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  • Instructor II
    Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education

    Room E3-259 EITC
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6




Multidisciplinary areas of Computer Aided Design, Programing, Technical Drawing, Design Communication, and Production Technology.


I have been teaching at the University of Manitoba for over twenty years, specializing in Computer Aided Design, and Engineering CAD Technology as well as the communication of design. This ranges from technical drawings, 3D models, to fabricating designs using modern production technology. I have expertise in AutoCAD and Autodesk products with over 40,000 hours.

One of the most rewarding aspects of working in engineering is the partnerships you develop over the years. One such initiative was a four-year partnership with machinist instructors from across Canada to develop projects and create the corresponding technical drawings. These were used for the Skills Canada national competition for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and precision machining competitions. Another great program was setting up a volunteer project with the Western Canada Aviation Museum for students to create mechanical drawings used in the restoration of historic aircraft which included an open house at the Western Canada Aviation Museum to showcase the student's work. One of the best initiatives was to develop a proposal to help implement the first Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters youth initiative program for the purpose of getting young people interested in the science and technology fields. Now known as Advanced Manufacturing Discovery Program. I have also partnered with several high schools, and Manitoba Aerospace to develop the Young Engineers Program. This involves students from engineering and machining that brings these two distinctive skills together to collaborate, design, and produce a project. For several years I have also participated and supported programs such as the National Science Fair, CME youth initiative, CO2 car races, and the annual Engineering Celebrity challenge.
Prior to my time at the university, I was a principal of a private vocational school specializing in industry courses developed for careers in the manufacturing sector. I administered students, teaching staff, developed programs and implemented curriculums for certification under the private schools’ act. I created various courses and training for industry and engineers, designers, and technical professionals. This includes companies such as Boeing Canada, Loewen Windows, Homark Industries Minnesota, German Congress, Cadorath Aerospace Corporation, as well as many more.

Graduate Student Opportunities

Instructor Christopher does not have any graduate student opportunities available at this time.

Selected Publications

Laing, C.J. (2007). Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Discovery Program, 2007 CDEN Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba.