Mandate:

The mandate of the Entrepreneurship SIG is to create a Community of Practice (CoP) around engineering entrepreneurship education in Canada.  This will provide a community to share discussions, insights, methods, tools, strategies and future pathways in supporting engineering students in developing entrepreneurial and innovation mindset.  We recognize that this mindset may be implemented through the creation of innovation-based ventures in either start-ups or existing organizations.  And inventory of all engineering schools’ courses and programs centred about entrepreneurship and business will form part of the basis for the sharing and collaboration of learning cycles, best practices and approaches in teaching entrepreneurship.

Goal:

A. Create opportunities specifically for educating engineering students:

  1. for pedagogy and andragogy development of entrepreneurship
  2. for experiential learning
  3. for interdisciplinary-based team formation and learning
  4. for promotion of engineering entrepreneurship across Canada
  5. for transition from engineering product development to technology-based business development

B. Facilitate the generation of new practice from research to practice:

  1. Identify current knowledge gaps in engineering entrepreneurship education to develop opportunities and resources and fill the knowledge gaps
  2. Provide a community and platform for potential national collaboration on relevant research

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Librarians' Division

Chair: Kate Mercer

Promoting the effective and ethical exchange, use, and management of information in engineering education through collaboration between librarians, information specialists, educators, students, publishers, and content creators.

Humanities and Engineering

Chair: Lydia Wilkinson

A network of educators, academics and artists working within or studying the intersection between humanities and engineering; engineerswho engage in areas beyond engineering, and non-engineers who bring their perspectives to an engineering environment.

Engineering Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation

Chair: Tate Cao, Wayne Chang

The mandate of the Entrepreneurship SIG is to create a Community of Practice (CoP) around engineering entrepreneurship education in Canada.