Conference on Diversity in Engineering
November 10-12, 2017

CDE is a conference for engineering students across Canada to promote discussions on the topic of diversity in the engineering field, introduce discussion, and generate ideas to improve diversity in engineering education. This year, the third annual Conference on Diversity in Engineering will be hosted by McMaster University in the multifaceted city of Hamilton, Ontario.

 

Breaking the Status Quo

 
We hope to encourage and promote discussion between attendees, surrounding the topics that affect themselves and those in their communities. These topics include diversity in engineering education, diversity while working as a student, and in the word place after graduation. The sharing of ideas, resources, and strategies between attendees and from experts will further the mission of Breaking the Status Quo surrounding diversity in engineering education across Canada.

 

 

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CDE is a conference for engineering students across Canada to promote discussions on the topic of diversity in the engineering

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Consist of 51 engineering student societies from Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic and Western Canada

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Bilingual national federation that promotes growth and communication for Canadian engineering schools.

About this Conference

The Conference on Diversity in Engineering (CDE) is a three day, national conference that focuses on building a more inclusive engineering industry and education throughout Canada.  CDE 2017 aims to bring together a diverse network of engineering students and professionals from across the country to create a conversation about diversity in engineering. Delegates will leave CDE with knowledge equipping them to thrive in the engineering industry in the face of barriers, and to challenge the issues facing diverse individuals in the engineering profession.

At CDE, students and speakers will have the opportunity to share their successes and challenges in creating a more inclusive engineering community; and how embracing diversity better helps us as engineers address the complex problems of society.

In 2017, the third annual CDE will take place at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario from November 10th -12th, both in the downtown core and at the university.

CDE is presented by the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES), a bilingual national federation that promotes growth and communication for Canadian engineering schools. The CFES members consist of 51 engineering student societies from Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic and Western Canada.  The federation aims to ensure the free exchange of ideas between engineering schools, and to solicit and organize opportunities to improve the intellectual, cultural, academic, social and economic well-being of engineering students across the nation.

CDE will support the goals of the Federation by allowing engineering students to network and better understand the issues pertaining to diversity in engineering, while inspiring leadership and participation in the engineering community.

Schedule

Panels
  • Women of Colour in Engineering
  • Social Sustainability in Engineering
  • LGBTQ+ Professional in Engineering
Workshops
  • Rape Culture in Engineering
  • Sexism in the Workplace
  • Experience in Silicon Valley & Tips for Success
  • Neurodiversity & the Social Model of Autism
  • EngiQueers Meetup
  • Human Centred Design
  • Research in Diversity in Engineering
Keynote Speakers
  • Erica Lee Garcia from Engineers of Tomorrow
  • Jack Talk presenting Mental Wellness

Venues

Contact Us

Dani Lake

Dani Lake

Conference Chair
dani@cde.cfes.ca

 

The theme of CDE 2017 is “Breaking the Status Quo.” Over the
conference, we hope to not only educate participants on the challenges faced by those of different genders, race, ability, etc but also to provide workshops for those who do fall into a minority category from experts on dealing with those unique challenges. By contributing to CDE, you can help shape the future of the engineering profession to one that is more diverse, and a more comfortable work environment for those who identify under any minority group.

Santiago Vera

Santiago Vera

Finance
veras@mcmaster.ca

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Ben Torres-Kulik

Logistics
logistics@cfes.ca

Ian McArthur

Ian McArthur

Logistics
ian@cde.cfes.ca

Hannah McPhee

Hannah McPhee

Programming
hannah@cde.cfes.ca

Dina Al-Shalah

Dina Al-Shalah

Sponsorship
sponsorship@cde.cfes.ca

Jocelyn Lee

Jocelyn Lee

Sponsorship
sponsorship@cde.cfes.ca

Aly Al Samoul

Aly Al Samouly

Sponsorship
sponsorship@cde.cfes.ca

Ugonwa Echendu

Ugonwa Echendu

Accommodations
ugonwa@cde.cfes.ca

Vanessa Raponi

Vanessa Raponi

Advisor
vanessa@cde.cfes.ca

Zahra Syed



Zahra Syed

Advisor
zahra@cde.cfes.ca

Haleigh Longo

Haleigh Longo

Branding
haleigh@cde.cfes.ca

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Winky Luo

Web Designer
luowq@mcmaster.ca

Sponsorship

We would like to thank our sponsors for making the Conference on Diversity in Engineering (CDE) 2017 possible.

 
Gold Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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Supporters

McMaster Chemical Engineering Department

McMaster Civil Engineering Department

McMaster Materials Engineering Department

McMaster Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Professional Engineers of Ontario

 

 

 

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