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New scholarship aims to remove barriers to entry for Black engineering students

February 24, 2022

  By Safa Jinje The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has launched a new scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. The U of T Engineering Entrance Scholarship for Black Students will provide 10 annual scholarships valued at $10,000 each, renewable for four years for a total of $40,000, to incoming Black… 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 »

New EngSci course enhances experiential learning and global perspectives

December 21, 2021

  By Safa Jinje In early December, more than 200 third-year Engineering Science students presented their collaborative solutions to a range of challenges — from recycling plastics to clearing invasive plants from canal waterways. The two-day showcase was held in classrooms across U of T Engineering and recorded for organizations around the world, including partners… Read more »

EngSci’s Associate Chair Prof. Aimy Bazylak elected as Fellow of the EIC

December 20, 2021

By Carolyn Farrell U of T Engineering professors Aimy Bazylak (MIE), Vaughn Betz (ECE) and Frank Vecchio (CivMin) have been elected 2022 Fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), for “excellence in engineering and services to the profession and to society.” As the Canada Research Chair for Thermofluidics in Clean Energy, Bazylak is working… Read more »

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Artist, activist, EngSci student: Meet Loran Scholar Eman Shayeb

December 3, 2021

By Safa Jinje Eman Shayeb (Year 1 EngSci) is a visual thinker. As an artist, she has sold commissioned oil paintings across North America. And as an engineering student, mathematical equations also take shape in her mind.  “In my calculus class, I remember the concepts because I can visualize parts of the equations moving around into the… 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 »

U of T student success at U.S.-based ECIC competition

October 19, 2021

By Phill Snel Students, representing the Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (CECA) U of T Chapter, were recognized for their success at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge (ECIC) held Saturday, October 9. The team won the Most Innovative proposal and placed third overall in the competition, behind Iowa State and Wayne State University. CECA U of T is… Read more »

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