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 d.school 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

Towards a “metaverse” we can all be proud of

A pause for reflection from Ethan Zuckerman: “The metaverse isn’t about building perfect virtual escape hatches—it’s about holding a mirror to our own broken, shared world” from: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/10/facebook-metaverse-was-always-terrible/620546/ As we continue to explore variations on the metaverse (variations of online digital spaces), which I think are inevitable, and as we inch even closer to a… Continue reading Towards a “metaverse” we can all be proud of

Candace and me @ RIC 2021

Candace and I recently presented at the 2021 Research Impact Canada (RIC) annual conference (http://researchimpact.ca), discussing our collaborative explorations between the Regina Fire and Protective Services and undergraduate students in one of my Software Systems Engineering classes (People-Centred Design) at the University of Regina to engineer modern software applications for fire safety education. Enjoy! Abstract:… Continue reading Candace and me @ RIC 2021

Student-built 911 education app going live!

My student Jack Zhao and I, with funding from the University of Regina Community Engagement and Research Centre, worked with Regina Fire & Protective Services and the City of Regina IT Department to design and develop a 911 education app to assist with home fire safety training initiatives (this work stemming from one of my… Continue reading Student-built 911 education app going live!

Presenting our research at EngAGE21

Our research team presented at EngAGE’21. Our work, which extends the excellent work from our Software Systems Engineering capstone students (Nicolas Achter, Nickolas Schmidt, Nikolas Lendvoy, and Shayan Khan) seeks to explore how technology can support ageing at home. Please watch our presentation and comment away!

New research explorations in virtual care

Exciting news! Ramona, Cheryl, Bill, and I (researchers and innovators from the Johnson Shoyama Grad School of Public Policy, Eden Care Communities, & the Faculty of Engineering) were successful in acquiring funding from SHRF to build on the excellent work by 2019-2020 Software Systems Engineering capstone students Nicolas Achter, Nickolas Schmidt, Nikolas Lendvoy, & Shayan… Continue reading New research explorations in virtual care

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