Mechanical Engineering

Sustainable, inclusive, and ethical technical design is my goal.

My award-winning Master’s of Applied Science research focused on the field of sustainable energy. Using numerical simulation, I developed novel ground-source heat pump components for use in remote and northern communities in Canada. Simulating predicted climate change effects over 40 years, I showed that this technology can mitigate local thawing of permafrost while providing sustainable heating.

Currently I am working as a CTO with Innovia GEO Corp. to further develop this research into a commercialized technology. 

We’ve completed a demonstration site to validate the results of my computer simulations, and are expanding the technology in new and exciting ways to meet the needs of renewable thermal energy across Canada.

I have also worked as an engineering consultant, using my CFD, energy modelling, and computer programming skills to inform the retrofit and design of sustainable energy systems in existing buildings.

Inclusive Engineering Design

In my undergraduate TA work I realized that we often misunderstand the groups we design for. So I researched the development and use of personas in an Engineering Design Course – with a specific focus on sex and gender.

This lead to the development of new lecture and TA training material, and explored the intersection and inclusion of other diverse demographics in the design process. 

My group’s capstone project was to design a working prototype of an omni-directional robotic CNC machine (semi-autonomous). Our primary goal was to make a lightweight and affordable machine for makers and hobbyists such as ourselves. 

Robotic CNC Design

We successfully delivered our prototype within four months for under $1000CAD. As well, our project won the Capstone Award for the Mechanical Engineering Department at Ryerson University that year.

Manufacturing System Control

In this fourth year class I ran labs training PLC programming and manufacturing automation planning. 

Engineering Graphical Communication

Across three years, I have taught first year students the fundamentals of manual technical drawing, and the SolidWorks software.

Introduction to Engineering Design

Within this second year class I ran labs introducing students to engineering design frameworks and human factors

Volunteering

Women in Engineering

Mechanical Executive

While being a continued member of the society for all years of University, I also served as the Mechanical Engineering executive for the 2014-2015 year. I engaged with the other incredible members and worked to plan and run events for fellow students. 

Midterm Tutor

First Year Engineering Student Tutor

Offering tutoring support for first year engineering students was one of the more rewarding volunteering experiences I’ve had. The sessions ran the evening before their midterms for the Fall semester of 2014.

Ryerson Formula Team

Formula Team

I did some work with the team through engineering, and then got more involved as their graphic designer. I worked to help develop the 2016-2017 car’s livery.

Student Ambassador

Ryerson Student Delegate

Volunteering to be a student ambassador during our new student’s fair and the OUF 2017 was an incredible way to engage with passionate youth. Being a student delegate for the National Conference for Women in Engineering in 2014 was truly an inspiring experience as well.

Awards & Achievements

I have been privileged to receive recognition in some of the areas that I am most passionate about.

2018 | Cdn. Congress of Applied Mechanics

2018 | Entrepreneurship

2016 | $10 000 Scholarship

2015 | Women In Engineering

2012 | Commencement Speech

2009 | Royal Canadian Legion

2019 | CGS Master’s Program

2019 | Centre for Urban Energy

Along with the Capstone and TA Awards which I was a recipient of in 2018.

Mechanical Engineering

Sustainable, inclusive, and accessible technical design is my goal.

My award-winning Master’s of Applied Science research focused on the field of sustainable energy. Using numerical simulation, I developed novel ground-source heat pump components for use in remote and northern communities in Canada. Simulating predicted climate change effects over 40 years, I showed that this technology can mitigate local thawing of permafrost while providing sustainable heating.

Currently I am working as a CTO with Innovia GEO Corp. to further develop this research into a commercialized technology. 

We’ve completed a demonstration site to validate the results of my computer simulations, and are expanding the technology in new and exciting ways to meet the needs of renewable thermal energy across Canada.

I have also worked as an engineering consultant, using my CFD, energy modelling, and computer programming skills to inform the retrofit and design of sustainable energy systems in existing buildings.

Inclusive Engineering Design

In my undergraduate TA work I realized that we often misunderstand the groups we design for. So I researched the development and use of personas in an Engineering Design Course – with a specific focus on sex and gender.

This lead to the development of new lecture and TA training material, and explored the intersection and inclusion of other diverse demographics in the design process. 

Robotic CNC Design

My group’s capstone project was to design a working prototype of an omni-directional robotic CNC machine (semi-autonomous). Our primary goal was to make a lightweight and affordable machine for makers and hobbyists such as ourselves. 

Along with the Capstone and TA Awards which I was a recipient of in 2018.

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