Carleton University and Ross Video Establish Three-Year Integrated Partnership
This partnership will continue to engage students through cooperative education, internships, research initiatives, and experiential learning.
Carleton University, a research-intensive university based in Ottawa, and Ross Video, the leading live event and video production technology manufacturer, have established a three-year partnership to spearhead innovation and foster talent development in robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and digital systems and hardware design.
Creating experiential learning opportunities for students
In addition to a shared focus on research and innovation, the partnership is a commitment to continue engaging students through cooperative education, internships, research initiatives, and experiential learning — providing opportunities for new and current students, but also helping create a stronger workforce for the video and live event production industry for years to come.
“As a long-time collaborator with Carleton University, we are thrilled to establish this integrated partnership that combines our shared expertise and commitment to innovation,” said David Ross, Ross Video’s CEO.
“Carleton’s exceptional talent in science and engineering, coupled with their dedication to producing top-notch graduates, makes them an ideal partner for Ross Video. We are confident that together we will push the boundaries of technology and advance the live event and video production industry.”
Advancing research in robotics, AI, and more
“Partnerships between academic institutions and industry are a critical factor in accelerating solutions to the world’s most pressing issues,” said Jerry Tomberlin, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University. “We take pride in our deep expertise in science and engineering and our commitment to producing exceptional talent and research that will make a difference. This partnership with Ross Video is a natural fit. We are excited about this integrated partnership and look forward to the successes we will achieve together.”
Carleton researchers and students will collaborate with Ross Video to explore product design and development. One key research area has been enhancing image stabilization techniques by researching vibration control for robotic camera systems. Future research collaboration aims to explore AI related technologies.
“We are very pleased to partner with Ross Video to advance research and development in robotics, artificial intelligence, and digital systems and hardware design,” said Rafik Goubran, Vice-President, Research and International.
“The research has the potential to transform the industry and create significant opportunities for students, and we look forward to working closely with Ross Video to achieve these goals.”
Ross Video has also long supported Carleton’s co-op program, consistently hiring talented individuals since 2001. Over the course of the partnership, Ross Video plans to expand its co-op hires and explore opportunities for internships. Ross will also remain a founding partner of the Women in Engineering & IT (WiE&IT) Program for three more years.
In addition, the company has established the Ross Video Award for Indigenous Students, underscoring their commitment to philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
Carleton’s growing success in corporate engagement stems from a new integrated approach — offering a multi-faceted and mutually beneficial relationship for an organization looking to achieve multiple objectives. The university works closely with partners to address business challenges, while also creating experiential learning opportunities for students and researchers. In the past five years, Carleton has established long-term and strategic partnerships with Ericsson, BlackBerry QNX, IBM Canada, and a host of other organizations.
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