Tim Collings / Founder and Director
Tim Collings earned his B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo in 1984 and 1986 respectively. From 1989-1998, Tim conducted research at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in analog, digital & microprocessor systems design, communication systems, and digital signal processing (DSP). From 1998-2002, Tim was a Professor at the Technical University of BC (TechBC) and conducted program, curriculum and course design as well as advanced applied research in embedded systems and communications. Tim is currently President of Canadian V-Chip Design Inc.
Tim developed the V-Chip at SFU in 1990. In 1996, Tim was awarded the APEBC Meritorious Achievement Award, the BC Science Council Young Innovator Gold Medal, and the Ernest C. Manning Principal Award in recognition of his V-Chip technology. Tim was invited to address the G7 regarding V-Chip technology in 1995 and again in 1996 and he was invited to the White House in 1997 to demonstrate the V-Chip at a press conference with Al Gore and Bill Clinton. In 1998, Tim was recognized as one of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40”. In 2000, Tim was acknowledged as one of BC’s “Top 50 Thinkers”. Tim continues to advocate content search and filtering technologies to governments, industry, and organizations around the world.
Tim serves on several technology standards-setting committees and continues to license technology to consumer electronics for Wi-LAN Technologies in Ottawa, Canada. As a co-founder and Director of Kineteks Corporation, Tim assists the company in technical due diligence, sensor technology integration, and architecture design. Tim continues to assist local technology companies in the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of technology products and services, and also provides technical risk analysis, technology assessment, intellectual property development, business formation, financing, and strategic planning services.
Tim was honoured with the Order of British Columbia 2015, recognizing the contribution his invention of the V-Chip has made to society.