About OMMIC


This Ontario Makers and Mentors Innovation Conference is a student initiative supported by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering and Centre Engineering Entrepreneurial Design. In collaboration with the Richard L’Abbe uOttawa Makerspace and our sponsors we create a conference where makers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and students can come out to compete in innovative design, meet companies from the industry and see the latest and greatest in project technology. While our mentors will be able to also enjoy everything listed above, there will be special workshops and speakers designed to educate teachers on the project resources, how they can be incorporated in project based learning and how teachers can form their own makerspaces.

The ones made for tinkering, experimenting, creating crazy things that move blink and buzz. Also known as the Inventor with 1000 ideas or the DIY guy/gal.

The ones who give advice, provide guidance, educate, teach, and inspire. Also known as the advisor, teacher, or educator.

The 2017 Conference


The 2017 Ontario Makers and Mentors Innovation Conference is themed “Diversity and Innovation”. This year we explore the diversity of our makers and mentors and they are affecting innovation. There will be three streams, makers, mentors, and skill building so that you can explore different aspects of the theme. Makers will explore diversity and innovation through tinkering and building. While Mentors will explain how this topic applies to those who educated or mentor. The skill building workshops will offer different ways to improve your knowledge.

Friday, October 27th - 5pm-9pm
5:30 Registration
5:30 Dinner
6:15 Opening Remarks

President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa

Jacques Frémont

Opening Remarks

Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Jacques Beauvais

Opening Remarks
6:45

Panelist will explore the ways in which the maker culture can encourage diversity as well as the challenges in ensuring inclusion

Moderator:
Hanan Anis

Panel
Making, Open Innovation
and
Socio-Economic Inclusion

Saturday, October 28th

Maker

Mentor

Skill
Building

9:00

Redesigning education systems to raise fulfilled global citizens with the necessary knowledge, skills and character to solve humanity's most pressing challenges

Youssef Gaboune

Redesigning Education Systems
10:15

What is the difference between a Makerspace and a Hackerspace? How did each evolve and where are they going?

Tailor Dresden

Hakerspace v.s.
Makerspace

The mindset is so much more important than the stuff or space. Make space in your context for learners to make. Support them in questioning, design, discovery, prototyping and iteration.

Shauna Pollock

Making Space
for Makerspace

4 easy steps to coding an automomous robot that helps encourage students

Rick Alexanderson

Hands-on Coding robot
as gateway to at Risk Youth
11:30

Lunch
and
Competition Showcase

1:00

Explore the amazing advancements in virtual reality and how they can be used in today’s world

Elad Tzemach

The Reality of
Virtual Reality

Frank Bouchard

Outreach programs for Young Makers

Think Big, Build Bigger
Visit a space for engineering students to deisgn, fabricate, and test complex prototypes

TBD

Tour of the
Brunsfield Centre
2:15

Delve into the world of “Making off-grid”. Learn about how this can be applied to manufacturing process in places like the Arctic

Anthony Deward

"Making" off
the Grid

Jasmine Bouchard

Makerspaces in
Libraries

Learn to detect your face using a computer and superimpose and image onto it. Explore OpenCV which is a program used in machine vision and robotics.

Ottabotics

Giving Robots Vision
3:30

Panelist will discuss the benefits and hurdles using maker technology in medicine

Moderator:
TBD

Panel
Making in Medecine

Panelists will discuss how "making" can be included in education

Moderator:
Rola Tibshirani

Panel:
Teachers on Makerspaces

TBD

Laser
Cutting

Sunday, October 29th

Maker

Mentor

Skill
Building

9:00

Adrian Jones

SENSE-I: Multi-Sensory Interactive Products

Panelists will discuss the pros and cons of building and running a makerspace in a post-secondary institution

Moderator:
TBD

Making Makerspace in a University

TBD

Intro to 3D
printing
10:15

Learn about a project that enabled Indigenous students to experience STEM though both Indigenous cultural knowledge and western science, tech, engineering, and math.

Paula Hall

InSTEM: Empowering Indigenous Youth Through Social Change

Invent. Build. Play
The Richard L'Abbé Makerspace is a student run space that allows people to prototype, collaborate and build their dream projects

TBD

Tour of the Richard L'Abbé Makerspace
11:30

Lunch
and
Makershow

1:00

What is the potential of Makerspaces in Indigenous Communities?

Jasmine Winter

Makerspaces in Indigenous communities

Learn how to create your own paint as well as some interesting methods to apply paint to your projects

Jason Cobill

Weird
Paint
2:15

Panelist will discuss how a city setting affects creating and running a makerspace

Moderator:
TBD

Panel:
Making in the City

Robot Mission is empowering communities to help our planet using 3D printed robots to collect tiny trash and shoreline debris.

Erin Kennedy

Helping the Planet with Robots

Get to know the basics of block programing while programing a robot

Lethania Martinez

Basic Robot
Programming

Thank you to our sponsors


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

Kimberley Paradis
Director of Marketing
marketing@ommic.ca
Danielle Taillon
Organizer
info@ommic.ca