ANNUAL REPORT 2022
"In 2022, we came back home. Our labs, studios and lecture halls were once again filled
with that special energy only found in McMaster’s Faculty of Engineering."
DEAN, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, MCMASTER UNIVERSITY
TEACHING & LEARNING
RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP
RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP
TEACHING & LEARNING
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2022 McMaster Engineering Annual Report. All Rights Reserved.
Naturally, returning to a fully in-person experience meant more opportunities for meaningful engagement, collaboration and impact.
Message from Dean
In 2022, we came back home. Our labs, studios and lecture halls were once again filled with that special energy only found in McMaster’s Faculty of Engineering. We’re all familiar with the shared passion for discovery, learning and development that radiates from everyone in our Fireball Family community.
Founded in 1887, McMaster University is one of the top 85 universities in the world. As global leaders in research and innovation, our community of students, faculty, staff and alumni put our problem-based learning model into action through our collective devotion to advance human and societal health and well-being both nationally and internationally. Located in the heart of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, our campus is home to state-of-the-art research facilities, institutes, labs and classrooms where we push the limits of what’s possible every single day, committed to creating a brighter world for all.
Home to more than 37,000
More than 70 research centres & institutes
in the world for good health and
(Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022)
Ranked among Canada’s most research-intensive universities
(Research Infosource 2021)
in the world for global impact
(Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022)
McMaster Engineering is committed to the pursuit of excellence and plays a significant role in helping McMaster University earn its reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative universities. Created in 1958, the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster is committed to research with impact and transforming the education of engineering through The Pivot - the first program of its kind to intensely focus on our engineering students and their learning.The urgent need for future-ready students is colliding with traditional engineering pedagogy, making a new, re-imagined and redefined educational journey essential. It is one that must combine complex problem solving, critical thinking, adaptability and creativity to prepare students for a world of disruption, collision and creative forces. Experiential learning is key to our students’ success.
6058 undergraduate and 1140 graduate students
RESEARCH CENTRES, INSTITUTES & NETWORKS
Each year the Faculty strives to build on the excellence of our students, faculty and staff. Drawing on diverse perspectives from our community is key to creating meaningful and widespread impact.
Heather Sheardown becomes the Faculty’s first woman Dean
Sheardown brings more than 25 years of diverse academic research, administrative and teaching experience to the position. She joined McMaster in 1998 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She was the only woman faculty member at the time. Sheardown is currently the Scientific Director for C20/20 Ophthalmic Materials Commercialization (C20/20 Innovation Hub; 2016-present).
Women make up
40 per cent of McMaster Engineering's first-year engineering class
In the last six years, the representation of women students increased by 18 per cent at Mac Eng.
McMaster Engineering takes pride in equipping our students with the knowledge and skills needed to change the world. Through The Pivot, our transformed curriculum, students are learning to be resilient, calculated risk-takers who are intellectually curious and unfazed by failure. Experiential learning is integrated into every facet of the student journey. Co-op opportunities, community-focused co-curricular activities, clubs and teams and Canada’s largest undergraduate research program educate the whole engineer.
TEACHINg & LEARNING
Sarah Dickson-Anderson becomes Acting Associate Dean, Academic
Dickson-Anderson has been with McMaster for two decades. In the past 20 years, she has served as associate chair, graduate and led the civil engineering department as acting chair on multiple occasions. Dickson-Anderson’s research focuses on water security in rural, remote and marginalized communities.
Hamidu Mbonde, PhD student in engineering physics, is one of 15 Black students worldwide awarded with the prestigious Optica Amplify Scholarship.
"This community loves to celebrate each other's successes and lift one another up and I truly appreciate the friends that I have made here.”
Halima Banuso is the inaugural recipient of the NSBE Entrance Award. The Materials & Society student presented her research project on utilizing slag, a steel production by-product, for sustainable construction applications at the 2022 Annual Undergraduate Research Showcase.
Honorary Doctoral degree recipient Barry Hill, BEng (Class of ’66) and MEng (Class of ’68), launches Indigenous engineering student scholarship.
McMaster’s inaugural Day of Giving on May 11 raised more than $2.8 million and engaged 1,220 members of the university community through giving and participation in events. This one-day, university-wide fundraising campaign focused on supporting Black student excellence, Indigenous priorities and equity-deserving communities at McMaster.
In Engineering, this translated to $90K in philanthropic dollars donated by over 30 alumni towards the National Society of Black Engineers(NSBE) Scholarship fund.
McMaster Engineering has partnered with five other Ontario universities (Waterloo, Ottawa, UofT, Queen’s and Western) to release a Fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Programming and scholarship for equity deserving groups
Teaching & Learning Highlights
“We were constantly
refining our solution to make it more viable...We were very elated to see that it actually worked and that our final product was something that we could be pretty proud of.”
Co-op Student of the Year Award winners
Alumni gift in recognition of teaching excellence
ATG Pharma Inc.
Mechanical Engineering PhD
Ministry of Health
Cosmos Voutsinos, Mechanical Engineering alumnus, 1976, and his wife Donna, have included a gift in their wills to establish a scholarship in support of Mechanical Engineering graduate students who demonstrate academic and research excellence.
Throughout his career in the nuclear engineering industry, Cosmos carried an appreciation for the growth of knowledge and understanding that his McMaster professors fostered. Donna worked as a research assistant in Biochemistry from 1972 to 1975 under Dr. McCalla who was Dean of Science at that time. This gift is both an expression of their thanks for the past and encouragement for the future.
Research & Scholarship
McMaster Engineering is the go-to place for world-class researchers and collaborators who share our values and commitment to working together across disciplines, sectors and borders to develop knowledge, tackle global issues and advance human understanding. In 2022 we had achievements in bio-innovation, smart systems, energy and environmental sustainability; created new commercial partnerships; and worked toward tackling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
McMaster and Cubic Corporation’s Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS)
Research & Scholarship
Tohid Didar, Canada Research Chair in Nano-biomaterials and Jeff Weitz, biomedical engineering professor, have created a device to replicate conditions in blood vessels.
This device has the impact of revolutionizing blood vessel grafts, which are needed in transplants, bypasses and other surgeries, as a way to route blood around blocked areas, or to replace damaged or leaking blood vessels themselves.
Verv Technologies and McMaster University announced a new collaboration. Led by Leyla Soleymani, engineering physics professor, the collaboration will develop ground-breaking technology to improve at-home healthcare. A $314,000 investment from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada will be supporting the development of a series of blood tests that have the potential to impact how individuals are able to manage their own healthcare.
A project led by Rong Zheng, Canada Research Chair in Mobile Computing, and Ian Bruce, electrical & computer engineering and
TeraGo Inc. has partnered with McMaster University to jointly build and deploy the first university-based 5G millimeter wave private network for research. With an established 5G millimeter wave private network, the two entities plan to develop the most cutting-edge technologies for advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 in Canada.
RepelWrap, a self-cleaning
plastic wrap developed by Leyla Soleymani, Canada Research Chair in Miniaturized Biomedical Devices, and Tohid Didar, Canada Research Chair in Nano-biomaterials, is pathogen-resistant and protects surfaces from dangerous bacteria as well as viruses.The new wrap, designed to protect against contamination on high-touch surfaces such as door handles and railings, is now moving toward scaled-up production through FendX Technologies, Inc. This is a game-changer for preventing transmission of viruses.
Enedym is a technology start-up company from McMaster University. It has ownership of over 60 patents and pending patent applications and related inventions developed by the Hybrid Powertrain Laureate, Ali Emadi, and his research group at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre.
Moataz Mohamed, civil engineering assistant professor, is developing policy recommendations by identifying how transit systems can be customized to community needs. The Government of Canada has shown its support through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Mobility and Public Transit category. This project serves as a major step in improving Canada’s transit infrastructure.
Andrew Gadsden, mechanical engineering associate professor, and his research team built and programmed a robotic telescope mount instrument subsystem for NASA’s air-LUSIproject to measure moonlight.
A research team led by Zahra Motamed, mechanical engineering assistant professor, has developed a non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic framework. Doctors say it will help individualize and improve future treatment for patients with cardiovascular disease.
McMaster’s Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials (CEPEM) helped Toronto-based start-up AGS Zephyr launch a hyper-localized air purification system.The team led by Chan Ching, mechanical engineering associate chair, and Rakesh Sahu, materials science and engineering adjunct assistant professor, validated the effectiveness of the system.
Sumanth Shankar, mechanical engineering professor, and research scientist Xiaochun Zeng developed a high-strength material. The material is at least 35 per cent lighter than a traditional aluminum alloy. Their work was recognized with a prestigious 2022 Altair Enlighten Award.
We continue to develop and expand our network of community partners, research collaborators and alumni who share our passion for creating a brighter world.
Engaging Local, National,
Indigenous and Global Communities
A Grand day of
STEM activities for Indigenous high school students
Sarah Dickson-Anderson, civil engineering professor, participated in field work in Ghana as part of a collaboration between McMaster University, University of Saskatchewan, University of Ghana and Ugandan Christian University to investigate the gendered impacts of water accessibility in rural sub-Saharan African communities in the context of climate change.
Engaging Local, National, Indigenous and Global Communities Highlights
Andrea Hemmerich, W Booth School sessional faculty member, is supporting a new collaboration between Academics Without Borders and Meru University of Science and Technology. She has been working to equip the Kenyan population with more professionals in cancer care.
A celebration of celebrates eight reunion classes
Over 50 graduates came together on campus on September 17 to celebrate their milestone reunions; 20 of which celebrated 50 years from classes ‘70, ‘71, and ‘72. The event brought together alumni of all ages for a fun day of reminiscing on their time as students and catching-up with their extended Fireball Family.
This included Bruce Watson and Marlene Lenarduzzi whose daughter is in her second-year of the iBioMed program.
David Novog, engineering physics professor and NSERC Industrial Research Chair, hosted Christian Reiter, professor, at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). With two of the largest university-based nuclear reactors in the world, TUM and McMaster aim to collaborate to support Small Modular Reactor deployment projects, improve methods used to license nuclear reactors in small communities and co-develop new solutions to improve the sustainability of nuclear energy.
Jim Cotton, mechanical engineering professor, spent the summer as a visiting professor at the Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. He explored the applicability of their cutting-edge high-speed velocimetry measurement systems for his advanced thermal energy storage system. He is also planning graduate student exchanges for 2023 and establishing this new experimental testing capacity at McMaster to aid in the Faculty’s strategic research program on low carbon economy pathways.
Innovation with Impact
Innovation is at the heart of McMaster Engineering.
McMaster Engineering engaged with more than 110 industry partners globally and developed 39 invention disclosures. We actively foster, nurture and collaborate with local startups and partner with incubators, regional innovation centres and other institutions to give our students and faculty members the opportunities to turn big ideas into realities.
Our faculty has made connections both nationally and internationally with industry leaders in technology, sustainability, climate change and more.
is a business incubator funded by McMaster University, serving novel start-ups in the Hamilton, Greater Toronto and Niagara Regions. Launched in 2015, they work hands-on with entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas from ideation and validation to growth, and many of them are Mac Eng students and alumni.
AXIBO is a personal camera assistant created by a team of Mac
Eng alumni. It’s the
and it's already
McMaster Engineering alumna Lianna Genovese and alumnus Matthew Rosato have received prestigious awards from the Arthritis Society for their innovative projects.
companies and entrepreneurs have gone through The Forge since 2015
A total of
of those active companies are founded by students or alumni from McMaster’s Faculty of Engineering
companies actively supported by The Forge, develop products and services in all sectors – Life Sciences; Transportation & Energy, Education & Consumer Goods and Information and Communication Technology
Academic Leadership, Appointments
Provost Susan Tighe won the Sandford Fleming Award at the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) 2022 Annual Conference in Whistler, B.C.
Six McMaster Engineering-affiliated professionals, including professors and alumni, have been elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their fields.
and External Relations
Director, W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology
Professor, Masters of Engineering and Public Policy Program, W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology
Professor and Chair, Department of Civil Engineering
New Energy Technologies, Enbridge Inc.
95 Civil Engineering
Visiting Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University,
94 Materials Science
Dean Heather Sheardown, Associate Professor Zeinab Hosseinidoust and Distinguished Professor Igor Zhitomirsky named Canada Research Chairs.
Engineering Physics Professor Leyla Soleymani named to Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
Professor Emeritus and former John Bandler received the 2023 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Electromagnetics Award.
Assistant Professor Anna Korol received the Excellence in Teaching Award at the McMaster Students Union (MSU) Teaching Awards.
Alumnus Chris Schankula and Mitchell Cooke received the 2022 Governor General Academic Medals.
Distinguished Professor Jamal Deen recognized for important contributions to the field of computer engineering and science with the prestigious Gottleib medal from the IEEE. Deen was also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from MSU and the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.
iBioMed alumna Lianna Genovese, researcher Zobia Jawed and Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering alumna Navita Dyal honoured as recipients of the YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards.
Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Mehdi Narimani named a 2022 University Scholar.
McMaster Engineering’s Venture Academy was awarded with the Actua Experience Award.
Nobel laureate and McMaster alumna Donna Strickland was honoured with a street naming ceremony that took place during this year’s Nobel Week.
Josh Lawrence was this year’s recipient of the President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership.
Babak Nahid-Mobarakeh, electrical and computer engineering professor, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Omar Danta was honoured with The Veronika Czerneda Staff Award for Outstanding Service. Omar has been a loyal employee of the Faculty of Engineering for more than 13 years and worked extensively with the many technology labs in the W Booth School.
Launched in 2012, Schulich Leader Scholarships provides up to 100 undergraduate scholarships each year, across top Canadian universities. Schulich Leaders are entrepreneurial-minded students looking to pursue careers in technology, engineering, entrepreneurship and business enterprise and applied scientific research. This year we had five students from Engineering represented.
intends on using their studies to make a difference in the global environment as a chemical engineer, with a focus on reducing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
As an aspiring astronaut, Javayria Mudassar says she intends to inspire other women, and in particular Muslim women, to pursue careers in STEM fields.
Acting Associate Dean, Academic
Chair, Department of Civil Engineering
Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Acting Co-Director (Engineering), Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (iBioMed/IBEHS) program
Acting Associate Director (Undergraduate), Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (iBioMed/IBEHS) program
Acting Associate Dean, Academic
Director, McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute
Barber-Gennum Endowed Chair in Information Technology
Joe Ng-JNE Consulting Endowed Chair in Design, Construction & Management of Infrastructure Renewal
Engineering Leadership Fellow
Department of Electrical and
2022 Schulich Leaders
As a high school student, Michelle Adams spent many hours working with their community’s robotics team and has launched a community robotics event for kids to inspire the future generation of STEM students.
wants to one day lead a team of engineers focused on nuclear thermal propulsion in high-speed space travel and she is passionate about being a role model for young girls in STEM.
intends to use the teamwork skills they developed as a competitive curler to work with colleagues across all disciplines to develop additive manufacturing technologies that can be brought into mainstream use.
Mac Eng grads win two
James Dyson awards
Engineers in the Community
Engineers in the Community is a new Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization e-course for engineering students. Students are introduced to a paradigm shift in the engineering and technology professions with a focus on some of the most pressing social, environmental and human-centred issues of our time. This requires a humanistic understanding of our society in order to design engineering solutions that reflect social issues, cultural diversity and environmental stewardship. Topics include Indigenous perspectives, racism and inclusion, gender diversity and poverty.
Undergraduate Research Showcase
McMaster Society for Engineering Research (MacSER) and Engineering Co-op Career Services (ECCS) hosted its fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Showcase. There were more than 50 poster presentations on research areas such as the ethics of artificial intelligence and data collection, characterization of bone structure, electrochemical biosensing, zinc ion batteries and more.
Mechanical Engineering students, Anna Esposito, Sebastian Tattersall, and Computer Engineering and Management student, Yuvraj Sandhu, designed a special torch that travelled to the Netherlands, created to commemorate the Dutch Liberation and honour Canadian troops in
a pilgrimage for the event’s anniversary.
Launched in 2020, the Integrated Cornerstone Design Projects in Engineering (1P13) is a project-based course that gives first-year students the fundamentals of engineering while putting design thinking, entrepreneurialism and real-world problem solving at the forefront. In January 2022, the Integrated Engineering Design Project (2PX3) course was introduced to second-year students who worked on technical communication and design complexity through four sophisticated design projects over the course of the term. Coming in January 2023, the Integrated Engineering Design Project 3 (3PX3) will teach core engineering economics concepts and reinforce application with design studio projects.
The Women Behind Mobility CUBIC
Learn about four women working toward a more inclusive future of mobility in the partnership between McMaster University and Cubic.
business division partnered to launch Mobility Cube. This long-term program co-led by Ali Emadi, Canada Research Chair in Transportation Electrification and Smart Mobility, and experts from the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) will develop the building blocks to design the future of inclusive mobility through innovation and technology collaboration between government, academia and the public and private sectors.
2022 National James Dyson Award winners
2022 James Dyson Global Sustainability Award winner
and Glenn McGinnis,
class of 1970
In 2022, we engaged with
through relationships with Six Nations Polytechnic, Six Nations Public Library, Six Nations Public Health and other community groups.
Mike Noseworthy, electrical & computer engineering professor, is collaborating with Swiss clinicians and scientists. He is working with members at the Swiss Concussion Centre, Felix Platter Spittal and Swiss Neuro Radiosurgery Center to better treat patients with brain injuries. Noseworthy’s partnerships are showing promise in early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, long COVID and Hantavirus infection.
We were also incredibly proud to bring new and exciting learning opportunities to Indigenous communities.
In this report, we’ve highlighted achievements and stories from the past year that align with four key priorities: inclusive excellence; teaching and learning; research and scholarship; and engaging local, national, Indigenous and global communities.
Within these pages, you’ll meet the four students who grace the front cover. These remarkable young leaders also happen to be part of the 40 per cent of first-year undergraduate engineering students who are women, a new equity milestone for the Faculty.
Before setting foot in a classroom, Chelsey Ellis, Javayria Mudassar, Neaha Bijo and Julia Dowson already had diverse engineering interests and experiences, which is a testament to our broad outreach efforts. One of our goals is to show young women how they can make a difference in this world through engineering.
This past year, we also witnessed the impact of The Pivot, our transformed engineering curriculum, as well as our outstanding suite of experiential learning opportunities. The latter includes co-op, Canada’s largest undergraduate research program, co-curricular activities and clubs and teams.
What's more, for the second year in a row, McMaster Engineering graduates won the National James Dyson Award, with another McMaster Engineering grad receiving the James Dyson Global Sustainability Award.
We were also incredibly proud to bring new and exciting learning opportunities to Indigenous communities. Make sure to read our story on a pilot project for a unique micro-credential course, where students from Six Nations Polytechnic participated in a land-based experiential learning approach to science and engineering.
Finally, the partnership between McMaster and Cubic Corporation’s Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) is just one example of how we’re actively tackling global issues through our research. We’re thrilled to share how this new program will help design the future of inclusive mobility, while also training the next generation of engineers, scientists and leaders.
We hope you enjoy reading this report as much as we enjoyed creating it. As always, while there are certainly a number of milestones worth celebrating from the past year, we also can’t wait to see what comes next.
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April 12 was a busy day for our graduating students as they showed off their capstone projects at a virtual and in-person expo. Around 3,000 conversations happened during the virtual fair, with 500 alumni, industry partners and McMaster community members signing in.
McMaster Engineering earns successful accreditation
McMaster Engineering earned a successful accreditation by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) in June 2022. This was the largest ever single visit in CEAB history. A 45-member team, made up of administrative and technical staff, successfully executed this challenge. This was also the first successful accreditation of iBioMed programs.
Aayan Siddiqui, Alex Trinh and Spencer Vandenbosch presented Handular, a device that assists in pouring a teapot at the 2022 Integrated Cornerstone Design Projects in Engineering (1P13) year-end showcase.
Co-op and Careers
In 2021-22, Engineering Co-op and Career Services achieved record-breaking numbers for co-op work experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
"Shayna has maintained a firm commitment to bettering the world around her, whether through environmental improvements, biomedical approaches or recommending interventions for more inclusive engineering education. This interdisciplinary excellence gives Shay the potential to make breakthroughs in engineering that will fundamentally improve our society,"
says Kim Jones, mentor for Earle and associate professor in chemical engineering.
Shayna Earle completed an industrial co-op at Bunge Hamilton in the chemical engineering and biomedical program and was awarded the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation’s Enbridge Award to continue her incredible work supporting women in engineering. She is the co-president of the McMaster Women in Engineering Society, which works to help
women and non-gender conforming
individuals feel empowered and supported.
McMaster Engineering commemorates 2020 and 2021 graduates in Legacy Celebration. The event hosted more than 600 attendees in a ceremony and reception to celebrate the incredible achievements of the students who completed their studies during the COVID-19 pandemic, giving them the opportunity to finally walk across the stage.
This year, McMaster, along with McGill University, Monash University, University of Auckland, University of Southern California, University of Toronto, and University College London, have partnered to deliver the Global Engineering Design Studio (GEDS) program. The GEDS brings together engineering students from different parts of the world to work on some of our global society’s highest priority challenges. There were 70 students registered this year,
15 from McMaster.
Enrolled in MacChangers, a co-curricular initiative which brings students together to tackle problems facing our local community and flex their problem-solving skills in areas such as clean and green; supporting local businesses; arts and culture; infrastructure and built environment; and healthy and safe cities
Design Studio (GEDS) program
administrative and technical staff
in external research funding
McMaster Chapter has established a scholarship that will be awarded annually to Canadian Black students entering the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster.
“Regardless of who we are or where we come from – race, colour, creed – one thing that we all share is hope. We all have it within us: a desire for something better. Hope is what unites us.”
Black Faculty Cohort Hiring Initiative
Civil Engineering professor, Paulin Coulibaly, is part of the African Caribbean Faculty Association at McMaster (ACFAM), which is involved in a cohort hiring initiative at McMaster University with the goal of up to 12 appointments of emerging and established academics and scholars who will contribute to the advancement of Black academic excellence across all six Faculties. As part of this initiative, five Black Scholars were hired by
Mac Eng in 2021-2022. Two more Black
Scholars will join the Faculty on
January 1, 2023
Six Nations Polytechnic partners with McMaster University and the University of Waterloo to explore STEM field work in the Grand River.
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Teaming up with community partners to teach toddlers STEM fundamentals
For the first time in Canada, McMaster Engineering’s Community Outreach is working to amplify developing the fundamentals of STEM learning experiences for children and for their caregivers through a variety of programs that include facilitated story time and plays, take-home STEM kits and professional development for front line staff. Partners include Hamilton Public Library, Grimsby Public Library, Hamilton Area EarlyONs, Six Nations Public Library and YWCA child care centres. This exciting, cutting-edge work harnesses the power of community collaboration to support children and families where they live and to spread the message that engineering is for everyone.
Creation of an Indigenous Working Group
Made up of faculty, staff and student advisors, the working group strives to establish a fulsome picture of all points of engagement with Indigenous communities currently taking place among the faculty and develop an understanding of university-wide policies, projects and activities that engage Indigenous communities.
“Our pursuit of EDI is simply from my viewpoint a pursuit of justice...Whenever a systemic barrier is removed it makesour entire society more just.”
We are working towards embedding experiential learning into all years of the engineering curriculum to create the engineers of the future. This includes the development of new courses that cut across the disciplines.
Aligning classroom learning with industry experience supports the career development and career readiness of McMaster Engineering students. Our investment in delivering meaningful experiences where students engage in real-world environments and scenarios supports this goal and prepares our students for complex and evolving labour market needs.
biomedical engineering professor, in collaboration with researchers at Western University received $250K in federal funding.
The research will explore bringing assistive hearing technology and virtual and augmented reality auditory capabilities to personal devices. The team will research and develop the methodology, hardware and software that will allow people to measure their own hearing capabilities with personal devices– like a cell phone and earbuds – and adjust those devices to compensate for their impairments.
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