Bill Owen

Associate Director of First-Year Engineering

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Location: CPH 1325H


My first-year advisor/administrator duties include:

  • Academic Advisor: communicate with hundreds of students per year to discuss things like study skills, transfers, electives, promotion rules, and extenuating circumstances;
  • Examinations and Promotions (E and P): review end-of-term marks and promotions, and help prepare and present petitions to the E and P committee;
  • Academic Discipline: investigate possible academic offences, and draft informal resolutions for academic discipline;
  • Scheduling: set course timetables and examination schedules. 

I work closely with the Administrative Co-ordinator, Associate Director, and Director of First-Year Engineering.

I am also a lecturer with the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department. I teach design and control theory. My research interests are multiple robotic manipulators, robotic machining, motion planning, mobile robotic manipulators, and teaching related topics.