Election Year: 2020
Election Constituency: Canada
Scholar Status: Scholar Alum
Rhodes Identifier: Prairies & Keble 2020
Manpreet Deol completed her Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering degree at the University of Calgary where she studied as a Schulich Leader of Canada. Manpreet aspires to couple empathy and human factors to design more inclusive human-machine interfaces. To date, she has innovated 5 assistive technologies for individuals with varying needs and contributed to a provisional patent. Manpreet was the youngest member on the Innovation Team of a leading North American technology company where she helped advance biosensor topology.
At the Oxford Internet Institute, Manpreet hopes to investigate how marginalized communities, particularly individuals with intellectual disabilities, use the Internet to communicate, with the ultimate goal of designing more accessible online infrastructure.
As a proud Sikh and an active feminist, she advocates for equity in postsecondary STEM environments and community spaces.