Meet your SONAMI Project Manager – Dushyant Puri


Dushyant Puri is a Research Project Manager with Conestoga’s SMART Centre. He’s had the opportunity to work with OEMs and Tier 2 automotive companies, managing and developing first-to-market products, IoT implementation and data analytics. His focus is on SONAMI projects that combine software and manufacturing. We asked Dushyant some questions to…

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Darius Inniss – Student Showcase


Darius Inniss is a Mechanical Engineering Technology student at Sheridan College and is currently working with the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT). With the SONAMI and CAMDT team, Darius helped small and medium businesses turn ideas into actual prototypes with the use of state-of-the-art technology. We interviewed…

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Liliana McIntosh – Student Showcase

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Liliana McIntosh is a Mechanical Engineering Technology Co-Op student at Niagara College and is currently working with SONAMI through the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC) at Niagara College. Along with Project Managers, Project Leads and Technicians, Liliana works on projects for SMEs that applied to receive help from SONAMI….

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Meet your SONAMI Project Manager – Steve Remilli

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Steve Remilli is a Program Manager at the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) at McMaster University. His primary roles are to engage with industry partners, develop project goals, provide design support and facilitate successful project completion. We asked some questions to Steve to get to know him better: If you ran…

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Meet your SONAMI Project Manager – Simon Coulson

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Simon Coulson is the General Manager of the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) at Mohawk College and supports the staff, students and industry partners in delivering applied research projects. Typical projects at AMIC involve product design and development, prototyping and exploration of additive manufacturing. We asked Simon some questions so you…

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Meet your SONAMI Project Manager – Amal Driouch

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Amal Driouch is the Project Manager at Niagara College’s Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC), where she manages advanced manufacturing research projects in collaboration with SMEs mainly located in Southern Ontario.  Amal holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Mohammadia School of Engineers in Morocco, her home country; and an MSc…

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Seeing a flexible future

Canadian smart glasses that could change the wearable game In 1983 the first iteration of the mobile phone was released by Motorola in the United States. If you’re old enough, you might remember Tom Selleck as Magnum PI using one, a big beige brick with an antenna. Not something to…

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SONAMI receives $2M boost for applied research


NSERC funding supports advanced manufacturing sectors, supporting economic recovery for SMEs through sustainability, profitability and growth This spring, the network welcomed the news of a $2-million investment from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). On April 5, NSERC’s College and Community Innovation (CCI) program announced three…

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SONAMI bolsters focus on industry recovery with new member addition

George Brown College becomes newest SONAMI member

New partnership expands range of facilities and brings product design R&D capabilities Today, George Brown College becomes the newest member of the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), a Niagara College-led consortium of post-secondary academic institutions that provides competitive, disruptive and innovative solutions to Ontario’s manufacturers. In 2019,…

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App lights way out of pandemic darkness

An interdisciplinary team at Niagara College develops smartphone technology for an Ontario manufacturer Walk into the dark hush of Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal. There’s a glow from the dark recesses on the periphery of the central nave—hundreds of candles. Flickering golden flames lit by the faithful. A symbolic gesture…

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