“The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students believes that the accreditation system for Canadian engineering programs should protect the interests of engineering students by ensuring a high and consistent standard for the quality of their education and by involving student voices in the process of accreditation visits and the development of accreditation criteria.”
“The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students believes that the quality of engineering internship programs across Canada is inconsistent and often substandard, and that engineering programs have a responsibility to revise their practices in order to offer students better value for their program fees.”
“The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students believes that engineering students confront negative mental health outcomes at rates exceeding the general population as a consequence of the structure and workload demands of their programs. All stakeholders, including faculty, accreditors, and student leaders, have a responsibility to review and amend their practices to give students a healthy and effective learning environment.”
“The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students believes that sustainability is an essential consideration in engineering practice, and believes it is necessary to educate and engage its members on issues of sustainability, while also evaluating and improving the sustainability of its own practices.”
“The CFES believes that diversity in higher education and the workforce promotes a better exchange of ideas and effectively leads to higher-calibre results. The CFES further believes that a more inclusive environment is essential to closing the gaps that systemically exist across the engineering profession.”
The COVID-19 pandemic that we are currently living through is unprecedented, and is creating many unforeseen circumstances for engineering students, like yourselves, across the nation. The CFES has been, and will continue to, advocate for you on any and all issues that have to do with this pandemic. To give us a better understanding of the issues that you are facing, we have created a COVID-19 Student Response. We want to hear what you care about, and what changes you want to see! Please fill out this survey to tell us what you are going through. Our team is dedicated to taking these responses, and using them to let you see positive change with respect to your engineering education. If you complete the survey, you will be given the opportunity to enter a draw to win CFES swag! Feel free to contact [email protected] if you have any questions!