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About excEL

  • The excEL program provides undergraduate engineering students with:

    1) Opportunities to build leadership and career-relevant skills

    2) Tools for applying leadership practices to both individual and team-based activities and projects

    3) A community of engaged learners who are invested in engineering a better world.

    The excEL Program defines Leadership in the three key areas listed below, all guided by ethical practice.

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A takeaway I had from the excEL program is that as engineers, we have a responsibility to be leaders in a more broad sense. While being a leader in a team is greatly beneficial, as engineers we can do even more by making the world more equitable for all, especially through the use of designing for accessibility and thinking of others when we are doing our work in the future.
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Program requirements

Participants in the excEL program are expected to:

  • Complete an online learning module on Reflective Practice (approximately 1 hour to complete).
  • Attend a minimum of four, 2-hour evening workshops offered in the 2023/24 academic year and complete a post-event survey for each.
  • Attend at least two existing networking events (e.g. UMES networking events, ASE Career Fair, Reverse Career Fair, Women in Engineering & Geoscience Mentorship program, ACEC Mentorship Program, etc.) and submit a short reflective learning assignment on each event.
  • Complete a year-end Engineering Leadership reflection assignment highlighting key learnings/unlearnings.

If you complete the above requirements, you will receive an excEL Program Letter of Accomplishment to add to your portfolio/resume.

Contact Us

Kathryn Atamanchuk, P.Eng., MBA, PMP, FEC
SP-335, Stanley Pauley Engineering Building
Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6 Canada