2019 grad student poster day!

This is still one of my favorite days of the academic year – the graduate student poster day! I love going around and taking photos of our smiling graduate students! I took pictures of MCG or CREATE-BEST students. I’m just a little biased there. 🙂

 

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We had an #imagine2030 meetup last Friday!

Last Friday, in collaboration with CREATE-BEST (www.create-best.ca) and the Medical Devices Innovation Institute (https://www.uottawa.ca/mdii/), we had an Imagine 2030 Meetup: Interactive LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® session to design and create the future strategy of University of Ottawa. Chrystia Chudczak, Chief Design Officer at the University of Ottawa, who is a Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator, conducted an interactive LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® session to design and create the future strategy of University of Ottawa.

It was lots of fun!  More of a write-up on this event to come!

 

Franck Tchuente presented his MASc thesis seminar

Last Friday, another one of my students presented his MASc thesis seminar. Franck Tchuente presented his talk on “Recognition and classification of agressive movements using a smart watch”. The work was also co-supervised by Dr. Edward Lemaire at the Ottawa hospital rehabilitation institute. As always, I’m super-proud of my students. Great work, Franck!

Aynsley Griffin presented her thesis seminar

Friday saw a first for our MCG seminar series – we welcomed a student from civil engineering to present.  Aynsley Griffin presented has MASc work, titled “Evaluation of corrosion detection methods in reinforced concrete structures”. Supervisor Dr. Beatriz Martin-Perez was present and I introduced her to the MCG tradition of getting her photo taken with her graduate student.  Thanks to both Aynsley and Dr. Perez-Martin for participating in our seminar series and its traditions!

 

Shuai Yang presented his PhD thesis seminar

Yesterday, my student Shuai Yang presented his PhD thesis seminar titled “analysis of vehicle suspension system integration with nonlinear two-terminal mass components”. Unfortunately, co-supervisor Dr. Ming Liang could not be present. We were lucky enough to have Shuai’s wife join us. Congratulations Shuai, one step closer to finishing and we are all very proud of you. 

Catherine Kuforiji presented her PhD seminar

Last Friday, Catherine Kuforiji presented her PhD thesis work, giving a talk titled “Development of SS316L-AL2O3 composites for wear applications”. Supervisor Dr. Michel Nganbe was present for the seminar.  Congratulations to student and supervisor for the (near) completion of this PhD work!  Well done, Catherine, we are very proud of you.  

After the talk, I had the honour of having my photo taken with Catherine too.  🙂