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National Day of Remembrance

‘Reflect, remember, respond’: U of T commemorates National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 4, 2020

By Liz Do Members from across U of T’s three campuses gathered virtually to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On Dec. 6, 1989, a gunman entered an engineering classroom at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and murdered 14 female students, injuring another 10 women and four men. The victims… Read more »

Deb Raji

Alumna named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

December 3, 2020

  Recent EngSci graduate Inioluwa Deborah Raji (1T9) is among the leading innovators on the Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 list.  She was recognized in the category of Enterprise Technology for her impactful research on racial and gender bias in AI, and for holding to account companies that use biased technology. Her work, which she… Read more »

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Engineering Holiday Gift Guide

December 1, 2020

Spread seasonal cheer — and Skule™ pride! — with this selection of 14 gift ideas, all of which have roots at U of T Engineering From a brain-sensing headband to a contemporary culinary cult classic, we’ve collected our top picks — all with ties to U of T Engineering — for a holiday season unlike… Read more »

Professor Tim Barfoot

Chair of EngSci’s robotics engineering major elected as IEEE Fellow

December 1, 2020

EngSci alumnus Professor Tim Barfoot (UTIAS) has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Society. Professor Barfoot serves as chair of EngSci’s robotics engineering major, and is an EngSci graduate from the class of 9T7. Learn about his outstanding contributions to mobile robot navigation in the… Read more »

Yuri Sagalov and Victor Xin

Five EngSci alumni receive U of T’s highest award for volunteer contributions

November 25, 2020

  Five EngSci and EngPhys alumni are among this year’s recipients of the University of Toronto’s Arbor Awards.  This award is the highest honour granted by the University and is given for sustained contributions to specific academic units, such as faculties, colleges or institutes, or for broader contributions to the University at large. Donald M…. Read more »

Varsity Blues Top Scholar Athlete

Nine EngSci student-athletes earn academic honours in 2019-20

November 19, 2020

Congratulations to the EngSci student-athletes who will receive University of Toronto Varsity Blues pins for achieving an average of 80% or higher during the 2019-20 season.  They are: Cameron Haigh (Fencing) Ben Mucsi (Fencing) Johnathan Zimmerman (Fencing) Grant Lau (Golf) Rassam Yazdi (Tennis) Kimberly Lai (Tennis) Lia Codrington (Cross Country) Jacob Weber (Curling) Martin Licht… Read more »

2020 EAN award winners

Eleven alumni and students honoured with 2020 Engineering Alumni Network Awards

November 6, 2020

  By Engineering Strategic Communications Eleven outstanding members of the U of T Engineering community were recognized Nov. 5 at the 2020 Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards.  Watch the virtual awards ceremony here. The evening awards ceremony, held virtually this year, celebrated alumni and students for their accomplishments and their contributions to the Skule™ community… Read more »

Anna Deza

EngSci thesis project selected as 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Finalist

November 4, 2020

  Congratulations to recent graduate Anna Deza (EngSci 2T0)!  Her fourth year thesis work has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize.  Deza conducted this research–titled A Multistage Stochastic Integer Programming Approach to Distributed Operating Room Scheduling–under the supervision of Professor Merve Bodur (MIE). Deza’s gained extensive… Read more »

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Collective Impact: The gift that saved F!rosh Week

October 27, 2020

  This story is featured in the new issue of Collective Impact, sent digitally to all U of T Engineering alumni. Gary Saarenvirta (EngSci 8T8) couldn’t imagine missing out on the U of T Engineering F!rosh Week experience that welcomed him to Skule™ in 1984. So when this year’s time-honoured tradition was threatened by the… Read more »

EngSci alumnus helps teachers gauge student understanding in virtual classrooms

October 8, 2020

Around the world, hundreds of thousands of kids are attending virtual classrooms for the first time. The move to online learning has come with its own challenges, for students and teachers alike. Without being able to see students working in person, it can be hard for instructors to gauge how well their lessons are being… Read more »

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