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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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“Leading in engineering requires the foundation a degree provides, however, that is only one part of the equation. Understanding yourself and how you work, strengthening your leadership prowess and staying current with the dynamic global landscape make up the balance. The entire array of skills is required to be effective, and if mastered enables an impactful and rewarding career.
Kiera Young Senior Vice President, MacDon Industries

Program requirements

Participants in the excEL program are expected to:

  • Attend a minimum of four, 2-hour evening workshops offered in the 2022/23 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.

*The first workshop will provide you with the tools required to complete reflective learning assignments.

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-327, Stanley Pauley Engineering Building
Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6 Canada