Student and Young Professional Committee


SYPC 2015 Group Shot at CWR2015

Canadian Water Network's Student and Young Professional Committee (SYPC) is comprised of emerging water leaders from across the country who facilitate networking and collaboration on municipal water issues. 

What does the Student and Young Professional Committee do?

  • Organizes regional networking and education events
  • Develops cross-sector virtual events with guest speakers
  • Shares information about Canadian Water Network and its activities
  • Act as Canadian Water Network ambassadors within their regions

Why get involved?

  • Networking
    An expanded professional network, with new contacts from across water sectors.
  • Collaboration
    An opportunity to collaborate with outstanding peers and Canadian Water Network staff.
  • Training
    SYPC members learn about events organization and promotion, and how to use social media effectively.
  • References
    Involvement with Canadian Water Network’s SYPC is highly regarded in the water industry across Canada. 

Who is involved?

  • President; Vice-President; Webinar Coordinator; Social Media Coordinator
  • Regional Representatives (Pacific, West-Central, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic, Far North)
  • Learn more about the SYPC Committee Positions.

What are the responsibilities?

  • Appointments are for 18 months (April 1, 2017 to October 1, 2018).
    Note: The President’s term is extended for an additional three months in an advisory capacity.
  • Each representative works with others in their region, as well as the President, Vice-President and Coordinators, to organize and promote SYPC activities.
  • Estimated time commitment is 5-6 hours per month.
  • Committee members are required to attend monthly SYPC teleconference meetings (an internet connection or phone is required). Regional meetings may occur with greater frequency when planning an event.
  • Regional representatives are expected to organize and participate in SYPC events held in their area.
  • Committee members are encouraged to support SYPC activities using social media.
  • Estimated time commitment is 5-6 hours per month.

Who is eligible?

  • Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or young professionals from all water disciplines who live in Canada

Members are selected based on merit, with an effort to have representation across Canada, across disciplines, and with a balance of graduate students and young professionals.