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U of T Engineering’s aUToronto team creates a supportive environment to build a winning autonomous vehicle

September 19, 2023

  By Safa Jinje How does a group of U of T Engineering students build an autonomous vehicle that bests its competition year after year? For the aUToronto team, the secret to success is an inclusive and supportive environment.   Since 2018, aUToronto, U of T’s self-driving car team, has put in a consistently strong showing […]

How the Skule™ Mental Health Bursary is supporting students

September 11, 2023

  By Tyler Irving After two years, the Skule™ Mental Health Bursary has become an important source of support to U of T Engineering students — and its founders are looking to further expand the program.  “We created this scholarship because many students told us that the high cost of access to off-campus mental health […]

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U of T Engineering launches new certificate in Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering

September 6, 2023

  By Tyler Irving Starting in September 2023, U of T Engineering’s new certificate in Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering will enable undergraduate students to strengthen their knowledge of concepts such as ethics, equity, justice and the interactions between technology and society. “Social justice continues to be of great concern around the world: […]

University of Toronto Formula Racing team’s pivot to electric brings international success

July 12, 2023

By Aaron Demeter Five months after unveiling their first electric-powered vehicle, the University of Toronto Formula Racing (UTFR) team is having a stellar season, earning some of their best results in over 15 years. For more than two decades, UTFR has enabled undergraduate students to gain experience designing and building open wheel race cars for […]

Meet EngSci’s new Director

July 6, 2023

  Professor Natalie Enright Jerger (ECE) has been appointed Director of the Division of Engineering Science for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2023. She succeeds Professor Peter Grant (UTIAS), who served as Interim Director for the previous six months and returns to the position of EngSci’s Associate Chair, Curriculum and Research. Enright Jerger is […]

Grads to Watch 2022

June 14, 2023

    By Safa Jinje & Tyler Irving With U of T Engineering’s convocation ceremonies on June 20, 2023, our students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Story by Safa Jinje & Tyler Irving Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will join […]

Top U of T undergraduate Ben Agro (EngSci 2T3) is taking his passion for research into a direct-entry PhD

June 13, 2023

  By Safa Jinje When  Ben Agro (EngSci 2T3) arrived at U of T Engineering after high school, he didn’t know what to expect or how difficult his courses would be.   “I worked really hard that first year, but not in a way that was efficient or followed a particular technique,” he says. “But then the […]

Engineering Positive Space: New assets available to faculty, staff and students

June 1, 2023

By Tyler Irving June is Pride Month, and over the next few weeks, U of T Engineering will be rolling out a new suite of materials that highlight the Faculty’s commitment to being a positive, welcoming space for everyone, including 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals.  “During the COVID-19 pandemic, people were away from campus for a long time,” […]

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EngSci academic advisor wins student experience award

April 28, 2023

  EngSci’s academic advisor for domestic students in Years 1 and 2, Stephen Johns, has been honoured with U of T Engineering’s Barbara McCann Quality of Student Experience Award for Frontline Staff. The award recognizes his significant contributions to the quality of student experience through outstanding frontline service and is one of several staff awards […]

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Graduating EngSci student recognized for research in urban mobility

April 27, 2023

  Congratulations to Gonzalo Martínez Santos (Year 4 Machine Intelligence)! His fourth-year thesis research has earned him the second place prize for the 2023 Esri Young Scholars Award. This work—titled A Generative Design Tool for Designing Complete Communities: Using Genetic Algorithms for Community Design Optimization—was completed under the supervision of Professor Matthew Roorda (CivMinE). Martínez […]