The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) is seeking three members-at-large who will contribute to the CEAB’s ongoing work to accredit undergraduate engineering education programs across Canada. This national volunteer position includes significant travel to meetings and participation in on-site accreditation visits at higher education institutions across Canada. CEAB membership is not remunerated.
The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) accredits undergraduate engineering education programs across Canada. Accreditation identifies to the provincial and territorial regulators those engineering programs whose graduates are academically qualified to begin the process to be licensed as professional engineers 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.
CEAB membership involves significant travel. In person attendance is expected at the CEAB meetings as well as on-site visits to higher education institutions across Canada. The travel and meetings are scheduled during both normal business hours and on weekends. Only applicants with the flexibility to travel will be considered. The expenses associated with the travel are covered by Engineers Canada.
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.
Skills and qualifications sought:
Candidates must meet these five requirements to be considered and must clearly outline how they meet the requirements for the position:
- Licensed to practice engineering in Canada
- A keen interest in engineering education and accreditation processes
- Work experience in industry and/or academia
- Experience in CEAB accreditation visits
- Ability to conduct accreditation visits in English and in French (preferred)
Initial appointments to the CEAB will be evaluated against these skills:
- Strong team player
- Strong communication skills (Listening, Verbal, 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 Subcommittee. Appointments are renewable for two additional terms (a total of up to nine years).
Estimated time commitment:
A high time commitment is required for this position:
- CEAB members are expected to attend at least two face-to-face and two virtual multi-day meetings per year. Preparation for these meetings can take 6 - 8 hours. Typically, the meeting in June is 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 to participate in teams to evaluate programs for accreditation, taking 3 – 8 hours in the spring, summer, and/or fall.
- 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 required to clearly outline how the skills and qualifications for this position are met.
Applications must be received no later than January 15, 2024