CEEA/ACEG 2016 ConferenceRegistration

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Professional Rate: $625.00
Student Rate: $225.00

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Professional Rate: $525.00
Student Rate: $200.00

Workshops

The CEEA 2016 workshop information is available on our conference registration and schedule pages.

The cost to attend the workshops are $ 50.00 for the first one and $ 5.00 for each additional workshop attended, if you are purchasing together with a conference registration.

To attend a full day of workshops only without admittance to the conference, please contact the CEEA Head Office directly by email: administrator@ceea.ca

 

Learn MoreWorkshop 1a: Know your discipline; Know yourself; Know your team - Integrating disciplinary knowledge, expertise, and identities into effective capstone design teams

June 19, 2016, 09:00 - 10:30

June 19, 2016 9:00 – 10:30

Workshop 1a: Know your discipline; Know yourself; Know your team - Integrating disciplinary knowledge, expertise, and identities into effective capstone design teams 

Presenters: Jason Foster, Patricia Sheridan, & Deborah Tihanyi

All of our students learn within their disciplines. However, their formal education rarely discusses disciplinary identity explicitly. The identities that do form suffer from being developed within disciplinary silos - few students are aware of the relationships between their discipline and those of their peer engineering students. When teams form, few students are able to co-construct a team identity that leverages the disciplinary expertise, skills, and identities of its members. The students see their team mates as expertise to be leveraged and skills to be applied - not as providers of different and valuable design perspectives, alternative modes of communication and evidence, and different forms of team process. The result is a student experience that is diminished, not enhanced, by the presence of multiple disciplines.

In this workshop, participants will experience an abbreviated set of activities that explicitly scaffold multidisciplinary team development that have been refined in our multidisciplinary capstone course at the University of Toronto. Through the lenses of design, communication and teamwork, participants will explore their and others’ identities across a combination of bias and stereotype elicitation, values prioritization, identity formation exercises, and contextual drama. Participants from as many disciplines as possible are invited to make a rich multidisciplinary experience.

Learn MoreWorkshop 1b: Connecting the dots for engineering leadership education in Canada

June 19, 2016, 09:00 - 10:30

June 19, 2016 9:00 – 10:30

Workshop 1b: Connecting the dots for engineering leadership education in Canada 

Presenters: Mike Klassen & Annie Simpson

In this workshop we seek to generate cohesion and relationships among engineering educators interested in introducing leadership to their students. This can be explicit - a course, program or degree on engineering leadership; it can also be implicit - integrated into existing curricula such as:

- a teamwork module in a capstone design course

- uncovering personal and team values as part of engineering design process

- case studies on ethical dilemmas

- a lecture on leadership skills and their relevance to engineering careers

We will set the scene by sharing the highlights of cutting edge research on the landscape of engineering leadership education across North America, and then lead a participatory mapping exercise where we uncover the current state of the reality in Canada. Participants will be given a chance to share their current work on engineering leadership, and be able to identify connections between their work and that of other educators in the room. Through this process, we will gather information on the ‘supply’ and ‘demand’ for resources and insights in this field, which we will feed into a larger initiative (experiment) that is part of the ongoing Engineering Change Lab.

Learn MoreWorkshop 1c: Use of circuit simulation in teaching electronics

June 19, 2016, 09:00 - 10:30

June 19, 2016 9:00 – 10:30

Workshop 1c: Use of circuit simulation in teaching electronics 

Presenter: M.B. Patil

The purpose of this workshop is to bring out the effectiveness of circuit simulation in teaching electronics courses. In a traditional class, the teacher explains how a given circuit works, and the students work out assignments later. The teacher generally uses a presentation prepared in advance to explain the various concepts related to the circuit. In this workshop, it is shown that circuit simulation offers a significant value addition. During the workshop, participants will solve problems in electronics curriculum in different areas (such as circuits using diodes, BJTs, Op Amps). Following that, they will confirm their results with circuit simulation. The users will vary parameter values (such as resistance, capacitance) and see its effect on the circuit performance. The problems have been selected so as to cover several useful principles taught in a typical electronics course. Related course material will also be shared with the participants. We will demonstrate how effective use of circuit simulation can be made to explain the underlying principles.

Participants are required to bring laptops to the workshop to use the software.

Learn MoreWorkshop 2a: Conducting engineering education research

June 19, 2016, 10:30 - 12:00

June 19, 2016 10:30 – 12:00

Workshop 2a: Conducting engineering education research 

Presenters: Brian Frank & Sean Maw

This workshop will help participants setup and run research studies in engineering education. The workshop will use both didactic instruction and small group activities to meet the learning goals described below. It will focus on engineering education as a field of study, funding and networking in Canada, common processes in educational research, and ethics in human subject research. The workshop will reference particularly useful handbooks, publications and guides on engineering education research, and use examples from national engineering education research collaborations.

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

1. Situate their research interest in the broader taxonomy of engineering education

2. Apply ethical human subject research principles to starting research ethics board applications

3. Apply common processes to run and publish studies in engineering education

Learn MoreWorkshop 2b: Practice with Alternative Approaches to Critiquing Design

June 19, 2016, 10:30 - 12:00

June 19, 2016 10:30 – 12:00

Workshop 2b: Practice with Alternative Approaches to Critiquing Design 

Presenters: Andrew Trivett, Steve Lambert, Jim Baleshta, & Jillian Adams

We teach students that design is an iterative process. In most design experiences, faculty try to engage students in revising and improving their original ideas. Students are often resistant to moving from their first design solution idea. Improved methods of giving feedback can increase their receptiveness to design iteration. The proposed workshop will introduce a range of methods for developing constructive, effective criticism within a design class.

In particular, the facilitators will model activities based upon experience in large 1st-year and 4th year design classes using:

- internal team critical evaluations using games, writing, and peer-led tutorials

- peer-to-peer team evaluations and critique

- senior-to-junior peer critiques

- faculty-to-student and industry-to-student critiques.

The workshop will be delivered using short class case-studies in design. Participants will be grouped in teams of 3 or 4 to model the team activities. After examples of each delivery method of feedback are presented in 10-minute vignettes, participants will be given a 30-minute role-playing scenario as members of design teams receiving and giving feedback. The workshop will be structured to take 1.5 hours, covering the multiple feedback models with summary discussion based upon experience in the role-playing games.

Learn MoreWorkshop 2c: MegaWatts & Marbles: "A hands-on learning activity about how our electricity system works"

June 19, 2016, 10:30 - 12:00

June 19, 2016 10:30 – 12:00

Workshop 2c: Megawatts & Marbles 

Presenters: Andrew MacLean, Manuel Fluck, & Peter Wild

Megawatts & Marbles is a fun, interactive game for several players that demonstrates how different types of power generation behave. Thus the challenges of balancing generation and demand are experienced hands-on. Participants take on the roles of power plants who must work together to “generate” the required amount of electrical power. The electricity, represented by marbles, is transmitted down a track to our consumers - a model city. Discussion after each round of gameplay helps highlight the pros and cons of each generator type and how to successfully coordinate their generation mix in our power system.

Learn MoreWorkshop 3a: Canadian Engineering Education Challenge: A network for curriculum redevelopment

June 19, 2016, 13:00 - 14:00

June 19, 2016 13:00 – 14:00

Workshop 3a: Canadian Engineering Education Challenge: A network for curriculum redevelopment 

Presenter: Brian Frank

The Canadian Engineering Education Challenge (CEEC) is a collaboration of engineering industry, universities, and engineering organizations working as a social change lab to pilot improved undergraduate engineering education in Canada. Several universities have already committed to participating in this initiative by committing to significant curriculum redevelopment followed by impact assessment, working as a community that will share resources and practices. This workshop will be an opportunity to broaden the network; it will describe the current initiative and facilitate discussion among the already-committed programs, and others who would like to learn more.

Learn MoreWorkshop 3b: Designing Projects: Client Selection for Student Success

June 19, 2016, 13:00 - 14:00

June 19, 2016 13:00 – 14:00

Workshop 3b: Designing Projects: Client Selection for Student Success 

Presenters: Wayne Peters, Bishnu Acharya, Brian Smyth & Amy Hsiao

In order to create a client-based, real-world design experience for students, it is first essential to establish the appropriate technical and professional expectations for them at each of the various levels. In turn, it is then critical that both the client and the project are carefully selected to ensure that the needs of the students are met. There are many elements that must be considered when integrating a client into a project-based design course such as: client relations, recruitment, project scope, funding, legalities and client type (industry, community, or instructor-led). This workshop will challenge participants to examine the relevant expectations for students and examine the factors to be considered when selecting a suitable client/project scenario to ensure that expectations are met. Topics such as intellectual property, liability, confidentiality, managing project scope and client expectations, client recruitment, student/client interaction and project funding will be discussed.

Learn MoreWorkshop 3c: Exploring a model for meaningful STEM outreach programs

June 19, 2016, 13:00 - 14:00

June 19, 2016 13:00 – 14:00

Workshop 3c: Exploring a model for meaningful STEM outreach programs

Presenters: Dawn Britton & Darlee Gerrard

This workshop will introduce the Engineering Outreach Office at the University of Toronto and explore their suite of pre-university outreach engagement programs, how they engage children and youth, the collaborative relationships developed and future goals for a program entering its 27th year. Workshop participants will be engaged in a reflective and goal-setting opportunity as part of this workshop to consider the goals of their own outreach goals and rationale.

Learn MoreWorkshop 4a: Embedding Academic Support into the Engineering Curriculum: An Australian Perspective

June 19, 2016, 14:00 - 14:40

June 19, 2016 14:00 – 15:00

Workshop 4a: Embedding Academic Support into the Engineering Curriculum: An Australian Perspective 

Presenter: Jackie Hammill

The student cohort at Victoria University (VU), Melbourne Australia, consists of a large number of non-traditional students which includes those whose academic background has not prepared them for an engineering degree.

The Engineering Faculty at VU works closely with the Academic Support & Development (ASD) team to provide co and extra-curricular academic support to enhance students’ personal and academic competencies. This collaboration occurs in a dual fashion. One aspect is through ASD lecturers who provide embedded and extra-curricular academic literacy support to engineering students. The second is through Student Mentors who provide content support to students through co-facilitating tutorials with engineering tutors and facilitating a student drop-in, run by students for students. The student mentoring program has been successful in improving student results and has also shown added benefits of improving student confidence and connection with the engineering program and peers.

This interactive workshop will seek input from participants around challenges, initiatives and strategies to support and retain Engineering students throughout their degrees. It is hoped that all participants will leave with an initiative they can take back to their university to assist with student engagement and retention.

Learn MoreWorkshop 4b: Encouraging Professionalism and Lifelong Learning through Gamification

June 19, 2016, 14:00 - 14:40

June 19, 2016 14:00 – 15:00

Workshop 4b: Encouraging Professionalism and Lifelong Learning through Gamification 

Presenter: Nancy Nelson

Gamification can be a powerful tool to help engage and motivate learners. Using game-based elements such as predefined rules of play, rewards, and deterrents, we can help students recognize and practice professionalism and lifelong learning skills in a safe and fun environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to discuss the merits of gamification, experience a simulated gamified unit, and compare the process with alternative ways of tracking non-technical graduate attributes.

Learn MoreWorkshop 4c: Engaging in Engineering: How to Inspire Kids to Love Engineering

June 19, 2016, 14:00 - 14:40

June 19, 2016 14:00 – 15:00

Workshop 4c: Engaging in Engineering: How to Inspire Kids to Love Engineering 

Presenters: Alexandra Fenton, Scott Compeau, & Actua network representatives from: University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, & University of Victoria

Actua, Canada's leading STEM outreach organization, works with a network of 33 member programs at universities and colleges across the country, including SuperNOVA at Dalhousie University. Actua as a network provides high quality STEM experiences for more than 250,000 youth aged 6-16 in 500 communities annually.  Actua invests heavily in initiatives that help break down barriers to engagement in STEM by all youth, including those traditionally underrepresented in STEM, including girls, Indigenous youth, and youth facing socio-economic challenges.

In this session, Actua will moderate a group discussion on how the network is dealing with important emerging issues in the field, including engaging indigenous youth in STEM in a meaningful way, tracking the impact of programs, and engaging important influencers on youth including parents and teachers. We will hear from Directors of four Actua network member programs, including SuperNOVA (Dalhousie University), Connections (Queen's University), Engineering Outreach (University of Toronto), and Science Venture (University of Victoria).

We will hear from Directors of four Actua network member programs, including SuperNOVA (Dalhousie University), Connections (Queen's University), Engineering Outreach (University of Toronto), Science Venture (University of Victoria) and Adventures in Engineering in Science (University of Ottawa). 

Learn MoreWorkshop 5a: Planning, Implementing and Sustaining Graduate Attribute Assessment

June 19, 2016, 15:00 - 16:00

June 19, 2016 15:00 – 16:00

Workshop 5a: Planning, Implementing and Sustaining Graduate Attribute Assessment 

Presenter: Brian Frank & Jake Kaupp

This workshop will provide an overview of the graduate attribute assessment and accreditation, from start to finish. Compared to previous versions of this workshop delivered at CEEA conferences, less emphasis will be placed on the initial steps of indicators, mapping and collecting data with greater emphasis being placed on assessment, interpreting and making sense of data, enacting change, improving processes and doing so all with sustainability in mind. Attendees will work in groups on small problems that address key issues in the topics and discuss how to develop/implement a sustainable solution. Larger group discussions will provide opportunities to share between multiple teams and address shared issues.

Learn MoreWorkshop 5b: The Responsive Researcher: Leveraging the interplay between objectives, discoveries, analysis and methods

June 19, 2016, 15:00 - 16:00

June 19, 2016 15:00 – 16:00

Workshop 5b: The Responsive Researcher: Leveraging the interplay between objectives, discoveries, analysis and methods 

Presenters: Deborah Tihanyi & Penny Kinnear

The richness of mixed methods research can sometimes overwhelm; while large amounts of data can yield answers to research questions, the data can lead to a reimagining of research questions, more questions and even modifications to methods. Multiple researchers, linked projects and longitudinal studies can compound the complexity.

Workshop participants will engage in activities and discussion to

1) identify points of change in their research activity,

2) explore the relationship between what they are trying to learn, what they are discovering and the methods they are using and

3) develop strategies for responding to these changes.

The facilitators will showcase their own challenges from a seven-year, longitudinal study, “Sites of Learning: Engineering Voices, Mediational Tools and Professional Identities.” Now in its fourth year, the focus of this project has evolved, with key themes and questions emerging through an ongoing dialectic between investigators, participants and the data. This exchange has been possible because of a transparency and flexibility in the research process, which includes sharing data and analysis with participants, and allowing that conversation to evolve the key questions and methods. The facilitators will draw on their own and participants’ range of experience and expertise to tackle challenges and explore solutions.

Learn MoreWorkshop 5c: Designing a successful multidisciplinary capstone project course (DOUBLE SESSION)

June 19, 2016, 15:00 - 17:00

June 19, 2016 15:00 – 17:00 (DOUBLE SESSION)

Workshop 5c: Designing a successful multidisciplinary capstone project course 

Presenters: David S. Strong & Anthony Hodgson

There is growing interest in offering multidisciplinary capstone design courses with multiple engineering disciplines and/or with students from other Faculties such as business or medicine. The hosts of this workshop will share best practices, guidelines, examples, and pitfalls from 30 years of experience in multiple course offerings of this nature. Recognizing there is no 'one size fits all' for capstone courses, the workshop will incorporate multiple alternative for most topics, allowing participants to consider which options best fit their resources and constraints. Among these criteria are the constraints and demands of the CEAB graduate attributes, as many of these attributes are measurable in such capstone courses.

Topics will include:

- Overall course parameters: learning objectives, graduate attributes, duration

- Multidisciplinary challenges: departmental buy-in, promotion, opportunities and pitfalls

- Industry involvement: industry partners, project definition, role of the partner

- Project topics: multidisciplinary considerations, expectations, deliverables

- Intellectual Property: options and potential issues

- Course fees: pros and cons, fee management

- Student teams: team size and formation, team budget, team dynamics, peer/self assessment

- Design process: Lifecycle, milestones, design methodology and tools

- Professional practice: integration of economics, regulatory compliance, society, environment, ethics

- Communication: integration and deliverables, reporting, presenting, other media literacy including videos and web

- Project management: integration and deliverables

- Artifacts: prototypes, simulation, project portfolio

- Supervision: mentors, TAs, technical expertise

- Assessment: evaluation, rubrics, impact of peer/self reviews

- Teaching load: credit, balance

- Complementary classes: guest speakers, case studies

Learn MoreWorkshop 6a: Accreditation Speed Dating: Challenges, Victories and You

June 19, 2016, 16:00 - 17:00

June 19, 2016 16:00 – 17:00

Workshop 6a: Accreditation Speed Dating: Challenges, Victories and You 

Presenters: Brian Frank & Jake Kaupp

In this workshop attendees will have a chance to participate in a series of quick small group discussions of their choice with other attendees on a series of topics that will be shared with attendees prior to the session. These topics will be drawn from key issues encountered in graduate attribute accreditation, along with user submitted questions (both ahead of time, and during the session). The session will make use of classroom response systems to poll the group-at-large and will use the results for a facilitated discussion in the second half of the workshop. Participants will have many opportunities to network, find peers amongst the community, and share and reflect on their and others experiences.

Additional Options

GUEST ONLY - Banquet - Tuesday, June 21 (Attendees are included with registration)

Cost: $80.00

This is for guest tickets only and there is a $ 80.00 charge for these tickets.  If you are NOT bringing a guest, please enter 0 in this field.

*SOLD OUT at this time* GUEST ONLY - Welcome Reception: Cruise - Sunday, June 19 (Attendees are included with registration)

Cost: $30.00

Conference attendees are to register under the conference attendee portion of this registration form.

Due to a high interest - the guest tickets for the cruise are now sold out at this time due to a limit on passengers allowed on the boat.  The conference attendees are the first priority to fill the numbers and therefore at this time we are not able to allow guests to attend this event.  

If you are interested in bringing a guest - Please contact us one week prior to the conference to check if any guest tickets are available at that time.

This is for guest tickets only and there is a $ 30.00 charge for these tickets.  If you are NOT bringing a guest, please enter 0 in this field.

 

WORKSHOP 6b: STUDENT MEMBERS - CEEA Student Networking Session - Sunday, June 19

Cost: $0.00

June 19, 2016 16:00 – 17:00

Workshop 6b: CEEA Student Networking Session 

Presenters: Elizabeth Kuley & Jillian Seniuk Cicek

The purpose of this workshop is to allow students the opportunity to network with one another as well as gather a sense of what research is currently being conducted in Canada through meeting fellow students.

Conference Attendee Banquet Ticket - Tuesday, June 21

Cost: $0.00

This is for attendees only.  If you are a conference registrant please notate if you are planning to attend the banquet.  There is no charge as it is included in your registration. 

** If you are bringing a guest - please purchase a separate guest ticket.

 

No more tickets available: Conference Attendee Welcome Reception: Cruise - Sunday, June 19

Cost: $0.00

Conference attendees: there is no charge for this event as it is included in your registration, however we would appreciate knowing if you are planning to attend the welcome reception harbour cruise.  

As this event is on a ship, you will want to plan your arrival to Halifax with enough time register for the conference (if you did not attend the workshops) and to get to the waterfront before it sails.  We will send information once the details have been finalized.  

** If you are bringing a guest - please purchase a separate guest ticket.

Join your colleagues for the CEEA/ACEG 2016 Conference Welcome Reception on June 19 onboard the Tall Ship Silva (www.tallshipsilva.com).

The departure time of the harbor cruise is 6:30pm. To ensure there is no delay,  please arrive by 6:15pm to allow for sufficient boarding time. Boarding will be from the pier next to 1751 Lower Water Street

OUR TIPS:

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time for boarding
  • Bring an extra layer of clothing as it can get cool on the water
  • Always plan extra time for parking

 

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Notification of conference registration cancellation must be received by phone, mail, or fax by May 16, 2016 in order to receive a refund of a paid registration fee, less an administration fee of $100 CAD.

After May 16, 2016 cancellations will be subject to a processing fee of 50% of the total cost.

Registrations may be transferred without an administration fee upon notification by June 6, 2016.  

Memberships will not be refunded.

Join us in HALIFAX in June 2016!

Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia

June 19, 2016 - June 22, 2016

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