First Annual Competency-Based Assessment Symposium

Queen's University, Kingston ON
May 11-12, 2023



This In-Person event features an intensive exploration of competency-based assessment for engineering education in Canada and a guided workshop for converting courses to use competency-based assessment. The symposium is intended both for those who are familiar with CBA and those who are new to the area. The Thursday evening session will provide an introduction for those who are less familiar with CBA as well as establishing context for the full day Friday workshop. It will be possible to attend Thursday evening either virtually or in person, but Friday is fully in person.

We welcome our francophone colleagues to the conference. Sessions will be delivered in English, with every effort being made to ensure the availability of a bilingual group facilitator for working group activities.

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Organizing Committee

  • Brian Frank, Professor and DuPont Canada Chair in Engineering Education, Queen’s University
  • Sean Maw, Associate Professor and Jerry G. Huff Chair in Innovative Teaching, University of Saskatchewan
  • Eric Tremblay, Director, Engineering Teaching and Learning Team, Queen’s University


For all conference related questions - please contact the organizing committee.