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Meet the ENGAP Class of 2022

June 9, 2022 — 

With the return to in-person classes, we celebrate the success of our ENGAP graduates for making it through the year and completing their degree in Engineering. It was a difficult year adjusting to the return of in-person classes so we’d like to take this moment to recognize the efforts of the ENGAP class of 2022 and celebrate their accomplishments. We asked a few of our grads to reflect on their time in the faculty and ENGAP program. Here is what they had to share:

Jarell Crampton

What was your most memorable moment from your time in Engineering?

“I have many memorable moments from my time in engineering. My two favorite memories were the day of my capstone final presentation and during an overnighter at the ENGAP lounge studying for a final. After my team presented our capstone project over Teams. We celebrated with champagne and an evening bonfire. I recall seeing smiles from ear to ear from my team because we felt so accomplished after having worked 8 months and a project and completing it. My other fond memory was with my ENGAP peers in the lounge, we were studying for a final exam in a difficult course and a peer, and I had ordered some food and tea. My peer received hot water but no tea bag to mix. I thought this was funny and laughed. After I was halfway through my tea, my peers had asked, how I had received my tea. They suggested checking what kind, so I opened the lid to my cup, and I was simply drinking hot water. We were all buzzing with laughter. I don’t recall the exam or the term or even which course, but I remember the people there and it being a fun time.”

What are some self-care tips that you would’ve wanted to know when you started engineering?

“In my opinion, I would suggest prioritizing your health before your career. Whether it’s proper sleep, sufficient hydration, or quality nutrition, I suggest making them a priority. The corollary to this, is to be diligent in your studies and course work. Starting course work as soon as possible allows for proper sleep the night before a presentation or final exam, as well as the time to take proper care of one’s self without having to spend many successive hours to complete the large workload that engineering studies entail. You will also reduce your stress this way.”

What do you hope to accomplish with your engineering career?

“On a personal level, I’ve grown up wanting to be a pillar of support for my friends and family. So, for my career, I would simply like to make a net positive impact to my network and society through a challenging career.”

Caden Wallace-Booth

What was your most memorable moment from your time in Engineering?

My most memorable times in engineering would be the end of term exam study sessions with my fellow classmates. We would spend endless hours finishing assignments and cramming for exams. This would of course be accompanied with many snacks and celebration beverages.

What are some self-care tips that you would’ve wanted to know when you started engineering?

If I could start engineering again I would make sure to focus more on time management. I would recommend treating school like a 9-5 job. Be productive in the mornings/days and leave evenings for hanging out with friends or extra curricular activities. The exception of course of exam season. Also put a heavy emphasis on work experience. If you can afford to divert some efforts into applying for internships and networking it will pay off by the time graduation comes around.

What do you hope to accomplish with your engineering career?

Currently, I am working in the gold mining industry and hope to continue learning about large project development and how to sustainability implement them all over the world.

Emma Gillespie

What was your most memorable moment from your time in Engineering?

My most memorable time in engineering was playing in the sponge tournament every year with all of my friends from ENGAP.

What are some self-care tips that you would’ve wanted to know when you started engineering?

Schedule time to do nothing, an occasional afternoon of rest can do wonders for your energy levels and prevent burnout.

What do you hope to accomplish with your engineering career?

I hope to be apart of making cleaner and more reliable energy. I also want to show others that Indigenous women have a place in the field of engineering.

Zachary Harris

What was your most memorable moment from your time in Engineering?

Coming back from online course to capstone lectures in EITC 229 reminded me of taking the intro to design back in my first year of university.

What are some self-care tips that you would’ve wanted to know when you started engineering?

Extended co-op terms can be helpful for your resume. But be careful on the effects it may have on time tables and course selection.

What do you hope to accomplish with your engineering career?

I would like to make my way to a management position and continue to work on larger infrastructure projects and provide a more contributing role to the completion of these projects.

We extend our congratulations to the ENGAP Class of 2022 and all the engineering graduates celebrating this convocation season!

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