CEEA/ACEG 2014 ConferenceSchedule

June 8, 2014

12:00 - 13:00
Other

Lunch - Workshops

Orchid/Lady Slipper/Cari, Radisson

13:00 - 15:00
Workshop

Workshop 1A:EGAD Workshop 1: Using learning outcomes for course and program improvement

Orchid, Radisson

EGAD Workshop 1: Using learning outcomes for course and program improvement

13:00 - 15:00
Workshop

Workshop 1B: Part 1 of 2 - Teaching Engineering Design Philosophy at the Post–Graduate Level

Lady Slipper, Radisson

Teaching Engineering Design Philosophy at the Post–Graduate Level

13:00 - 15:00
Workshop

Workshop 1C: Engineering Outreach Activities in Canadian Primary and Secondary Schools

Arnica, Radisson

Engineering Outreach Activities in Canadian Primary and Secondary Schools

13:00 - 15:00
Workshop

Workshop 1D: Creating Inter-subjective Agreement Between Multiple and Multidisciplinary Instructors in Design Assessment

Crocus, Radisson

Creating Inter-subjective Agreement Between Multiple and Multidisciplinary Instructors in Design Assessment

13:00 - 15:00
Workshop

Workshop 1E: Flipped/Inverted Classroom Techniques

Wapiti, Radisson

Flipped/Inverted Classroom Techniques

15:00 - 17:00
Workshop

Workshop 2A: EGAD Workshop 2: Leading a program improvement process that does something useful with your data

Orchid, Radisson

EGAD Workshop 2: Leading a program improvement process that does something useful with your data

15:00 - 17:00
Workshop

Workshop 2B: Part 2 of 2 - Teaching Engineering Design Philosophy at the Post–Graduate Level

Lady Slipper, Radisson

Teaching Engineering Design Philosophy at the Post–Graduate Level

15:00 - 17:00
Workshop

Workshop 2C: Engineering Education: From Passion Killed to Passion Unleashed

Arnica, Radisson

Engineering Education: From Passion Killed to Passion Unleashed

15:00 - 17:00
Workshop

Workshop 2D: Introducing and Teaching Mobile Application Design and Development

Crocus, Radisson

Introducing and Teaching Mobile Application Design and Development

15:00 - 17:00
Workshop

Workshop 2E: Building Robust Midterms

Wapiti, Radisson

Building Robust Midterms

17:30 - 18:30
Other

Ice Breaker

Radisson Patio

June 9, 2014

07:00 - 08:30
Other

Buffet Breakfast

Restaurant, Radisson

08:30 - 10:00
Speaker

Welcomes and Jay Ingram - Guest Speaker

Wild Rose Ballroom, Radisson

CEEA 2014 Keynote Speaker

Jay Ingram, Science Broadcaster

Iconic broadcaster Jay Ingram is one of Canada’s best-known and most popular science personalities.  Ingram has hosted both the premier radio science program in Canada, CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, and its TV counterpart, Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet.  In 2010, Ingram was appointed as a member to the Order of Canada for a lifetime of service in science communication.  He has received several awards for his work, including honorary degrees from Carleton University, McGill University, McMaster University, King’s College and the University of Alberta.  A prolific author, Ingram has written 12 books – most recently, Fatal Flaws – most of which have been best-sellers.  His books have been translated into 12 languages.  Since 2005, he has been Chair of the Science Communications Program at the Banff Centre.  He is also co-founder and Chair of the arts and engineering mash-up called Beakerhead, which began in September 2013 in Calgary.

 

CEEA 2014 Keynote Overview:

People, corporations and governments are trying to figure out the elusive recipe for innovation - trying to make people and their professions ‘creative’.  Collaboration is key but there are flaws in the human psyche that make that difficult.  It’s also true that collaboration might not always take shape the way you’d expect.  Jay will present the case study of Watson and Crick, and Lennon and McCartney.  Why did they succeed brilliantly while thousands of their contemporaries failed?

10:00 - 10:30
Other

Break

Radisson

10:30 - 12:30
Session

Paper Sessions

Radisson - rooms listed below

Session 1a (Orchid)Graduate Student Work/Programs          Session Ib (Orchid) Pedagogy I

Session 2 (Lady Slipper)Professional Development

Session 3 (Arnica)Industry/Academic/Regulatory Prtnrships

Session 4 (Crocus)Program Development

 

12:30 - 13:00
Other

Lunch

Wild Rose Ballroom, Radisson

13:00 - 14:00
Speaker

Marlo Raynolds - Guest Speaker

Wild Rose Ballroom, Radisson

CEEA 2014 Keynote Speaker

Marlo Raynolds PhD, Vice President, Market Development, BluEarth Renewables Inc.

Prior to joining BluEarth Renewables, Marlo lead the Pembina Institute, a nationally recognized energy think-tank, as its Executive Director for seven years.  With over 15 years of experience in the energy sector, Marlo is responsible for evaluating, improving and expanding BluEarth’s markets.  Marlo is a Board Member of the Canadian Wind Energy Association.  He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering (University of Alberta), a B.Sc. in Systems Design engineering (University of Waterloo), and a Master's degree in management and leadership (McGill University).  He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sustainable Development at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary and was recognized as one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40" for 2008.  Marlo was awarded a Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.  Marlo is the father of two young children living in a solar powered home, and enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities.

 

CEEA 2014 Keynote Overview:

Dr. Marlo Raynolds will draw on his experience in both the non-profit and corporate sector within the Alberta energy sector to share his views on the need to rebuild public trust in order to gain acceptance to develop both our non-renewable and renewable resources nationwide.  He will both suggest and ask, what role do our future engineers need to play in rebuilding trust?  And how might that come about?

14:00 - 15:30
Session

Paper Sessions

Radisson - rooms listed below

Session 5 (Orchid)Minerva/Safety

Session 6 (Lady Slipper)Online/Blended Learning

Session 7 (Arnica)Evaluation/Assessment

Session 8 (Crocus)Accreditation/Outcomes I

15:30 - 15:40
Other

Break

15:40 - 17:00
Session

Paper Sessions

Radisson - rooms listed below

Session 5 (Orchid)Minerva/Safety

Session 6 (Lady Slipper)Online/Blended Learning

Session 7 (Arnica)Evaluation/Assessment

Session 8 (Crocus)Accreditation/Outcomes I

17:00 - 17:30
Other

Free Time

Radisson

17:30 - 19:30
Session

Interactive Session A1

Arnica/Crocus, Radisson

Constructive Conflict Team Training: Empirical Evidence and Demo

Thomas O'Neill, Genevieve Hoffart, Matthew McLarnon, Marjan Eggermont, William Rosehart and Robert Brennan

Engineering project teams are frequently used in education in order to develop teamwork skills, and team members are expected to work together to tackle increasingly complex design projects. A major objective of using teams in engineering education is to offer students the needed experiences to succeed in an increasingly connected workforce. Recent discoveries in team research involving first-year engineering teams at the University of Calgary and Western University indicate that four team types can be used to classify conflict experiences. Given that some team types were more effective than others, we developed and evaluated a 90-minute constructive conflict training program.

In a two-hour session we plan to describe our research findings (30 minutes) and demo the training activities (90 minutes). Attendees will be engaged in the training activities, and they will be provided with all training materials. These materials can be implemented and adapted for use in the attendees’ own courses.

Thomas O'Neill, Genevieve Hoffart, Matthew McLarnon, Marjan Eggermont, William Rosehart, and Robert Brennan

17:30 - 19:30
Session

Interactive Session A2

Orchid/Slipper, Radisson

Special Session: Natural snapshots on progress and discussion

Brian Frank, Jake Kaupp, Susan Mccahan, Peter Wolf and Peter Ostafichuk

This is an open session on current activities and questions/discussion about graduate attribute processes. The EGAD group is doing a survey of every engineering school in Canada to ask for a very brief summary of what the university is doing, and key issues or questions the university is facing. Questions may include outcomes based assessment processes generally, software tools, and questions of other programs. This session will include an overview of the national status, and a group discussion of key issues and questions raised across the country. The EGAD group hopes that one outcome of the survey and special session is a list of questions and suggestions from the community to CEAB.

Brian Frank, Jake Kaupp, Susan McCahan, Peter Wolf and Peter Ostafichuk 

June 10, 2014

07:00 - 08:30
Other

Breakfast Buffet

Restaurant, Radisson

08:30 - 09:30
Session

University Presentations B

Arnica/Crocus, Radisson


Memorial University
McGill University
University of Alberta

08:30 - 09:30
Session

University Presentations A

Orchid/Slipper, Radisson

Dalhousie
University of Calgary
Carleton University

09:30 - 10:00
Other

Break

Radisson

10:00 - 12:30
Session

Paper Sessions

Radisson - rooms listed below

Session 9 (Orchid)Design I

Session 10 (Lady Slipper)Teaching Tools/Labs

Session 11 (Arnica)Accreditation/Outcomes II

12:30 - 13:00
Other

Lunch

Radisson

13:00 - 14:00
Session

Work Group 1

Orchid, Radisson

Developing and Managing Multi-disciplinary Design Courses Projects

Facilitator: David Strong

13:00 - 14:00
Session

Work Group 2

Lady Slipper, Radisson

Balancing and integrating theory and practice in first year

Facilitator: Brian Frank

13:00 - 14:00
Session

Work Group 3

Arnica, Radisson

Integrating engineering economics, business practices, and entrepreneurship into the curriculum

Facilitator: Sean Maw

13:00 - 14:00
Session

Work Group 4

Crocus, Radisson

Increasing First Nations Involvement in Engineering

Facilitator: Diana Klassen - U of Manitoba ENGAP

13:00 - 14:00
Session

Work Group 5

Wapiti, Radisson

Collaboration for shared online learning objects

Facilitator: Susan McCahan

14:10 - 15:30
Session

Paper Sessions

Radisson - rooms listed below

Session 12 (Orchid)EWB/Social Impact/Outreach

Session 13 (Lady Slipper)Pedagogy II

Session 14 (Arnica)First Year

Session 15 (Crocus)Accreditation/Outcomes III

15:20 - 15:40
Other

Break

Radisson

15:40 - 17:00
Session

Paper Sessions

Radisson - rooms listed below

Session 12 (Orchid)EWB/Social Impact/Outreach

Session 13 (Lady Slipper)Pedagogy II

Session 14 (Arnica)First Year

Session 15 (Crocus)Accreditation/Outcomes III

17:00 - 17:30
Other

Free Time

Radisson

17:30 - 20:00
Other

Western Banquet - transport by bus

Cross Zee Ranch

June 11, 2014

07:00 - 08:30
Other

Breakfast Buffet

Restaurant, Radisson

08:30 - 09:30
Speaker

Twyla Hutchison - Guest Speaker

Wild Rose Ballroom, Radisson

CEEA 2014 Keynote Speaker

Twyla Hutchison, M.Sc., P.Eng. Acting Executive Assistant - Director's Office, Water Resources, City of Calgary

Twyla Hutchison is a Water Resources Engineer with Infrastructure Planning at the City of Calgary.  From mid-May to mid-July she is part of a team that monitors watershed conditions and coordinates with flood forecasters with the Government of Alberta and operators at the City's Glenmore Reservoir.  She is also involved with development of flood emergency response plans, hydraulic modeling, riverbank protection projects and land use planning in flood hazard areas.  She played an integral role during the response for the flooding in June 2013 and continues to be highly involved in the recovery and resiliency efforts.

 

CEEA 2014 Keynote Overview:

Interested in the largest natural disaster in Canadian history?  Twyla will be providing a general overview of how flooding occurs in the Bow and Elbow River watersheds.  Due to the challenges with flood forecasting and limited response times, it is essential for the City of Calgary to continually improve their emergency response plans.  Twyla will share some of the information embedded in the response plans and how this contributed to the City’s response during the 2013 flood event.  Just how large was the 2013 flood event?  What are some of the impacts it had on the rivers within the City?  There has been a large amount of work in this past year on recovery but also increasing resiliency throughout the City.  An overview of some of this work will be provided and a view of how much work is required moving forward.

09:30 - 10:00
Other

Break

Radisson

10:00 - 12:00
Session

Paper Sessions

Radisson - rooms listed below

Session 16 (Orchid)Integrated/Multidisciplinary Learning

Session 17 (Lady Slipper)Design II

Session 18 (Arnica)Accreditation/Outcomes IV

12:00 - 12:30
Other

Lunch

Wild Rose Ballroom, Radisson

12:30 - 14:00
Other

CEEA AGM and 2015 CEEA Intro

Wild Rose Ballroom, Radisson

14:00 - 15:00
Session

CEEA Research Collaboration National Survey

Wild Rose Ballroom, Radisson

15:00 - 17:00
Session

Interactive Session B2

Arnica/Crocus, Radisson

Engineering Positive Space: Promoting Inclusivity

Peter Weiss, Susan McCahan, and Jason Bazylak

The goal of the workshop is to assist participants in developing strategies for creating an actively inclusive environment for LGBTQ students, staff, faculty and allies at their school. We will do this through presenting some issues, discussing as groups and working interactively through case studies. We will also introduce the participants to the Positive Space program. This program is built on a social network and distributed action model that supports development of inclusive environments. The participants will create an action plan for at least one initiative they would like to implement at their own school.

15:00 - 17:00
Session

Interactive Session B1

Orchid/Slipper, Radisson

Best Practices for Capstone Design Projects

David Strong, Clifton Johnston, Antony Hodgson, Kamran Behdinan

Final year “capstone design projects” are common to almost every engineering program in Canada, and in most cases are used to fulfill the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board’s (CEAB) requirement for a “culminating experience” for students. These courses are also becoming a placeholder for demonstrating graduate attributes for accreditation, and have the potential to touch on eleven of the twelve attributes required by CEAB. A capstone design project can be a rewarding and valuable experience for the student, but if not well planned and executed, can alternately be a frustrating exercise with limited learning value. Instructors are subject to a similar range of satisfaction, despite their best efforts.

Many engineering schools have developed a variety of tools and techniques to increase the probability of success with their capstone courses. This workshop will review a collection of suggested “best practices” from four of those schools, and will engage the workshop participants in a lively discussion of their merits.

Join us in Canmore, Alberta for the 2014 5th Annual Conference!

University of Calgary - Schulich School of Engineering

Calgary, Alberta

June 8, 2014 - June 11, 2014

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