Meet the Team



The MAKE+ advantage lies with our diversity. Our diverse team of engineers, technologists, industrial designers, manufacturing specialists and project managers will conduct and coordinate all aspects of your project from business opportunity assessment through to verification and validation of your product’s performance.

MAKE+ has sub group called PART that is ISO 13485 & ISO 9001 certified.

Nancy Paris, MASc PEng
Director MAKE+ and PART

Nancy Knaggs, AScT
PART Program Head

Thom Bellaire, Dipl.T.
PART Research Analyst

Lisa Boulton
PART Research Associate (Industrial Design)

Rory Dougall

Research Assistant

Judy Findlay, MASc, PEng
PART Project Leader

Sara Frederking, Dipl.T.
PART Research Analyst

Matt Greig, Dipl.T., Btech (On leave)
PART Research Analyst (Photovoltaics)

Nigel Halsted, Dipl.T., BTech, MBA
PART Project Leader

Ernie Janzen, TQ, IP
PART Trade Researcher

Yvette Jones, PhD
Research Associate (Biomechanics, Human Kinetics)

Dan Leland
Research Associate

Johanne Mattie, MASc
Research Associate (Biomedical Engineering)

Joe Newton, BTech, AScT
PART Project Leader

Silvia Raschke, PhD
Project Leader (Orthopaedic and Assistive Devices)

Gord Thiessen, Dipl.T., B.Ed.
PART Project Leader (Mechanical)

Angie Wong, BSc
Research Analyst (Electrical Engineering)

If you have a technical question or problem, or a potential project in mind, ask a BCIT research expert.