Niagara College hosts Engineering Event March 21

In honour of the National Engineering Month, Niagara College will be hosting an information night with guest speaker, Neil Walker.

“Engineering Shaping Our World: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” takes place Monday, March 21 at the Welland Campus.

Open to the community, the event is geared towards high school and current college students interested in learning more about the role of engineering in improving our daily lives, while also exploring the leadership role of engineers in our society.

The event, which includes refreshments and door prizes, takes place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Core, in the Student Centre on the Welland Campus of Niagara College. Event sponsors include NEM Ontario OACETT, Niagara College School of Trades, and the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre.

The event is free, but RSVP is required to reserve space. Please send an email to: [email protected].


Neil Walker is a licensed professional Mechanical Engineer and a full-time professor at Niagara College in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program and the Mechanical Engineering Technician program. In this capacity Walker teaches or has taught fluid power, physics, PLCs, manufacturing processes, machine design, fluid mechanics, computer applications, quality improvement tools, welding, mechanical systems design, and computer modelling.

Before his employment at Niagara College, he was a professor at Humber College, teaching hydraulics and welding. Before that he spent 10 years as Senior Test Engineer at Goodrich Landing Gear in Oakville, now operating as UTC Aerospace Systems. His engineering background is in aerospace testing and related technology, including servo-hydraulic fluid power, data analysis, instrumentation, control, materials, machine design, and training.

In the summer of 2012, Walker worked on contract for Amatrol delivering PLC training to teachers in Jeffersonville, Indiana; and also fluid power training to polytechnic staff and faculty in Takoradi, Ghana.

He delivered a paper on landing gear testing for the Airbus A-380 to the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute in 2005.