Engineering Young Alumni Council

Grad 2021

Engineering Young Alumni Council

Community Subcouncil

My name is Darren Majak. I am a graduate of Engineering at Alberta, two times over. With a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2017 and an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering - Microsystems and Nanodevices in 2020. I am also Chair of the Community Subcouncil on ENGGYAC. Our subcouncil’s goal is to foster the growth of the alumni community and serve the general public as a whole.

Graduating from Engineering at Alberta is a huge accomplishment! I am sure you will want to get away from campus as fast as possible and be able to start the next chapter in your life. However, I encourage all graduates to take the time to look back on their accomplishments over the course of their degree, the memories, the challenges, and the friends. Take note of all that you have learned, not only in the classrooms and labs but also from your fellow classmates.

Welcome to ENGGYAC on behalf of the Community Subcouncil! As a young alumnus, it can be daunting, the transition from student to young professional. We are here to help foster the community between alumni and help you give back to the community! Whether you want to join one of our events to meet some other alumni while serving the public or take part in one of our ongoing initiatives, there is always something to get involved in.

Darren Majak, ENGGYAC Community Subcouncil Chair
B.Sc. Electrical Eng. ‘17
M.Sc. Electrical Eng. - Microsystems and Nanodevices ‘20

Community Subcouncil
EnggTALK Subcouncil

EnggTALK Subcouncil

My name is Scott LaBuick and I am the Chair of the EnggTALK, a subcouncil within ENGGYAC. EnggTALK is a speaker series that is designed to showcase intriguing ideas, spark inspiration, and build a community focussed on connection and innovation. Our goal is that through diverse and interesting events, we can provide opportunities for young engineering alumni to learn, engage and connect with each other in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

On behalf of myself and the EnggTALK team, we are very excited to congratulate you on all your incredible accomplishments over the past few years and welcome you to the engineering alumni community. As a new engineering alumni, you now have access to an incredible network of engineers across the world and multiple engaging events like EnggTALK. Through EnggTALK, we hope to help young engineers learn more about what they can do with their engineering degree, how to navigate the professional world, and ways to develop themselves on all levels of life. 

With that being said, we can not wait to see you at our next event and welcome you into our awesome community! Your journey is just beginning and we would love to be a part of it with you.

See you soon!

Scott LaBuick, EnggTALK Subcouncil Chair
B.Sc. Civil Eng. ‘18

Networking Subcouncil

I am David Ebanks, the ENGGYAC Networking Subcouncil Chair. We are here to connect with you, the newest member of the Alumni community! Now the journey begins! I cannot wait to welcome you into the Alumni network and see where your journey takes you!

 The Networking Subcouncil could not be more excited to welcome another graduating class into our ever growing network. Within ENGGYAC, the Networking Subcouncil is striving to keep the connection strong within each year’s graduating class but now as engineering alumnus, we are your avenue to connect to the diverse alumni network we are all a proud part of! We invite you to attend, reach out, and be involved with what this Subcouncil has to offer.

David Ebanks, ENGGYAC Networking Subcouncil Chair
B.Sc. Mech. Eng. ‘15 

Networking Subcouncil
PD & Mentorship Subcouncil

PD & Mentorship Subcouncil

My name is Alex Grams, and I am the Professional Development & Mentorship (PD&M) Subcouncil Chair. I am an Engineering at Alberta (MEC E ’13), and Alberta School of Business (MBA ’20) graduate. I’m passionate about creating opportunities and platforms for engineers to share their stories and experiences so we can grow and learn together.

Congratulations on joining the Engineering at Alberta alumni community. Soak in the moment and remember all of the challenges you’ve overcome, friendships you’ve made, and times you’ve enjoyed! Your knowledge and experience leave you positioned to drive change and as you enter the workforce my challenge to the class of ’21 engineering graduates is to search out ways to improve our shared communities – let’s all thrive together!

Welcome to ENGGYAC! The PD&M Subcouncil strives to create programming and networking opportunities, specifically targeted at helping early career engineers connect with mentors, and resources that can aid in your growth and development. Check out our podcast and look out for upcoming “Preparing to Launch” series events.

Alexander Grams, ENGGYAC PD & Mentorship Subcouncil Chair
B.Sc. Mech. Eng. ‘13
MBA ‘20

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Subcouncil

My name is Maisam Al-Mehdawy and I am the Chair of ENGGYAC’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Subcouncil. The EDI team focuses on encouraging equity, diversity and inclusion within the engineering profession. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive space for all community members.

Congratulations to the class of 2021 on achieving this great milestone and welcome to the alumni family! You have experienced setbacks and failures but also advancements and accomplishments. Don’t be afraid to carve out your own path, you now have all the tools you need!

As a member of the ENGGYAC community, you will receive career guidance and mentorship from fellow alumni members and will have many opportunities to network and engage with industry leaders. You will discover the diverse ways your career path can be structured by participating in the many community events and initiatives ENGGYAC offers.

Good luck on your next adventure!

Maisam Al-Mehdawy, ENGGYAC EDI Subcouncil Chair
B.Sc. Civil Eng. ‘12

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Subcouncil