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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 »

Jonathan Sun

EngSci “aliebn” Jonny Sun featured in New York Times Magazine

June 15, 2017

You may know EngSci alumnus Jonathan Sun (1T1 PEY Infrastructure) by his Twitter handle “jomny sun“, a much-loved alien with spelling issues and almost half a million followers.  Sun’s unique sense of humour has attracted a huge audience, but he interested in more than just making people laugh. Find out more in about his upcoming… Read more »

drone and egg

This drone’s got “pickup”

May 17, 2017

Several EngSci students were part of the first place team at a national drone competition that set a tough challenge: finding birds’ nests and retrieving an egg from one of them. The University of Toronto Aerospace Team (UTAT) took top prize with it’s two-drone system at the Unmanned Systems Canada Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Student… Read more »

Rick Baltman in video arcade

Taking flight: Rick Baltman’s journey from NASA to Hollywood and beyond

March 28, 2017

By Jamie Hunter For as long Rick Baltman (EngSci 9T2) can remember, he has wanted to be an astronaut. And while he’s still chasing that dream, his passion for aerospace has propelled his career from the red carpets of Hollywood to the launch of Apple’s iPad. Baltman, a simulation software engineer and president of 2XL… Read more »

Leading minds share their thoughts at ESEC 2017

January 26, 2017

Flying machines, NBA basketball analytics, and automated traffic control–these are just some of the topics explored at this year’s Engineering Science Education Conference (ESEC). See photos from the event. Over the last twelve years ESEC has grown to be one of the cornerstones of the EngSci experience. This lively, day-long event brings leading minds from… Read more »

EngSci Alumnus Funds First eSports Scholarship at U of T Engineering

January 18, 2017

“We need to reward the mavericks amongst us who may not fit into the mold of a traditional leader,” said Victor Xin (0T8 + PEY), reflecting the spirit of EngSci. This sentiment inspired Xin to start a new scholarship for an engineering student with high academic marks and a passion for eSports. eSports stands for… Read more »

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