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Why’s it called Skule, anyway?

Sept. 14, 2016 Have you ever wondered why U of T Engineers refer to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engingeering as “Skule”? Find out where the name came from in the Autumn 2016 issue of U of T Magazine.  

Charting a new path for medical records

Sept. 1, 2016 Accessing medical records for a sick family member or yourself can be a time-consuming and expensive process.  Despite efforts to move all patient records to electronic formats, more than half of medical information still exists only on paper, often in many different doctors’ offices and institutions, with high copying fees. James Bateman… Read more »

Top place at UnERD 2016

Fourth year EngSci student Jasmine Quigley took home top prize at this year’s Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD).  She presented research she conducted this summer under the supervision of Professor Craig Simmons (MIE, IBBME) on “bioinks”, polymers that can be used to help grow human tissues in the lab. Other honours went to 4th year… Read more »

CEO World Awards: Steven Lamb wins gold

EngSci alumnus Steven Lamb (EngSci 9T0, MSc Physics 2004) will be recognized on June 27 in San Francisco as the Most Innovative CEO, Information Technology Software (11-99 employees) at the prestigious CEO World Awards®. These awards are an annual industry and peer recognition of CEOs and companies of all types and sizes from around the world,… Read more »

Amir Manbachi: From EngSci undergrad to faculty position

Dreaming of working in academic research one day?  EngSci alumnus Amir Manbachi (EngSci 0T8, IBBME MASc 1T0, PhD 1T5) recently joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University as a new research faculty member. He shares some insights on his journey from eager EngSci undergraduate to a directorship at a prestigious institution, and the important… Read more »

EngSci’s putting the “U” in U of Toronto

EngSci student Joshua Calafato (1T7 ECE) and his colleagues in the Blue & Gold Committee put their engineering prowess to work recently with a unique and urgent project. Find out U of T Engineering students on two continents helped turn Nathan Phillips Square into U of Toronto central.  

Matthew Mazzuca — One of The Next 36

Matthew Mazzuca (1T6) is part of this year’s cohort at the business bootcamp of The Next 36.  Even though he’s just graduated from EngSci, he already has one startup under his belt, an online tool called Protractr currently used by hundreds of building contractors.  He’ll use his time at The Next 36 to develop a medical… Read more »

Grads to watch: Meet 3 EngSci’s going places

It’s Convocation Week at U of T Engineering and we’re delighted that several talented graduating EngSci’s have made it onto U of T Engineering’s list of “Grads to Watch”. Read all of their full stories here. Matthew Lee (1T5 + PEY) doesn’t often sit still.  He has worked as an instructor and officer with the Air Cadet program,… Read more »

Student startups ready to hatch

EngSci students are behind two exciting startups that were incubated in the U of T Engineering’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery.   PheedLoop is a new user-friendly platform that allows presenters to get live, anonymous feedback from audiences.  Rahul Goel and Phil Isaac (both 1T6)  got the idea in class, where student presentations were usually evaluated only by a professor or teaching… Read more »

EngSci’s keep it rock steady

How do you keep tall buildings from collapsing in an earthquake?  Just ask the U of T’s Seismic Design Team. They recently took 4th place in the Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition, an international contest hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) in San Francisco, CA, under the leadership of co-captains Liam MacKichan (EngSci 1T7… Read more »