Doctor of Letters
(honoris causa) DLitt
Dr. Colin Simpson is a Canadian entrepreneur, software developer, educator and author of six textbooks, including the bestselling Principles of Electronics. He is an expert in teaching electronics, industrial automation, robotics and simulation technology who has won numerous awards including the Award of Excellence from the Association of Canadian Colleges, the TVOntario Lifelong Learning Challenge Award, and the CODiE Award from the Software Publishers Association. Simpson holds three patents in electronics laboratory simulation and control systems technology. In 1997, Simpson founded Logic Design Inc. (LDI) and began development of 2D and 3D simulation software programs to assist students in the study of electronics, electro-mechanics, robotics and automation. Since then, LDI has grown to become the largest provider of technical education simulation products in the world.
Simpson received an honorary doctorate of Letters on June 12, 2015.