Chris Vandelaar

Chris Vandelaar

Student Shop Manager (interim)/ Research and Undergraduate Project Manager 
University Machine Services

Contact Information:
Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion, 63C
519-661-2111, ext. 80281

How long have you worked at Western Engineering?            
Since 1998.

What do you do in your role at Western Engineering?       
In my current roll, I look after student manufacturing shops and labs and teach design and shop safety. My regular roll in UMS includes designing and building custom research equipment for the Engineering and Campus communities.

Why are you passionate about being a part of Engineering and Western?                      
I have been at Western for quite some time. It was a tour of University Machine Services at the age of 10 that inspired me to do what I do. I love the variety, I love teaching people how to build things. I love science and all of it’s interesting tools. I couldn’t imagine a nicer place to come to work.