SOTI and Toronto Metropolitan University: Working Together to Establish Canada as a Leader in Aerospace Technology


The opportunity to advance aerospace technology and lead the next generation of innovators in Canada has always been an inspiration in my career. As such, I am to be appointed to the position of the SOTI Research Chair at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering.


SOTI Aerospace further expands SOTI’s commitment to empower businesses to take mobility to endless possibilities. For over two decades, SOTI has been at the forefront of the mobile revolution. The Aerospace division leans heavily on SOTI’s extensive expertise, bringing the best and brightest engineers from around the globe to reimagine how technology can be used to transform many of the mobile challenges both citizens and business face every day. 


For Toronto Metropolitan University, the partnership helps us achieve our goal to create opportunities for our students to be involved in ground-breaking research projects and to work alongside industry-leading professionals. Since its launch, the Department of Aerospace Engineering has focused its research on vision systems for indoor environments, including smart avoidance, auto location of people and objects, self-navigation, self-learning and situational understanding, which will be brought to market by SOTI’s proven commercialization.


As Toronto’s truly global, city-building university, Toronto Metropolitan University lives by the values of inclusion, innovation and service. Toronto Metropolitan University takes great pride in its commitment to prepare students to become bold, fearless leaders and changemakers. The Aerospace department has also made great strides in advancing this innovative field of technology and bringing exciting new learning and career opportunities to our students.


As a homegrown industry leader in enterprise mobility with a truly global footprint, SOTI brings a passion and drive to the advancement of indoor drone technology. SOTI is on a mission to establish Canada as a leader in aerospace technology, while helping to establish a generation of strong Canadian innovators.


By partnering with SOTI, Toronto Metropolitan University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering can provide students with access to high-tech facilities and the opportunity to contribute to unique research projects through emerging technologies.


I am proud to be named Research Chair. This is an incredibly valuable hands-on opportunity to collaborate with world-class industry experts on research, as well as the chance to network and explore innovations in the sector. Together, we will work to further establish Canada as a global hub for cutting-edge aerospace innovation, and further establish the university’s reputation as an international destination for aerospace learning.