Alumni News

U of T Engineering to compete in SAE AutoDrive Challenge™ II

April 13, 2021

  By Tyler Irving For the last three years, U of T Engineering has been leading the pack in the Autodrive Challenge, an intercollegiate competition to create a self-driving electric car. Now, they’re gearing up for the next round. “We’ll have a new car, we’ll face new teams, and we’ll need to meet new challenges,… Read more »

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Company founded by EngSci alumni receives $3.8 million for nanosatellites

April 7, 2021

  Kepler Communications, a satellite communications startup founded by EngSci and UTIAS alumni, has received $3.8 million of federal funding to create a nanosatellite manufacturing facility, according to the Toronto Star. After the recent launch of two new satellites, the company became Canada’s largest satellite operator with 15 satellites in orbit. Kepler was co-founded by… Read more »

Turning Prize winner Alfred Aho

‘Nobel Prize of Computing:’ U of T Engineering alumnus Alfred Aho receives A.M. Turing Award

March 31, 2021

  By Liz Do U of T Engineering alumnus Alfred Aho (EngPhys 6T3), alongside collaborator Jeffrey Ullman, has received the 2020 A.M. Turing Award — widely considered the Nobel Prize of computing — for their influential work in algorithms and compilers. The award is named after mathematician and computer scientist Alan M. Turing, who articulated… Read more »

Ali Punjani and Saara Virani

U of T Entrepreneurship Week: EngSci-led startups to watch

March 11, 2021

  The University of Toronto’s three campuses are home to nearly a dozen startup incubators and accelerators.  Many EngSci students and alumni have launched successful ventures through incubators like the U of T Entrepreneurship Hatchery, or serve as mentors to help students bring smart ideas to market. To mark U of T’s virtual Entrepreneurship Week,… Read more »

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U of T Engineering places among global top 20 in QS World University Rankings 2021

March 8, 2021

  By Engineering Strategic Communications U of T Engineering remains Canada’s top-ranked engineering school and is now in the global top 20, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2021. The rankings, released March 4, placed U of T Engineering 18th globally in the category of Engineering & Technology. This marks an increase from last year’s position of 22nd and… Read more »

conceptual sketch of smart UV lamp

Student research: helping to fight COVID-19 and other diseases

March 2, 2021

  How can we safely and quickly disinfect surfaces with minimal cost?  This is a question that everyone from public transit operators to grocery store managers have had to ask since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Frequent sanitizing of high traffic surfaces became a requirement to ensure public and employee safety.  But the cleaning can be… Read more »

NSBE past presidents

Black History Month: Presidents reflect on the impact of National Society of Black Engineers at U of T

February 22, 2021

Kelly-Marie Melville (ChemE 1T2 + PEY) was in her dorm room, just two weeks into her studies at U of T Engineering, when a fellow student Korede Owolabi (CompE 1T5 + PEY) and member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) U of T chapter came knocking on her door. “He gave me a… Read more »

Nathalin Moy

Meet our alumni: Nathalin Moy (EngSci 1T6+1), energy policy analyst

February 1, 2021

  Technology does not exist in a void. To have a meaningful impact on society, its creators must consider social, cultural, and ethical impacts. New technological developments must also work within economic and legal constraints, and can inform government policy decisions. No one knows that better than Nathalin Moy (EngSci 1T6+1), who graduated from EngSci’s… Read more »

Lo Family Award winners 2020

EngSci students and alumni recognized for social enterprises

January 19, 2021

A current EngSci student and three EngSci alumni are among the winners of the 2020 Lo Family Social Venture Fund Award. The awards, established in 2020 Kenneth and Yvonne Lo and family, help U of T students and recent graduates take promising social enterprises to the next level.  They provide support for student-driven ventures that… Read more »

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 »

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