Alumni News

A cube that walks and the importance of networking: what EngSci students learned at ESEC 2024

February 9, 2024

  Self-flying planes, a robotic cube that can stand up on its own, and portable clean energy for Sub-Saharan Africa—these were just some of the engineering topics Years 1 and 2 EngSci students explored at the Engineering Science Education Conference (ESEC) hosted by the Division of Engineering Science on January 25 and 26. Students in […]

EngSci volunteers honoured at the 2023 Arbor Awards

February 6, 2024

  After several years of virtual award ceremonies due to pandemic restrictions, the University of Toronto once again celebrated recipients of its highest volunteer honour with a festive in-person reception. Recipients of the 2023 Arbor Awards were honoured in January at the Carlu in Toronto, along with recipients from 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Arbor […]

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Remembering an icon: Professor Emeritus Kenneth C. Smith (1932-2023)

January 15, 2024

On October 29, 2023, the Division of Engineering Science lost one of its most ardent supporters and engaged alumni. ECE Professor Emeritus Kenneth C. (‘K.C.’) Smith (EngPhys 5T4, ECE MASc 5T6, PhD 6T0), died at the age of 91 as one of the most well-known and beloved engineering educators. Along with co-author Professor Emeritus Adel […]

U of T marks National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 8, 2023

By Adina Bresge he University of Toronto community came together to honour the memories of the 14 women who were killed in the École Polytechnique massacre in 1989 and to acknowledge the ongoing struggle against gender-based violence. In-person and online, students, faculty, staff, librarians and alumni across the three campuses marked the National Day of […]

U of T Engineering’s aUToronto team creates a supportive environment to build a winning autonomous vehicle

September 19, 2023

  By Safa Jinje How does a group of U of T Engineering students build an autonomous vehicle that bests its competition year after year? For the aUToronto team, the secret to success is an inclusive and supportive environment.   Since 2018, aUToronto, U of T’s self-driving car team, has put in a consistently strong showing […]

Grads to Watch 2022

June 14, 2023

    By Safa Jinje & Tyler Irving With U of T Engineering’s convocation ceremonies on June 20, 2023, our students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Story by Safa Jinje & Tyler Irving Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will join […]

U of T Engineering community gathers to celebrate Faculty’s 150th anniversary

April 3, 2023

  By Tyler Irving On Saturday, April 1, more than 1,300 members of the U of T Engineering community gathered at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in downtown Toronto to celebrate the Faculty’s 150th anniversary — and officially kick off its new Defy Gravity fundraising campaign. The evening featured a keynote address from Canadian astronaut […]

Graduating EngSci students recognized for outstanding leadership and commitment to community

March 24, 2023

  Seven Year 4 EngSci students have received the 2023 U of T Student Leadership Award. Michael Boyadjian, Aidan Grenville, Xin Yu (Lucy) Ma, Saskia van Beers, Lauren Streitmatter, Samantha Unger, and Yazan Zamel were recognized for their outstanding leadership, service, and commitment to the university during their time as undergraduate students. Read the full […]

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EngSci alumni and students among 2023 EAN Awards recipients

December 19, 2022

  This year, twelve U of T alumni and students were honored with the 2023 Engineering Alumni Network Awards. Engineering Science is proud to announce that three of the EAN Awards recipients were from EngSci.  Jonathan P. How (EngSci 8T7) and Doug Sinclair (EngSci 9T7) received the Engineering Alumni Hall of Distinction Award, and Mackenzie […]

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‘Building community within the classroom’: Meet Professor Morgan Hooper

October 19, 2022

  By Jennifer Li Morgan Hooper recently joined the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) as an assistant professor, teaching stream, cross-appointed to the Division of Engineering Science (EngSci).  She is currently teaching engineering design in the EngSci Praxis III course. Hooper (EngSci 1T5 + PEY) graduated from U of T Engineering with […]