEA course).

4)      Exploring possibility of including more transmission line and impedance matching in PHYS 401.

5)      Evaluate alternative courses for PHYS 257.  MECH, CHBE and PHYS all offer course of a similar nature.


Your help is needed for item #1 and #2.  For item #1, Damien Quentin, Philip and Jon Nakane are meeting at 3pm on Monday September 13th in Jon Nakane's office.  They will review the existing lab curriculum and brainstorm alternatives. Ideally, there will be three or four fizzers at the meeting.  For item #2, Ian Moult and Philip will be reviewing the curricula.

Philip and Nick will update the BoS about the challenges students faced last year in CPSC 260.  However, they won't be asking CPSC to make further changes. Philip met with the newly assigned CPSC 260 instructor, Dr. Kimberly Voll. She agreed to consider the CPSC 260 survey and she is aware that the "optional" assignments and lack of support for those assignments was an issue.

3) Fizz & Engineering Ice Hockey Teams!

Fizz: 
There is a Fizz ice hockey team this year, and we are looking for a few more players. The team would be a relatively low commitment with games one day a week and hopefully not too expensive (depending on how many players we get). Term 1 for the league runs from September 27th to November 23rd and we would be playing in a beginner to intermediate level tier (ie. if you've played hockey a little before, not even competitively, you should be perfectly fine).  

This is the perfect opportunity to take a couple hours off from homework, and enjoy some exercise and a good time with your fellow fizzers! If you are interested in joining or would like more info, please contact Evan Gillespie, 
evangillespie1@gmail.com.



Engineering: 
Dion 
Lauriente is putting together an Ice Hockey team in the UBC Rec League (Todd Ice Hockey League) and is looking for players. They will be registering in Tier 1 which is competitive and requires a decent amount of hockey experience/full knowledge of the game. He's looking for players in all positions. Cost will be ~$100 (possibly less if they get EUS Subsidy). They will play once a week, normally late (10:30pm-12:00am start time) on Tuesday evenings. The season ends before first term exams start. 

If you are interested please email him at dion@lauriente.com with your Full Name, Student Number, Department, and Year. Optionally, include your phone number. Dion can be reached by phone at 778-689-3466.


4) Comic Relief
Way to stick it out all the way, Fizzland! Here you go!
An example of why amateur rap is a bad idea: 

If you listen closely you can hear the Imperial March in there.

Until next week!



March 8, 2010

Hey Fizz!

It's election season on campus! See below for more details.

1) This Friday is the much-anticipated Engineering Battle of the Bands at the Cheeze, hosted by Fizz and EWB! If you would like to perform, either as a group or solo, please send an email to Colin Delaney at vpevents@ubcfizz.com by Wednesday. The event starts at 7pm or so, and there will be cheap drinks available. Facebook event here.

2) Campaigning for EUS Elections is underway! If you would like to hear from the candidates in person, come out to the forum this Thursday from 3pm to 5pm in Kaiser 2020/2030. More information about the elections here.

3) Nominations for Fizz President are now open! If you are interested in running for this position, please submit a 200 word statement (max) - it can include things about yourself, your experience, your goals for the upcoming year, or anything else you deem relevant. This statement is to be emailed to our elections administrator, Marianne Black, at elections@ubcfizz.com by FRIDAY, MARCH 12 at 11:59pm. Elections for President will take place on Friday, March 19th. 

4) On behalf of the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (www.gvrsf.ca) Philip Edgcumbe is recruiting volunteers to lead UBC lab tours from 8:10am-10:30am on Friday April 9th.  You get to choose which lab to visit.  Please register to volunteer here. E-mail philip@gvrsf.ca if you have any questions.

5) "You think you have a great idea? Compete in the third annual Bright Ideas Competition. Get your team together and complete the application form and submit it online." More information here.


Have a great week!


February 28th, 2010

Hey Fizz!


Welcome back to the final two months of term! I hope you all had a great Olympic Break. 

1) On Friday, March 12, Fizz and EWB will be co-hosting the annual Battle of the Bands event at the Cheeze! As the title suggests, we are looking for various bands and musicians from engineering, either impromptu or semi-professional, to participate in this fun event for some great prizes. We will be supplying audio equipment, but everyone must bring their own instruments. In previous years we have had a plethora of musical genres, including rock, jazz, classical, funk, and even heavy metal. People can sign-up as a solo artist or as part of a larger group! Email Colin at vpevents@ubcfizz.com if you'd like to particpate!

2) There have been some issues with break-ins in the past few months at the Physsoc clubroom in Hennings. I have come to the Penthouse in the mornings to find the door wide open and with nobody inside. This is just a reminder that if you are the last person to leave at night, please CLOSE THE DOOR. If the door remains to be open overnight, drastic measures will be taken which will not be pleasant!

3) Nominations for Fizz elections will be open soon! To get a better idea of what's available, check out the descriptions of the positions on our website.

4) "Campus Food To Go is the engineering faculty’s new provider of CHEAP AND DELICIOUS campus lunch. We offer a selection of popular boxed lunches dropped off right in front of the Cheeze for your convenience. Meals are only $6.50 (Meal & Bubble Tea Combo $9.50). Orders must be placed before 11AM each day and is dropped off outside the cheeze from 12-1:00PM. Come try us out! "


February 8th, 2010

Hey Fizz!

Thanks to everyone that participated during E-Week! More details and other news below.

1) Engineering Week was a great success! Although we did not make the top 3 overall, we did perform extremely well. In particular, we came 1st in FilmfEUSt, 1st in Pit Purge, 1st in The Day The Movie Died, tied for 1st at the EWB event, and came 3rd out of 43 teams at Foosball (props to Kyle Kimura and Evan Hohert). Thanks to everyone that took time out of their schedules to show some Fizz pride! Also, thanks to the Ball Model team (Steve Epp, Tom Brooks, Graham Gold) for building a fantastic Rapid BEvERage Chiller. Also, if you're interested in seeing this year's FilmfEUSt videos, check them out on our website here.

2) We will be selling Fizz patches and clothing this week in the Penthouse: 3pm - 5pm on Tuesday, and 2pm - 3pm on Thursday. Patches are $5/$15/$25 depending on the style, t-shirts are $15, and hoodies are $35. 

3) Interested in starting a electric car racing club? Dr. Marziali will be holding an introductory meeting this Thursday at 1:30pm in Hebb Theatre to discuss the feasibility and logistics of this new student team. All students are encouraged to attend.

4) Interesting in becoming an executive member of your Engineering Undergraduate Society? Nominations for the President, 5 Vice-Presidents, AMS Representative, and APSC Student Senator are now open. More information available here.


Only 1 week until Olympic Break: hang in there Fizz!


January 31, 2010

Hey Fizz,

That's right. It's finally here. After months of waiting, it's time for ENGINEERING WEEK! Details regarding this, and other pertinent news below:

1) IT'S ENGINEERING WEEK! SHOW YOUR FIZZ PRIDE! Details here. Fizz E-WEEK Facebook Group. Awesome events will be held through the week, many will have free food and alcohol, as well as the opportunity to show why Fizzers are the best!

2) There's a new microwave in north side of the Penthouse. Please keep it clean!

3) Your VP Academics are proud to present the Technology & Science Seminar #4 this Thursday, February 4th at 4pm in HEBB 10. Dr. Neil Branda, CTO of Switch Materials Inc. will be discussing on-command control of molecular & nanomaterials using molecular switches. Snacks and refreshments will be provided! More information available here.

4) If you want a Penthouse Key, send me an email with your name and student number by tomorrow. After this, I will NOT submit any more key requests. Note: this requires a $50 deposit to obtain the key, and a $25 deposit if this is your first key through UBC.

5) Comic Relief. (sadface)

GO FIZZ! Let's rock out at E-WEEK!


January 24, 2010

Hey Fizz,

Here's another batch of weekly news! E-WEEK specific email to follow!

1) Voting in the AMS Elections has begun! The AMS is the Student Society of UBC, which operates under an $12 million dollar budget to provide a plethora of services for students, as well as liaises with university administration. More information is available here. No Vote, No Voice!

2) "Attend the annual Salary Seminar TOMORROW co-hosted by UBC Engineering and APEGBC to learn about salary negotiation and how it helps you in your career (presented by Dr. Elizabeth Croft). The seminar will be followed by a reception with APEGBC industry professionals. Don’t miss out on this excellent networking opportunity to start building your industry contacts!" The event is being held in the Forestry Building with registration starting at 5:30pm and the event beginning at 6pm. For more information, see here.

3) Foreplay Party this Friday! NSFW door prizes! Cheap drinks! Facebook event.

4) Interested in running for an executive position in the Engineering Undergraduate Society next year? There will be an information session this Friday, from 12pm-1pm in MCLD 418. 


January 17, 2010

Hey Fizz,


Only 2 weeks until E-Week! Get ready! More information about events will be coming very soon!

1) E-ball tickets will be on sale this week! Each ticket will cost $50 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. I will send out an email either today or tomorrow with information about how to purchase tickets. If you don't know, E-ball is the formal event that concludes Engineering Week, and involves a dinner, a dance, and much more!

2) A friendly and serious reminder that any potential STUdeNT projects absolutely must be explicitly approved by the EUS. If you have questions, please contact me.

3) Fizz Chess Tournament this Friday at 5:30pm in the Penthouse! $10 to register, which includes pizza and pop. Prizes for the winners! More information here.

4) Want to hear what your Fizz exec is up to? Come out to our weekly meetings on Thursdays at 1pm in the Penthouse. There may even be snacks! :)


January 10, 2010

Hey Fizz,

More news!

1) Looking for a job this summer? Come on out to the annual Technical Career Fair this Wednesday from 10am - 4pm in the SUB Ballroom and meet representatives from Google, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and many others. More information here.

2) Your Engineering Physics Student Association is hosting the 2nd Annual UBC Engineering Chess Competition on Friday, January 22 at 5:30pm in the Penthouse. Great prizes will be awarded to the winners! For more information and registration details, visit here.

3) Want to meet and give feedback to your Dean of Applied Sciences, Dr. Tyseer AboulnasrCome for a friendly, informal session on Thursday, January 14 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm in Kaiser 2020 to share your thoughts and get to know your Dean! Light refreshments will be served.

4) Want to know what your Fizz exec is up to these days? Want some free snacks? Attend our weekly Thursday meetings at 1pm in the Penthouse! We can't serve your effectively without having your feedback, so make your voice heard.

5) "Attend the annual Salary Seminar on Tuesday, January 26, co-hosted by UBC Engineering and APEGBC to learn about salary negotiation and how it helps you in your career (presented by Dr. Elizabeth Croft). The seminar will be followed by a reception with APEGBC industry professionals. Don’t miss out on this excellent networking opportunity to start building your industry contacts!" More information here.

6) Comic Relief (my favourite thus far!) 

Have a great week!


January 5, 2010

Hey Fizz,

Welcome back to another term of classes (or co-op)! I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable holidays. As per usual, here is the latest news in Engineering Physics that may be relevant to you! Only 26 days until E-WEEK!

1) Fizz is storming Koerner's Pub this Thursday! We will be providing FREE BEER for a limited time, beginning at 5pm. So come on out and chat with your fellow fizzers before classes start getting busy.

2) Your Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS) is hosting a back to School Nerd Bash this Friday at the Cheeze, starting at 6pm. Come dressed up in nerdy attire, participate in nerd olympics and win some great prizes, while enjoying $2 BEvERages. Facebook event.

3) If you would like a Penthouse Key for this term, please email me by FRIDAY with your name, year, and student number. Please note that UBC requires a $25 deposit for creating an account, and then requires a $50 deposit to obtain the key, both of which are refundable upon return. 

4) If you would like a Penthouse Locker for this term, please email our Penthouse Manager, Daruvin (penthouse@ubcfizz.com). Lockers are $5 per term, and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have a locker from last term, and would like to renew it for this term, please get in contact with Daruvin, or you locks will be cut!

5) Looking for a job? Then come on out to the Fizz/IEEE/CS Technical Career Fair on Wednesday, January 13th. More details to come soon. If you have questions, please contact our secretary, Marianne (secretary@ubcfizz.com). 

6) Want to hear what your EUS is up to? Want a free drink? Come out to the weekly tEUSday meetings at the Cheeze, starting at 12:30pm this term. Contact me if you want more details.

7) With the completion of the Fall term, I would like to provide everyone with a summary of the activities within your Engineering Physics Student Association. I have written a report, detailing our past social events, academic events, and general administrative items, in addition to other aspects of our organization. This report can be found here.

8) Looking to buy and sell your textbooks? Try out the Fizz textbook exchange.



I'm looking forward to serving as your President for another term. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let me know. Go Fizz!


November 29, 2009

Hey Fizz,

It's the last week of classes! Here are some news items that may be of interest to you:


1) Got complaints about some of your courses? Want some free pizza? Then come on out to Fizz Beef & Pizza, this Thursday, December 3rd, from 12:30pm - 1:45 in Hennings 318. Dr. Marziali and the Fizz Board of Studies representatives will be there to listen to your concerns and hopefully be able to provide solutions in the future. For more information, please contact Philip Edgcumbe or Colin Delaney

2) As noted two days ago, Dr. Edward Auld passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2009. In addition to his ground-breaking research at TRIUMF, Dr. Auld was the head of the Engineering Physics program for 18 years, during which he established the project lab and inspired numerous students. For more information about him, please see here.

3) Christmas Carolling with the Engineers this Friday, December 4! Get to the Cheeze by 8am with a mug/bottle for 'warm-up', and then join your fellow engineers in spreading Christmas cheer across campus! Wear your RED! It's going to be GREAT! Facebook event here.

4) E-ball is coming next term on February 6. This is the formal event which concludes Engineering Week (Fizz is going to win, of course!). If you are interested in going, please send an email to Colin Delaney by Friday morning with your name, year, email, food choice (chicken/fish/veggie) and number of tickets you would like. Tickets will likely be $50, payable early next term.

5) a) Congratulations to the Fizz Ultimate Team, 'Fizzbees', who are UBC Co-Rec Tier 2 Divisional Champions! Team members: Rémy Barois, Lara Backer, Kyle Boone, Jenna Bowling, Tom Brooks, Kelly-Ann Casey, Chris Cochrane, Steve Epp, Jun Wei Fu, Graham Gold, Matt Helm, Erin O'Shea, Nick Sertic, Daruvin Sood, and Alysson Vrielink. Go Fizz!

5) b) Congratulations to the Fizz Volleyball Team, who are UBC Men's Tier 2 Divisional Champions! Team members: Taylor Dean, Colin Delaney, Kyzyl Herzog, Laz Milovanovic, Devan Porter, Damien Quentin, Ben Versteeg, and Sandra Zheng. Go Fizz!

6) Volunteers are needed for a Welcome Women to Physics and Astronomy (WoW) event being held on January 7, 2010. Fizzers (both male and female) are needed for either the hands-on portion (building a small line-following robot) which will run from 10am to 11am, or for the main portion of the event, which runs from 11am to 5pm. Volunteers for the main event would be acting as group leaders, who attend the event's activities guiding a group of ~10 girls. If you are able to volunteer, please send an email to Ashley Cook (cooka@interchange.ubc.ca).

7) "UBC's annual Technical Career Fair is being held on January 13th, 2010 and the organizers are seeking Eng Phys volunteers to help out on that day. It’s a big event (jointly organized by Computer Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Engineering Physics and IEEE) with a large number of technical companies/employers expected to be in attendance. Volunteers can do some networking with employers as you help throughout the day. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please email Marianne Black. Please note a mandatory training session (date and time TBD) will occur before the day of the event."

8) Comic Relief


Regards,
Nick

November 22, 2009

Hey Fizz,

Come out to the Fizz Annual General Meeting this Thursday! Details below.


1) Fizz is having it's Annual General Meeting this Thursday, November 26th at 12pm in Hennings 201. We will be holding by-elections for 3 positions on the Fizz exec, as well as discussing issues pertinent to everyone in the program. The meeting agenda will be sent out soon! There will be FREE FOOD!

2) As mentioned above, by-elections are being held this Thursday at the AGM. We have 2 nominations for the VP Academic, 2 nominations for the Sports Representative, and 1 nomination for the Pop God. You can read their spews here

3) Unhappy with certain academic aspects of Fizz? Want to eat some free pizza and complain to the department? Then come out to the Fizz Beef & Pizza next Thursday, December 3rd at 12pm in Hennings 318. For more information, contact either Philip Edgcumbe or Colin Delaney

4) Fizzers, I realize we are not English majors. Still, it is NOT difficult to place your beverage containers in the proper recycling bags. Glass bottles does not mean pop cans, nor does plastic bottles mean pop cans. Please read the sign before placing your item in the proper location.

5) Comic Relief


Have a great week!
Nick

November 15, 2009

Hey Fizz,

Poker Night and Fizz Exec By-Elections are coming up. See below for more details!


1) Get ready for the 2nd annual Fizz Poker Tournament, happening on Friday, November 20th, beginning at 6pm in the Penthouse. For $10, you can get your buy-in, all-you-can-eat pizza, a can of pop, and possible snacks during the night. Great prizes will be available for the top competitors. If interested in playing, please sign-up here

2) Want to get involved with your student association? We will be holding by-elections on November 26th for two positions on the Fizz exec: VP Academic, and Pop God. If you are interested in running for either of these positions, send me a spew (< 150 words), outlining why you are running for the position and what you plan to achieve. Nominations for the position are due on Friday, November 20th at 12pm. Elections will take place at our Annual General Meeting on November 26th (details TBA). For more information, see here.

3) Want to know what the EUS is up to? Want a free drink and a cheap burger? Then come out to the weekly EUS tEUSday meeting, which happens every Tuesday at 12pm at the Cheeze! 

4) VSEA and Enterprize will be hosting a networking event at the Mahoney & Sons on UBC campus for you to have a chance to meet successful entrepreneurs and like-minded students. The event is free with appetizers provided. Registration is limited to 70 students. Register for free here.

5) Do you want to know what's out there to help you pursue success in Entrepreneurship? On November 18th at the Vancouver Convention Center all post-secondary Entrepreneurship related organizations gather for an evening of collaboration and networking. The evening will include a keynote on how to get the most out of your experience while in school as well as displays and presentations by all of Greater Vancouver's Entrepreneurial Organizations. Bus transportation to and from the event is being organized. The Student Entrepreneurs Meet Up runs from 4pm to 6pm, but the Innovasion entrepreneurship exhibition is all-day long. More information here.

6) IEEE Computer Society is announcing a new competition for undergraduate students with prizes totaling $10,000. Undergraduate teams will be invited to design a CPU simulator, a program used in many architecture courses to illustrate how computers work. At the end of the competition, teams will submit both a report and a working program. The competition is open to all collegiate teams consisting of three to five undergraduates who register online at www.computer.org/portal/web/competition by 11 January 2010 and submit their projects by 9 April 2010. For more details, visit here.

7) IEEE is proud to announce the launch of the 2nd annual Presidents’ Change the World contest. As a student who has previously expressed interest in participating, you will be glad to know that you can now submit your entry. The Presidents’ Change the World contest competition recognizes students who develop unique solutions to real-world problems, using engineering, science, computing, and leadership skills to benefit their community or humanity. Prizes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to the top entries. Please visit the IEEE Presidents' Change the World website for full details, eligibility requirements, and to submit your entry. You can make a difference. Take the challenge and change the world! 

8) Comic Relief. Props if you can beat the 'Hidden Fun Stuff' easter egg. 


Have a great week!

Regards,
Nick

November 8, 2009

Hey Fizz!

Here's another dose of weekly Fizz news. As always, check out www.ubcfizz.com for more information and great resources.

1) Fizz Movie Night #3: UP!

Date and Time: 6-9pm, Friday, November 13thLocation: Hennings 201
Food and Beverage: $5 for 1 can of pop and all-you-can-eat pizza (Please prepare exact change if possible, thanks!)
Movie Details: The most recent Pixar animated film follows Carl Fredricksen's life as he meets and marries Ellie. When time passes, Carl decides to fulfill his promise to Ellie and his childhood dream to travel to Paradise Falls as an explorer. This film carries the essence of Pixar films, which are highly entertaining yet brings depth, meanings and emotions to the audience. This is a must watch. (We will also show one of the Pixar short films in the beginning!) 

2) Get ready for the 2nd annual Fizz Poker Tournament, happening on Friday, November 20th, beginning at 6pm in the Penthouse. For $10, you can get your buy-in, all-you-can-eat pizza, a can of pop, and possible snacks during the night. Great prizes will be available for the top competitors. If interested in playing, please sign-up here

3) Can you and three other fizzers chug beer really quickly? Then prove it at the Boat Racing tournament at Lola's this Tuesday from 9pm to 2am, hosted by Mining Engineering. It will cost $10 per person on a team of four, and include their cover and a free drink. If you have a team and would like to participate, send me an email ASAP and I'll put you in contact with the organizer.

4) Want to win $1500? Make a one minute movie demonstrating what engineering means to you and it's yours! Find more details here

5) Comic Relief


Have a great week!

Regards,
Nick

November 2, 2009

Hey Fizz!

Check out below for more news. Also, visit www.ubcfizz.com for old weekly emails, the Fizz course directory, and other great resources!


1) Unfortunately, due to a lack of interest, Fizz Trivia has been cancelled for this Friday. Apologies to those who were planning to attend!

2) This Saturday, November 7th, is the Engineering Open House and Engineering Physics High School Information Session. Volunteers can still be used! Email Jon Nakane (jnakane@phas.ubc.ca) if you are able to help out.

3) Want to win $1500? Make a one minute movie demonstrating what engineering means to you and it's yours! Find more details here.

4) It's UBC Thrive Week! Learn about stress, improve time management, get health assessments, and get tips on being a successful student. More details here.

5) If you use the Penthouse, please clean up after yourself. This includes recycling your beverage containers, paper, and/or cardboard in the appropriate bins.

6) Fizz now has a Slipstick Editor! I'd like welcome and thank Patrick Wong for volunteering for this position. He will be compiling pictures from Fizz events and projects to make pages for the engineering yearbook. 

7) Comic Relief. And you thought you were having a bad day!


Term is halfway over - Keep working hard!

Regards,
Nick

October 25, 2009

OH HAI Fizz!

Here's another weekly email! If you're looking for old weekly emails or other neat resources, check out www.ubcfizz.com. 


1) Feeling up to date on your nerdy jargon? Think your physics and math are up to scratch? Want to win Fizz bragging rights and awesome prizes? Then sign-up for the very first Fizz Trivia, happening on Friday, November 6 at 6pm. Questions asked will only deal with math/physics/engineering/computer/geeky related topics, so you need not memorize Perez Hilton's blog or know the latest sports facts. You can sign up as group of 3, or as an individual and we will place you into a group. Registration for this event closes on Thursday, November 5. Email Nick to sign-up! It's going to be GREAT!

2) The Technology and Science Seminar Series for Students is hosting it's second event, today at 4pm in Hennings 304. The speaker is Dr. Lukas Chrostowski, who will discuss "Applications of Semiconductor Vertical Cavity Lasers for Optical Communications and Glucose Monitoring". Snacks and refreshments will be served! For more information, contact Dorian.

3) Want to make a FIZZ Movie for E-WEEK!? Or a FLASHY and COOL project? Then attend the general meeting for FilmfEUSt/Ball Model this Thursday, October 29 at 1pm in the Penthouse. See my previous email for details about these projects. Hope to see you there!

4) Ever wanted to grow a dirty moustache, but never had a reason to? Now you do! Participate in Movember with the UBC Engineers, and help contribute to the battle against prostate cancer. Go here, and join the 'UBC Engimos Team'. (Women are encouraged to grow calf-staches!). 

5) Got plans for Friday, October 30th yet? Well, you do now! The EUS is throwing a massive Halloween party at the Cheeze. There will be $1 beer, $2 shots, and best of all, no cover! Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. It's going to be great! Facebook event

6) UBC Thrive Week is coming up!

What: UBC Thrive Week & Wellness FairWhen: Nov. 2 - 6, 2009
Where: In the SUB and other locations around campus (wellness fair Nov 5,6 in SUB main concourse)
Why: To learn about stress, time management, get health assessments, learn about balance and get tips on being a successful student
How: go to blog.students.ubc.ca/healthyminds and read about all of the events coming up.

7) The Pop Machine and Freezer have been refilled! As always, pops are $0.75, beers are $2.00, and ice cream sandwiches/fudgesicles are $0.75. Please pay for the latter in the Cairn beside the vending machine. Also, try the new 'Mystery Slot'! There are various pops in this slot that are not found in any of the other slots. It will be changed on a bi-weekly basis. 

8) Comic Relief: (now with moar lulz!)


Have a great week Fizz!

Regards,
Nick

October 18, 2009

Hey Fizz!

Sorry for the unusually late weekly email. Without further ado, here's some more news pertaining to Engineering Physics!

1) Want to socialize with Fizzers from other years? Then join us in the Penthouse tonight (Wednesday!) for a Whine & Cheese event! It will start at 6pm and finishes at 10pm or so. There will be free food! This event is being organized by our AWESOME second years, so come on out!

2) In case you weren't aware, UBC Tread went down to California this past weekend to compete in the NASA Regolith Excavation Challenge. Comprised mainly of hard-working Fizzers, they finished in 6th place in the competition, out of 23 teams. This is a fantastic result, and we should be extremely proud of them! Congrats TREAD!

3) Want to know what the EUS is up to? Want a free drink and a cheap burger? Then come out to the weekly EUS tEUSday meeting, which happens every Tuesday at 12pm at the Cheeze

4) Got plans for Friday, October 30th yet? Well, you do now! The EUS is throwing a massive Halloween party at the Cheeze. There will be $1 beer, $2 shots, and best of all, no cover! Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. It's going to be great! Facebook event. 

5) E-WEEK IS COMING SOON (FEBRUARY!!!) GET EXCITED! 

We need a FilmfEUSt representative ASAP! If you don't know, filmfEUSt is the inter-departmental movie competition held during E-week. Fizz traditionally wins this event, so we're looking to continue this trend again this year. 

A few previous videos:
2008 
2007 

We need ideas first, and then we can recruit directors, actors and editors! If you've got a suggestion, email me or our VP Events, Colin Delaney (colin.delaney17@gmail.com).

6) Once again... E-WEEK IS COMING SOON (FEBRUARY!!!) GET EXCITED!

We need a Ball Model representative ASAP! IF you don't know, the Ball Model competition is an open-ended design project which is judged during E-week. It's normally a very nifty, flashy, and technically challenging project that showcases our talents as awesome engineers. Again, Fizz usually wins this event. There is funding available for this!

A few previous Ball Models:
2008 (not ours, but same concept): 
2007 

Again, ideas first, and then we can build a team! Email myself or Colin with suggestions or questions. 

7) Comic Relief  

Have a great week!
Nick

October 11, 2009

Hey Fizzers,

Here's another set of Fizz news. For more information, academic services, and event details, please check out www.ubcfizz.com

1) Get ready to pwn some n00bs, because it's time for another iteration of the Fizz LAN Party! It is happening this Friday, October 16, starting at 6pm or so in the Penthouse. Games to be played include Counter-Strike 1.6, Starcraft, and others upon suggestion. All-you-can eat pizza will be available for $5, which includes a free pop. Tell your friends! It's going to be great.

2) Physsoc is organizing a squirt-gun elimination game between Physsoc, Biophys, Math, and Fizz. If you've ever lived in residence, then this is basically a regurgitation of 'sock wars'. In this game, you will receive a squirt-gun (filled with water) and the name of a target. It is your objective to find the person and eliminate them by squirting them with the gun. Once you eliminate them, you obtain their target, and so forth. Keep in mind that someone has your name, and will also be hunting you down! If you're interested in playing, you must email Trisha (ta.roberson@hotmail.com) with your name, email, phone number, and department by October 16. Make Fizz proud and win us glory! 

3) UBC is in the final stage of consultation for the campus renewal project. I strongly encourage you to visit the campus plan website to get more information about the project. There are several open-house sessions over the next two weeks, which will update students on the current progress, and tell them where the university is heading for the next 20 years. If you can't attend the info sessions, then please consider your feedback online here. This is extremely important. Let me know if you have any questions.

4) The National Conference on Women in Engineering (NCWIE) is being held at the University of Toronto from November 26 - 29th. The conference strives to encourage the involvement of women in engineering, share ideas about social issues, and more. It is open for both men and women. For more information, please the visit the link here

5) Comic Relief: http://imgur.com/zx0mS.png

Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Cheers,
Nick


October 4, 2009

Hey Fizzicles,

Get ready for another dose of Fizz news!

1) Technology and Science Seminar Series for Students presents...

Dr. Jaymie Matthews, Mission Scientist for MOST - Canada's first space telescope!
Jaymie is an "astro-paparazzo who unveils the hidden lifestyles of stars by eavesdropping on 'the music of the spheres.' His version of an interstellar iPod is Canada's first space telescope, MOST (Microvariability & Oscillations of STars)"

When: Tuesday, October 6th @ 4:00 pm
Where: HEBB 12
Want more info? Click here

There will also be free snacks and drinks for all attendees!

2) Fizz Movie Night #2: GATTACA!

Date and Time: 6-9pm Friday Oct 9
Location: Henn 201
Food and Beverage: $5 for 1 can of pop and all-you-can-eat pizza (Please prepare exact changes or 5 dollar bill if possible, thanks!)

--- GATTACA [1hr 45min] ---
Would it be nice if you can get a job without an interview? This is what happens in the Academy Award nominated movie GATTACA. Some time in the future, advanced genetic technology can identify your capability from your DNA in a matter of few second. As a result, the society is split into two social classes, where ones with inferior genetic traits are heavily discriminated. This movie follows the life of Vincent, whose DNA indicates a high chance of heart disorder, as he pursues his dream to be an astronaut through borrowing the identity of a valid athlete.

3) The Western Engineering Student Societies' Team (WESST) Retreat is coming soon! For those of you that don't know, the WESST retreat is an opportunity to meet individuals from universities across Western Canada and share ideas regarding engineering life and curriculum. For more information, please visit the UBC Engineers website here. Note that the applications are due on Wednesday, October 6, not October 1.

4) The National Conference on Women in Engineering (NCWIE) is being held at the University of Toronto from November 26 - 29th. The conference strives to encourage the involvement of women in engineering, share ideas about social issues, and more. It is open for both men and women. For more information, please the visit the link above, or contact the EUS Conference Coordinator, Shahrzad Pedram (conferences@ubcengineers.ca). 

5) Comic Relief 

One month down, Two and a half to go! Keep working hard!

Cheers,
Nick


September 27, 2009

Hey everyone,

More Fizz news!

1) Getting bohr'd by studying too much physics? Take a break join your fellow Fizzers for the first Beer & Games night, happening on Friday, October 2, starting at 6pm in the Penthouse (pending liquor license approval). More details on the Facebook event page

2) "Come out an witness the epicness that will be our fabulous Dean, Dr. Tyseer Aboulnasr, taking down all the other faculty Deans in a battle over whose degree is better! Verbal may be the only kind of destruction guaranteed by the AMS, but if things escalate, our Dean does have a black belt..." This will be happening on Tuesday, September 29, at 11am in the Norm Theater.

3) Join fellow Engineers at the Cheeze this Thursday at 7pm to watch the first Canuck's game of the season! Get there early to stake a seat on the couches, and cheer on the Canucks as they destroy the Flames!

4) Fizz is proud to have an ultimate team registered... but there only 3 girls on the team so far. We would greatly appreciate if 1-2 more girls (from engineering) sign-up for the team to prevent us from potentially forfeiting future games. Send me an email if you are interested.

5) Comic Relief. 

Questions? Comments? Let me know.

Have a great week!
Nick



September 20, 2009

Hey everyone,


Here's another dose of Fizz information!

1) Getting bohr'd by studying too much physics? Take a break join your fellow Fizzers for the first Beer & Games night, happening on Friday, October 2, starting at 6pm in the Penthouse (pending liquor license approval). Possible games for the night include: Poker, Scrabble, Risk, Hungry-Hungry-Hippos, and others upon suggestion! Beers will be sold for $2.00, and soft drinks and free snacks will also be available. Please note that this will be a licensed event and IDs will be checked at the door. More information to come.

2) Please place your empty bottles/cans in the proper containers in the Penthouse. Pop cans should be placed in the large black bin. Beer cans, glass bottles, and plastic bottles should all be placed in their proper garbage bags. They're labelled in a glaringly obvious manner, so there is no excuse to stick the wrong item in the wrong bag - it's a pain in the a$ for us to sort it out later. Thanks!

3) The printer in the Penthouse should only be used for academic purposes in last-resort situations. We've noticed that some students have been printing off full sets of lecture notes and lengthy reports. If you have to print more than 5 pages, please use your home printer or the nearest library.

4) If you have a locker from last year that has not been renewed, this is your last chance. If you want a new locker, the cost is $5 per term. Email Daruvin (daruvin@hotmail.com) for more information. Also, if you would like to get a key to the Penthouse, please email Daruvin with your name, student number, and year to get the process started. No more key requests will be accepted after this Wednesday.

5) Comic Relief. Cookie to the first person that beats it!

Have a great week!

Nick


September 13, 2009

Hey Fizzers!

Here is the first batch of news relevant to the quirky and magical realm of Engineering Physics.

1) Your hard-working exec is pleased to present the first Fizz Movie Night, happening this Friday, September 18 at 6pm in Hennings 201 (tentative location). We will be watching Castaway, starring Tom Hanks. For a cost of $5, you can get access to all-you-can pizza, which includes one soft drink. See you there!

2) If you would like keys to the Penthouse for year, please email our Penthouse Manager, Daruvin (daruvin@hotmail.com), with your name, year, and student number. A $25 deposit is required to open an account, and a $50 deposit is required to get the key. These deposits are refundable upon return. Lockers are also available, for a low price of $5 per term. 

    Reminder: if you have a locker that is not renewed by September 18, the lock will be cut, and your belongings will be placed in a free-for-all bin. Email Daruvin to prevent this!

3) The vending machine and freezer in the Penthouse have been refilled! For those who don't already know, soft drinks cost $0.75, BEvERages cost $2.00, and ice cream sandwiches cost $0.75. Please put money for the ice cream sandwiches in the cairn.

4) Sign-up for Fizz sports teams is now available on our website, located on the website here. Take a break from academics and get active!

5) A new computer has been added to the Penthouse. It is currently running Windows XP, with Solidworks, Matlab, and other software installed. Also, we are planning to add a repository of E-books on the hard-drive. Please note that no games will be permitted on this computer, as it should solely be used for academic purposes. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to our Computer Administrators, Aaron and Wei Kee (compadmin@ubcfizz.com

6) It's Engineering Frosh Week(s)! Check out the UBC Engineers website for a complete list of event details! Meet some new friends, share your experiences about Fizz to eager first years, and have a rockin' time! 

7) The Fizz Course Directory is now up and running! Check it out here. Bear in mind that some courses are lacking in material at the moment! If you have a hard-copy of something that you'd like to add to the directory, stick it in the box beside the printer in the Penthouse, and we'll get it scanned and back to you as soon as possible. If you've got a digital copy, email it to our Computer Administrators (compadmin@ubcfizz.com)

8) Comic Relief 

Questions? Concerns? Send them my way!

Have a great second week of term!

Nick

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