In one of our last posts we included a transcript from a phone call between the EWB Board Chair Cameron Charlebois, EWB Director of Policy & Community Prateek Awasthi, and EWB chapter members. In that call, both Charlebois and Awasthi assured members that the results of a review into EWB's policies/ practices would be released … Continue reading Why is EWB hiding Derek Evans’ Report?
*Link to original letter here. TO : Engineers Without Borders Canada Board of Directors FROM : Engineers Without Borders McMaster Chapter DATE : May 21, 2019 RE : Sexual violence within Engineers Without Borders Canada We, as presidents and chapter executives, are dissatisfied with the response provided by the Board of Directors and National Office … Continue reading McMaster University Chapter Joins Boycott of EWB
*This post was adapted from an email sent out to supporters and subscribers. Sign up for emails here. Dear allies and supporters, We are writing to provide an update on events since our last email. It has been 15 days since the full Board of Directors of EWB met to discuss the issues of systemic harassment, discrimination, … Continue reading EWB Continues to Fail at Everything
*Letter submitted by an Anonymous donor Dear EWB, While catching up with my daughter this mother's day, I learned of EWB's use of a non disclosure agreement and payment to silence a survivor of sexual harassment from their EWB supervisor while overseas. I also learned that EWB has retained the services of a PR … Continue reading On Mother’s Day, a Long-Time Supporter of EWB Cancels Her Donation
*This post was submitted by Erica Lee Garcia, founder of "Engineers of Tomorrow" and former EWB Venture Lead I've signed NDAs in relation to my consulting work. They are meant to protect Intellectual Property and ensure that proprietary technology and trade secrets (i.e. non-public business information) do not end up becoming public, thereby destroying … Continue reading How many NDAs has EWB encouraged/ forced people to sign over the years?
To Engineers Without Borders Canada: We are the Concordia chapter. We are a chapter made up of extraordinary leaders and change-makers. We have a strong set of infallible values. For this reason, we are boycotting EWB, alongside the amazing leaders at McGill and Alberta. We can no longer support you, when you have failed to … Continue reading Open Letter from Concordia University Chapter
Board/ Executive team communications with EWB Membership since January In response to Chelsey Rhodes' tweets during the #xchange2019 conference in Montreal in January, EWB Canada responded over the next few months in counterproductive and damaging ways that have caused harm to the entire community (you can see some examples of this in the transcript … Continue reading EWB Members Announce Boycotts, Demand Immediate Release of Derek Evans’ Report
To the Engineers Without Borders Canada Board of Directors: Due to the continued increasingly upsetting news in regard to EWB Canada’s continuous methods of handling harassment cases, including sexual violence cases within the organization, the UofA Chapter has decided to officially boycott the Day of Action as a part of the Spring Leadership Retreat (SLR) … Continue reading Open Letter from University of Alberta Chapter
Today (May 5th) at the EWB leadership retreat in Ottawa, incoming chapter presidents are scheduled to attend sessions led by Prateek Awasthi, Director of Policy and Community and member of the Senior Management team at EWB. There are ongoing concerns that the leadership of EWB has manipulated their members and stakeholders and withheld important information … Continue reading March 22nd phone call audio: EWB Director and member
Follow-up from the Board Meetings: Following the EWB Board Meeting on April 29-30th, we have been awaiting decisions on how they will be proceeding on the issues that have been raised. We were told that decisions would be forthcoming immediately following those meetings. However, on the evening of April 30th we were told to wait another … Continue reading McGill University chapter boycotting EWB due to their continued failure to deal with institutional violence