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Varsity Blues Top Scholar Athlete

Nine EngSci student-athletes earn academic honours in 2019-20

November 19, 2020

Congratulations to the EngSci student-athletes who will receive University of Toronto Varsity Blues pins for achieving an average of 80% or higher during the 2019-20 season.  They are: Cameron Haigh (Fencing) Ben Mucsi (Fencing) Johnathan Zimmerman (Fencing) Grant Lau (Golf) Rassam Yazdi (Tennis) Kimberly Lai (Tennis) Lia Codrington (Cross Country) Jacob Weber (Curling) Martin Licht… Read more »

Dean’s World Tour: Checking in with U of T Engineering students across the globe

November 13, 2020

By Tyler Irving This week, U of T Engineering Dean Christopher Yip took a virtual trip around the world. Using the digital meeting platform Zoom, Dean Yip facilitated a series of open discussions for undergraduate students, who are currently studying remotely in dozens of locations around the world — from Toronto to Tehran to Taipei… Read more »

2020 EAN award winners

Eleven alumni and students honoured with 2020 Engineering Alumni Network Awards

November 6, 2020

  By Engineering Strategic Communications Eleven outstanding members of the U of T Engineering community were recognized Nov. 5 at the 2020 Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards.  Watch the virtual awards ceremony here. The evening awards ceremony, held virtually this year, celebrated alumni and students for their accomplishments and their contributions to the Skule™ community… Read more »

Anna Deza

EngSci thesis project selected as 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Finalist

November 4, 2020

  Congratulations to recent graduate Anna Deza (EngSci 2T0)!  Her fourth year thesis work has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize.  Deza conducted this research–titled A Multistage Stochastic Integer Programming Approach to Distributed Operating Room Scheduling–under the supervision of Professor Merve Bodur (MIE). Deza’s gained extensive… Read more »

Virtua orientation screen shot

Collective Impact: The gift that saved F!rosh Week

October 27, 2020

  This story is featured in the new issue of Collective Impact, sent digitally to all U of T Engineering alumni. Gary Saarenvirta (EngSci 8T8) couldn’t imagine missing out on the U of T Engineering F!rosh Week experience that welcomed him to Skule™ in 1984. So when this year’s time-honoured tradition was threatened by the… Read more »

EngSci’s 2020 Schulich Leaders fly high

October 20, 2020

  In 2020, four EngSci students are among the 10 U of T students to be awarded Schulich Leader Scholarships.  Adele Crete-Laurence, Zack Fine, Aditi Misra, and Christopher K.W. Adolphe began their studies in September as part of the first year class. Schulich Leader Scholarships recognize Canadian students with academic excellence who exemplify leadership and… Read more »

EngSci alumnus helps teachers gauge student understanding in virtual classrooms

October 8, 2020

Around the world, hundreds of thousands of kids are attending virtual classrooms for the first time. The move to online learning has come with its own challenges, for students and teachers alike. Without being able to see students working in person, it can be hard for instructors to gauge how well their lessons are being… Read more »

Will Cluett

EngSci’s Director receives OCUFA Teaching Award

October 6, 2020

By Carolyn Farrell Professor William Cluett (ChemE) has been recognized by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) with a 2020 OCUFA Teaching Award. This award recognizes university faculty who have made exceptional contributions to postsecondary education through teaching and leadership.   Cluett is currently the Director of the Division of Engineering Science. He has… Read more »

smart UV lamp

Student research: smart UV lamp to fight COVID-19

October 6, 2020

  Bipasha Goyal (Year 3 EngSci) is working on a new tool to help defend against COVID-19.  The smart UV lamp she is designing under the supervision of Professor Joyce Poon (ECE, EngSci 0T2) will use sensors for optimal disinfection in health care settings. The innovative system, called LumineSense, is one of dozens of student-led… Read more »

Three-peat victory: U of T Engineering team wins AutoDrive Challenge, Year Three

October 5, 2020

  By Tyler Irving aUToronto has placed first in an intercollegiate challenge to transform an electric car into a self-driving one — their third consecutive win. “All of us take pride in the work that we have done at aUToronto,” says Jingxing “Joe” Qian (EngSci 1T8 + PEY, UTIAS MASc candidate), Team Lead for aUToronto. “The… Read more »

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