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Black History Month: Presidents reflect on the impact of National Society of Black Engineers at U of T

February 22, 2021

Kelly-Marie Melville (ChemE 1T2 + PEY) was in her dorm room, just two weeks into her studies at U of T Engineering, when a fellow student Korede Owolabi (CompE 1T5 + PEY) and member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) U of T chapter came knocking on her door. “He gave me a… Read more »

Aimy Bazylak on CTV

Winter storms and power outages: Chair of EngSci’s energy systems major on creating a secure system

February 18, 2021

  A massive winter storm system recently caused large-scale power outages affecting millions in the United States of America. Professor Aimy Bazylak (MIE) was featured on CTV Your Morning to discuss the situation in Texas and why energy storage is critical for Canada’s energy security as extreme weather events caused by climate change become more… Read more »

Serving their community: EngSci students win University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards

February 11, 2021

  Two EngSci students are among this year’s recipients of the prestigious University of Toronto Student Leadership Award (UTSLA).  The awards recognize graduating students who have shown outstanding leadership, made sustained or high-impact volunteer contributions, and provided exemplary volunteer service to the University of Toronto. Katie Allison (Year 4) created improvements to student resources and… Read more »

Adriana Patino

EngSci student has a message for women and girls considering STEM fields: ‘You can’

February 11, 2021

  By Rahul Kalvapalle As a young girl growing up in Mexico, Adriana Diaz Lozano Patino (Year 3 EngSci) was always very clear on what she wanted to do when she grew up. “Since I was very young, I loved the idea of becoming a scientist – even though when you’re 10 years old, you… Read more »

Black History Month: Celebrating Black women in STEM

February 11, 2021

  Story by Liz Do & Tristan McGuirk In celebration of Black History Month, U of T Engineering invited students and alumni who identify as Black (including African, African-Canadian, African-Caribbean ancestry) and women to reflect on their experiences in STEM, the barriers they’ve faced in their career journeys, their inspirations, and the advice that they… Read more »

Nathalin Moy

Meet our alumni: Nathalin Moy (EngSci 1T6+1), energy policy analyst

February 1, 2021

  Technology does not exist in a void. To have a meaningful impact on society, its creators must consider social, cultural, and ethical impacts. New technological developments must also work within economic and legal constraints, and can inform government policy decisions. No one knows that better than Nathalin Moy (EngSci 1T6+1), who graduated from EngSci’s… Read more »

NSBEhacks 202 team

Toronto’s first-ever Black student-run hackathon returns for third year, going virtual and global

February 1, 2021

Bu Liz Do This weekend, 300 high school and university students will have 24 hours to code, design, build, network and learn from mentors at NSBEHacks 2021 — an event that aims to equalize the footing of Black and other minority students within science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. “Black-facilitated events like these are… Read more »

Meet Engineers Without Borders: U of T Chapter Co-Presidents Natalie Enriquez-Birch and Lauren Streitmatter

January 29, 2021

  By Rebecca Logan Tell us about yourselves: Natalie: My name is Natalie, I’m in Industrial Engineering. I started in Track One, and I decided to go into IndE. Right now I’m finishing my second year in Industrial Engineering but I’m actually in my third year at U of T. I did my second year… Read more »

Lo Family Award winners 2020

EngSci students and alumni recognized for social enterprises

January 19, 2021

A current EngSci student and three EngSci alumni are among the winners of the 2020 Lo Family Social Venture Fund Award. The awards, established in 2020 Kenneth and Yvonne Lo and family, help U of T students and recent graduates take promising social enterprises to the next level.  They provide support for student-driven ventures that… Read more »

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Ontario universities create fellowship to increase diversity in engineering and technology

January 19, 2021

By Engineering Strategic Communications Six universities in Ontario have partnered to create a new fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering to prepare them for academic careers as professors and industry researchers. Announced today, the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowships aim to address… Read more »

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