In my first year at the University of Toronto, I took an Engineering Strategies and Practices course called Praxis. The purpose of this course was to mold in students the identity of a “Student Engineer” where the central identity is Engineer, instead of “Engineering Student” where the central identity is Student.
Over the course of two semesters, I worked with two teams and we reached out to communities within our vicinity with the purpose of improving the lived experience of community we collaborated with.
In Praxis II, my group and I wrote a proposal which discussed an opportunity to improve the efficiency of rolling, unrolling, measuring and storing fabric stores at a small retail fabric store in downtown Toronto. Our group’s proposal was selected as one of the top 7 and we designed a solution to improve the storage of fabric racks in at the store.