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EngSci entrepreneurs advance to next stage at U of T Engineering’s Hatchery Demo Day 2022

September 26, 2022

  EngSci students were among successful competitors at the Entrepreneurship Hatchery’s recent Demo Day 2022.  The team of Aidan Dempster, Mustafa Khan (both Year 3 EngSci ) and Ankit Batra (University of Waterloo) were one of four selected to move on to the Hatchery’s Go-To-Market stage.  The event also launched the Hatchery’s new Build a… Read more »

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 »

Praxis III co-instructor receives Faculty Teaching Assistant Award

April 28, 2022

  Xinyue Crystal Liu (MSE) is among fourteen staff and faculty members honoured for their leadership, citizenship, innovation and contributions to the Faculty’s teaching, service and research missions. Liu played a key role in developing EngSci’s new design course, Praxis III.  She also helped design assignments for individual home use when the course had to… Read more »

Compassion in action: Meet 2022 Troost ILead Difference Maker Award winner Khadija Rana

April 6, 2022

  By Natalia Noël Smith To Khadija Rana (Year 4 EngSci) being a difference maker is not heroic. “I want people to know that anyone can do it,” she says. “It’s about recognizing people as the whole beings that they are.” Rana is the 2022 recipient of the Troost ILead Difference Maker Award. Sanjay Malaviya, a… 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 »

A screenshot of the hackathon taking place in Gather Town, showing a virtual room with tables and chairs, the participants' avatars and their video feeds.

Toronto’s first-ever Black student-run hackathon tackles algorithm bias and builds community

March 11, 2022

  By Safa Jinje On March 5, more than 200 participants from across Canada and the U.S. joined NSBEHacks, a 24-hour virtual hackathon. Now in its fourth year, the 2022 event aimed to redesign digital technologies that don’t serve marginalized communities.  Organized by the U of T chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers… Read more »

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EngSci students receive leadership award

March 2, 2022

  Six graduating EngSci students are among 18 U of T Engineering students that have been recognized with University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards (UTSLA) for their leadership, service and commitment that have had a lasting impact on their peers and the university. The UTSLA continues a long-standing tradition which began with the Gordon Cressy… Read more »

Phot of Jiayue (Jenny) he wearing a red dress and smiling

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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