Education Conference (ESEC)

SAVE THE DATE!  ESEC 2018 will be on Friday, January 26 2018

The objective of this annual one-day conference is to broaden our students’ horizons through engagement with world leaders in a wide range of sectors corresponding to our program’s majors.  Students learn about research, education and career opportunities for young engineers from innovators and thought leaders who share their expertise and career path through presentations and networking events.

We are hard at work on next year’s speaker line-up.  Please check back in Fall 2017 for details.

See the schedule and speaker line-up from 12th Annual ESEC, 2017.


11th Annual ESEC, 2016

Keynote:                               Nitin Kawale (EngSci 8T3), Enterprise Business, Rogers Communications
Aerospace:                           Dr. Steven Zan (EngSci 8T4), National Research Council of Canada
Electrical & Computer:     Professor Maryam Shanechi (EngSci 0T4), University of Southern California
Biomedical:                         Dr. Yvonne Ying (EngSci 9T6), Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Energy:                                 Ravi Thuraisingham (EngSci 8T8), LightWing Partners, SunWing
Infrastructure:                    Professor Greg McLaskey, Cornell University
Math, Stats, & Finance:    Dr. Andrew Gunstensen (EngSci 8T7), Bank of America
Physics:                                Professor David MacFarlane (EngSci 7T8), Stanford University
Robotics:                              Professor Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon


10th Annual ESEC, 2015

Aerospace:                           David St-Jacques, Astronaut at the Canadian Space Agency
Electrical & Computer:     Karl Martin (EngSci 0T1), Founder and CEO of Bionym
Biomedical:                         Professor Pablo Iglesias (EngSci 8T7), John Hopkins University
Energy:                                 Johanne Picard-Thompson (EngSci 8T4), Senior President of Projects at AltaLink LP
Infrastructure:                    Professor Jeffrey Packer, University of Toronto
Math, Stats, & Finance:    Alex Triantis, Dean of the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Physics:                                Geordie Rose, CTO at D-Wave
Robotics:                             Professor Alonzo Kelley (EngSci 8T4), Carnegie Mellon University


9th Annual ESEC, 2014

Aerospace:                           Todd Reichert (EngSci 0T5) & Cameron Robertson (EngSci 0T8), UTIAS
Electrical & Computer:      Professjor Parham Aarabi (Electrical 9T8), University of Toronto
Biomedical:                          Professor Ali Khademhosseini (Chemical 9T9),  Harvard University
Energy:                                  David Bradwell, Ambri – Energy Systems
Infrastructure:                     Professor Jeanette Montufar, University of Manitoba
Finance:                                Tomas Valis (Mechanical 8T7), Celtic House Venture Partners
Physics:                                 Professor Pierre Savard, University of Toronto
Nanoengineering:               Professor Ted Sargent, University of Toronto


8th Annual ESEC, 2013

Aerospace & Keynote:        Professor Raffaello D’Andrea (EngSci 9T1), ETH
Biomedical:                          Dr. Howard Ginsberg (EngSci 8T9), Neurosurgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital  and Professor at Ryerson
Electrical & Computer:      Professor Joyce Poon (EngSci 0T2), University of Toronto
Energy Systems:                  Dr. Sankar Das Gupta, Electrovaya
Physics:                                 Professor Yong-Baek Kim, University of Toronto
Infrastructure:                     Professor Christopher Kennedy, University of Toronto
Nanoengineering:               Professor Stephen Chou, University of Princeton
Math, Stats, Finance:         Dr. Gregory Sullivan, Managing Director in Vancouver for Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital (EngSci 8T7)


7th Annual ESEC, 2012

Aerospace:                           Dr. Jan Chodas (EngSci 7T8), NASA
Biomedical:                         Professor Pamela Silver, Harvard University
Electrical & Computer:     Mr. Jeff Seifert (ECE 9T2), Cisco Canada
Energy Systems:                 Dr. Michael Ivanco, Candu Technolgies
Physics:                                Professor Rick Van Kooten (EngSci 8T4), Indiana University
Infrastructure:                    Mr. Lawrence Novak, Portland Cement Association
Nanoengineering:              Professor David G. Cory, University of Waterloo
Math, Stats, Finance:        Dr. Dan Rosen, R2 Financial Technologies


6th Annual ESEC, 2011

Aerospace:                           Dr. Jonathan How (EngSci 8T7), MIT
Computer:                           Ian Small (EngSci 8T6), CEO, TokBox
Biomedical:                         Dr. Robert Nerem, Georgia Tech
Electrical & Computer:     Peter Devenyi (Electrical 8T3), VP, RIM
Energy Systems:                 Amir Shalaby, VP, OPA
Physics:                                 Dr. Raymond Laflamme, Perimeter Institute, University of Waterloo
Infrastructure:                    Dr. Eric Miller (EngSci 7T3), University of Toronto
Nanoengineering:              Dr. Laurence Dubois, ATMI Incorporated
Math, Stats, Finance:        Dr. Alan White, University of Toronto


5th Annual ESEC, 2010

Aerospace:                           Dr. Hany Moustapha, Concordia University
Computer:                           Tas Venetsanopoulos (Former dean), VP at Ryerson University
Biomedical:                         David Jaffray, Senior Scientist with the Ontario Cancer Institute
Energy Systems:                 Henry Vehovec (Civil 7T9), President of Mindfirst Inc.
Physics:                                Catherine Kallin, McMaster University
Infrastructure:                    Elizabeth Deakin, University of California
Nanoengineering:              Dr. Gino Palumbo (MSE 8T3), President & CEO, Integran Technologies Inc.


4th Annual ESEC, 2009

Aerospace:                         Fassi Kafyeke, Bombardier Aerospace
Biomedical:                         Elliot McVeigh (Physics 8T4), Johns Hopkins University                       
Computer:                          Hans-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto
Electrical:                             K.C. Smith (Engineering Physics 5T4), University of Toronto
Energy Systems:                Hadi Dowlatabadi, University of British Columbia
Infrastructure:                   Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto
Nanoengineering:             Chris Phoenix, Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
Plenary:                              Todd Perry, Facebook
Lunchtime Keynote:         Tara Hillebrandt, Canadian Space Agency


3rd Annual ESEC, 2008

Aerospace:                          Tim Barfoot (EngSci 9T7), University of Toronto
Biomedical:                         Ken Lutchen, Boston University
Computer:                           Jonathan Rose (EngSci 8T0), University of Toronto
Electrical:                            Peter Kinget, Columbia University
Energy Systems:                Oskar Sigvaldason, Hatch Group
Infrastructure:                   Tibor Kakai, Halcrow Yolles
Manufacturing:                  Sara Beckman, University of California Berkeley
Nanoengineering:              Federico Rosei, Université du Québec
Physics:                                Melissa Franklin (Physics 7T7), Harvard University


2nd Annual ESEC, 2007

Aerospace:                     Ed Crawley, MIT
Biomedical:                   Ali Khademhossieni (Chemical 9T9), Harvard/MIT
Computer:                     Zvonko Vranesic (Electrical 6T3), University of Toronto
Electrical:                      Alyssa Apsel, Cornell University
Infrastructure:             Roger Dorton, Buckland and Taylor
Manufacturing:            Jack Hu, University of Michigan
Nanoengineering:       Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Physics:                         Ray LaPierre, McMaster University


Inaugural ESEC, 2006

Aerospace:                   Christian Sallaberger, MDA
Biomedical:                 Wolf von Maltzhan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Computer:                   Sharon Nunes, IBM
Electrical:                    Raffaello D’Andrea (EngSci 9T1), Cornell University
Infrastructure:           William Kelly, Catholic University of America
Manufacturing:         Daniel Frey, MIT
Nanoengineering:     Jillian Buriak, University of Alberta
Physics:                       Aksel Hallin, Queens University