Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Mechanical Engineering
Research: Action-based research into engineering education practices; Studies in diversity in engineering; Effectiveness of educational technology both inside and outside the classroom
Jason Bazylak brings his engineering, education, and design experience to his role at the University of Toronto. He currently coordinates an award winning first year design course (Engineering Strategies and Practice), conducts research into reducing the under-representation of women and Indigenous people in engineering, and is the Dean’s Advisor on Indigenous Initiatives.
Professor Bazylak started his career as a manufacturing engineer in a new product introduction division of a large telecommunication manufacturer. He returned to academia joining the University of Victoria first as an engineering co-operative education coordinator and then as an engineer-in-residence. He joined the University of Toronto as a teaching stream professor where he is heavily involved in design education. He most recently won the Hart Teaching Innovative Professorship for his work to increase engineering engagement with Indigenous students and communities.