June 2020

Problem Solving and Creativity in Engineering and Geoscience Practice

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is available
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time: Registration: 10:45 AM–11:00 AM
Webinar: 11:00 AM–12:30 PM
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Dr. Mirmosadegh Jamali, P.Eng.
Professor, Sharif University of Technology
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $30.00 + GST = $31.50 until June 4, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $45.00 + GST = $47.25

Non-Member Price: $45.00 + GST = $47.25

Student Member Price: $22.50 + GST = $23.63
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by June 04, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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This webinar provides an introduction to problem solving and creativity in engineering and geoscience through real examples. The topics include problem definition and idea generation techniques. To be creative in engineering and geoscience profession and combine it with problem solving skills, one doesn't need to possess some hereditary quality.

Seminar Description

Creativity is a skill that can be learned, expanded, and applied to daily tasks at both professional and personal levels. Throughout years of experience, engineers and geoscientists develop problem-solving aptitudes of their own. However, this process can be greatly enhanced by learning creative problem-solving techniques. This gives a new dimension to the subject of gaining experience and training in engineering and geoscience.

The webinar is intended as a preliminary to a full-day session on the same subject that will be offered in September 2020. The session provides a systematic framework for improving problem-solving skills and creativity. The session attempts to sharpen problem-solving skills of participants and help them reach a higher level of talent to efficiently handle problems in engineering and geoscience projects. The session is intended for new and experienced engineers, geoscientists, technicians, managers, and anybody who wants to attain a new horizon in expanding his/her cognitive abilities.

Target Audience

New and experienced engineers, geoscientists, technicians, executives, and managers.


Dr. Mirmosadegh Jamali, P.Eng.

Professor, Sharif University of Technology

Mirmosadegh Jamali is a Professor of Civil Engineering and a member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC with 32 years of academic and engineering experience. His work experience includes working as an engineer in the fields of structural and hydrotechnical engineering in consulting companies in Iran and Canada for several years. Apart from teaching and doing research in hydrotechnical engineering, he actively explores the area of creativity and problem solving in engineering. He currently teaches the graduate course Innovation and Creativity in Engineering at Sharif University of Technology.

Dr. Jamali has been involved in several research collaborations with researchers at UBC and MIT. He obtained his BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from Sharif University of Technology, his PhD in Coastal Engineering, and a master’s degree in applied mathematics both from UBC.

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