Applied Research in Advanced Manufacturing
Jason Taylor will speak about the advanced manufacturing applied research and industry services that take place at the Selkirk Technology Access Centre, one of 60 Technology Access Centres (TACs) across Canada that are funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Jason and his team offer a suite of research & development and advanced manufacturing services that are at the leading-edge of innovative problem-solving for businesses, community organizations and local governments.
This presentation highlights the technologies available at the Selkirk Technology Access Centre and the projects currently taking place there.
Zoom link: https://selkirk.zoom.us/j/64736294131?pwd=WmNTVmZXeVFwSFl1T3dCdzBCK0o0Zz09
Meeting ID: 647 3629 4131
Jason holds a diploma in structural/architectural design from BCIT and a diploma from Vancouver Film School in computer graphics and animation. Jason has worked as a structural detailer, computer modeler and animator for TV, and has worked in architectural rendering and commercial advertising. Jason started with Selkirk College in August of 1998 and was hired to develop the Multimedia Production and Design program which is now called Digital Arts.
In 2002, the program moved to Nelson as part of the School of the Arts where Jason assumed the role of Chair. In 2014, Jason developed the Advanced Manufacturing division of Selkirk College’s Applied Research and Innovation department. During that year, Jason was invited to support the development and implementation of the MIDAS facility in Trail, BC.
In 2019, the Advanced Manufacturing applied research division was awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Build IE research grant for Advanced Manufacturing. Then in 2020, the division was awarded a Technology Access Centre grant from NSERC where Jason is currently working as Chair.
Jason makes his home in Castlegar where his lives with his wife and two children. If he’s not in his shop making something cool, he’s skiing, camping or probably golfing.