Sustainability in Engineering Leadership and Management (SELM) SIG Workshop

Sustainability in Engineering Leadership and Management (SELM) SIG

online - register in advance
December 15, 2022, 11:00 am CST (12:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 a.m. MST)



Please join the SELM SIG for our December workshop and panel discussion on including Indigenous perspectives in engineering leadership and management education. Our panelists will include:

  • Randy Herrmann, P.Eng., Métis, Director of the Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) at the University of Manitoba.
  • Jessica Vandenberge, M.Sc., P.Eng., Industry Professor – Indigenous Engineering, Assistant Dean, Engineering Community and Culture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta

Title: Including Indigenous Perspectives in Engineering Leadership and Management

Date: December 15, 2022,  11:00 am CST (12:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 a.m. MST)

Abstract: Engineering projects have been influenced and directed by prevailing social, political and economic systems. As educators attempt to understand what Truth and Reconciliation mean in engineering and engineering education they may have questions and be unsure how to include Indigenous perspectives. In this session our panelists will provide insight into their experiences in bringing Indigenous perspectives and context to engineering and engineering education.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marnie Jamieson ([email protected]) or John Donald ([email protected]).


Register in advance for this meeting:

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Randy Herrmann, P.Eng., FEC, FCAE

Randy Herrmann is Métis and the director of the Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) at the University of Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1988 with a BSc in geological engineering. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba and the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Jessica Vandenberghe, P.Eng., M.Sc.

Jessica Vandenberghe is born of the Dene Thá First Nation, is a sixties scoop survivor and raised in an inclusive German farming family in northern Alberta. Her exceptional career is based on two engineering degrees from the University of Alberta. She has worked in the oil sands, mining, regulatory, infrastructure, consulting industries and academia. She is the Assistant Dean, Engineering Community and Culture at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. Her consulting firm, Guiding Star Consulting walks in a good way with Indigenous Peoples and Communities and those who want to build meaningful relationships to build strong vibrant communities. She is a mother of two and is passionate about ensuring inclusive organizations and equitable frameworks. She sits on many boards and Councils that contribute to STEM outreach, support underrepresented demographics, build capacity and lead to healing, ethical behaviour and trusted relationships.


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