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Laurentian Engineering students make history

Both Bharti School’s Junior, Senior Design teams Win Canadian Engineering Competition

Laurentian University’s Bharti School of Engineering makes history as both Junior and Senior Design teams win the 2015 Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Results of the CEC were announced at an awards banquet at Memorial University on Saturday evening. 

After the Junior Design team won the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) last month and the Senior Design team came in second, both teams qualified to represent Ontario at the nationwide 2015 CEC. Laurentian’s Junior Design team members are: Aidan Simpson, Colin Roos, Matthew Bennison and Stephane Labine. Members of the Senior Design team are: Caitlin Roos, Jasmin Lemieux, Louis-Francis Tremblay and Philip O'Connor.  

“This is truly an exceptional moment for Laurentian University and for the Bharti School of Engineering,” said Dr. Ramesh Subramanian, Director, Bharti School of Engineering. “For the first time in our University’s history we had both Junior and Senior Design teams represent Ontario on a national stage in the same year and we are inspired by their performance,” he said. 

Teams competed in the following categories: Communications Engineering, Consulting Engineering, Innovative Design, Junior Design, Extemporaneous Debate, Re-Engineering, and Senior Design. 

“Engineering is a signature program at Laurentian and an area of significant growth in the past few years, now serving 700 students from the undergraduate to PhD levels,” said University President and Vice-Chancellor Dominic Giroux. “Our students and faculty have truly differentiated themselves and we are most proud of the esteem they continue to bring to our institution,” he added. 

Students from Laurentian’s Bharti School of Engineering have distinguished themselves in numerous provincial, national and international competitions. They have won the Canadian Mining Games more often than any other university in Canada. In 2011, Laurentian’s team won the NASA Lunabotics Mining competition with their design for a remote lunar-mining module. 

The Canadian Engineering Competition was hosted by Memorial University in St. John’s, March 5-8, 2015. The Canadian Engineering Competition is an annual competition involving more than 170 of the best and brightest engineering students from across Canada. The competition strives to expand and advance the education of our future engineers. Additionally, it is designed to test the competitors to become innovative and creative engineers that always consider environmental, social and economic impacts of their decisions. 

For more information about the Ontario Engineering Competition visit and to learn more about the 2015 Canadian Engineering Competition. 

Junior Design Team     Senior Design Team