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EngSci’s Praxis Showcase in the Toronto Star

Each year, EngSci’s innovative Praxis design course challenges first-year students to do one thing:  improve daily life in Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods and communities. Students fan out across the city to identify problems and work closely with stakeholders to design engineering-based solutions to challenges as varied as growing hops for microbreweries on urban rooftops or making classrooms… Read more »

Old friends, new connections

What do EngSci alumni and friends use as centrepieces when they get together for a formal celebration?  Why, robots, of course! This year’s EngSci Alumni Dinner brought together over 120 alumni, friends, faculty and students in Hart House’s Great Hall around tables festively decorated with AER201 robots and other students prototypes. Many thanks for those who… Read more »

What does love look like?

Can you teach a computer to recognize what love looks like, or what makes a bunny cute?  Matt Zeiler (EngSci 0T9) says you can. He founded one of the hottest startups in the AI space using his world-leading AI image classification algorithms.  His company, Clarifai, is based on neural network software that is trained using 10’s of millions of images… Read more »

What can the sharing economy do for you? Find out at BizSkule!

What are the costs, benefits and implications of peer-to-peer technologies such as Uber, AirBnB and Kijiji?  At this month’s BizSkule event on April 28, alumnus Bowie Cheung (EngSci 0T6 MASc ECE 0T8) will discuss the changing landscape of our economy with an exciting panel of industry leaders. Cheung is the general manager for UberEverything in Toronto. UberEverything leverages… Read more »

Engineering Innovations Forum: Human-Powered Vehicles

Engineering Science researcher Victor Ragusila (EngSci 0T8) shared his world-leading innovation with the general public at this year’s Engineering Innovations Forum, held March 2 as part of National Engineering Month.  Mr. Ragusila  talked about his experiences working with Aerovelo, a  company co-founded by U of T Engineering alumni Todd Reichert (EngSci 0T5, UTIAS PhD 1T1) and Cameron Robertson… Read more »

Seeds for the Future: Two EngScis on exchange in China

Three U of T Engineering students enhanced their technical skills and immersed themselves in Chinese language and culture last May as part of an exchange program organized by Huawei, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. The three were among 20 engineering students chosen from across Canada to participate in the Seeds for the Future… Read more »

Yvonne Ying: surgical outreach for those in need

Yvonne Ying: surgical outreach for those in need – U of T Engineering News Yvonne Ying (EngSci 9T6) divides her time between two worlds: as the director of Surgical Foundations at the University of Ottawa and as a pediatric plastic surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and volunteering her surgical skills and services… Read more »

Jim Courtney: stepping up at the Pan Am Games

When alumnus Jim Courtney (EngSci 6T6) filled out the application to volunteer at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am & Parapan Am Games, it was the first step of more than half a million he would take. He thought he might be assigned as a stadium attendant. What he ended up experiencing went way beyond his… Read more »

Winner of the ‘Do You Love Data?’ call to action contest

Jake Cheng 0T8 + PEY joined EngSci Connect, contributed to the our reporting and won a Fire Tablet this week! When asked what made him want to engage and mentor, through joining the online community, Jake said “I am always happy to share my experience with people and EngSci students are some of the most talented… Read more »

EngSci Mover and “Shaker” Recognized with Leadership Award

Liam MacKichan (1T7) is the winner of this year’s Class of 5T3 Engineering Award.  This award is presented by U of T Engineering alumni to a student who has demonstrated outstanding qualities of character and leadership within the U of T and the community at large. Liam received the award at the recent Skule Lunch & Learn… Read more »