Alumni News

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AI, tech and social justice: Meet EngSci alumna and U of T Groundbreaker Deborah Raji

January 19, 2022

The interview with Deborah Raji begins at 4:44 min in this episode of Groundbreakers.   How can AI and related technologies avoid perpetuating racism and gender bias? The latest episode of U of T’s Groundbreakers video series hosted by Ainka Jess features an interview with an EngSci alumna who has made foundational contributions to this… Read more »

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EngSci alumni Tony Chan Carusone and Joyce Poon named IEEE Fellows

January 6, 2022

  By Matthew Tierney The world’s largest technical professional organization, IEEE, has named its Fellows for 2022 — including ECE Professors Tony Chan Carusone (EngSci 9T6 PEY) and Joyce Poon (EngSci 0T2). IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership, given to those whose outstanding accomplishments in engineering, science and technology have shown significant value… Read more »

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Former EngSci Chair Rod Tennyson inducted into EAN Hall of Distinction

November 16, 2021

  Members of the U of T Engineering community were recognized on November 4 at the virtual 2021 Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards Ceremony. Alumni and friends from around the world joined the lively evening to honour eleven graduates and students for their outstanding professional achievements and contributions to their communities. Professor Emeritus and former… Read more »

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EngSci alumnus establishes fellowships to support research in AI and robotics

October 13, 2021

  Steven Truong (EngSci 8T9) was just 17 when he moved to Canada from Vietnam in the 1980s to study Engineering Science at U of T.  Now the successful computer engineer and entrepreneur is giving back to U of T Engineering by supporting undergraduate and graduate research in AI and robotics related to Smart Cities,… Read more »

ParkinSense: EngSci alumnus helps design award-winning medical monitoring system

September 29, 2021

  EngSci alumnus Christopher Lucasius (1T7 PEY, ECE PhD candidate) and his colleagues are among the five winning teams from Hatchery Demo Day 2021 that will share $80,000 in seed funding. They have designed a system called ParkinSense that can provide real-time information about tremors in people living with Parkinson’s disease to their physicians.  The… Read more »

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Student team studies human genetics in microgravity

August 13, 2021

  A team of U of T students is preparing to see their research take off next week. They are among just six university teams from across Canada selected to conduct a study in a microgravity environment aboard the National Research Council Canada’s (NRC) Falcon-20 jet — the same plane used to train the Canadian Space Agency’s astronauts.  As… Read more »

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Applying lessons from the racetrack in engineering classrooms: Meet Professor Sasha Gollish

August 10, 2021

  Professor Sasha Gollish (CivE MEng 1T0, CivE PhD 1T9) has joined the Division of Engineering Science (EngSci) and the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice (ISTEP) as an Assistant Professor in the teaching stream.   Gollish brings a unique combination of experiences and skills to the task of teaching some of… Read more »

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Dedicated alumni volunteers honoured with Spirit of EngSci Alumni Award

June 23, 2021

  Two EngSci alumni have received the 2021 Spirit of EngSci Alumni Award in recognition of their outstanding support for the Division’s mission and current students through significant volunteer service. “On behalf of the Division, I would like to thank this year’s award recipients, Jonathan Chan and Azadeh Mostaghel, for their dedication to the EngSci… Read more »

EngSci Grads to Watch 2021

June 21, 2021

By Liz Do and Tyler Irving ADVOCATING SOCIAL CHANGE Chinmayee (May) Gidwani (EngSci 2T0 + PEY) Throughout her studies at U of T Engineering, Gidwani’s guiding principle has been to help build a sense of belonging among students, whether welcoming new engineering students as part of the F!rosh Week team, or as the Engineering Society’s… Read more »

U of T startup Kepler Communications raises US$60-million for aerospace venture

June 16, 2021

  Kepler Communications, a startup founded by EngSci and UTIAS alumni that provides space-based telecom services, has raised US$60-million for its growing fleet of miniature satellites, according to the Globe & Mail. The company recently became became Canada’s largest satellite operator with 15 satellites in orbit. Kepler’s founders Wen Cheng Chong (EngSci 1T3), Mark Michael… Read more »

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