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Friday, August 21, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Engineering alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour with Oscar Nespoli, design faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering.

During this Office Hour, Oscar will share the University of Waterloo’s newest certificate program for engineers: Applied Creativity at Work Certificate. This certificate in strategic design is for engineers, product designers and managers and advanced manufacturing professionals. The three course program is designed to move participants from conventional rule-based design thinking to strategic thinking using novel and proven teaching methods. You will be exposed to the world of creative design and deep problem understanding and how it can enhance your current work practices and outcomes.

If you are interested in learning more about this advanced design engineering certificate to upgrade your skills, join Oscar for this Office Hour. Deadline for applications is September 1 with the first course starting on September 8, 2020. Please bring your questions!

Through this certificate, you’ll learn to:

  • Discover, identify, represent and communicate a meaningful opportunity
  • Generate, develop and evaluate novel, useful and feasible concepts
  • Realize concepts for functional and economic utility and safe use
  • Verify, validate, implement and refine a design
  • Adapt methods to address situational design challenges
  • Interpret, navigate and evolve the problem and solution in a strategic manner
  • Engage in thoughtful reflective practice

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Oscar NespoliOscar Nespoli
Continuing Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo


Oscar Nespoli is a design faculty member (Continuing Lecturer) in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Oscar joined the University of Waterloo following a 23-year career in research, engineering and management practice in industry and government.

Oscar's teaching and research interests are in the areas of design cognition, design methods, design education, and lightweight composite material structures. Oscar maintains strong industry-university relations and a commitment to remain close to design practice.

Before joining the University of Waterloo, Oscar was employed at L-3 Communications Wescam where he led inter-disciplinary teams toward successful development and commercialization of camera systems. Earlier in his career Oscar was employed at Department of National Defence, the Canadian Space Agency, Owens Corning Canada, and the research division of the Bata Shoe Organization.

Oscar has been a licensed Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) since 1986. He is a member of the Design Society, and founded and co-chairs an International Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design Practice.

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Free, however, registration is requested as space is limited
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