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Join us for the EAA Annual General Meeting on Alumni Weekend!

Please join us for the Engineering Alumni Association Annual General Meeting on Alumni Weekend.

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: The meeting will begin promptly at 10 am
Place: Thornbrough, room 1307

Register now (Scroll to FREE EVENTS and select “Engineering AA Annual General Meeting”)


There are many special events, reunions, and tours taking place on Alumni Weekend. Be sure to register! All are welcome.

For more information on Alumni Weekend 2014 visit here.

For more information on the EAA AGM, please email Cory Hector, Alumni Development Manager or call 519-824-4120 extension 56769.


Industry Tour IV: Dufferin-Aggregates Milton Quarry

EAA Industry Tour IV – Dufferin-Aggregates Milton Rock Quarry

Join the EAA on Thursday, May 29, for the Engineering Alumni Association’s Industry Tour of the Milton Quarry.

Dufferin Aggregates, a division of Holcim (Canada) Inc. will lead us on a tour through the quarry by bus, with opportunities to exit at particular tour points.

Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Time: Tour will begin promptly at 6:30 pm
Location: Dufferin-Aggregates Milton Quarry (9410 Dublin Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X7)

Please note that some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be required for some portions of the tour (hard hat, safety vest, steel-toed boots, safety glasses). If you own PPE, please plan to bring it. Some extra PPE will available.

Following the tour, join the EAA for a social at the nearby Ivy Arms in Milton (201 Main St. E., Milton, ON). Complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be made available for all tour participants. Cash bar.

Register NOW!


Engineering Alumni Networking & Career Advancement Night

Join us on Monday, April 28, for the Engineering Alumni Networking & Career Advancement Night. The event will provide alumni with an opportunity to:

  • Reconnect with classmates
  • Find out what alumni in similar disciplines are doing in their careers
  • Discover tips on how to advance your career from an engineering recruitment specialist

Monday, April 28, 2014
Registration: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Event Start Time: 6:30 pm
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, 901 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON, M9W 1J5
(416) 674-9400


Refreshments and a light snack will be provided. A social hour will follow the event. (Cash bar available)

Note there will be a $5 fee for parking charged on site.

See you on April 28!


The EAA Bonspiel registration is now open!

Join us on Saturday, March 15, for the Engineering Alumni Association’s annual curling bonspiel.

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Registration: 10:30 am
Learn to Curl tutorial: 11 am
Bonspiel: 12 pm

Location: Guelph Curling Club (816 Woolwich St)


$45 for curling and dinner
$25 for curling only
$25 for dinner only

Register now
Registration closes at 4 pm, March 12, 2014.

Engineering Alumni Association

Dr. Dalia Fayek

In memory of Dr. Dalia Fayek

Dr. Dalia Fayek, a specialist in communication networks, was a Faculty member in the School of Engineering. She joined the SOE in 2002 and, sadly, passed away quietly in the afternoon on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

The School of Engineering will always remember Dalia for her pleasant disposition, her gentle personality, and her dedication to education and her students. It is a tremendous loss for the University of Guelph community, especially in Engineering. Dalia leaves behind her husband Reda, her two sons, Pavly and Cyril and her parents.

A student award in Dalia’s name is being established in the School of Engineering to honour her memory. Family, friends, colleagues, and students are invited to make a gift to the University of Guelph in memory of Dalia.

To direct your gift in Dalia’s memory, please refer to the instructions on the following page: ( All gifts will receive a tax receipt.

If you have any questions about how to make your gift, please contact Annie Benko, Alumni Advancement Manager, CPES/CBS ( or ext.54568).


School of Engineering Career Night 2014

Join us in January for the 2014 SoE Career & Networking Night.

All engineering alumni are invited to take part in career-focused conversations with current engineering students. Share your career path, answer questions, and talk to students about where an engineering degree can take you.

All degree programs welcome.

A light meal will be provided at 6:30 pm.

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm – Meal, 7 pm – Career Night
Location: Albert A. Thornbrough Atrium

Register for this event by emailing, subject: SoE-Career-Night-2014. Registration closes at 4 pm, January 22, 2014.

See you in January!

Mike Thomson, E.I.T, CPES B.Sc. (Eng) ’06, M.A.Sc. ‘10,
Engineering Alumni Association