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The CDIO Initiative is an educational framework for developing the next generation of engineers. Engineering fundamentals provide a framework for student learning within the context of Conceiving . Designing . Implementing . Operating (CDIO) in real world systems and products. Sheridan’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) fully embraces the CDIO initiative and supports student growth, education and development through a real life, hands on approach.

The theme of the 2015 CDIO North American Regional Meeting will be “Creativity and the Power of Collaboration”. This highly engaging and multi faceted meeting will introduce the CDIO framework to new member institutions and will allow attendees to learn from their peers through the Keynote speaker series. Included will be a discussion about Sheridan’s Academic Innovation Strategy to integrate creativity and innovation into the curriculum and a tour of the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT). CAMDT has become a spectacular success in progressing engineering education and applied research at Sheridan through its collaboration with local small and medium sized enterprises.

Dr. Farzad Rayegani, P. Eng, FEC, Associate Dean of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Technology and Director of the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), Sheridan College

Dr. Farzad Rayegani, FEC, is credited with developing an applied research program involving students, graduates and faculty mentors to address technological and educational need of Halton and Peel regions. Over the past 10 years, he has been simultaneously partnering with SME enterprises on product and process innovation projects while developing an applied research program involving students, graduates and faculty mentors to address issues of product development / refinement, process automation, systems integration and manufacturing management. In the past year, this work has been bolstered by a range of successful, high profile, federally funded projects with companies in Halton and Peel regions.

Under his leadership, through Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), Sheridan has been reaching out to a significant number of manufacturers in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville, particularly small and medium enterprises, to support adoption and integration of efficient manufacturing practices and product innovation performance and improvements. CAMDT now supports over 40 local and regional SMEs who are struggling with limited availability of technological, human, financial, and management resources.

Also under his leadership, Sheridan College recently become a member of the CDIO Initiative. Sheridan is the fifth Canadian institution and the first college in the world to be accepted. As a CDIO collaborator, Dr. Rayegani is seeking to develop new curriculum structure based on a new philosophy for engineering education, the framework educates students to Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate complex, value added engineering products, processes and systems in a modern, team based, global environment. Rich in project based, hands on learning, he aims to produce engineers who are ‘ready to engineer’ when they graduate.

Dr. Rayegani is the ASME Chair on Additive Manufacturing. As the Committee Chair, he will be leading the launch of ASME’s inaugural additive manufacturing challenge designed to give mechanical and multi disciplinary undergraduate students around the world an opportunity to re engineer existing products or create new designs that minimize energy consumption and/or improve energy efficiency. In the role of the Chair, he will also be collaborating with ME Department Heads to develop educational material on behalf of ASME to benefit the educators and students.

Dr. Rayegani was recently designated an Engineers Canada Fellow by Engineers Canada. This prestigious award is presented in recognition of exceptional contributions to the engineering profession in Canada. Iain graduated with a BSc in chemical physics at the University of Sussex. He then joined the research group of Professor Alan Carrington, FRS, at Oxford University, where he earned his doctorate through research. Iain then became tenured faculty in physics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and led his own research group, gaining an international reputation for his work on the structure of gas phase molecular ions.

Iain has taught courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics at the Universities of Oxford, Southampton, Newcastle upon Tyne and Toronto, and at Seneca College and Sheridan. He holds the University of Toronto (UofT) National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Chair in Design Engineering (CDE). The focus of this prestigious Chair is Engineering Design Kamran holds a tenured position within the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at UofT and is the founding director of the UofT Institute for Multidisciplinary Design and Innovation (UT IMDI).

Kamran’s appointment followed an extensive international search to seek out individuals with established track records in design education who have extensively embraced industrial participation in their activities. His detailed resume, and the fact that he has successfully held an NSERC Chair in Engineering Design at a sister Canadian University, underscores his awareness of the Canadian milieu and local industries. in organizational psychology from the University of Manchester,
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England and has written more than 50 articles, chapters and books. In 2011 he and his colleagues published the second edition of their book Creative Leadership: Skills that Drive Change. In recognition of his outstanding work as a scholar, Dr. Puccio received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Recognition Award for Research Excellence, as well as the President’s Medal for Scholarship and Creativity.

Dr. Puccio is an accomplished speaker and consultant; he has worked with major corporations, universities, and numerous school districts. Some of his recent clients include the BBC, Fisher Price Brands, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kraft Foods, Rich Products, BNP Paribas, Rubbermaid, Coca Cola, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has delivered creativity workshops and presentations across the United States and in more than 20 different countries.

In 2013 Dr. Puccio was selected by the Teaching Company as one of America’s Great Lecturers and as such was invited to design and deliver a course comprised of twenty four 30 minute video sessions. This “Great Course,” titled The Creative Thinker’s Toolkit, was released in January 2014. Dr. Puccio was also a featured speaker at a TEDx event held in New York City in December of 2012.

Among many other responsibilities, Dr. Puccio serves as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Sheridan College, Oakville, Canada, and serves on the selection committee for the Toy Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.

Angela Stukator, Associate Dean, Animation and Game Design, Faculty of Animation, Art and Design, Sheridan College.

Angela has over twenty years of experience in film, television, animation and game design education at the post secondary level. She studied in three countries, achieving a BA from Brock University, a MA from State University of New York at Buffalo, and a PhD from the University of Bristol.

Angela has a record of excellence in teaching, research and administration. She brings from her last position, as the Chair of the Film Studies Program at the University of Western Ontario, her leadership and management skills, especially in the area of curriculum design and implementation. She has been at Sheridan College since August 2003.

Among the programs in Angela portfolio is the Bachelor of Animation and the Bachelor of Game Design. She has overseen the development of new curriculum for these program, which includes a 14 week required internship in industry. Angela is also responsible for post graduate programs in Computer Animation, Digital Visual Effect, Game Level Design, and Creature Animation.

As a champion of arts education, Angela is committed to fostering partnerships between the Faculty of Animation, Art and Design, the industry, cultural institutions, and other colleges and universities, both domestic and international.

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