EWB Ryerson is an organization dedicated to pragmatic problem solving and investing in one another to create systemic change in Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa. We believe in social innovations and addressing the root causes of poverty, instead of responding to them.
EWB Ryerson runs based off of various Impact Areas and Portfolios. Check out the About list for more information on the current active initiatives within our chapter.
Frequently asked questions
What does EWB stand for?
EWB stands for Engineers Without Borders but that does not mean you can’t join if you are not an engineer. We accept members from all disciplines. EWB began as a way to allow engineers to contribute more meaningfully to the world. The organization has evolved and recognized that true, systemic, change comes from co-creation, collaboration, and diversity. Therefore, you do not have to be an engineering student to be involved with EWB Ryerson.
I really want to be involved but I don’t have a lot of time to commit?
You can still help out with our various initiatives on campus by joining our general members’ mailing list. This way you’ll be informed of upcoming events so you can attend whichever works best with your schedule, or find out how you can help.
What makes EWB different from other NGOs?
We believe in long lasting, sustainable innovations to help the masses. For example, wells built by certain NGOs in Africa often carry a short lifespan due to improper education, misuse, and inability to repair the well. Whereas EWB’s role in Africa is to work with the local government and community to introduce systems to maintain these wells.
What does EWB do in Africa?
Click this link to find out more about our ventures in Africa: http://www.ewb.ca/africa/
What more can I do with EWB in Canada?
Click to find out more about our Canadian ventures: http://www.ewb.ca/canada/
Where can I find more information about EWB?
On the Engineers Without Borders national website site at www.ewb.ca