When will I have access to TSP program?
The TSP program for Winter 2022 is now closed for registration . Please see Summer 2022 FAQs
When will I have access to TSP program?
You can pre-register for summer program now!
Access to the program materials will begin on May 6 .
How will the program be delivered? And how will I be evaluated?
The program is free, online, and approximately 18 hours over 16 weeks. It is designed as a light and flexible overlay to the existing experiential and work integrated learning opportunities offered by your school. Your practice will consist of a series of reflections, intention setting, and micro behavioural stretches. Although it is possible to complete most of these reflections individually, you will be encouraged and supported to connect with others at each step.
The program consists of a series of reflective questions that don't have right or wrong answers. Therefore, there won't be any tests. Instead we'll simply be checking that you've taken the reflection process seriously.
Does this count as credit at my academic institution?
The micro credential is being offered by the Tech Stewardship Network in partnership with your school. While it does not count as credit towards your academic studies, it is designed to serve as a complement to your studies, setting you apart with leading employers.
A microcredential (according to the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario HEQCO) is a representation of learning, awarded for completion of a short program that is focused on a discrete set of competencies (i.e., skills, knowledge, attributes), and is sometimes related to other credentials. Read more here .
What if I don't have an appropriate experiential learning or work integrated learning opportunity coming up?
Recognizing that COVID is making it harder than ever to find work opportunities, we have included an option for you to complete a series of four interviews with practicing Tech Stewards so that you can learn through their experience in lieu of integrating tech stewardship into your own work opportunity. So please feel free to go ahead and register if you're interested.
Who developed the concepts behind this program?
Starting in 2015, a coalition of diverse engineers, technologists and creators began meeting around the question: how can we ensure technology is beneficial for all? So far, over 350 leaders from 150 organizations have contribute deeply to shaping tech stewardship as a response, and thousands more have contributed. This program is a next step in that journey, and is being offered by the Facilitation and Academic partners who's logos are listed above.
Is this just for engineers and technical folks? Is it just about digital technology?
No, the program is open to all undergraduate students in Canadian post secondary institutions. However, it has been designed with a focus on those in fields associated with the creation and application of technology (i.e. engineering, business, architecture, computer science, etc...)
The program is not only about digital technology. It is to support anyone who's involved in the creation and application of all technology (physical, digital, biological). This includes in traditional sectors (i.e. mining) and emerging fields (i.e. crypto in finance).
Is this program available in French?
Not yet - but we're working on it! This is a pilot program and our goal is to have a full French version as soon as possible. Please let us know if you're waiting for a French version and we'll let you know as soon as it's ready.
What if I'm not a student or I'm interested in a later starting date?
Please sign up to be notified when new programs and offerings become available here
I am a faculty/instructor or staff at a post-secondary institution and want to learn more. I am a student and want to learn more.
If you are faculty/instructor or staff at a post-secondary institution and want to learn more, please contact the Executive Director of Engineering Change Lab, Mark Abbott here .
If you are a student and want to learn more, please contact the TSP Program Manager here