Discussion Panels


STEM + ART = STEAM

Time:
Saturday, October 27th 9am
Location:
Events Space (STEM building Room 117)
Moderator:
Chantal Rodier, A STEAM art consultant and professor offering a unique set of management, artistic and information technology skills and experience.
Panelists:

  • Two teams of students from both the faculty of Arts and the faculty of Engineering
Content:
This panel will feature the challenges lived by the students druning the STEAM project as well as the benefits and expirence these students gained working across faculties .

STEAM Project Teams

Making the world accessible

Time:
Saturday, October 27th 9am
Location:
Simon Nehme Design Commons (STEM building Room 102)
Moderator:
Bocar N’Diaye, Assistive Technologist, Bruyère Continuing Care
Panelists:

  • Yih Lerh Huang PhD FRSA, Volunteer, Bruyère Continuing Care
  • Adrian Chan, Professor with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, interim Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning at Carleton University, Director of the NSERC CREATE Research and Education in Accessibility
  • Steve Crane, Support worker for people with disabilities, and a lifelong interest in technology and creating. He currently works at a nonprofit organization that supports adults with disabilities in the area of computer access and education.
  • Jim Carty, Accomplished professional with extensive experience in channel development, sales, marketing and support in the IT industry, specifically in telecommunications, Security, Document Management and HR Talent Management and Health Care applications. .
  • Jim Larocque, Electrical Engineer (Waterloo) with 40+ years working the aerospace, automotive and energy sectors
Content:
AATOS The basic idea is a full fledge operating system for accessibility that can connect to various projects and solutions in assistive technology called: Augmentative Assistive Technology Operating System (AATOS). AATOS is a low cost open source accessibility toolbox platform for people with physical disabilities. At the wake of our digital world we run the risk of creating a digital divide for those who have the means and physical abilities and those you don't have the mean of expensive technologies and have some severe, medium or minor disabilities. The project plans carried out by Bruyère Continuing Care and its significant number of partners, volunteers and universities using their combined skills and expertise will result from having an optimum technology set available that allows persons with various degrees of disability gain full access to all forms of digital services in a cost effective and reliable fashion

Bocar N’Diaye
Yih Lerh Huang
Adrian Chan
Steve Crane
Jim Carty
Jim Larocque

Maker Research in Education: Implications for Practice
Les recherches Bricoleurs en éducation: Les implications pour la pratique

Time:
Saturday, October 27th 10:15am
Location:
Simon Nehme Design Commons (STEM building Room 102)
Moderator:
Michelle Schira Hagerman
Assistant Professor of Educational Technology in the Faculty of Education. She studies the interactions of Maker pedagogies and literacies learning for young adolescents.
Panelists:

  • Julie-Anne Turner, an M.A. student in the Faculty of Education whose research focuses on the design and impact of maker-oriented professional learning for in-service teachers
  • Jean-Luc Ciocca, an M.A. student in the Faculty of Education whose M.A. research explored the complexities of teachers' maker-based planning processes.
  • Jonathan Weber, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education whose work focuses on pre-service teachers' emergent Maker identities.
Content:
This bilingual (French-English) panel discussion will include talks by four researchers from the Faculty of Education who study a range of topics in the field of Making and Maker-based approaches to teaching and learning. In particular, panelists will discuss what is currently understood about Making as a pedagogical approach for learning in K-12 schools; how teachers plan maker activities; how in-service and pre-service teachers come to self-identify as Makers and why it is important to research teacher learning if systems of schooling are to mobilize Making as learning at scale. Each panelist will focus on the practical implications of their work for students and teachers in schools.

Michelle Schira Hagerman
Julie-Anne Turner
Jonathan Weber
Jean-Luc Ciocca

Making and Inclusion in Africa: Research and Practice
Panel convened by the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network
www.openair.org.za

Time:
Saturday, October 27th 1:00pm
Location:
Events Space (STEM building Room 117)
Moderator:
Dr. Chris Armstrong, Research Associate, Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network, Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS), University of Ottawa; and Visiting Fellow, LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa
Panelists:

  • Sandra Juliet Ahiataku, , Operations Associate, Kumasi Hive, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Ousia Foli-Bebe, Founder and Executive Manager, EcoTecLab Makerspace, Lomé, Togo
  • Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou, Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network researcher and PhD Candidate in Public Communication, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada; and International President, Association for the Promotion of OpenScience in Haiti and Africa (APSOHA)
  • Nagham ElHoussamy, Researcher and North Africa Hub Coordinator, Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network; and Research Coordinator, Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D), The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt
  • Omar El Safty, Director, Fab Lab Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
Content:
This panel will examine the African maker movement’s efforts to foster innovation-inclusion through outreach to grassroots innovators including youth, schoolchildren, and girls and women. The moderator and panelists, who are a mix of practitioners and researchers, will reflect on current innovation-inclusion dynamics in the maker movement in 9 African countries: Ghana, Togo, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and South Africa. The panel is being convened by the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network, www.openair.org.za, which is headquartered at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law's Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS) and the University of Cape Town Faculty of Law, with additional hubs in East, West and North Africa.

Dr. Chris Armstrong
Sandra Juliet Ahiataku
Ousia Foli-Bebe
Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou
Nagham ElHoussamy
Omar El Safty

Making an Impact

Time:
Sunday, October 28th 10:15am
Location:
Events Space (STEM building Room 117)
Moderator:
Midia Shikh Hassan
Co-founder of Dextra, 3D printed prosthetics.
Panelists:

  • Katie Boothby-Kung- ,Founder Soap2Hope
  • Ruth Tabacnik, Beads of Awareness
Content:
This panel will feature three social enterprises that are making an impact globally. These social enterprises are leveraging the maker-movement to empower people. The first venture is Soap2Hope. Soap2Hope makes and sell soaps that are inspired by nature. It also provide hygiene coaching and products to villages in Africa. The second venture is Beads of Awareness. Bead of Awareness sells beautiful hand-made products that are developed by women in Africa who are now financially independent. The moderator is Midia Shikh Hassan who is the co-founder of Dextra that provides 3D printed prosthetics to amputated refugees and children. Join us to get inspired and to find out how to MAKE an impact.

Midia Shikh Hassan
Katie Boothby
Ruth Tabacnik

DISCOVER: The Learning Crossroads, Library spaces

Time:
Sunday, October 28th 1:00pm
Location:
Makerlab, (STEM building Room 119)
Moderator:
Maryse Laflamme, Universit of Ottawa library acting head, Learning and Student Success
Panelists:

  • Mish Boutet, Digital Literacy Librarian Universit of Ottawa.
  • Jonathan Degan, Active Learning Technologist at the Universit of Ottawa.
  • Julie Rochon, Library specialized technician at the Universit of Ottawa.
Content:
In January 2018, the university opened new spaces to focus on active learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. These technology-rich settings are excellent for collaborative work. Library facilities are on the second and fifth floors of the new building. This one-hour activity in the Tinkering Lab will allow you to manipulate maps on an 8K video wall. You will test virtual reality equipment and new tools, such as Oculus Rift and Nintendo Switch game consoles. Join us in discovering the library spaces in CRX!

Left to right: Jonathan Degan, Mish Boutet, Maryse Laflamme, Julie Rochon