This is a volunteer position at a national level that includes significant travel to meetings and participating in on-site accreditation visits in higher education institutions across Canada. As such, only members with flexibility to travel will be considered. The expenses associated with the travel are covered by Engineers Canada. There is no remuneration for the positon. The travel and meetings are scheduled during both normal business hours as well as on weekends.
The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) accredits undergraduate engineering education programs across Canada. These programs provide the academic requirements for licensure as a professional engineer in Canada.
The CEAB produces information needed for the Engineers Canada board to make decisions on matters relating to engineering education and accreditation in Canada and is made up of senior engineering practitioners from academia, the public sector and private industry.
Engineers Canada is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the engineering profession. A key component to increasing the number of women in engineering is 30 by 30, Engineers Canada’s goal of raising the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 50 per cent by the year 2030. In addition, Indigenous peoples’ access to engineering is a priority for Engineers Canada.
To learn more, see the CEAB Terms of Reference in section 6.9 of the Engineers Canada Board Policy Manual.
The CEAB is a standing committee reporting to the Engineer Canada board. Sub-committees assist the CEAB in its work, including:
- Executive Committee
- Nominating Committee
- Policies and Procedures Committee
- Accountability in Accreditation Committee
As needed, task groups are established to work on specific issues.
Skills and Qualifications sought:
- Must be licensed to practice engineering in Canada.
- Must have a keen interest in engineering education and accreditation processes.
- Work experience in academia is preferred.
- Experience in accreditation visits is required.
- Experience in Software Engineering is preferred.
- Ability to conduct accreditation visits in both French and English is required.
Term of Office:
Members of the CEAB are appointed for three-year terms (renewable once) by the Engineers Canada board, based on recommendations of the Accreditation Board Nominating Committee.
Average Time Commitment:
On average, a CEAB member should expect to attend at least three face to face meetings per year plus participation on accreditation visits (spanning a few days each).
Collaboration with other senior members of the profession across Canada to ensure the CEAB enhances the Engineers Canada Board’s effectiveness and efficiency on matters related to the accreditation of academic engineering programs.
Contributing to ensuring Canada’s engineering education system remains amongst the best in the world.
This call for interest will close on January 15, 2020.
Interested individuals are invited to submit their nominations, including a brief curriculum vitae to:
c/o Mya Warken
Accreditation Manager and CEAB Secretary