All posts by Allison Van Beek

29 Mar 2017

Student Engineering Education Poster Competition

Showcase the work you have done to to improve Engineering Education to faculty and students from across Canada at the Student Poster Competition, and meet others interested in improving engineering education!

Description: A national bilingual Student Poster Competition organized for undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their efforts to understand or improve their engineering education experiences and/or the engineering education experiences of the students at their university. Three bilingual judges will determine the first, second and third place winners.

Submission Process

  1. Students will submit a brief abstract of their work to the Student Activities committee by May 26th, 2017. Abstracts should discuss: the educational initiative or project, the context of the application, and any progress/findings to date or anticipated.
  2. Students will hear back as to whether their poster has been accepted to the conference.
  3. Students will submit a one-page briefing document describing the current state of their project and findings by email to Patricia Sheridan at patricia.sheridan@utoronto.ca by Friday June 2nd. The document will brief the judges on their work, its connection to engineering education, and its impact on future undergraduate engineering students’ educational experiences. If any testing of the work has been completed, description of the testing and results would be beneficial. Students should provide some background as to their interests and experience in engineering (University, Program, interests/clubs, etc.).
  4. Students will display a poster no larger than 3ft x 5ft (dimension) at the conference on Tuesday, June 6th. They are also welcome to display a model or simulation in addition (but not in lieu of) their poster. Students should be prepared to deliver a 5 minute presentation to the judges, and answer up to 10 minutes of questions.

Judging Criteria

Each submission will be assessed by a panel of bilingual judges for its:

  1. Novelty – is the project, or its application, new or different from existing educational strategies?
  2. Rigour – has the project been framed in the context of the literature and existing best practices?
  3. Connection to Education – is the connection to educational theories or graduate attributes explicit and appropriate?
  4. Testing – has the project been tested or evaluated? If so, what are the implications of the findings? If not, what are the anticipated findings, and why?
  5. Communication – is the work described clearly and relevantly in both oral and written formats?

Rules

  1. Work submitted to this competition cannot also be co-presented as a paper at CEEA17.
  2. All work and presentations can be done in either French or English.
  3. All submissions must demonstrate a clear educational component that the student can link in a meaningful and relevant way to education research and/or theories (i.e., Student Centred Instruction (SCI), engagement/motivation, etc.) or to the development of one (or more) of the CEAB graduate attributes.
  4. All documents should be submitted to Patricia Sheridan by email at patricia.sheridan@utoronto.ca.

Please direct any questions to Patricia Sheridan via email.

16 Feb 2017

Student Video Competition at CEEA 2017

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, CEEA 2017 will host a Canadian Engineering Education and History Student Video Competition, supported in part by the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Fund. This competition offers high school and undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about Engineering Education and History in Canada, present their results, and compete for prizes.

The videos should address at least one of this year’s conference themes:

  • Canadian Engineering Education
  • Canadian Engineering History
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering in Canada

The objective of this contest is to raise awareness among the public about engineering and engineering education in Canada’s past, present, and future.

The winner of the competition will have their video shown at the opening of one of the days of the CEEA 2017 Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 4, 2017 – June 7, 2017. You will also be entitled to win a cash prize.

How to participate: Post a Video

To enter the competition, post a one to three minute video on YouTube related to the main CEEA 2017 themes. The video should be accurate, informative, and engaging to the general public. Videos will be judged based on their adherence in these criteria and relevance to the theme(s).

Videos must be posted to YouTube by June 1, 2017, then the entrant must submit their entry details to the submission site, also by June 1, 2017. Please submit your video submission using our online video submission form. A panel of experts will review the submissions and select the winners.

Engagement

Entries may be linked from the CEEA 2017 website after submission. We encourage all entrants to use #CEEA2017 to help others find content related to the contest and the upcoming CEEA conference.

Prizes

The top winner will be recognized during the conference, have their video shown at the opening of one of the days of the conference, and receive a cash prize of $500 for first place.

Requirements

Participants must be high school or undergraduate students in Canada at the time of initial submission.

Important Dates

  • Video Submission:  June 1, 2017
  • Notification: TBA
12 Jan 2017

Flying into Toronto: What should you know?

 

Many attendees will be flying – either domestically or internationally. Toronto has two airports that serve the area: Pearson International (located just north of the city, near the 401) and Porter Airport (located downtown).

Whichever airport you choose to fly into/out of, there are some things to consider:

  1. Time of Day: Toronto has two pretty difficult “rush hour” windows. If possible, you should avoid having to travel during these windows as they will greatly extend the travel time you’ll need to allocate to ensure that you have enough time to make your flight. In the morning, this time period is between 7:30 and 9:30am and in the evening, from 3:30 to 6:00pm. If your flight does leave during these windows, especially if you are flying out of Porter, we’d recommend that you add time to your travel. Of course, we don’t need to just guess – Google Maps will help you allocate time appropriately.
  2. Public Transit Options: Both airports offer ways to travel to and from the conference on public transportation.
    • Porter: You can take the TTC from the airport to the conference, or to your hotel, in about 30 mins. A one way trip on the TTC currently costs $3.00 and it is recommended to have cash fare on hand.
    • Pearson: You can take the TTC, or the UP Train, from the airport to the conference, or to your hotel, in about 60 mins. The Union Pearson Express runs every 15 minutes. Once you are at Union station, you’ll transfer to the TTC to travel to your destination. You can purchase tickets for the UP Express in advance, online.
  3. Cab or Airport Limo Options: Both cabs and airport limos are readily available to transit from either Pearson or Porter to the your destination. There is a flat rate taxi charge, which helps to remove the stress of any possible traffic complications. This fee is approximately $55.

So, how to make your decision? If you’re tight for time, and your destination is served via Porter, this might be a great option for you. However, Porter’s flights are limited, which means that you’ll be flying via Pearson. No problem – just buffer your travel with a bit of extra time.

06 Jan 2017

Special Symposia: Supporting Diverse Participation in STEM

 

At CEEA 2017, we will hold a Special Symposium on Supporting Diverse Participation in STEM, co-chaired by the Science Education Research Group of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (SERG/CSSE).

In this symposium, we’ll explore research and best practices in encouraging members of underrepresented communities to pursue, persist and flourish in STEM. Members of both CEEA and CSSE/SERG are invited to submit an abstract, using the required format for CEEA paper proposals (please refer to the CEEA call for papers). As part of the symposium, we hope to include a variety of session types including workshops, technical sessions, lightning talks and a poster session to provide participants with a rich experience.

Members of CEEA are invited to submit abstracts using the required format for CEEA paper proposals (please refer to the CEEA call for papers). As part of the symposium, we hope to include a variety of session types including workshops, technical sessions, and poster sessions.

We ask that all interested authors please contact Prof. Chirag Variawa  as soon as possible with a short description of the work you intend to describe to facilitate logistics and planning. Paper and workshop submission deadlines are as per conference deadlines.

06 Jan 2017

Special Symposia: Innovation and Engineering Leadership

 

At CEEA 2017, to be held at the University of Toronto June 4-7, we will hold a special symposium on Innovation and Engineering Leadership, co-chaired by Marnie Jamieson and Mike Klassen.

In this symposium, we will explore aspects of research and best practices at the intersection of creativity, innovation, and leadership with a focus on innovation education and practice. Contributions in the following areas are encouraged:

1. The Integration of Engineering Innovation, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship into Engineering Education Practice and Methods.

  • Creating an innovation ecosystem or a Community of practice
  • Creation, Disruption, Effectuation, and Design Thinking
  • Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, or Creativity integrated into core engineering courses

2. Social Integration and Acceptance of Engineering Innovation:

  • Engineering Project Net Social Benefit and Social Licence to Operate
  • Fast Cycle Design – Innovation Process Management
  • Visionary Leadership – How does innovation impact leadership?

3. Engineering Innovation and Leadership Education Research (EER) and Methods:

  • How do we define and measure innovation and creativity?
  • How do we assess if we have taught it?
  • Research in the classroom vs. the workplace

Members of CEEA are invited to submit abstracts using the required format for CEEA paper proposals.

As part of the symposium, we hope to include a variety of session types including workshops, technical sessions, and poster sessions. We ask that all interested authors please contact Marnie Jamieson as soon as possible with a short description of the work you intend to describe in your paper to facilitate planning. Paper and workshop submission deadlines are as per conference deadlines.

05 Jan 2017

Flying to CEEA? Get your WestJet discount!

We have arranged for discount codes for two different airlines: West Jet and Porter Airlines.

This discount is valid for Travel between May 28, 2017 and June 14, 2017.

Coupon Code: YM8LSWY (Travel Agent Use Only: YYZ01)

Changes/cancellations: You can change or cancel reservations within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Further changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight; please note additional fees or charges may apply for each guest depending on fare class booked and differences in fare. Check out our service fees page for more information.

Did you know? WestJet offers one complimentary ticket for every 50 round trip tickets purchased using your discount codes. After your event, please contact us at conventions@westjet.com to confirm eligibility and details of use.

05 Jan 2017

Flying to CEEA? Get your Porter Airline discount!

We have arranged for discount codes for two different airlines: West Jet and Porter Airlines.

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the Canadian Engineering Education Association.

The discounted fares are available for booking from December 20, 2016 to June 10, 2017 and available for travel:

From: Anywhere in Canada or US To: Toronto From: 01/06/2017 To: 07/06/2017
From: Toronto To: Anywhere in Canada or US From: 04/06/2017 To: 10/06/2017

Please book online or through your travel agent using promo code “CEEA17”.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.


Porter Airlines est fière d’offrir une réduction de 10% sur tous les tarifs de base (à l’exception des tarifs de la plus basse classe lors d’une période de vente promotionnelle) pour les déplacements à destination et au retour de name of conference. Ces tarifs réduits sont offerts pour les réservations faites à partir du 20 decembre,  2016 jusqu’au 10 juin, 2017 et visent les déplacements :

Départ : n’importe où au Canada ou EU Destination :

Toronto

Du: 01/06/2017 Au: 07/06/2017
Départ :

Toronto

Destination: n’importe où au Canada ou EU Du: 04/06/2017 Au: 10/06/2017

Veuillez réserver en ligne  ou par l’entremise de votre agent de voyages et utiliser le code promotionnel ‘CEEA17’.

Porter offre à titre gracieux des collations et des boissons (y compris bière et vin) durant ses vols, le service GatePorter pour les bagages de cabine et l’accès aux salons des voyageurs Porter à Toronto et à Ottawa, qui comprennent l’accès Wi-Fi gratuit et des sièges en cuir confortables.

Ce code est réservé aux participants et organisateurs de conférences et ne doit pas être diffusé en dehors des canaux autorisés. Les modalités relatives aux tarifs de Porter s’appliquent. Pour toute question concernant les services de Porter ou en cas de préoccupation avant votre déplacement, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 1 888 619-8622.