Community

The University of Manitoba ITE Student Chapter recognizes the importance of building a well connected vibrant community. Through our community initiatives we work to educate the community on transportation alternatives and empower them to make safer and more sustainable travel choices. We don't limit ourselves to transportation issues either, the Student Chapter supports other community involvement that our members feel strongly about.

Adopt-A-Highway

Our Chapter adopted an 8 km stretch of the South Perimeter highway about 5 years ago. We maintain our part of the commitment by sending a group of hard working volunteers to the highway segment in the fall and spring each year to remove roadside litter.

Sometimes it can be a little chilly, however, this event often has a great turnout with lots of interesting finds.

We had our most recent cleanup event on October 15th, 2017 and are hoping to have another one this spring!

Movember Campaign

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer. Our Student Chapter participates in the annual fundraising by assembling a team and collecting donations. Check out our newsletters to see the growth.

Visit the Movember Foundation website to see how you can get involved!

Blood Donor Clinic

Our students are always looking for ways to help out the community, and donating blood is a great way to accomplish that. Did you know that the victim of a car crash may need blood from as many as 50 blood donors to survive?

Canadian Blood Services sets up donor clinics on campus throughout the school year and we thought this would be an easy and convenient way for our members to give the gift of life.

Donating blood is something we can all do at anytime of the year. Click on the photo to check out their website and see when there will be a clinic near you!

Christmas Cheer Board

Held in three separate events, the Student Chapter works with the Christmas Cheer Board to provide families with food and gifts in the holiday season. Our first event is the annual ITE Pancake Breakfast in which members spend three days flipping and selling pancakes in the Engineering Atrium to raise funds. The next event is the purchasing of gifts and groceries and assembling the hampers for multiple families. Lastly, Chapter members deliver the hampers with to well-deserving families and their children. Thank you to all the pancake customers and Student Chapter members for making the events successful.

Pancake Breakfast

Hamper Assembly

Middle School Education Program

One community involvement initiative that saw its inauguration in the Student Chapter last year was the new middle school education program. Last year, students were taught about bike safety and bus ridership and this year focused more on transportation engineering, technology, road safety, and trains. On Wednesday, April 26th the Student Chapter visited Grant Park High School to teach middle school about transportation engineering! We included fun activities related to Perception-Reaction-Time, a demonstration of a bike ABC check, and a train wheel shape activity. We look forward to seeing those students in the engineering world in years to come.