James Andrew Smith, PhD, PEng

Ryerson University

Awards & Scholarships

My students and I have won a number of awards, in research, teaching and extra-curricular activities. Here is a partial list:

  • First Place, Biomedical Design Technology Demo Competition, Biomedical Engineering & Sciences Technology, Third Annual Research Symposium, Bethany Hughes, Michelle Luk and Imran Sheikh, June 2014, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada. (role: co-supervisor, with Dr. Victor Yang)

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Chair’s Teaching Award, Ryerson University, December 2013 (role: direct recipient, instructor for ELE 604)




  • Capstone Design Open House Award 2013: Haptic Surgical Training System by Sahar Feroz, Angela Ip and Na Li (role: supervisor)

  • First Place Sumo Competition, Western Canadian Robot Games 2012 (role: faculty advisor for Ryerson's Hobby Electronics Club)

  • Second Place, Design Competition, IEEE EMBS Healthcare Innovation Conference (HIC), November 2012, Houston Texas (role: direct participant)

  • Design on Dundas Winner 2012: Nika Zolfaghari and Jung Kim (role: supervisor)

  • Capstone Design “Gold” Winner 2012 : Design of a Regenerative Servo for Prosthetic Applications by Nika Zolfaghari, Jung Kim and Fakhreddine Taleb (role: supervisor)

  • First Place Sumo Competition, Western Canadian Robot Games 2011 (role: faculty advisor for Ryerson's Hobby Electronics Club)

  • IEEE Real World Engineering Projects Winner 2010 (role: direct recipient)


  • IEEE Real World Engineering Projects Winner 2008 (role: co-recipient)

  • IEEE Real World Engineering Projects Winner 2007 (role co-recipient, twice)



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