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Two alumni win Trans-Canada (McKee) Trophy

Todd Reichert (0T5) and Cameron Robertson (0T8) receive Trans-Canada (McKee) Trophy from the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. For the full story, click here.

Alumnus receives Honorary Degree from Clarkson University

Congratulations to Bernard Amadei (7T9), founding President of Engineers Without Borders-USA and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders-International, who has been awarded an honorary degree from Clarkson University in recognition of extraordinary achievement.  Amadei was recognized for his “remarkable vision and his pioneering approach to educating globally responsible engineers for the future and his passionate commitment to sustainability.”… Read more »

Praxis gets first year EngSci students involved at civic level

Everything from retrofitting the much-ridiculed “street furniture” litter bins to reducing pathogens in city beaches – these were some of the challenges tackled by University of Toronto Engineering Science students. The first year students presented their solutions at the Praxis II Design Showcase held at the university’s Bahen Centre for Information Technology Tuesday. Globe and… Read more »

New app helps those who can’t speak to be heard

Around the world, there are millions who cannot speak, either because of brain injuries or conditions such as autism. Now, some students at the University of Toronto have come up with an app that merges a voice synthesizer with a GPS to give people the words they need, wherever they are. The device is called… Read more »

Recognizing the importance of sustainability

The growing significance of sustainability in future engineering practice appears to be well understood by U of T’s Sustainable Engineers Association led by EngSci’s Jane Ge (1T2). For for the full story, click here  and refer to page 34-35.

Engineers, start your right brains

By Godfrey Mungal (7T5), Dean, School of Engineering, Santa Clara University When I studied engineering at the University of Toronto and California Institute of Technology, it was all left-brain work. My classmates and I knew that career success depended on linear, logical and analytical talents. Left-brain thinking also dominated much of my career as a… Read more »

EngSci student contributes to winning innovation

Aakash Sahney (1T2) is among an elite group recognized with U of T’s first Inventor of the Year Award. He is a co-inventor of MarcoPolo, an alternative to the communication aids used by those with speech and language challenges. For full story, click here.