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Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Ecole de Technologie Superieure
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

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Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Vincent Proulx-Verville
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Does the institution have an ongoing program that offers incentives for academic staff in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses? :

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

In order to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the courses and laboratories, the School
and laboratories, the School wants to promote and support the achievements and pedagogical innovations of its professors and teachers through the teaching component of the Institutional Support Program for Research and the teaching component of the Institutional Support for Research and Education Program (PSIRE). In order to maximize the impact of the program, the PSIRE - Teaching Component will favour innovative approaches in pedagogy applied to projects
with institutional benefits or involving several departments.

This program is an incentive to facilitate the creation of courses in sustainable development or the inclusion of sustainable development in courses offered at ÉTS.

A brief description of the incentives that academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:

Here are some examples of projects that have been funded by the PSIRE program that contribute concretely to the creation of courses in sustainable development or to the inclusion of sustainable development in courses offered at ÉTS.

Applicant: Prof. Daniel R. Rousse
Project title: ""Reinitialization of the SYS847 course: Wind technology
Course description: Develop expertise in the field of wind technology. Acquire the knowledge necessary to work in wind project development, wind power plant operation and wind energy production system design companies. To acquire the basic knowledge necessary for any engineer wishing to work in the detailed design of wind turbines.

Applicant: Prof. Michel Baraer
Project title: ""Self-learning in hydrology: Field immersion through virtual and augmented reality
Project summary: This pedagogical project targets the creation of a virtual and augmented reality platform dedicated to hydrology, allowing extending the implementation of the flipped classroom principle while providing the student with a unique learning experience. Based on the same principle as the one used to date with the Ste-Marthe Experimental Watershed, this new tool will allow the student to be totally immersed in the open-air laboratory. In a virtual way, the student will be able to move freely on the various sites of the BVE and to reach educational material connected to the measuring instruments which are installed there but also with the numerical modelling. The realization of the project will be done in several steps covering the shooting on the field, the realization of the virtual matrix, the insertion of educational material and the testing of the product by panels aiming at a continuous improvement of the product. In addition to the direct pedagogical interest, this project will be a state-of-the-art teaching tool that can be applied to many other courses at the school and even at U.Q. Furthermore, the virtual access to the natural environment that this tool will provide could be a valuable asset for the design and promotion of a new bachelor's degree program in environmental engineering.

Applicant: Kamal Al-Haddad
Topic: Development of a laboratory on transportation electrification: the case of electric vehicles

Applicant: Daniel R. Rousse
Topic: Improvements in courses ENR880 ENERGY and ENR811 RENEWABLE ENERGY (Phase 3)

Applicant: David St-Onge
SST880: Special Topics in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Engineering.

Applicable for the next four applications, this project aims to improve the six laboratories of the course ""Electrical Machine Control ELE 656"" which is a very important concentration course for students in final year projects (FUP) and internships and directly related to industry. Given the technological advances of recent years in the control of electrical machines, a change is necessary to adapt the laboratories to align with the industrial environment to facilitate student access to internships and the labour market.
It is essential that future engineers be familiar with the concepts of operation, modelling and simulation of electrical machines (electric vehicles, elevators, trains, electric bicycles, etc.) associated with power electronic converters. These laboratories also aim to familiarize students with the experimental validation of theoretical concepts describing the operation of simulated machines and converters.

Applicant: Ambrish Chandra
Topic: Adaptation of the ""Electrical Machine Control"" labs based on the needs of the industry: objective-based learning approach

Applicant: Amin Chaabane
Topic: Design and Planning of Supply Chains in the Digital Age

Applicant: Mickael Gardoni
Topic: Creation of a new course: TRIZ, ASIT and C-K creative engineering methodologies

Applicant: Louis Rivest
Subject: Labs and tutorials on the 3DExperience PLM platform

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