Hello, I'm Harrison.

I'm a mechanical engineering student in Toronto.

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Harrison Chan

Hello! I am a third-year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Toronto, specializing in Mechatronics and Solid Mechanics. I am also completing dual minors in Robotics & Mechatronics and Engineering Business (through the Rotman School of Management).

My interests are in aerospace, automotive, robotics, computer technology, as well as finance and entrepreneurship.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto

September 2018 - Present
Minor in Engineering Business
Minor in Robotics and Mechatronics

Courses I've taken: Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour


English, Cantonese, Mandarin (native); French, Spanish (working)

Microsoft Office, Project, Visio; SolidWorks; MATLAB; Adobe Creative Suite

Programming Languages:
C, C++, Python, R, HTML5, CSS

Technical Skills:
3D printing, machining, technical writing, communication, photography, web design

Engineering Business Futures Program Assistant, University of Toronto

June 2020 - Present

  • Planned series of speaker panel events about careers in business for engineering students
  • Contacted alumni and industry professionals to become speakers at panel events
  • Created promotional material for the speaker series to be posted on different social media platforms
Intern, Ministers' Regional Offices, Government of Canada

May 2019 - August 2019

  • Prepared daily Chinese media and weekly British Columbia news briefings for Prime Minister's Office and all Minister's Offices
  • Compiled set of one-page briefings for different regions and ridings in BC, detailing demographics and regional policy concerns
  • Advised, helped plan, and staffed Prime Minster and Minsterial events in BC through weekly national conference calls
Textbook Department Student Staff, Vancouver College

June 2015 - August 2018

  • Managed and oversaw entire operations of textbook department, including $2.5 million worth of inventory and two junior workers
  • Processed all textbook issuances and returns throughout the school year and prepared fines for damaged/lost books
  • Coordinated move of entire textbook room across campus to new location

Co-Curricular and Volunteer Experience
Vice-President Student Life, University of Toronto Engineering Society

April 2020 - April 2021

  • Handled day-to-day Society operations, such as answering queries in email and online, and helping clubs with funding
  • Oversaw projects of the Society such as the Orientation Committee, Design Team Association, and social media accounts
  • Interacted with the Faculty and clubs on COVID-19 mitigation and helped coordinate plans for gradual re-opening of facilities
Rocket Propulsion Designer, University of Toronto Aerospace Team

September 2018 - Present

  • Designed the nozzle assembly for the hybrid rocket, to secure the new phenolic nozzle to the exhaust of the engine chamber
  • Improved safety of the spin-caster, the fuel moulding device, by designing a stand and introducing pressure releases
  • Represented UTAT at community outreach functions, from events at the Ontario Science Centre to university applicant events
Hi-Skule™ Mentor, University of Toronto Engineering Society

September 2018 - Present

  • Mentored high school students that are considering going into STEM fields by sharing my experiences and answering questions.
  • Helped high school students apply the engineering design process to tackle design challenges at the annual UofT High School Design Competition
Skule™ Kup Director, University of Toronto Engineering Society

April 2019 - April 2020

  • Formed and lead executive team for the Skule™ Kup, an interdisciplinary yearlong competition to increase student comradery
  • Planned and ran monthly events and mini competitions, collaborating with other Engineering Society directors and schools
  • Lead the planning of an inter-school event with Ryerson engineering students, for a game of Capture the Flag at UofT
Engineering Board of Directors Representative, University of Toronto Students' Union

April 2019 - April 2020

  • Represented over 5000 engineering students on the board of the students’ union, and sat on the Finance and Student Aid committees, helping reform the budget considering revenue decreases, and restructure the financial aid/bursary program for greater inclusivity and range of bursaries
  • Debated on issues pertinent to engineering students and all students at the university at board meetings, including university mental health policy, changes to health and dental plans, and mandatory microtransactions in courses
  • Helped conduct hiring for vacant board director and appeals board positions

Course Projects
Speech Recognition Model, APS360, Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
CNC Milling Machine, MIE243, Mechanical Engineering Design
Flood Prevention System, APS112, Engineering Strategies and Practices II
Haptic Feedback User Interface, APS111, Engineering Strategies and Practices I

Hobbies and Interests

I'm an avid hobbyist photographer!