Engineering capstone project day 2023

Engineering Project Day, our annual engineering capstone class where students take on a 2-semester project is fast approaching. This year it’s happening on April 1, 2023, no April fools’ joke…ha. Visible in the pic above is our Software Engineering students in action, practicing their trade show displays for the big upcoming day! It was an… Continue reading Engineering capstone project day 2023

2022 albums of the year

Another great year for tunes! Before we get to the beef of it all here were 10 often in rotation honourable mentions (in no particular order): OK, and now for my top 10. Albums that were always in rotation throughout the year. Albums that made me ever so happy and will likely continue to do… Continue reading 2022 albums of the year

2022 year in review

2022 was an interesting year. The world started opening back up, which after 2 years in isolation, was exciting and scary all at the same time. My teaching evolved into something different, with my teaching philosophy changed in a way I didn’t think it ever would. The changes largely due to our forced COVID experiences… Continue reading 2022 year in review

CEEA 2022, Summer Vacay, & the Future

This past month (in June 2022) I was able to present both my papers at the annual/2022 Canadian Engineering education Association (CEEA) conference @ York University in Toronto. Below are links to my papers. Facilitating Cross & Beyond Course Project-Based Software Engineering Learning Experiences An Exploration in Facilitating Learning Experiences Towards Inspiring Responsible Software Engineers… Continue reading CEEA 2022, Summer Vacay, & the Future

Spring Lego fun in 271

I was able to break out the Lego in my people-centred design software systems engineering class this week (ENSE 271), the last time being 2-3ish years ago due to Covid. This activity was one I adapted/evolved from Stanford’s to get SSE learners in the mindset of design thinking for their class project. Fun times!!… Continue reading Spring Lego fun in 271

Awards obtained from the RCE Saskatchewan

The 2022 RCE Saskatchewan Annual Awards for Achievement in Education for Sustainable Development is happening on May 4, 2022. As director of the Humanity-Centred Computer Systems Engineering Graduate & Undergraduate Projects & Research Lab, I am pleased to announce that my students and I were successful in obtaining two awards for our efforts in the… Continue reading Awards obtained from the RCE Saskatchewan

A research award was won!

My team comprised of Ramona Kyabaggu-Sakubita Cheryl Camillo and me, along with our partners at Eden Care Communities (Billy Pratt, MA (Leadership) and Michelle Zulyniak) were awarded the Santé Award from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) for the Top Solutions Program: Innovation Grant in 2021-22. Exciting! This work expands on explorations from one of… Continue reading A research award was won!

Software Engineers exploring the UN SDGs

Over the past year and a bit, I have been facilitating a learning experience for both my undergraduate and graduate software systems engineering (SSE) students. The learning experience involves an in-depth, independent exploration of solutions in support of the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The general questions I am exploring is can the… Continue reading Software Engineers exploring the UN SDGs

2021 albums of the year

Another year around the sun. And another year of COVID fun. Reflecting on it all, it really wasn’t all that bad. I know some of you can’t wait to get back to “normal.” I for one don’t think the normality of pre-COVID life was anything to stick a flag into. This year brought growth, in… Continue reading 2021 albums of the year