*VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Eco-Label Smartphone App Developer*
My Sustainable Canada is a not-for-profit environmental organization
dedicated to increasing the sustainable consciousness of Canadian consumers
and purchasers. One way in which consumers can identify environmentally
preferable products or services is by looking for an ‘eco-label’ (a.k.a.
environmental or sustainability label/certification) on product labels or
packaging. Eco-labels are numerous, and their differentiating attributes can
be confusing to understand. Popular examples include ENERGY STAR, Canada
Organic, and Fairtrade Certified.
We are seeking a Volunteer Smartphone App Developer to help us create an
eco-label search database to help consumers quickly and easily learn about
eco-labels and make better informed purchasing decisions. The app will be
provided free-of-charge to as wide a user-base as possible. The successful
applicant will be an individual or small team desiring to promote
environmentally preferable purchasing practices, with the knowledge and
ability to create a user-friendly smartphone application that succeeds in
this purpose. The developer will be relied on to communicate and collaborate
with My Sustainable Canada, provide timely status updates, and proactively
identify challenges or opportunities. Time requirements can be flexible and
will be discussed with My Sustainable Canada during an interview.
My Sustainable Canada operates out of Kitchener. For more information on the
work we do, please visit our (work-in-progress) website at
- Your name(s) on a nationally disseminated smartphone application
- Knowledge that you are helping to promote better purchasing practices
and reduce negative environmental impacts
- Experience applying your skills towards a ‘real-world’ project with
- Development of leadership skills
- Reference(s) for future employment opportunities
*My Sustainable Canada Benefits:*
- Our organization promoted directly to consumers across Canada and
- Potential future business leads and partnerships through generated
interest in the app
- Contributes to fulfilling our mission and purpose as an environmental
- Proven ability to develop smartphone applications for Android and/or
iOS; ability to program for additional platforms (i.e. Blackberry OS,
Windows) is an asset.
- Intermediate knowledge of programming fundamentals; skilled in areas
relating to databases, search functions, user interfaces.
- Comfortable discussing progress and project requirements with
- Leadership skills; ability to take the initiative and work
- Time management skills necessary for balancing volunteer work with
- Knowledge of the process involved in disseminating/marketing smartphone
apps is an asset
*Applicants: *Please email a resume and cover letter to Nicholas Cloet: *
nicholas(a)mysuscan.org.* Feel free to contact me with any questions as well.
***If you wish to apply as a team, please submit ONE team cover-letter and
resumes for each team member.
Nicholas Cloet, B.ES
Sustainable Research Coordinator
E-mail: Nicholas(a)mysuscan.org <nicholas(a)mysuscan.org>
Web: www.MySustainableCanada.org <http://www.mysustainablecanada.org/>
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My name is Charis Zheng, and I am a second year AFM student and the
president of the United Social Entrepreneurship Conference – Hong Kong
(USEC). It is a great pleasure writing to you about our international
project initiated by students from the University of Waterloo. This
conference was launched in 2011 in collaboration with students from
University of Toronto, Schulich School of Business as well as the student
unions of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Chinese
University of Hong Kong.
This conference aims to promote social entrepreneurship and build a global
platform among youth in Hong Kong. After 7 months of careful planning, we
successfully held this conference on July 23rd 2011 at the Chinese
University of Hong Kong. At our first annual conference, we invited 12 top
industry leaders across Hong Kong as our guest speakers including Mr. David
Fong Man Hung, the Managing Director of Hip Shing Hong Group of Companies.
We have also attracted a diverse group of delegates coming from universities
in the United States, England and Hong Kong to attend the conference.
For the upcoming year and our second annual conference, we hope to attract a
group of talented CS students to join our organizing committee and continue
our mission to promote social entrepreneurship to like-minded young people. The
organizing committee is consisted of the operations, speakers, sponsors,
marketing and public relations teams. These teams require excellent
communication and time management skills. Applicants are expected to work
effectively and responsibly on each team. Previous experience in large-scale
project/event planning is definitely a plus for the team.
This experience will provide you with the opportunity to run a business
conference at an international scale. Students will also be able to expand
their network to student leaders both in University of Waterloo and elite
universities in Hong Kong.
Applicants must submit the application form, self statement and a copy of
their resume to apply(a)usec.ca. The deadline is Saturday, October 8th.
Successful applicants will be informed of interviews during the following
For more information, please visit our website, www.use.ca, or check out our
Facebook page at United Social Entrepreneurship Conference. Any questions?
Feel free to email me.
We look forward to your applications
Charis Y. Zheng
United Social Entrepreneurship Conference - Hong Kong
charis.z2015(a)gmail.com | 519.781.6000
Visit Us @ www.usec.ca
Hi CSC Members,
My name is G Wu and I'm the CIO of company called Maluuba. I am a CS grad
student at UW and had been an undergrad here also. Maluuba is a company
mobile speech based personal assistant. We would like to invite all members
of the CSC to our first technical talk in the:
Pizza and Drinks will be provided!!!
Chief Innovation Officer, Maluuba
226 989 5581
*I believe in being an innovator, do you?*