7th Intl Conf on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (June 2015, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 9-12 June 2015
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Website: http://eesd15.engineering.ubc.ca/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 16 September 2014

The 7th International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD15) will explore current and future ways of thinking in the emerging field of EESD and will celebrate the ground-breaking work accomplishing in EESD since 2002. The conference will be held from June 9-12, 2015 at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Vancouver campus, overlooking beautiful Howe Sound in Vancouver, Canada.

UBC is committed to operating sustainably (see: http://sustain.ubc.ca) and the City of Vancouver is actively pursuing “The Greenest City” goals. Delegates can observe local sustainable development activities and enjoy the wild nature of Canada’s west coast. UBC is only 2 hours away from Whistler B.C., the co-host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, and a similar distance across the waters of Georgia Straight from Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada’s west coast jewel.

Conference accommodation is available on the UBC campus or in Vancouver’s city centre (30 minutes from campus by public transport).
· Vancouver is located only 4 hours from Seattle, USA, where the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is holding the 2015 ASEE conference on June 14-17, 2015.
· Vancouver is the location of the 2015 Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, held from June 16 to 19, 2015.
· ICSC15 – The CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, will be held at UBC June 8 – 10, 2015
Your participation in EESD15 is eagerly anticipated and essential to the success of the event.

Contributions should be reflective and analytical, not mere descriptions of performed activities. We particularly welcome contributions from outside of engineering education institutions, including private/public employers of engineers and non-engineering stakeholders who are influenced by engineering (eg, academics from the science, humanities, and the business disciplines, members of environmental NGO’s, community partners, etc).

A more detailed description of the conference themes and key questions is available on the conference web site.

Abstracts, written in English and no longer than 400 words, should summarize the following:
1. Introduction to the subject area,
2. Objectives,
3. Methodology/approach
4. Findings and contributions
Upon notification to authors of abstract acceptance, full papers to a maximum of 8 pages must be submitted by February 1st, 2015 for peer review. At least one author must register for the conference, attend, and present the paper.

Abstracts may be submitted to the conference web site at http://eesd15.sites.olt.ubc.ca/.

The deadline for abstract Submission: Sept. 16th, 2014

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About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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