Engineering Leadership Research Seminar – Organizations, Autonomy, and Ethical Conduct: The Experiences of Ontario Engineers and Engineering Degree Holders

When:
October 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2018-10-17T11:00:00-04:00
2018-10-17T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
GB202
35 St George St
Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
Canada

This seminar will explore the role of autonomy in shaping ethical pressures faced by professional engineers and engineering degree holders working in Ontario.  Drawing on survey data, the seminar will first examine the extent to which engineering workers report having autonomy and authority at work, and the extent to which they report ethical pressures. The relationship between autonomy and ethical pressures will also be discussed.  Subsequently the seminar will draw on qualitative interview data to document the kinds of pressures that engineers (and engineering degree holders) experience, and where these pressures come from.  The seminar will conclude with some reflections on the significance of the findings for engineers and engineering leaders.

Tracey Adams

Tracey Adams is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Western University.  She specializes in the sociology of work and professions.  Recent research focuses on professional regulation in Canada and internationally.  She is currently collaborating with researchers at the University of Toronto, and with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, on a study of engineering work in Ontario.

2018 Organizations, Autonomy, and Ethical Conduct: The Experiences of Ontario Engineers and Engineering Degree Holders | Tracey Adams

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Mark your calendars for our other seminars:

Date/TimeLocationSpeaker(s)Institutional AffiliationSeminar Title
October 17, 2018
11am-12pm
GB202Tracey AdamsWestern UniversityOrganizations, Autonomy, and Ethical Conduct: The Experiences of Ontario Engineers and Engineering Degree Holders
November 29, 2018
11am-12pm
WB215Meg HandleyPenn State UniversityInforming Engineering Leadership Curriculum Through Applied Research
January 23, 2019
11am-12pm
GB202Donna RileyPurdue UniversityAddressing Root Causes: Power, Privilege and Injustice in Engineering Education and Practice
March 6, 2019
11am-12pm
GB202Juan C. Lucena and Jessica SmithColorado School of MinesEngineering Leadership Redefined: From Social Justice to Social Responsibility
TBA
11am-12pm
WB215Lesley FouldsWomen, Engineering, and Leadership: Tracing the Past and Imagining the Future