Speaker Profiles

Francis LeBouthillier

Francis LeBouthillier


OCAD University

 Francis LeBouthillier is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist, designer and entrepreneur, who uses traditional approaches to figurative sculpture along with new technologies  to build training devices for the medical industry. Since 1989, Francis has been a Professor at OCAD University, where he is cross-appointed within the Faculties of Art and Design. He chaired the Sculpture/Installation Program from 2007 to 2012.

 For the past 10 years, Francis has also designed and manufactured
high-fidelity surgical simulators and medical models. Working in collaboration with medical research partners, that include research teams at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, Women's College Hospital, and the University of Toronto's Surgical Skills Lab, he has developed several simulators that are integral to refining the surgical techniques of obstetricians worldwide.

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