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This PEY internship really takes off

February 22, 2018

The majority of EngSci students participate in the Professional Experience Year (PEY) program during their studies. The program’s 12 to 16 month placements help them gain valuable work experience and allow them to home in on their own professional strengths and goals. For some, like Askar Kazbekov (EngSci 1T5 + PEY, UTIAS MASc candidate), the… Read more »

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Tiny sats, big impact – satellites built by EngSci graduates take off

January 23, 2018

A team of U of T Engineering alumni including several EngSci graduates has taken the first step to creating a new global communications network. Kepler Communications, co-founded by Mina Mitry (EngSci 1T2, AeroE MASc 1T4) and Wen Cheng Chong (EngSci 1T3), launched their first breadbox-sized communications satellite into orbit on Jan. 19. It is the… Read more »

EngSci aerospace student and alumnus names future aerospace leaders

January 9, 2018

  This year, two EngSci names appear on the Aviation Week Network’s prestigious list of up-and-coming aerospace industry leaders: alumnus Arthur Brown (1T6 Aerospace) and student Jeremy Wang (Year 4 Aerospace). The list of Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties, published in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), is an annual… Read more »

EngSci remembers alumnus Barry Sherman (6T4)

December 18, 2017

  The Division of Engineering Science is deeply saddened at the sudden passing of Engineering Science alumnus Bernard (Barry) Sherman and his wife, Honey Sherman. Mr. Sherman was one of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs and a generous philanthropists whose support furthered entrepreneurship and innovation at U of T and beyond. As a member of the… Read more »

EngSci alumnus receives Governor General’s Meritorious Service Cross

December 12, 2017

EngSci alumnus Professor Tom Chau (EngSci 9T2, ECE MASc 9T4) and his team received one of Canada’s highest civilian honours at a ceremony today. Chau and his team , which includes alumnus Pierre Duez (EngSci 0T0, MASC IndE 0T3), were awarded the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division) for developing the Virtual Music Instrument… Read more »

Remembering victims of the Montreal Massacre

December 6, 2017

December 6 marks the anniversary of the École Polytechnique shooting in 1989, in which 14 women were killed, and many more injured. Events to commemorate the victims are taking place across all three campuses of the U of T on this National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women. EngSci Chair Deepa Kundur,… Read more »

Meet award-winning EngSci grads

November 8, 2017

Five EngSci alumni were honoured last week with Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards: Engineering Hall of Distinction:  Jonathan Rose (EngSci 8T0, ECE MASc 8T2, PhD 8T6) 2T5 Mid-Career Award:  Tom Chau (EngSci 9T2, ECE MASc 9T4) 1T0 Early Career Award:  Christopher Wilmer (EngSci 0T7) L.E. Jones Award:  Allan Kuan (EngSci 1T4 + PEY, CivE PhD Candidate) and Alex Perelgut (EngSci 1T6 + PEY) Read… Read more »

Smoothing the way to paperless medical records

October 24, 2017

EngSci alumnus James Bateman (1T3 Physics, ECE PhD candidate) knows a problem when he sees one. When his father-in-law underwent treatment for cancer, he saw firsthand the difficulty of coordinating his care across several medical facilities. The struggle of keeping track of medical records in many different formats from many different places added unnecessary stress… Read more »

Two EngSci startups to watch

September 15, 2017

EngSci students are behind two of the winning startups from this year’s Hatchery Demo Day, held September 6 at U of T Engineering. Zaid Atto (EngSci 1T6 + PEY) is the founder of Xpan, a company developing improved devices for laparoscopic surgery to increase surgical efficiency and reduce patient risk. Team Xpan — consisting of… Read more »

EngSci students take flight in microgravity to unravel physics mystery

June 24, 2017

Update Aug 1, 2017: Check out the team’s Twitter feed feed for photos and videos from their flight. Not many of us get to experience what it’s like to float in space. This week several of our students will get to experience the next best thing — a flight on a microgravity aircraft where they… Read more »

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