Category Archives: Students

Graduation day!

Wednesday was a great day! Super proud of all my students. 🙂


CREATE-BEST poster day

Check out the photos here!

uOttawa startup weekend was awesome!

I was enormously privilege to be asked to be a judge at the 2016 uOttawa startup weekend.  And massively proud of what our students accomplished!

Startup Weekend enables entrepreneurs and business-passionate individuals to gather in one place for inspiration and ideas sharing. The third  successful Startup Weekend  took place at uOttawa’s Morrist Library over the weekend of November 18, 2016. This edition of Startup Weekend focused on current uOttawa students, and recent graduates. The goal of this event is to connect students across all faculties to encourage and promote entrepreneurship regardless of discipline of study.


Upcoming events

UX Fundamentals for App Development

Short talk and discussion by industry guest speaker Mr. Peter Matthews.
Mr. Matthews will be giving a talk titled “UX Fundamentals for App Development”.

Peter Matthews is the Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer (CXO) of local startup success Klipfolio, providers of cloud of dashboard software that lets teams continuously monitor the health and performance of their business.

Date: November 9th 2016
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: SITE, Room F0126


Manufacturing Training Centre(MTC) || Basic Training Session

The Basic Training is a 3-Hour session which covers the basics of machine shop operations. Participants will work on a project using Drill Press, Bandsaws, and various Sheet metal equipment.

Date: November 11th 2016
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Location: Lees A141

Register Here

Manufacturing Training Centre (MTC) || Basic Lathe Training

This session serves as an introduction to basic operations on a lathe. Please be on time, and only register if you can make it.

Date: November 9th 2016
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Lees A141

Reigster Here

Introduction to App Development – Basic Course

Mobile Application Development Course
A Mobile app development course will be given by Dr. Hussein Al Osman of the University of Ottawa.

Who should join?
If you have basic understanding of mobile app programming and want to learn more, you’re welcome to join this course.

The course is divided into 4 modules, and will take place in the University of Ottawa on Thursdays between 6:00pm and 9:00pm:
Thursday Nov 10, 2016: Module 1 – Basic Intro
Thursday Nov 17, 2016: Module 2 – Sensors + Bluetooth
Thursday Nov 24, 2016: Module 3 – Camera + Image Processing
Thursday Dec 1, 2016: Module 4 – Database (on phone)

Register here

Another competition to consider

I am  a big fan of engineering “design and build” competitions.  They are GREAT for student learning.  WE’ve been lucky to grow ourselves  Baja, Supermileage and Formula teams and I’m hoping for more.

Here’s another one to consider.  uOTrac anyone?

Our NSERC CREATE is in the Ottawa Business Journal!

I was interviewed last week for a short article in the Ottawa Business Journal about our (awarded) NSERC CREATE Biomedical Engineering Smartphone Training program (BEST).

Check it out!

2016 James Dyson award

The 2016 James Dyson Award is now open for post-secondary students. Running since 2004, the international competition challenges the brightest young engineers and designers around the world to think differently. They’re invited to submit a product or concept that solves a problem, competing to win a prize of $60,000 and $10,000 for their school.

Last year, the international winning project hailed from Canada for the first time ever. Voltera V-One is a rapid custom circuit board printer developed by a team of four engineering students from the University of Waterloo. The team took home the top spot, the prize money and secured significant recognition.

Let’s get Canada’s brightest and best engineering and design students on the map: we invite you to share the below engineering brief with your students and colleagues.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or for campus posters.

Good luck to all Canadian entrants!


Engineering brief: Design something that solves a problem

The James Dyson Award is an international student design award running in 22 countries worldwide. The brief is broad: we’re looking for product concepts or ideas that solve a real problem.

The award celebrates ingenuity, creativity and sustainable engineering. Entrants are encouraged to do more with less, designing with the environment in mind. The best inventions have a significant and practical purpose, and the potential to be commercially viable.

We’re looking for designers who think differently to create products that work better. Engineers who follow an iterative design process.  Rough and ready prototypes. Either designed from a university project or designed in the entrant’s own time. The best entries demonstrate the iterative design process and include sketches, images of models, prototypes and videos.

Join the competition HERE and register today!


  • Any university-level student in an engineering, industrial design or product design program (or graduates within the past four years)
  • Submissions can be from individuals or teams
  • Students must have studied in one of the 22 participating countries*



International Winner:

  • The international prize is $60,000* for the student and $10,000* for the student’s university department.

Up to two International Runners-up:

  • $10,000* each

National winner

  • $4,000*


  • Opens: February 18, 2016
  • Closes: July 19, 2016
  • National finalists announced: September  8, 2016
  • Dyson engineers international shortlist: September 29, 2016
  • International winner and finalists announced: October 27, 2016


Video links:

*participating countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK and the USA

*or equivalent of ÂŁ30,000

*or equivalent of ÂŁ5,000

*or equivalent of ÂŁ5,000

*or equivalent of ÂŁ2,000

Jessica Danziger-Lin

Public Relations Manager
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Dyson Canada Ltd.

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Toronto, Ontario M5V 1R2