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Steve Carlisle Represents GM Canada at McMaster University

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General Motors Canada president and managing director Steve Carlisle made a visit to McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario last week as a means to “inspire and support innovation for the future of the automobile.”

“Today’s tour was an eye opener for me and was an exceptional opportunity to see some of the latest thinking in our industry,” said Carlisle. “At GM Canada, we have an aggressive R&D agenda so our purpose today was to learn and explore areas where we might work together on strategic innovation partnerships.”

Carlisle met with both faculty and engineering students, all of whom took part in the EcoCAR and Formula SAE student competitions. Carlisle also met with faculty from both Software and Controls and the Microscopy Lab and Battery Research, and he spoke openly with students pursuing careers in the automotive field.

“We already have a strong history together and what I saw today underscores that McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering has significant strengths in key areas of innovation that fit with our future plans at GM,” Carlisle added.

Currently, the Canadian Engineering Centre is hiring 100 software and controls engineers for development of connected car telemetry and environmental and urban mobility solutions.