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Two Chair’s of EngSci and The Gates Foundation

Current EngSci Chair Professor Kortschot led by previous Chair, Professor Yu-Ling Cheng, represented their waterless Toronto Toilet team in Seattle this week and won 3rd place in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “Reinvent the Toilet fair”.  For roughly 2.5 billion people in the world that do not have access to healthy sanitation and human waste disposal, their research and invention… Read more »

0T5 Grad Finalist in Lion’s Lair

0T5 Engineering Science gradute Michael Trauttmansdorff is a Hamiltonian entrepreneur competing in Lion’s Lair as one of the final top ten with his ‘Tidy Feeder” pet product for up to $100,000!  Read about his journey, his business ambitions and family farm:  CBC News article: click here Lion’s Lair profiles of Tidy Feeders: click here

Our Professors contribute to Higgs Boson “God Particle” discovery

EngSci professors that have played a key role in the Higgs Boson “God Particle discovery announced July 4 2012 following half a century of world wide collaborative research: Dr. Pierre Savard, EngSci Physics Option Chair Dr. Bob Orr, teaching Nuclear and Particle Physics Dr. William Trischuk, teaching Waves and Modern Physics Dr. David Bailey, former… Read more »

Saksham Uppal (1T2) Wins Engineers Canada’s Gold Medal Student Award

Aug. 2012 A committed volunteer and a natural leader, Uppal has created several avenues for his peers to engage in leadership and volunteerism, both within the university community and beyond. His interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, plus his passion for creating positive change, led him to develop the Nspire Innovation Network and its flagship event, the National… Read more »

Coming Home to EngSci with the Only Canadian Medal

The University of Toronto Robotics Association ( recently returned from RoboGames in California, the largest robotics competition in North America. UTRA won a bronze medal in the 120-lbs class of combat robots and proudly returned home with the only Canadian medal at the competition. With this award, UTRA has been on the podium for five… Read more »

7T2 Dr. Sadoway’s TED talk

Dr. Donald Sadoway is a 7T2 EngSci graduate – watch his TED talk click here The Missing Link to Renewable Energy GroupSadoway @ MIT Dr. Donald Sadoway is one of The 2012 TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influencial People in the World

EngSci’s Solving City-Wide Issues

The 2012 Engineering Science Praxis II Showcase featured year 1 student design projects that will make the City of Toronto a better place. Metro Morning, CBC:         Raccoon Proof Bin  Listen to a 5 minute radio interview on Metro Morning featuring 1T5 student Adrian Esser! National Post:                     Green Bins vs. Raccoons: Round 2 Toronto Star:                       U of T Takes Engineering Lessons… Read more »

Gordon Cressy Awards received by 3 EngSci’s

Amir Allana (EngSci 1T2), Wen Song (EngSci 1T2) and Jonathan Sun (EngSci 1T1 + PEY) have all recieved the University of Toronto’s 2012 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award.  Click here for more details.

Seth Strimas-Mackey wins the Nortel Institute Undergraduate Scholarship

Every year, Engineering Communications Technology Institute at the University of Toronto awards the Nortel Institute Undergraduate Scholarship. We are proud to annouce that he recipient 2011-2012 recepient is Engineering Science Student Seth Strimas-Mackey. Please visit the ECTI website for more information.