Engineering Deans Canada publishes details of the six (6) Canadian Engineering Grand Challenges, to focus the thoughts and actions of our engineering community on the most compelling and critical issues facing Canada and Canadians today and over the next decade.
This document is endorsed and supported by Engineering Deans Canada (EDC) as well as the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES). We consider this a “living” document that we will continue to change and adjust over time. One example of this is the continuing and on-going acknowledgement of the disproportionate effect climate change has and will have on certain vulnerable populations in Canada. A second example is the need to engage in a meaningful way with the challenges faced by our Indigenous communities, including the development of protocols for consultations which lead to clarity around free, prior and informed consent.