Examining Future Directions for Engineering Education

CEEA/ACEG 2012 Conference

Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 17 - 20, 2012
University of Manitoba

OVERVIEW
REGISTRATION
VENUE / ACCOMODATIONS
PAPERS
SCHEDULE
SPEAKERS
SPONSORS
COMMITTEE

Overview

This year the conference will be held at the University of Manitoba in vibrant Winnipeg, Manitoba – In the Heart of the Continent! The Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) is an organization whose mission is to “enhance the competence and relevance of graduates from Canadian engineering schools through continuous improvement in engineering education and design education.” This third annual CEEA conference continues to build on the previous efforts of the Canadian Design Engineering Network (CDEN) and the Canadian Congress on Engineering Education (C2E2). We strongly encourage the broad community of engineering educators – from faculties of engineering and applied science, arts, science, education to technical colleges, libraries, teaching and learning centres and industry to join us. Relevant student papers are also welcomed.

Reflections on 2012 CEEA Conference

U of M hosts 2012 CEEA Conference

Submitted by Amber Skrabek on August 8, 2012 – 8:34 pm

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba was pleased to have attendees from 33 of the 43 universities that offer CEAB accredited degrees join us in Winnipeg, the heart of the continent, in June 2012 for the 3rd annual CEEA conference.

It was a highly successful event focussed on the Future of Engineering Education. Pre-conference workshops on Health and Safety, sponsored by Minerva Canada, and CEAB Attributes attracted about 80 enthusiastic attendees.

During the conference more than 90 papers were presented in three concurrent sessions. A half day interactive panel that addressed the conference theme (including presentations from Engineers Canada, the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, the Engineering Industry and the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science) prompted such a wide range of responses the attendees agreed to extend the session an extra hour! The panel proceedings are in the process of being transcribed and will be placed on the CEEA website under publications.

Two non-technical highlights of this year’s conference were a special evening spent at Lower Fort Garry for some history, food, and entertainment, and a construction tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. CEEA, together with the University of Manitoba and the Institute for the Humanities, also brought in award-winning author, Terry Fallis (Best Laid Plans, The High Road) for a humorous and enlightening talk titled “Where an Engineering Education Can Lead You”.

The Local Arrangements Committee received a great deal of positive feedback on the venue, events, and quality and breadth of presentations. We are now looking forward to the 4th annual CEEA conference at École Polytechnic, June 17 to 20, 2013.

Registration

Registration is closed

Regular Rates

Professional Rate: $450.00
Student Rate: $200.00

Early Bird Rates

Professional Rate: $400.00
Student Rate: $150.00

Workshop Information

The members of the Engineering Graduate Attribute Development (EGAD) Project are offering four workshops for faculty, staff, and administrators on processes for continuous quality improvement and graduate attribute assessment. One workshop provides an introduction to the process for those new to CEAB’s requirements, and other sessions target specific areas of the process and provide time to work with colleagues, share ideas, and learn about what other programs are doing.

Workshop Facilitators

The workshops will be facilitated by members of the EGAD project. These include:

  • Brian Frank, Director (Program Development), Queen’s University
  • Susan McCahan, Vice-dean, Undergraduate, University of Toronto
  • Lata Narayanan, Associate Dean, Concordia University
  • Peter Ostafichuck, Senior Instructor, University of British Columbia
  • Nariman Sepehri, Associate Dean, University of Manitoba
  • K. Christopher Watts, Professor, Dalhousie University
  • Peter Wolf, Director, Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support, University of Guelph

Venue

This year the Conference will be held at the University of Manitoba in vibrant Winnipeg, Manitoba – In the Heart of the Continent!

Campus Map

Parking on Campus

Permits:

Valid parking permits must be displayed on all vehicles – including motorcycles and mopeds – parked on Campus between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m, Monday to Friday.Parking for vehicles are available on a « scramble » basis within all regular student parking areas ONLY. After 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and on weekends, free parking is available in most staff, student, meter, and pay & display lots. This does not include 24-hour reserved areas, restricted areas, “N” lot (evening and weekends) and the University Parkade.

Valid permits will be available for $ 10.00/day by Pre-ordering by Friday, June 1, 2012 – Please contact Myra Friesen to book your parking pass TODAY at [email protected]

Parkade:

There is also a parkade available at a maximum fee of $ 12.00 per day – payable by cash or credit card on exit.

Accomodations CEEA 2012

Conference delegates will be able to stay on the University of Manitoba campus – in close proximity to conference events, or off-campus at local hotels or other accommodations. For your convenience we have reserved a block of rooms at a nearby hotel – CanadInns Fort Garry, within 30 minute walking distance. We highly recommend that you reserve your accommodation as early as possible to ensure availability of space. June is a very busy month within the Winnipeg area and as such accommodations may be very difficult to secure if not booked early.

Off-Campus Accomodations – Special rate

Prefered Hotel:

Canad Inns – Fort Garry
1824 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G2, Canada
(204) 261-7450

Daily Conference Adult Rate for CanadInns

  • Standard Double Queen Room – $ 92.00 nightly rate
  • Deluxe Queen Room – $ 92.00 nightly rate
  • King Leisure Suite – $ 102.00 nightly rate

Conference assigned ID: 184970

The steps for booking within this ID are:

  • Go to www.canadinns.com
  • Choose “Fort Garry” from the Property drop down list. Enter your arrival and departure date, chose the # of adults, enter “Assigned ID” 184970 and click on “Check Availability & Rates”
  • Choose your preferred room type. Click on “Continue”. Complete your reservation to get a confirmation number

If you require additional information please contact the CanadInns Fort Garry directly:

  • by email: [email protected] or by phone 1-204-261-7450 or toll free 1-888-33-CANAD (22623) and indicate CEEA 2012 – University of Manitoba.

On-Campus Accomodation

Daily Conference Adult Rate (18+ yrs.) per Bedroom Rate Occupancy

  • $ 69.00 single rate Subject to 7% PST, 5% GST & 5% AT
    • parking is included in daily rate

Pembina Hall Residence, our newest residence, opened on September 3, 2011. It houses 360 students in a contemporary, urban style high-rise building situated above the existing Pembina Hall Building and Dining Room. All 360 units are single rooms with an exterior glass wall providing plenty of natural light and excellent views of the campus to the north and the Red River to the south. The clear span construction will provide residents with an amazing view of the Red River as it winds its way through campus. Each room is complete with its own private bathroom and shower. Free wireless Internet is available throughout the entire building with additional wired in-room options for Internet, television, and telephone. Each of the ten residence floors has a lounge with a kitchenette, soft seating, and a flat screen HD television. The lounge on the 4th floor will has a fully equipped kitchen for community use. Laundry facilities are located on the second floor.

http://umanitoba.ca/flex/pembinahall/PembinaHall2.html

Single rooms only are available for conference delegates in the NEWEST University of Manitoba student residence ‘Pembina Hall’. All rooms are single accommodations with Private Bathrooms, $65 tax included/ night, is comprised of one single (36”Wx80”L) bed. Each room provides clean, simple accommodation with a bed, desk, chair dresser, closet and private full bathroom with shower. The rooms reserved for the dates of the CEEA conference will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and there are a limited amount of rooms available. The hold on these rooms will be released back to the University on May 15, 2012. Book your rooms early to avoid disappointment!

Towels & Toiletries
Each guest will be provided with fresh bed linens, towels, and facecloth. Please bring your own soap, shampoo and other personal care products. Full linen changed every 3 days. If you happen to forget something, a pharmacy is available in University Centre at the heart of the campus (open Monday to Friday during business hours only).

Bathrooms & Laundromat
Daily cleaning of washroom and towels. Laundry facilities are located on the second floor. Cost $0.75 for wash and $0.75 for dry. Laundry card system available via the front desk. Detergent can be purchased at the pharmacy in University Centre at the heart of the campus (open Monday to Friday during business hours only).

Wireless
Residence guests can gain access to the wireless local area network. Please contact the front desk for additional information.

Telephones
Courtesy phone for local calls only in theArthur V. Mauro Residence located across the street. A pay telephone is located in the Mary Speechly Hall which is attached. Local payphone calls are $.50 per call.

Check-in / Check-out
Check-in is available after 3:00 pm and Check-out is at 10:00 am. For special arrangements for earlier check in or later check out please contact the reservation desk directly. There will be a luggage room available to store your luggage for you. We will also offer a luggage room on site at the EITC Building.

The reservation or check-in desk is located inside the main entrance of the Pembina Hall Residence on the University of Manitoba campus. (Most Unicity taxi drivers are familiar with the University of Manitoba campus – their number is 204-925-3131).

Keys must be returned to the reservation/check-in desk in Hatcher House prior to your departure. Failure to do so will result in a $100 charge.

Security
Front desk is open 24 hours. Security on building site from 12 midnight to 8:00 am. Campus security 24 hours. The residence buildings are locked 24 hours a day for your security.

Smoking
The University of Manitoiba campus is smoke free. Smoking is not permitted inside buildings or inside your room.

For Reservations please contact the following and quote CEEA2012:

Sarah Murai
Conference Accommodations Coordinator
Student Residences
University of Manitoba
Ph: (204) 474-8337
Fax: (204) 474-7662
[email protected]

Other Off-Campus Accommodation Options (note: regular UofM rates apply)

There are several alternatives to on-campus accommodation.

HOTELS close to the University of Manitoba: (all have special rates for U of M conferences)

Astoria Hotel Winnipeg
2935 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2H5, Canada

Best Western Inn and Suites
1714 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G2, Canada
(877) 269-8811

Comfort Inn South
3109 Pembina Hwy.
Winnipeg, MB R3T 4R6, Canada
(204) 269-7390

Holiday Inn – Winnipeg South
1330 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2B4, Canada
(204) 452-4747

Transportation

Public Transit provides service from all areas to the University of Manitoba campus. For NaviGo trip planner, schedules, pick-up and drop-off points see http://winnipegtransit.com/en.Your hotel should also be able to assist you in navigating the bus system or in contacting a taxi.

Papers

The Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) is an organization whose mission is to “enhance the competence and relevance of graduates from Canadian engineering schools through continuous improvement in engineering education and design education.” This third annual CEEA conference continues to build on the previous efforts of the Canadian Design Engineering Network (CDEN) and the Canadian Congress on Engineering Education (C2E2). We strongly encourage the broad community of engineering educators to join us – from Faculties of Engineering and Applied Science, Arts & Science, Education,Libraries, Teaching and Learning Centres, and Industry. Relevant student papers are also welcome.

Conference Scope

Authors are invited to submit approximately 300-word abstracts on a broad range of topics relevant to the conference theme, “Future Directions in Engineering Education.” Topics may include:

  • Design for Innovation
  • Accreditation / Outcomes Assessment
  • Design and Innovation Methodology
  • Curriculum Creation or Enhancement
  • Integration of Global Engineering
  • Integrating Design in the Curriculum
  • Innovative Teaching Methods
  • Capstone and Multidisciplinary Design
  • Professional Developm. for Instructors
  • Engineering and Society
  • Academic/Industry Partnerships
  • Engineering and the Environment
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Service Learning
  • Information Research and Management
  • Teaching & Learning with Technology
  • Cultural Issues in Engineering Edu.
  • Bringing Research to the Classroom
  • Gender Issues in Engineering Edu.
  • Engineering Education Research
  • K-12 Outreach

Paper Submission

An electronic copy of each abstract should be submitted in Adobe PDF format via http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ceea2012. The submission requires detailed information about each author.

Upon peer review and acceptance of abstract, authors may choose to submit a full conference paper (six pages) or a one-page condensed paper. The accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference.

Important Dates

  • January 9, 2012 – Abstracts submitted for review – EXTENDED
  • February 6, 2012 – Notification of acceptance – EXTENDED to MARCH 6, 2012
  • April 26, 2012 – Final papers/condensed papers due – EXTENDED to MAY 17, 2012
  • June 17, 2012 – Pre-Conference Workshops
  • June 18-20, 2012 – Conference presentations

Special Session & Workshop Proposals

Submit a proposal to [email protected]

Schedule

June 17

11:30 - 16:30

Registration for Workshops

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12:00 - 14:50

Workshop 1 - MINERVA Health and Safety Workshop Information

15:00 - 17:50

Workshop 2 - EGAD Workshops - Attributes

16:30 - 19:30

Registration

Engineering & Information Technology Complex - Atrium University of Manitoba

18:00 - 19:30

Ice Breaker - BBQ Supper

Engineering & Information Technology Complex - Atrium University of Manitoba

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June 18

07:30 - 08:15

Registration & Breakfast

Engineering & Information Technology Complex University of Manitoba

08:30 - 12:00

Technical Sessions

Engineering & Information Technology Complex University of Manitoba

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

Engineering & Information Technology Complex University of Manitoba

13:00 - 15:45

Panel Session and Discussion

E3-270 EITC - Engineering Building, University of Manitoba

15:45 - 18:00

Networking & Break

18:00 - 22:00

Banquet

June 19

08:00 - 08:30

Registration & Breakfast

Engineering & Information Technology Complex University of Manitoba

08:30 - 12:00

Technical Sessions

Engineering & Information Technology Complex - Atrium University of Manitoba

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

Engineering & Information Technology Complex University of Manitoba

13:00 - 16:30

Technical Sessions

Engineering & Information Technology Complex - Atrium University of Manitoba

16:30 - 19:00

Break

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19:00 - 21:30

Special Conference Presentation: Terry Fallis

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June 20

08:00 - 08:30

Registration & Breakfast

Engineering & Information Technology Complex University of Manitoba

08:30 - 12:00

Technical Sessions

Engineering & Information Technology Complex - Atrium University of Manitoba

12:00 - 12:30

Lunch

Engineering & Information Technology Complex University of Manitoba

12:30 - 13:30

CEEA Annual Meeting, Chair: Dr. Ron Britton, CEEA President

Engineering & Information Technology Complex University of Manitoba

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13:30 - 13:50

Closing of Conference

Engineering & Information Technology Complex University of Manitoba

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14:00 - 17:00

Optional Conference Activities

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Speakers

Terry Falls

Terry Fallis

Where can an Engineering Education Take You?
June 19 - 19:00 - 21:30

Where can an Engineering Education Take You?

I earned an engineering degree but have never practiced engineering in the formal, technical sense. I have no regrets about the tough years I spent getting my B.Eng. In fact, I love wearing the iron ring. I truly believe my engineering education has been a significant asset in my career in politics/government, public affairs consulting, and more recently as a novelist. The methodological approach to problem solving, the discipline, the work ethic it engenders, are all extraordinarily valuable whatever career you’ve chosen. I don’t know where I’d be without my engineering education. More importantly perhaps, I don’t know who I’d be.

Join us on Tuesday, June 17, 2012 at the University of Manitoba – there is no charge for this event however registration is required! Please register by email at [email protected] or by phone at (204) 474-9722 and Bring a Tin for the Bin for the U of M Student Food Bank.


About the Author:

Terry Fallis is the author of The Best Laid Plans, and The High Road, satirical novels of Canadian politics. His debut novel (TBLP) was originally self-published in 2007 and won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Then McClelland & Stewart published TBLP in September 2008. He also won the Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awardsin the Regional Fiction – Canada East category. In 2010, the Waterloo Region chose The Best Laid Plans as the One Book, One Community selection. In February, 2011, The Best Laid Plans was crowned the winner of CBC Canada Reads as the “essential Canadian novel of the decade.” In November 2011, CBC-Television announced that The Best Laid Plans is indevelopment as a six-part TV miniseries.

McClelland & Stewart published the sequel to The Best Laid Plans, called The High Road, in September 2010. It was a finalist for the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, in April, 2011. McClelland & Stewart will publish Terry’s third novel, Up and Down, in September 2012.

Terry Fallis earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McMaster University (1983) where he became engulfed in university politics and somehow persuaded the undergraduates to elect him President of the Students Union.

After graduation, he turned his back on engineering and joined future Prime Minister Jean Chretien’s full time staff for the 1984 federal Liberal Leadership campaign.

He served on the political staff of the Liberal Minister of State for Youth, the Honourable Jean Lapierre, in the short-lived cabinet of Prime Minister John Turner. He stayed with Lapierre as his Legislative Assistant in opposition (1984-85) following the landslide victory of Brian Mulroney and the Progressive Conservative Party.

Terry returned to Toronto in 1985 as Legislative Assistant to the Honourable Robert Nixon, Treasurer (now called Finance Minister) in the newly-elected Liberal Ontario government led by Premier David Peterson.

For nearly eight years (1988-95) after leaving provincial politics, he was a government affairs and communications consultant with the international PR firm, Hill and Knowlton, including stints as Vice President running the Ontario government affairs group and finally President of Berger & Associates, a Hill and Knowlton subsidiary.

In 1995, he co-founded Thornley Fallis with Joe Thornley, a full service communications consulting agency with offices in Ottawa and Toronto. Terry is also co-host of the popular business podcast, Inside PR.

For more than 20 years, Terry has counselled corporate and government clients on various fronts including crisis communications, media relations, issues management, marketing communications, public opinion polling, public affairs, stakeholder relations, etc. He has also written speeches for CEOs, cabinet ministers, and other community leaders.

Terry has sustained his involvement in politics and has hosted and produced podcast series for Liberal candidates Michael Ignatieff and Rob Oliphant.

A homebuilt hovercraft plays a supporting role in The Best Laid Plans. Terry has always had a thing for hovercrafts. Here’s the hovercraft Terry and a classmate designed and built in 1975, when they weren’t yet old enough to drive a car. (to view photo please see the following link: http://terryfallis.com/about-the-author/

Terry is a sought-after speaker, sits on a number of boards, and lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

Dr. Doug Ruth

Conference Chair

Closing of Conference
June 20 - 13:30 - 13:50

Sponsors

Contact Information:

Please contact either

Myra Friesen at 204-474-9722 or [email protected]

Janet Premak at 204-474-7416 or [email protected]

Committee

CEEA 2012 Conference Committee
c/o Ms Myra Friesen
University of Manitoba
Faculty of Engineering
E2-262 EITC, 75 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6

Phone: 1-204-474-9722 Fax: 1-204-474-7676
eMail: [email protected]

Honorary Chair

Jonathan Beddoes; PhD, PEng

CEEA President

Ron Britton; PhD, PEng

Conference Chair

Doug Ruth; PhD, PEng

Technical Program Chair

Witold Kinsner; PhD, PEng

Local Organizing Chairs

Myra Friesen (Financial Chair)

Amber Skrabek (Publicity Chair)

Janet Premak (Logistics Chair)

QUESTIONS?

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