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Thursday, June 23 • 15:00 - 16:00
CON08.01c - Collaborative Communities: Sustainable Engineering in Remote Areas, a CREATE Program at Queen’s University

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Housed at Queen’s University, and partnered with U Ottawa, RMC and the University of Manitoba, the SERA program (Sustainable Engineering in Remote Areas), responds to this gap in educational offerings by offering a unique training experience for graduate students. Funded through NSERC CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) SERA students participate in a unique training program that features Aboriginal culture while developing professional skills that complement their program-specific technical skills.

SERA’s main training goal is to enhance the education of graduate students by intertwining technical research with cultural sensitivity, ethics, sustainability concepts, and business skills. This is a collaborative approach connecting researchers in engineering, science, policy studies, and business to members of industry and Aboriginal communities. Because of the need to increase Aboriginal representation in both NSE and non-NSE disciplines, this program seeks to train graduate level role models to work in Aboriginal communities, and supports and recruits Aboriginal undergraduates to pursue further education or employment.


Amber Hastings

Amber Hastings is a Research Analyst in the Office of Health Sciences Education and a PhD Candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Laura Kinderman

Laura Kinderman, PhD, works at Queen's University in the dual role of Associate Director of the Office of Health Sciences Education and Associate Director of the Online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.

Denise Stockley

Professor and Scholar in Higher Education, Queen's University
Dr. Denise Stockley is a Professor and Scholar in Higher Education with the Office of the Provost (Teaching and Learning Portfolio), seconded to the Faculty of Health Sciences, and cross-appointed to the Faculty of Education. She is the past Chair of the Awards Portfolio for STLHE... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 15:00 - 16:00 EDT
UCC 37

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