The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) is seeking two members-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 participation in on-site accreditation visits at higher education institutions across Canada.
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 is a standing committee reporting to the Engineers Canada Board, and produces information needed for the Engineers Canada Board to make decisions on matters relating to engineering education and accreditation in Canada. The CEAB is comprised 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 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.
Skills and qualifications sought:
Candidates must meet these five requirements to be considered:
- Licensed to practice engineering in Canada
- A keen interest in engineering education and accreditation processes
- Work experience in industry and/or academia
- Experience in accreditation visits
- Ability to conduct accreditation visits in English
In addition, the ability to conduct accreditation visits in French is an asset.
Initial appointments to the CEAB will be evaluated against these skills:
- Strong team player
- Strong communication skills (Listening, Oral, and Written)
- Strong Understanding of role of the Visiting Team in the accreditation process
- Experience with professional engineering in the Canadian environment
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 one additional term (a total of up to six years).
Estimated time commitment:
A high time commitment is required for this position:
- CEAB members are expect to attend at least three face-to-face multi-day meetings per year. Preparation for these meetings can take 6 - 8 hours. Typically, the meetings in June and February are in Ottawa, and the September meeting rotates around the country.
- In addition to meetings, members are expected to conduct at least one accreditation visit per year. The time commitment for the visit is between 75 and 150 hours (including approximately 3 days on site).
- CEAB members are expected in participate in teams to evaluate programs for accreditation, taking 3 – 8 hours in the spring.
- CEAB members also serve on Working Groups to contribute to the CEAB’s annual workplan.
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 or resume. Individuals are requested to clearly outline how the skills and qualifications for this position are met.
Applications must be received no later than March 1, 2023.