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Last update Nov. 18, 2017
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Event Date Details
ASQ Hamilton / McMaster BTech
Student Quality Showcase Event
Nov. 08, 2017

McMaster BTech Students presented Design of Experiments on:

  1. Analyzing Factors that Affect Distance Traveled in Paper Airplanes - Ajith Josephs, Harneet Riat (Jeyaram Naganathan, Abbas Zaidi)
    Runner up
  2. Factors Affecting Jogging Speed - Matt Hamming, Nathan Cawte (Cole Kirschner)
  3. Tensile Strength of 3D Printed Materials - Tyler Carrol, Alex Kuan (Ryan Chan)
    Runner up
  4. Highest Bounce - Adam Kujawinski, Sangit Patel, (Everett Sun)
  5. Human Reaction Time - Simran Nijjar, Justin Grimm, Amy Hasselman, (Sa many Riyaz)

The McMaster B.Tech presentations were judged by members of the Hamilton Section with awards of $500 for the winner and $100 for the runners up.

The event was coordinated by Allan MacKenzie, Tom Sutton, Karen Lawrence and the B.Tech faculty.

Chemical Institute of Canada
Oct 17-18, 2017
@ 0800 – 1630 hrs
Design of Experiments Course
Learn how to design industrial experiments that model optimized process limits.
Design of Experiment (DOE) is an advanced statistical tool that identifies the effects and interactions of critical process inputs and outputs. Content includes:
  • How to design, conduct and analyze Full and Fractional Factorial Designs,
  • Introduction to Minitab statistical software,
  • Industry related cases integrating learning and practical examples.
Design of Experiments Course Outline
Date: October 17-18, 2017
Time: 08:00 - 16:30
Location: Mohawk College Enterprise, 481 Barton Street - A102, Stoney Creek, Ontario.
Cost: $995.00 (+ HST) for CSC members; $1200.00 (+HST) for non members; $75.00 for students
Invitation to discover and support the McMaster Engineering Competition. By becoming an event sponsor, your organization will engage and help shape the next generation of engineering leaders Oct 21-22, 2017 Message from Karen Lawrence, MSc. LEL, Lecturer - Statistics,Quality and Operations Management Bachelor of Technology Program
"As some of you know I am a professor in the Bachelor of Technology programme, within the School of Engineering, at McMaster. The School of Engineering runs an engineering competition with a wonderfully broad selection of categories that includes not only engineering and programming but also communication, consulting and parliamentary debate. This year the students in charge are seeking sponsorship from local companies and businesses to encourage community involvement and to promote the wonderful skills that these young people have to share with our society. They have asked for faculty help in getting the word out and to assist with distributing sponsorship packages. If anyone you know, including yourselves, are involved in organizations that may consider being a sponsor for this competition, please pass on the enclosed package. The student coordinator for sponsorship is JESSE ONDERISIN . Thank you!"
Process Validation and Integrating Risk Management
Tue, Nov 7, 2017, 8:00 AM – Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 5:00 PM EST

Process Validation is always a challenge, now we are integrating your PV process with Risk Management!!
You're not alone, help is on its way. The Biomedical Division has designed this two day conference to provide you with help from subject matter experts. Whether it's FDA's perspective on Process Validation or connecting your Design and Process FMEA’s, we'll have you covered!
This outstanding conference is only $499 (USD) if you sign up before October 13.

Invited Speakers include

  • Ricki Chase, former Director, Investigations Branch, FDA
  • Frederic Hamelin, Quality Systems Officer, Health Canada

Topics on the tentative agenda:

  • Key elements and overview of Process Validation e.g. MVP, IQ, OQ, PQ
  • FDA perspective on Process Validation
  • Best practices for Process Validation
  • Software Validation – Risk Based Validation for Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Process Validation from the Manufacturer’s perspective
  • Process Validation interactions with MDSAP audit program
  • Introduction to PFMEA and connecting the DFMEA to the PFMEA
  • Best practices using statistics with validation
  • MDSAP Best practices for Process Validation for sterilization
  • Changes to the European Medical Device Regulation
  • Risk Management integration into the business
  • How suppliers affect your validation and best practices to reduce variations
  • Advanced Process Risk Management tools e.g. Process Hazard Analysis, Hazard Analysis and HACCP
Special 175 CAD Rate until 10/17 for 11/6 to 11/9 at the Marriott Airport, Toronto, CANADA
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ASQ Prize Winner at Brock University for the academic year 2016-17

Congratulations to this year's winner at Brock University of the $500 prize funded by our ASQ branch is Kristen Castator. She performed impressively well throughout the semester and ended up with the highest mark in Dr. Michael Armstrong's course by a large margin.

38 undergraduate business students successfully completed the undergraduate quality management course (OPER 3P93) in fall 2016. Another 20 graduate business students completed the equivalent MBA course (MBAB 5P72). Half a dozen students have so far talked with MJ Armstrong, PhD - Associate Professor about writing the CQPA certification exam in 2017.