I am pleased to welcome our new and returning engineering graduate students to our college on behalf of the Engineering Graduate Community Council (EGCC). This group is a student-run organization with the main purpose of representing graduate students in the college of engineering at both university and college levels. Our commitment is to foster collaborations among graduate students from various disciplines in the college and to organize several events; academic, career sessions, environmental and safety awareness meetings, and social events where students, staff, and faculty members will have the opportunity to relate with one another.

Also, making available relevant and up-to-date information for graduate students in the College of Engineering from the Graduate Student Association (GSA) is one of our top priorities. The EGCC is dedicated to looking after the needs and concerns of our members by relaying issues to the Dean’s office and faculty members. There is a graduate lounge in room 3C70 in the College of Engineering building where members of the Engineering graduate community can have their lunch and spend time with colleagues.

Every member is encouraged to get involved in volunteering positions as the need arises in the EGCC because this can enhance your social and professional network as a graduate student. Also, participating in the decision-making process in the Graduate Student Association by becoming a Discipline Representative for your department is highly encouraged.

You can reach out to me for information, concerns, and suggestions at pabitra.das@usask.ca or egcc.president@usask.ca

Yours sincerely,

Pabitra Chandra Das, Ph.D. Candidate

President, Engineering Graduate Community Council (EGCC)