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Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE)

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Engineering graduates at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) have a competitive edge in today’s high-tech, global economy thanks to in-kind contribution worth millions of dollars from Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE), a partnership including General Motors, EDS, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Siemens PLM Software and Sun Microsystems.

The in-kind investment includes state-of-the-art computer-based hardware, engineering software and student and instructor training and academic support. UOIT is the sixth PACE Canadian university.

The PACE investments support UOIT’s General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre of Excellence, creating a new advanced automotive technology cluster centered at UOIT that links together the best Canadian companies, universities, students and engineers with companies in the Canadian automotive supply chain.

The students at UOIT are already being prepared for the global economy. By integrating the PACE tool set throughout its engineering curriculum, UOIT is upgrading its ability to train a new generation of engineers well-versed in today’s technology and ready to hit the ground running when joining an employer in any sector.

UOIT is tremendously thankful to be part of this partnership that provides our students and researchers with access to a great collective wealth of resources and experience. Together with our unique programs, research work and state-of-the-art facilities, partnering with PACE positions UOIT as a leader in the continued innovation and transformation of the automobile manufacturing industry.

UOIT Professor Dr. Remon Pop-Iliev, who holds a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)-GMCL Chair in Innovative Design Engineering, is the role of lead engineering integrator on UOIT’s PACE integration team. His research work provides meaningful contributions towards substantially improving Canada's capacity in design engineering with a primary focus on the automotive and related sectors.

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