Oludare Sokoya, MSc (Eng.), PhD

Discipline: Engineering/Mathematics/Statistics

I joined the college as an instructor in one of the Trade’s program but currently serve as an instructor in the Engineering and University studies program.

I obtained my BSc (Eng.) degree in Nigeria in 2001, followed by an MSc (Eng.) in 2005 and a PhD in 2013, both of which I completed in South Africa. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with several institutions, including the Philips Project Centre in Nigeria, the Meraka Institute (managed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), ZTE Corporation South Africa, and Durban University of Technology in South Africa. Upon relocating to Canada, I joined the College of Rockies as a regular full-time faculty member. I hold multiple certifications, including Cisco Instructor, Project Management Professional, and Professional Scrum Master 1. I am also an Engineer-in-Training with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). My greatest passion is in mentoring young people, especially those interested in engineering. I derive immense satisfaction from helping them unlock their true potential and achieve their aspirations with the help of my knowledge and guidance.

My mission as an educator is to empower every student with the abilities and talents necessary to make a significant contribution to society. I am dedicated to partnering with my students to provide project-based learning outcomes that enable them to achieve their purpose through exemplary mentorship. I believe in an active, student-centered approach to teaching and learning, using technology to deliver Open distance e-learning (ODeL) pedagogy that removes barriers to access and incorporating a blended contact-based pedagogy with flexible learning provision.