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Call for expressions of interest in joining the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB): Member-at-large position (1 nomination to be considered)

2020.12.03

The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) is seeking a member-at-large, who will contribute to the CEAB’s ongoing work to accredit undergraduate engineering education programs across Canada. This is a volunteer position at a national level that includes significant travel to meetings and participating in on-site accreditation visits at higher education institutions across Canada.

Mandate:

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.

To learn more, see the CEAB Terms of Reference in section 6.9 of the Engineers Canada Board Policy Manual.

Engineers Canada is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the engineering profession and every effort will be made to reflect the diversity of the membership of the engineering profession. Engineers Canada is committed to Indigenous people’s access to engineering and is also committed to supporting the recruitment, retention, and professional development of women in engineering.

This is a volunteer position at a national level that includes significant travel (as external circumstances permit) to attend three meetings per year and 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 position. The travel and meetings are scheduled during both normal business hours as well as on weekends.

Reporting structure:

The CEAB is a standing committee reporting to the Engineers 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 industry and/or academia.
  • Experience in accreditation visits is required. 
  • Ability to conduct accreditation visits in English is required. 
  • Ability to conduct accreditation visits in French is an asset.

Term of office:

Members of the CEAB are normally appointed for three years by the Engineers Canada Board, based on recommendations of the Accreditation Board Nominating Committee. Appointments are renewable for up to two consecutive terms.

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).

Benefits:

This position provides a unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with other senior members of the engineering profession from across Canada.  Members of the CEAB make important contributions to the profession by identifying to the member engineering regulators of Engineers Canada those engineering programs whose graduates are academically qualified to begin the process to be licensed as professional engineers in Canada.

Interested individuals are invited to submit their application to the CEAB Secretariat c/o Johanne Lamarche, Accreditation Coordinator, Johanne.Lamarche@engineerscanada.ca. Applications should include a brief cover letter and curriculum vitae. Individuals are requested to clearly outline whether the above listed skills and qualifications listed above are met.

Applications must be received no later than January 15, 2021.