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Grads to Watch 2022

June 15, 2022

  By Safa Jinje & Tyler Irving With the University of Toronto’s convocation ceremonies on June 16, 2022, U of T Engineering students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will join our vibrant, global network of… Read more »

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Engineering Research Day showcases the role of engineers in addressing sustainability issues

June 2, 2022

  By Safa Jinje Students, alumni, faculty members and industry professionals recently came together to highlight the impact of innovative research and collaborations happening across the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering during the second annual Engineering Research Day. This year’s theme – Building a Sustainable Future – spotlighted the unique role of… Read more »

EngSci alumnus Alfred Aho elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 17, 2022

By Brandon Wesseling Professor Alfred Aho (EngSci 6T3) was recently elected as a member to the distinguished National Academy of Sciences for his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Alfred V. Aho, the Lawrence Gussman Professor Emeritus of computer science at the Columbia University, is known for his broad and fundamental contributions in algorithm… Read more »

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Meet our alumni: Adam Rosenfield (1T5) helps remake our cities to save our planet

March 15, 2022

Adam Rosenfield (EngSci 1T5) likes to look at the big picture, and that’s what led him to earn degrees in both engineering and urban planning. Today, as a senior policy advisor in Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation, he draws on his expertise in both fields to tackle the province’s number 1 emitting sector—transportation. And the big… Read more »

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EngSci alumna bolsters U of T’s rapid rise in entrepreneurship space

March 2, 2022

By Rahul Kalvapalle When you think of industries that are being disrupted by technological innovation, fence installation and driveway construction don’t immediately leap to mind. Jiayue (Jenny) He (EngSci0T3 + PEY) is looking to change that. She’s the CEO and co-founder of Ergeon, a Silicon Valley startup that’s transforming how outdoor home construction and renovation services… Read more »

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Improving water equity in India: EngSci alumnus funded by U of T’s Data Sciences Institute

February 17, 2022

    EngSci alumnus David Meyer (1T1) is an assistant professor in U of T’s Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering and the Centre for Global Engineering whose research focuses on how urban water distribution infrastructure behaves in Mega Cities in the Global South. He and his multidisciplinary colleagues have received one of 17 Research… Read more »

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‘He’d be thrilled to see this’: Alumnus’ pioneering work helps inspire U of T’s massive geoexchange project

January 31, 2022

By Tyler Irving When Jim Wallace (MIE) joined the University of Toronto back in 1978, one of the first people he met was Frank Hooper (EngPhys 4T6). “I took over a course that Frank had been teaching a while, and he was gracious enough to give me a copy of his notes,” says Wallace, a… Read more »

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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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