Fanshawe students in School of Public Safety to benefit from Siemens PLM Software
London, Ontario - Fanshawe is pleased to announce a new academic partnership with
Siemens Canada that will provide learning opportunities for the College's Advanced
Ergonomic Studies students.
The in-kind grant has a commercial value of more than $28 million CAD. Students
in the School of Public Safety will have the opportunity to learn using Jack™ software
which is part of the Tecnomatix® portfolio, the industry-leading digital manufacturing
solution from Siemens' Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software business. Jack
is a leading-edge human modeling and simulation program that is considered industry
standard. While using the software, students will design products and evaluate industrial
tasks that are meant to improve user comfort and reduce musculoskeletal injuries.
"This investment from Siemens ensures our students are well prepared for relevant
and rewarding careers upon graduation," says Fanshawe President Peter Devlin. "We
thank Siemens for its continued support of Fanshawe and helping us unlock the potential
of our students."
By utilizing Siemens' PLM Software for course work, research and other academic
studies, Fanshawe students will have the opportunity to develop the advanced skills
required by the more than 77,000 global customers who already utilize Siemens' software
and technology solutions. Tecnomatix is leveraged by more than five million users
"Digitalization is rapidly changing every aspect of our lives, including how we
work," says Robert Hardt, President and CEO, Siemens Canada, "We're thrilled through
this grant to be providing Fanshawe students in the Advanced Ergonomic Studies program
with sophisticated software tools to help develop safer, more efficient working
environments for Canadians."
Mark Hunter, chair of Fanshawe's School of Public Safety looks forward to working
with a global corporation that is on the leading edge of PLM technology.
"Students in our Advanced Ergonomic Studies program will now have the opportunity
to learn using leading-edge software, preparing them for careers as industry leaders
upon graduation," says Mark Hunter, chair of the School of Public Safety. "On behalf
of our students, I thank Siemens Canada for this in-kind grant."
"Having gained hands-on experience with the Jack modelling software has greatly
contributed to our thorough, scientific understanding of human biomechanics when
exposed to various working circumstances, as well as provided experience in applying
ergonomic analysis tools for both proactive and reactive design purposes," says
Anna Beenackers, Advanced Ergonomic Studies student. "The knowledge and experience
gained from our exposure to Jack will minimize the learning curve and aid in the
transition as we progress from students to working professionals in the field of
Siemens PLM Software is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management
(PLM) software and services for a wide variety of industries including automotive,
aerospace and defense, industrial machinery and heavy equipment, shipbuilding, medical
devices and, electronics and semiconductor sectors.
About Siemens Canada
Siemens Canada is a leading technology partner that has stood for engineering excellence,
innovation, quality and reliability for more than 100 years. Siemens' expertise
in the fields of electrification, automation and digitalization helps make real
what matters to Canada, delivering solutions for sustainable energy, intelligent
infrastructure, healthcare and the future of manufacturing. One of the world's largest
producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a foremost
supplier of power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure
solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The
company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment and laboratory diagnostics
as well as clinical IT. The company has approximately 5,000 employees, 44 offices
and 15 production facilities from coast-to-coast. Sales for Siemens Canada in fiscal
2016 (ended September 30), were $3.1 billion CAD. Further information is available
About Fanshawe College
Fanshawe celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. The year will be an exciting opportunity
to reflect on how much the College has grown since 1967 and how it will continue
to have a meaningful impact on future students.
Fanshawe is one of Ontario's largest colleges. Its campuses, located in London,
Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock, serve close to half a million people with a promise
to educate, engage, empower and excite. For 50 years, Fanshawe has been helping
people to unlock their potential and achieve success. The College attracts students
from 70 countries every year and opens up a world of possibilities through more
than 200 degree, diploma and certificate programs, along with apprenticeship training.