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The Bachelor of Technology Program is made possible by the contributions and support from our industry partners.


Industry Partners in Research and Education

Woodbridge Group

The Woodbridge Group: Through a $120,000 gift from the Woodbridge Group, McMaster University has established the Woodbridge Group Industrial Lectureship to enable the Bachelor of Technology program to attract highly qualified industrial personnel to participate in the instruction of its students.  The Lectureship will allow industry specialists to bring, relevant and advanced, expertise and experience in industrial knowledge to the classroom. News Release

Past Lectures:

  • The Future of Agriculture: Beyond Food and Feed (2015) (View PDF)
    • Dr. Tyler Whale, Ph.D., MBA, President, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies

  • Generic Pharmaceuticals: Opportunities and Challenges for Engineers and Scientists in the Industry (2015) (View PDF)
    • Dr. Martin Ehlert, Ph.D., Vice President, Global API Technical

  • Biodiesel: an Industry Overview (2015) (View PDF)
    • Dr. Noble George, Ph.D., Research Scientist, BIOX Corporation

  • Industrial Biotechnology: Current Developments & Trends (2013) (View PDF)
    • Dr. Murray Moo-Young, Ph.D., P.Eng., FAIMBE, FRSC, Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo

  • Me, Myself, & My Network: Building a Career in an Emerging Biotechnology Industry (2013) (View PDF)
    • Michael May, Ph.D., President and CEO, Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine

  • pH Basics: Measurement, Calibration, & Sensor Selection (2013) (View PDF)
    • Lewis van Kamp, Technical Sales Specialist Analytical, Lakeside Process Controls Ltd.

  • BioTech Industry in Canada (2012) (View PDF)
    • Ron Boch, Ph.D., Senior Director, Life Sciences, BIOTECanada

  • Big Pharma: Emerging Trends in a Global Industry (2012) (View PDF)
    • Shehzad Iqbal, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Sanofi Pasteur

  • Biodiesel Industry in Canada (2012) (View PDF)
    • Noble George, Ph.D., BIOX Research Scientist

  • SCADA Standardization: Effective Process Automation Standards for Your Facility (2012) (View PDF)
    • Graham Nasby, Eramosa Engineering Inc.

  • Biofuels Industry in Canada (2012) (View PDF)
    • Tim Haig, Interim President and Chair, Canadian Renewable Fuels Association

  • Is Innovation and Commercialization Enough? (2011) (View PDF)
    • Mark Chamberlain, President of Trivaris Ltd

  • Building the Ark: Protecting Nature from Neighbourhoods to Nations (2010) (View PDF)
    • Faisal Moola, Director of Terrestrial Conservation and Science at the David Suzuki Foundation

  • Industrial Perspective on Systematic Approaches to Solving Practical Problems (2008)
    • Lecturer: Mark Kozdras, Manager of Materials and Joining Technology at Dana Automotive


Anoven Inc: Anoven is a life sciences start-up company developing a technology that uses DNA-based tests to diagnose and detect infectious diseases. Compared to conventional diagnostic methods such as microscopy, culture, and immunoassays, DNA-based tests are faster, more sensitive and more specific.

Anoven's technology, which allows large numbers of samples to be analyzed quickly and without manual intervention, uses a disposable device that is made from several small components. The aim of the collaboration between iDeaWORKS at Mohawk College and Anoven is to help find a way of assembling this disposable device precisely, consistently, inexpensively and in large quantities.

Students and faculty in the Mohawk-McMaster Bachelor of Technology, Process Automation Technology Program are developing a robotic workstation, which includes building end-effectors and programming the motion of a robotic arm, to automate the assembly of the disposable devices. As a result of this project, Anoven will soon secure the production of higher volumes of devices, which they will be able to supply to health science partners. (Source: FedDev Ontario News Release - Oct 21, 2011)


Emerson Process Management is a leading supplier of process management products and solutions, including control valves, regulators, transmitters, analyzers, and automation systems. Its Process Systems business makes automation systems which build the proven PlantWeb digital plant architecture. This architecture is changing the economics of plants around the globe.

Emerson Process Management is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp & paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, and project management, and maintenance services to help customers achieve the potential of their operations. Emerson brands include PlantWeb®, Fisher®, Rosemount®, Micro Motion®; Mobrey®, Daniel®, DeltaV™, Ovation®, and AMS™ Suite.

The Bachelor of Technology Program utilizes the DeltaV system offered by Emerson. Students in the program are able to use the product for academic training and development. This allows the students to get acquainted with the systems used in the industry to better prepare them for the work force during coop experiences and post graduation employment.

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Eaton Canada is a global technology leader in diversified power management solutions that make electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely and sustainably. They distribute products for a number of different areas, including aerospace, vehicle, filtration, hydraulics and electrical. Their vision is to become the most admired company in their markets. Eaton has worked in partnership with some extremely successful companies like, Lafarge Canada Inc., PotashCorp, and Shell Canada.

Eaton graciously donated $30,000 to the McMaster Bachelor of Technology program to provide students with adequate supplies to maximize their learning potential. This exposed B.Tech. students to the same products that are being used in the industry today. This incredible donation has brought the B.Tech. program to a new level. We strive to make sure our graduates are ready for the industry after successful completion of the program. With the assistance of Eaton Canada, we are able to successfully achieve our goal.  

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Hardware & Software Contributions

Generous donations were made by the following companies to the Bachelor of Technology Partnership:

Hardware & Software:
D&V Electronics Ltd.
Lakeside Process Controls/Emerson Process Control
Rockwell Automation
Siemens Canada
OMRON Canada
Schneider Electric Canada
Phoenix Contact Canada

Emerson Process Control
Inductive Automation
ETAP Canada Ltd.

Discounted Site License:
Witte Software
Simply Modbus
Anywhere Software
Trihedral Engineering


Top 10 Co-op Employers

Hydro One

Hydro One

Linamar Corporation

Linamar Corporation

Suncor Energy

Suncor Energy

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation

Research in Motion

Research in Motion

General Motors

General Motors

ArcelorMittal Dofasco

ArcelorMittal Dofasco

General Electric Canada

GE Canada

Sanofi Pasteur

Sanofi Pasteur


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