TORONTO, ONTARIO – Humber College’s Electromechanical Engineering Technology program graduates Bogdan Malynovskyy and Mateusz Cwalinski will represent Team Canada in the Mechatronics category at the 45th WorldSkills competiton in Kazan, Russia from August 22-27, 2019.

Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, information technology, and systems thinking, used in the design of products and automation processes.  

WorldSkills features more than 1,300 participants from over 70 countries and regions competing in more than 50 skilled areas. The four-day competition is the largest of its kind in the world and is considered the pinnacle of excellence in skilled trades and technologies training. Competitors will demonstrate their skills in areas including floristry, electronics, auto body repair and bakery.

In 2018, Bogdan and Mateusz won gold in Mechatronics at the Skills Canada National Competition. The two highest-ranking teams in the competition were identified in their skill areas and were chosen to participate in the next stage of the WorldSkills Team Canada selection process. In order to represent Team Canada at WorldSkills 2019, Bogdan and Mateusz successfully defended their title this past May.

“The biannual WorldSkills competition is the equivalent of the Olympics for skills varsity and reflects the importance of ensuring that graduates have the talent required for the jobs of tomorrow,” said Darren Lawless, dean, Applied Research and Innovation, Humber College. “Bogdan and Mateusz have worked hard to earn the privilege of representing Canada in mechatronics on the world stage. Humber’s continuous presence in national and global competitions reflects the college’s ongoing commitment to developing the leaders of the future.”

Humber’s team is trained by Neal Mohammed, director of the college’s Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation, and former WorldSkills Mechatronics gold winner Maurício Toigo, who represented Brazil in 2013 before coming to Humber to study. The team is supported by Humber’s industry partners DMG MORI Canada Inc., Festo Didactic Inc., and KUKA Robotics Canada Ltd., who have provided the competitors with sponsorships, new systems and components, and financial assistance.

“Our students are offered diverse experiential learning opportunities such as skills varsity training and competitions. We’ve had a strong reputation in many skilled areas for a number of years, which is a testament to our dedicated students and professors,” said Farzad Rayegani, senior dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology.

Humber will be sending Bogdan and Mateusz to Russia with the college’s full support and spirit, beginning with a Go for Gold Rally on August 14 at 1:30 pm in the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation at Humber’s North Campus.


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