Audio of Chelsey Rhodes’ Phone Call with EWB Board, June 13 2019

Below you will find an audio recording of a phone call that took place on June 13, 2019, with Chelsey Rhodes and Alex Fox speaking to the following representatives from the Board of Directors of Engineers Without Borders (EWB): Rebecca Kresta (Board chair) and Manissa Patel (Board member). Content Warning: the call contains strong language, … Continue reading Audio of Chelsey Rhodes’ Phone Call with EWB Board, June 13 2019

You Can’t Report a System to Itself: Notes on a Collective Failure

*by Chelsey Rhodes, March 8, 2020 A big thank you to the rest of my team, the wonderful Alex, Aakhil, and Johnny, who were endlessly supportive, strategic, and brave. Thanks also to those who donated, spoke up, wrote letters, started boycotts, called for resignations, sent kind encouragement, exited the organization in protest, and signed on … Continue reading You Can’t Report a System to Itself: Notes on a Collective Failure

“Don’t Take the Whole Organization Down With You”: (Former) Chapter President Calls on Boris Martin to Resign

Hello Boris [Boris Martin is current CEO of Engineers Without Borders Canada/ EWB], The last time we spoke was immediately after the EWBetter session in Ottawa at the Spring Leadership Retreat. I approached you and very directly said, to your face, that if you didn't solve the inherent issues within your management of this organization … Continue reading “Don’t Take the Whole Organization Down With You”: (Former) Chapter President Calls on Boris Martin to Resign

Open Letter to Rebecca Kresta & EWB Board

Dear Rebecca and the EWB Board, EWB is an organization that claims to strive to learn from their mistakes. So I have to ask, what mistakes are you learning from in your continued response to Chelsey’s activism? How exactly have you learned from the #metoo and #aidtoo movements when you continue to replicate the victim … Continue reading Open Letter to Rebecca Kresta & EWB Board

Open Letter re: Public Statement

This is an open letter by Johnny in response to EWB's public statement released on August 8, 2019.  EWB’s Board claims to be survivor oriented and yet they do not even care to secure consent from the concerned person to release a biased and factually inaccurate statement. This statement is a one-sided attempt to deflect … Continue reading Open Letter re: Public Statement

Podcast Episode 3: “How do You Stand Up to Your Own Organization?”

  *Podcast now available on googleplay, iTunes, and podcast apps like Castbox. How do You Stand Up to Your Own Organization? CW: abuse, institutional violence SUMMARY In this episode, Aspen Murray (above right) and Juliette Escande (above left), co-presidents of the McGill University chapter of Engineers Without Borders Canada/ EWB, explain the events leading up … Continue reading Podcast Episode 3: “How do You Stand Up to Your Own Organization?”

York University chapter joins boycott of Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

  York University chapter statement of boycott: In light of the reoccurring neglectful actions of Engineers without Border’s National Office regarding harassment, assault and endangerment allegations, the York University Chapter will be boycotting National Office. The conduct of the Board in dealing with all reports of harassment and assault are appalling to say the least. … Continue reading York University chapter joins boycott of Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB’s “Unknown Knowns”: A Round-Up of Lies, Denial, Manipulation, and Misogyny

*by Chelsey Rhodes In 2002, Donald Rumsfeld made a silly statement in response to a question on links between Iraq and weapons of mass destruction, that continues to be quoted in business and policy spheres today: There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to … Continue reading EWB’s “Unknown Knowns”: A Round-Up of Lies, Denial, Manipulation, and Misogyny

l’École Polytechnique de Montréal chapter joins boycott of Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

  l’École Polytechnique de Montréal sent us the following statement, making it the 8th student chapter to officially join the boycotts of EWB Canada, along with McGill, Concordia, Alberta, McMaster, ÉTS, Queen's, and Manitoba: La section d’Ingénieurs Sans Frontières Canada de l’École Polytechnique de Montréal se trouve dans l’obligation morale d’arrêter de participer à toutes … Continue reading l’École Polytechnique de Montréal chapter joins boycott of Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

University of Manitoba chapter joins boycott of Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

  The UManitoba Chapter of Engineers Without Borders Canada will be joining the chapters of Alberta, Concordia, ETS, McMaster, Queen's, and McGill, among others, in their call for systems change within Engineers Without Borders Canada itself. We have decided not to participate in activities organized by National Office or send them any funds until we … Continue reading University of Manitoba chapter joins boycott of Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)