Technology’s Role in Positive Societal Impact

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April 11
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Technology’s Role in Positive Societal Impact
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This webinar will take place from 12:00–1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Technology is transforming our world - for better and worse. As we train the leaders who create and apply technology, we need to consider the social, ethical and environmental impacts of our work. This session will introduce you to tech stewardship as a practice. It will provide you with resources to consider how we deploy technology in our programs and research, and how we train future leaders to think about technology. Join us in discussing, refining and imagining new ways to shape technology for the benefit of all.

Who is a tech steward? 

Tech stewards take a leadership role in understanding and navigating the value tensions inherent in the development of technology. They seek to understand the diverse perspectives within communities in order to shape technology that is more purposeful, responsible, inclusive and regenerative.  

Join this webinar to gain a deeper understanding of how tech stewardship can contribute to your school’s societal impact goals.   

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of ethically utilizing and leveraging technology
  2. Identify what makes a ‘tech steward’ and how to become one  
  3. Explore new ways to shape technology within your school’s research and curriculum 

Who Should Attend

Deans, Chairs of programs/ departments, those in curriculum building roles, those in societal impact roles  


Mark_AbbottMark Abbott, Executive Director, Engineering Change Lab

Mark Abbott, P.Eng., MBA is an Ashoka Fellow who currently serves as the Managing Director of the Engineering Change Lab Canada (ECL), which is a catalyst for evolving the engineering community to reach its full potential as stewards of technology for the benefit of all. Over the past 8 years, over 150 organizations and 400+ individual leaders (CEOs, VPs, Deans, Directors) have collaborated using the Lab’s platform, advancing understanding and action to evolve engineering. In the process, the Lab developed the concept of Tech Stewardship as a professional identity, orientation and practice that results in technology that is more purposeful, responsible, inclusive and regenerative.  Previously, Mark served as a member of the Executive Team at Engineers Without Borders Canada for several years.  And before that, Mark spent fourteen years working for a heavy industrial consulting engineering firm based in Vancouver, Canada. 

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