“Engineering Education: A Paradigm Shift into High Gear”, a talk by Dr. Cliff Davidson
Wednesday, May 14th, 5:30-6:30pm, McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 Rue McTavish
Wine and cheese reception at 6:30pm.
Free, open to the public, everyone is welcome!
Our speaker, Dr. Cliff Davidson, will present the 'why' and 'how' of engineers' re-education on new local and global environmental concerns. Engineering, architecture, and urban planning work around the world is changing rapidly - instructors and students need to keep up with the changes and see how their work can be applied to make our society more sustainable.
About this speaker: Cliff Davidson is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Engineering, a partnership among Syracuse University, Arizona State University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Since the 1990s, Dr. Davidson has studied the role of engineers in sustainable development as well as public perception of technology and public understanding of the environmental impact of daily activities. He is currently researching urban redevelopment for sustainability, considering the role of green infrastructure in helping to solve air and water management issues.
Light refreshments to follow.
This public seminar is brought to you by the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) and Teaching & Learning Services at McGill