U of A Engineer magazine: 2017 readership survey * 1. In general, where do you get news and information about the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering? (Check all that apply.) U of A Engineer magazine New Trail magazine Email from the university and/or the Faculty of Engineering The Alumni Association website The Faculty of Engineering web page and/or department web pages Other U of A web pages Social media such as blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc. Friends, relatives, students or other alumni (in any way other than social media) Print or online magazines or newspapers (not published by the U of A) Television Radio Alumni events Other (please specify) * 2. If you are a U of A alumnus/alumna, when did you first graduate? 2007 - 2017 1993 - 2006 1978 - 1992 1968 - 1976 1967 or earlier Not applicable * 3. You graduated from… Chemical Computer Civil Electrical Engineering Physics Materials Mechanical Mining Petroleum Not applicable * 4. Were you in the co-op program? Yes No * 5. Did you belong to any kind of student club, project team or outreach group? Yes No * 6. If yes, which one(s)? (Check all that apply.) Chemical Engineering Students' Society Civil Engineering Students' Society Computer Engineering Club Electrical Engineering Club Energy Club Engineering Physics Club First Year Club Materials Engineering Students' Society Mechanical Engineering Club Mining Engineering Students' Society Petroleum Engineering Students' Society AERO-SAE Heavy Lift (AERO) Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project (ARVP) Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) University of Alberta Aerial Robotics Group (UAARG) University of Alberta AlbertaSat-1 University of Alberta EcoCar Engineers Without Borders: University of Alberta Chapter Engineering Students' Society DiscoverE Other (please specify) * 7. U of A Engineer publishes twice per year. How often do you typically read it? Both issues One issue I don't read it * 8. If you don’t read it, why not? Not enough time Not interested in the contents Other (please specify) * 9. If you do read it, how much of each magazine do you read? Cover to cover A few articles Just skim it * 10. How much time do you typically spend with an issue of U of A Engineer? 60 minutes or more 30-59 minutes 10-29 minutes 1-9 minutes Do not read it I'd spend more time with it if.... * 11. How long do you usually keep an issue of the magazine? I have a stack in my basement or office 1 year 6 months 1 month 1 week 1 day * 12. Below is a list of departments that typically appear in U of A Engineer. How deeply do/would you read them? Read Skim Skip Events - listings Events - listings Read Events - listings Skim Events - listings Skip Engg News - up front briefs and news Engg News - up front briefs and news Read Engg News - up front briefs and news Skim Engg News - up front briefs and news Skip Kudos – notable happenings & alumni awards Kudos – notable happenings & alumni awards Read Kudos – notable happenings & alumni awards Skim Kudos – notable happenings & alumni awards Skip In Memoriam – alumni who have died In Memoriam – alumni who have died Read In Memoriam – alumni who have died Skim In Memoriam – alumni who have died Skip Message from the Dean Message from the Dean Read Message from the Dean Skim Message from the Dean Skip Opinion columns Opinion columns Read Opinion columns Skim Opinion columns Skip Follow-up: Q&A with alumni profiled in past issues Follow-up: Q&A with alumni profiled in past issues Read Follow-up: Q&A with alumni profiled in past issues Skim Follow-up: Q&A with alumni profiled in past issues Skip * 13. Below is a list of feature stories that typically appear in U of A Engineer. How deeply do/would you read them? Read Skim Skip Legacies – stories about the life’s work of alumni Legacies – stories about the life’s work of alumni Read Legacies – stories about the life’s work of alumni Skim Legacies – stories about the life’s work of alumni Skip Stories about current engineering issues, challenges, projects or processes Stories about current engineering issues, challenges, projects or processes Read Stories about current engineering issues, challenges, projects or processes Skim Stories about current engineering issues, challenges, projects or processes Skip Profiles of notable alumni Profiles of notable alumni Read Profiles of notable alumni Skim Profiles of notable alumni Skip Stories about technology, gear and innovation in engineering Stories about technology, gear and innovation in engineering Read Stories about technology, gear and innovation in engineering Skim Stories about technology, gear and innovation in engineering Skip Tech illustrated – an illustrated, up-close look at technology Tech illustrated – an illustrated, up-close look at technology Read Tech illustrated – an illustrated, up-close look at technology Skim Tech illustrated – an illustrated, up-close look at technology Skip * 14. In the current issue, which feature article is the most memorable? Tech Illustrated: the first made-in-Alberta satellite Profile: Geeta Belas, the United Nation’s civil engineer Lords of the Rings: two notable alumni working on Alberta’s ring road projects How I Got This Job: three alumni tell about the steps they took on the journey to careers with iconic, high-tech companies Cover story: A Profile of Hemi Thaker, the accidental entrepreneur who built high tech companies of his own They're all good, I can't pick a favourite I wasn't interested in any * 15. Why did you find that feature the most memorable? (Check all that apply.) Interesting topic Information I can use in my daily life or work About someone I know or find interesting Attractive/eye-catching photography or illustration I found it moving/funny/entertaining Subject was very current/controversial It reminded me of my time at the Faculty of Engineering Any engineer would like to read this kind of story Not applicable * 16. How would you prefer to read U of A Engineer? (Check all that apply.) In print Online, on my desktop or laptop On a smart phone On a tablet * 17. Please rate the quality, 1 being low and 10 being high, of the most recent issue of U of A Engineer in consideration of: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Choice of cover story Choice of cover story 1 Choice of cover story 2 Choice of cover story 3 Choice of cover story 4 Choice of cover story 5 Choice of cover story 6 Choice of cover story 7 Choice of cover story 8 Choice of cover story 9 Choice of cover story 10 Quality of writing Quality of writing 1 Quality of writing 2 Quality of writing 3 Quality of writing 4 Quality of writing 5 Quality of writing 6 Quality of writing 7 Quality of writing 8 Quality of writing 9 Quality of writing 10 Ease of reading Ease of reading 1 Ease of reading 2 Ease of reading 3 Ease of reading 4 Ease of reading 5 Ease of reading 6 Ease of reading 7 Ease of reading 8 Ease of reading 9 Ease of reading 10 Layout and design Layout and design 1 Layout and design 2 Layout and design 3 Layout and design 4 Layout and design 5 Layout and design 6 Layout and design 7 Layout and design 8 Layout and design 9 Layout and design 10 Photography and illustration Photography and illustration 1 Photography and illustration 2 Photography and illustration 3 Photography and illustration 4 Photography and illustration 5 Photography and illustration 6 Photography and illustration 7 Photography and illustration 8 Photography and illustration 9 Photography and illustration 10 How engaging the issue is, overall How engaging the issue is, overall 1 How engaging the issue is, overall 2 How engaging the issue is, overall 3 How engaging the issue is, overall 4 How engaging the issue is, overall 5 How engaging the issue is, overall 6 How engaging the issue is, overall 7 How engaging the issue is, overall 8 How engaging the issue is, overall 9 How engaging the issue is, overall 10 * 18. Please rate your agreement with this statement: U of A Engineer strengthens my personal connection to the Faculty of Engineering. Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No opinion * 19. Please indicate all the ways in which U of A Engineer strengthens your connection to the Faculty of Engineering: Keeps me in touch with my graduating class Encourages me to volunteer my time for the Faculty of Engineering Provides useful career and networking information Reminds me of my experience at the Faculty of Engineering Encourages me to support the Faculty of Engineering financially Makes me feel proud of the Faculty of Engineering Makes me feel knowledgeable about what the Faculty of Engineering is doing now I just like reading it! None of the above Other (please specify) * 20. Please indicate all of the ways in which U of A Engineer does not enhance your connection to the Faculty of Engineering: The magazine does not address topics of interest to me The magazine does not reflect my experience of the Faculty of Engineering The magazine is not an objective source of information about the Faculty of Engineering The magazine is primarily a fundraising tool The magazine does not have enough stories of general interest to an engineer None of the above Other (please specify) * 21. You would like to read more... (check all that apply): Profiles of alumni Stories of general interest to engineers Stories about what’s going on in my department Tech stories Innovation stories Entrepreneur stories Research stories Process change stories Stories reflecting the diversity of people in engineering Other (please specify) * 22. If you were asked, how likely would you be to recommend U of A Engineer magazine to someone who shared your interests and background? Very likely Somewhat likely Unlikely No opinion * 23. Would you be interested in talking to us about other ways to make the content of U of A Engineer more relevant to you and other alumni? Yes No * 24. If yes, how would you prefer to advise us? (Check all that apply and NOTE: we don't share your personal information): By speaking with us over the telephone In a meeting with a few other alumni In future email surveys Your contact information * 25. If you would like to be entered into our draw for a $50 gift card, please leave your name and email address here. NOTE: We don't share your personal information. Done, thank you!