Personal Background[edit | edit source]

Cameron is currently a student at the University of Western Ontario under the Faculty of Engineering. He has a keen interest in sustainable innovation and development, biomedical engineering design, humanitarian-aid, and biotechnology as well as social entrepreneurship and research translation.

Research Interests[edit | edit source]

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Projects[edit | edit source]

Current Projects[edit | edit source]

Completed Projects[edit | edit source]

Experience[edit | edit source]

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Professional Experiences[edit | edit source]

Free Appropriate Sustainable Technology Research Group[edit | edit source]

  • Research Associate, November 2021 – present
  • Technical Research Support, September 2022 – April 2023
  • Research Fellow Award (Contract), May 2022 – August 2022

The Free Appropriate Sustainable Technology (FAST) research group is supervised by Professor Joshua Pearce and aims to explore how solar photovoltaic technology can sustainably power our society and how open-source hardware like open source appropriate technologies and RepRap 3-D printing can drive distributed recycling and additive manufacturing.

Cameron's main focus is on material processing and manufacturing systems, more specifically, the current projects involve process heating systems for recycling and material science including a novel scientific sheet press and a redesigned industrial sheet press inspired by Precious Plastics.

Other projects include researching hypochlorite production via electrolysis to create an open-source device that can be used to produce hypochlorous acid, a powerful and effective disinfectant. This project aims to give individuals and institutions with limited resources, such as those in remote and developing communities, access to an effective sanitization solution that is safe, cost effective, and locally produced. Other projects include magnetic induction heating and coil design, open source circuit prototyping and manufacturing, and waste plastics recycling.

Please see the projects section for further details on active and completed projects. For project files for any of our projects visit their respective OSF repository. To contribute or make issue requests for a certain project visit and

How to Change the World[edit | edit source]

  • Teaching Associate, October 2022 – present
  • Challenge Dev. Associate, May 2023 – August 2023

The teaching team engages with an internationally diverse cohort of experienced colleagues, and collaborate with experts from around the world to design and lead this exceptional experiential learning program. The teaching team works with leading experts and world-class educators to empower passionate students from around the world to apply their academic knowledge to address complex real-world challenges. Students gain future-proof skills from human-centered design to digital collaboration and develop their mindsets, skills, and capabilities to thrive in a dynamic world. Participants explore and tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in partnership with real local communities and stake holders.

As a participant my group placed top 3 of 20 teams winning the title of Most Creative Solution. Our project was aimed at addressing good health and well being (SDG-3) in Kampala, Uganda; our solution reused agriculture waste from banana farming to create mosquito nets to prevent malaria infection, a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Uganda. To learn more about the program visit the How to Change the World website and for more information on how we tackled our given problem check out our project portfolio.

Field Ready[edit | edit source]

  • Volunteer Research and Development Consultant, January 2022 – December 2022

Responsibilities include obtaining a thorough understanding of Field Ready’s vision, programming approach, activities, policies and procedures; similarly, being fully knowledgeable about Western University’s policies and procedures on launching new projects, partnerships and managing funding. Cameron coordinates mutually beneficial activities between Field Ready and Western University by identifying opportunities for research and product development. Regularly reports to and collaborates between Dr. Joshua Pearce, Director of FAST Research Group at Western University, and Dr. Eric James, Executive Director of Field Ready.

SunStang Design Team

  • General Member, September 2021 – April 2022

The Sunstang Solar Car Project is Western Engineering’s largest and longest running Mega-project Team with dozens of alumni from all engineering disciplines. Our mission is to introduce Western Undergraduate Engineering students into a project-based learning community and leave an impact on the engineering profession through the education of sustainable energy practices.

As the Battery Protection System (BMS) sub-team lead I am expected to be knowledgable of the theory, design, and implementation of battery monitoring systems. I am responsible for managing and assisting other design team members with tasks related to the BMS. The system we are using is an Orion BMS, but I hope to develop our own device to be used in future design iterations of the build. Additionally as a general member of the low-power team I also contribute to other aspects of the low-power team such as general tasks, system design, and project management tasks.

Community Leadership & Volunteer Experience[edit | edit source]

Western University Faculty of Engineering Outreach and Recruitment[edit | edit source]

  • Student Ambassador, October 2022 – Present

Student Ambassadors are students with first-hand experience with the various aspects of undergraduate engineering at Western University such as co-op, programs, research, clubs and teams, and anything else related. Prospective and current students can get to know the Western Engineering student ambassadors through a variety of informative Q&As and profiles and are available for students to connect with them by email to get more information about their experiences.

Undergraduate Engineering Society Sustainability Council[edit | edit source]

  • Wellness Commissioner, April 2022 – May 2023
  • Sustainability Coordinator, September 2021 – April 2022

The Wellness Commissioner is responsible for forming the Wellness Force and chairs all Wellness Force meetings for the year as well as promoting student wellness through the planning of events, providing resources, and creating/voting on new initiatives. In this position I have been able to leverage my previous experience as a Crisis Councillor with Crisis Text Line and mental health training with LivingWorks that I received as part of training to be a Student Orientation Leader for the 2022/23 year.

I was previously the sustainability coordinator for the Sustainability Committee where I my primary role was to track and minimize the environmental footprint of the Undergraduate Engineering Society. The UES Sustainability Council is a branch of the Western Undergraduate Engineering Society which aims to educate the Western Engineering community on personal and industrial environmental impacts.

Western Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship Club[edit | edit source]

Year 2 Electrical Engineering Representative, September 2021 – April 2022

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club connects diverse student groups to pursue innovative entrepreneurial ideas together and encourages them to develop the key connections and skills required bring an entrepreneurial idea to life.


  • Recruit students, propose/plan future events, and act as a link between my program and the IEC
  • Actively participate in IEC events and work with other students on entrepreneurial projects

Crisis Text Line[edit | edit source]

  • Crisis Counselor, December 2020

Guide texters from a hot moment of crisis to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning.

Oak Valley Health[edit | edit source]

  • ICU Support Volunteer, September 2019 – March 2020
  • Inpatient Floor Visiting Volunteer, December 2018 – March 2020

As a visiting volunteer I provided patients on the inpatient floor at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital with company, engaged in conversations, and assisted with small tasks in an effort to improve patient experience and consequently patient outcomes.

My role as a support volunteer in the Intensive Care Unit at Markham Stouffville Hospital involved supporting staff with their daily tasks, keeping patient and storage areas organized and stocked, answering phones, and performing administrative tasks.

Awards and Achievements[edit | edit source]

Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Scholarship[edit | edit source]

Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation in association with Western University, Faculty of Engineering – November 2022

Awarded to students enrolled in a CEAB-Accredited program in the Faculty of Engineering with minimum overall average of 80% who have demonstrated leadership through participation in professional affairs, volunteer, and/or extracurricular activities. Eligibility and merit are assessed based on an essay submission that outlines their accomplishments and describes the impact this award will have on their ability to pursue their educational goals.

Bill & Barbara Etherington Undergraduate Research Fellowship[edit | edit source]

Western University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering – May 2022

Awarded to the top 4 undergraduate summer research applicants in the Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minimum average of 80% in their last academic year. Supervised by Dr. Joshua M. Pearce as part of the FAST Research Group. This award is funded by the generous donations made by Bill and Barbara Etherington.

Western Scholarship of Distinction[edit | edit source]

Western University, Office of the Registrar – September 2020

Awarded to students with a final admission average of 92.0% to 100.0%. Recognizes and rewards the outstanding academic achievements of incoming high school students by financially contributing to first year tuition as well as subsidizing expenses relating to the optional study abroad program.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Cameron working on the control & power electronics of a tube furnace.
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