About OMMIC


The Ontario Makers and Mentors Innovation Conference is a student initiative supported by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering and CEED, The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design. The objective of the conference is to offer an opportunity for makers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and students to meet, learn about the maker movement and its societal impact and to compete on innovative design.

The 2018 Conference

The 2018 Ontario Makers and Mentors Innovation Conference is themed “Making Globally”. This year, we are going international! We will be exploring the global scene of makers, how they are contributing to innovation and what it means for them and their communities. There will be three main streams: makers, mentors, and skill building, which will allow you to explore different aspects of the given theme. Makers will explore Making Globally through tinkering and building, while mentors will explain how this topic applies to those who educate or mentor. The skill building workshops will offer different ways to improve your knowledge.

Friday, October 26th 17:00 - 21:00

Location: Events room, STEM, 1st floor, 141 Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa

17:00 Registration
17:30 Dinner
18:15

TBD

Midia Shikh Hassan

MC

TBD

Zaineb Al-Faesly

OMMIC introduction
18:25 Opening Remarks

TBD

Jacques Beauvais

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
University of Ottawa
18:30 Keynote speaker

TBD

Deanna Burgart

Redefining Mentoring - Embracing Inclusion to Expand Opportunities to Connect Cross-Mentor and Create Cultures of Innovation in a Global Era
19:15 Theland Kicknosway Dance Performance
19:30 CEED Facilities Tour
20:00 MacLaren's on Elgin Pool Night

Saturday, October 27th

Maker Session

Events Space

Mentor Session

Design Commons

Workshop Session

MakerLab
9:00

The panelists will discuss STEAM project

Panel by: Chantal Rodier

STEAM Project

Coming Soon

Panel by: Bocar Ndiaye

Accessibility

uOttaHack

Coding workshop
10:15

Building Iron-based Batteries for 1.3 Billion People Living in Light Poverty.

Michael Johnson

Shining a Light in the Dark

Research on Teacher Learning, Planning and Identity

Panel by: Michelle Hagerman

Making Maker Educators

Artists David McDougall and Sasha Phipps’ collaborative workshop will focus on digital processes surrounding their artistic practice and will be held in the new Atelier CoFab Arts Makerspace.

David McDougall & Sasha Phipps

Digital Processes and the Visual Arts
11:30

Come see as students from high schools and universities all across the region come and compete for the Student Innovative Design Awards.
New this year: the competition is open to the community! So while you are grabbing a bite to eat, make sure that you come check out the booths and learn all about the projects.

Lunch
and
Competition Showcase

Location: STEM
13:00

Research and Practic

Panel by: Chris Armstrong

Making and Inclusion in Africa

Education

Rola Tibshirani & Shauna Pollock

How Students Enable And Design Their Learning Through Authentic Challenges?

The workshop aims to showcase the uses of a motion tracking lab in designing prosthesis and exoskeletons through a hands-on activity.

Andrew Zavorotny

Motion Tracking in Human-Centered Design
14:15

Medical

Bettina Vollmerhausen

Ottawa Tool Library

Workshops and Demos

David Clarke & Alexandre Vendette

Machining workshop

Sunday, October 28th

Maker Session

Events Space

Mentor Session

Design Commons

Workshop Session

Makerlab
9:00

arts

Mouhamadou Ngom & Moctar Diallo

Sénégal Maker Scene
( Fablab & HelloWorld )

VR applications in the medical field

Elisha Pruner

Medical VR

A First Nation Company called The Beading Drum Jewelry Originals.

Kelly Nahwegahbow Marsolais

First Nation Traditional Bead work
10:15

STEAM

Panel by:Chantal Rodier

STEAM Projects

arts

Panel by: Midia Shikh Hassan

Making an Impact

IEEE

Workshop
11:30

The Makershow will be a grand assembly of makers, tinkerers, experimenters, tech fanatics, as well as industry exhibitors. All coming together to showcase their work and talent.
Don’t miss out on this!

Lunch
and
Makershow

Location: STEM
13:00

TBD

Makerspaces in the City Panel

The Keynote will be about the recent struggle in building a makers community in Nigeria and the possibility of collaborating with the other makers across the world.

Uche Ajuonuma

The State of Makers Community in Nigeria: A Need for Knowledge Exchange Network

TBD

DISCOVER:

The Learning Crossroads, Library Spaces Tinkering Lab in CRX
14:15

Discussing different techniques and processes to generate unique procedural art for games.

Owen Deery

Exploring procedural videogame art

Learn the basics of designing and creating a 3D model. Master the basic steps of exporting a model and printing it on the 3D printer.

Richard L'Abbé Makerspace

Intro to 3D printing

Contact Us


Mailing Address

Sponsorship Inquiries

Speaker Inquiries

Faculty of Engineering Deans Office
Attn: OMMIC Organizing Committee
161 Louis Pasture Private
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
Justine Boudreau
Director of Finance
finance@ommic.ca
Zaineb Al-Faesly
Director of Operations
speakers@ommic.ca

Marketing Inquiries

General Inquiries

Mihir Mistry
Director of Marketing
marketing@ommic.ca
Mohamed Elsageyer
Organizer
info@ommic.ca