Ricardo Brown, Electromechanical Engineering Technician 2013
Brown has recently completed his studies at George Brown College in
theT146 Electromechanical Engineering Technician program. He was a
member of the research and development team at George Brown. Mr.
Brown was actively involved in the testing of new residential and
commercial technologies for industry partners. For his final
project, Mr. Brown was responsible for developing testing methods
to compare a heat wave furnace to a standard electric furnace and
validate the claims made by the manufacturer. He configured the
standard electrical furnace to be using the same voltage, and have
the same motor speed as the heat wave furnace; as well as, design
the testing infrastructure. In addition he has a level 2 electrical
installation certificate from Heart Trust NTA in Jamaica.
spent summer of 2012 working as a welder where he had the
opportunity to perform basic maintenance, troubleshooting and
operations with welding robots. In addition, he spent three months
in 2009 working as an electrical installation assistant at Grand
Palladium Resort & Spa in Jamaica. During that time he
repaired and maintained electrical circuitries and lightings, and
replaced and installed pool pumps. He was awarded with a fulltime
position for demonstration of flexibility and dedication for
volunteering to stay beyond allotted time to assist in solving an
air condition system problem in the H.R. department.
is a resilient engineering technician who has excellent
troubleshooting and installation skills and is an effective team
player. When not in School, Brown enjoys
playing soccer and networking.
Brown expects to graduate and receive his Engineering technician
diploma from George Brown College in June of 2013. He will be
continuing his education in September of 2013 at George Brown
where he will be enrolling in the building automation program, at
the end of which he expects to receive an advanced diploma and
become an engineering technologist.
was born in Toronto, Ontario. He went to Central Technical School
located at Bloor and Bathurst. Initially attending Central Tech.
for the art program Christopher changed his focus to computers,
electronics and the sciences. In his Grade 12 year he participated
in the team for the George Brown Autonomous Maze Solving
Robot competition. Christopher graduated with distinction from the
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering program Carleton University
located in Ottawa, Ontario.
is about to complete the Electro-mechanical Technician program at
George Brown College. His capstone project was for Camino Modular
Systems Incorporated. Christopher contributed to the installation
of the donated Camino flooring, the cubicle, and wiring. He
prototyped the damper control scheme and built the first iteration
of the fan based damper.
Christopher has applied for the Building Automation program at
George Brown College in the Fall 2013 semester.
Watts grew up in Toronto, Ontario completing high school at
Central Technical School. He completed the Ontario Youth
Apprenticeship Program in electrical construction for grade 12. He
worked in the TTC’s electrical department for the course coop
program and was recruited for the summer. After working in the
electrical department he decided to further his education and
chose the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician Program at
George Brown College. Having a background in electrical theory and
hands on experience was good preparation for succeeding in the
program. His knowledge was expanded by learning electronics,
mechanical theory and practice, CAD, PLC systems, pneumatics,
micro controllers, sustainable energy, and other important aspects
of the engineering industry. During his second semester he began
volunteering at the Building Automation Research Lab led by his
professor Leo Salemi at George Brown. After volunteering for the
second and third semester he was chosen to do his fourth semester
final project at the research lab. Here he used his knowledge
learned in class and applied it to leading a project researching
the performance of a heat energy saving window coating by Etime
He also worked on a project researching the performance of a DC
electric furnace using Heatwave Technology™
by Dyna Current™.
He presented this project at the Ontario Centre of Excellence
competition. Now having completed his 2 year diploma and achieving
a GPA of 3.5, he plans to do a third year at George Brown in the
Building Automation Program which is a continuation of the
Electro-Mechanical program. He will continue to work at the
research lab throughout the summer break. Jean-Yves’ dream is to
create innovative technology that reduces negative impact on the
environment in the area of building automation.
Kenneth Jose Gallegos
was born and raised in Maracay, Venezuela. He obtained his
highschool diploma from a small school named Dr. Gustavo H
Machado. He studied English at a Barbados community college for a
year. Afterwards he returned to Venezuela and enrolled into
university. After completing 3 years of a 5 year Elbrother in a
small ectronic Engineering program he left the school. He worked
at the Mecantil Bank for 3 years and then moved on to partner with
his business in Maturin City. Due to the escalating unrest in
Venezuela he decided to immigrate to Canada in search of better
October 10, 2010 he landed in Toronto, Canada and attended an ESL
school to polish his English. He took a few jobs: a waiter and
collector agent for a credit card company. In November, 2
he enrolled in the Electro-mechanical engineering program at
George Brown College. His course began in January in 2012 and will
end in April, 2013. During this time he married Ana Mariela
Dasilva who he previously met at university back in Venezuela.
his last semester at the George Brown College he was given the
opportunity to participate in research projects lead by Professor
Leo Salemi, He volunteered and collaborated in the development of
test hut for coated window testing along with Camino floor
installation and cubicle structure development.
Leo Salemi and Professor Andrew Stuart gave him also the
opportunity to work in the development of a cooling bed that
eventually after competition took part in the OCE presentations of