The Humanitarian Engineer

Engineers Without Borders Canterbury invite you to join us for a screening of The Humanitarian Engineer, a documentary about the positive role of engineering in society.

The screening will take place on the 26th of November at the MWH Offices in Christchurch, Hazeldean Business Park, 6 Hazeldean Road. IPENZ will be supporting us with drinks and nibbles.


Tickets can be purchased by going to the dashtickets website,, and searching "Engineers Without Borders"



We’ve all heard about Doctors Without Borders, and the legal profession is well known for its pro bono work. But what about engineers? What part can – and do – engineers play in humanitarian efforts?

Come on a journey to explore what it means to be a humanitarian engineer.

Strip 4

In part one, meet four humanitarian engineers working in emergency/disaster relief, community development, disability support and biomedical engineering and hear stories from the individuals and communities impacted.

Part two explores the idea that engineering is inherently humanitarian, improving society and human wellbeing – both by accident and by intention. So who are the real humanitarian engineers? And how can we measure the value of intention?

The Humanitarian Engineer is a celebration of engineering, its diversity and its power to enrich the human condition.


We look forward to seeing you there!

News Date: Wednesday, 26 November, 2014

EWB volunteers heading off to Vanuatu this month!

Five EWB volunteers are all gearing up to head over to Vanuatu this month for EWB placements.

Mark Holden and Jen Johnstone (both from Beca) will be heading over to Ambrym, one of the outer islands of Vanuatu to work with the Wawan Fonhal Development Council on a water supply project in two villages. To read more about this project click here.

Sofia Lardies will be spending a year working with our partner, Live and Learn, on their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) schemes. To read more about her placement click here.

And Maria Fernando and Micah Sherman will be heading over to Santo to work with our partner, VECA (Vanuatu Earth Care Association) on a solar energy scheme for schools on Santo. To read more about this project click here.

News Date: Monday, 03 November, 2014

Auckland Marathon

On Sunday 2 November, a team of runners from Engineers Without Borders will run the ASB Auckland Marathon.

Along with achieving their fitness goals the team are running to raise funds to support EWBNZ's work to empower engineers to provide technical assistance to communities in New Zealand and the South Pacfic to achieve their development goals.

News Date: Thursday, 30 October, 2014


The Humanitarian Engineer

2014-11-26    6:30PM
MWH Christchurch Hazeldean Business Park, 6 Hazeldean Road, Christchurch