The year ahead: Q-and-A with U of T Engineering Dean Christopher Yip

January 11, 2021

  By Tyler Irving A lot of adjectives have been used to describe the year 2020 — unprecedented, unusual, challenging — but Dean Chris Yip would choose a different one: inspiring. “What I saw across our Faculty was people rising to the challenge,” he says. “That innovative spirit is what engineering is all about, and… Read more »

Making the most of an unusual semester: How EngSci students are adapting to remote learning

December 10, 2020

  Like students around the world, U of T Engineering students have had to find new and creative ways to manage their studies and extra-curricular activities during this challenging and unusual Fall term. See the different ways EngSci students have adapted to a remote academic year in this story in the U of T Engineering… Read more »

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‘Reflect, remember, respond’: U of T commemorates National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 4, 2020

By Liz Do Members from across U of T’s three campuses gathered virtually to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On Dec. 6, 1989, a gunman entered an engineering classroom at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and murdered 14 female students, injuring another 10 women and four men. The victims… Read more »

Deb Raji

Alumna named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

December 3, 2020

  Recent EngSci graduate Inioluwa Deborah Raji (1T9) is among the leading innovators on the Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 list.  She was recognized in the category of Enterprise Technology for her impactful research on racial and gender bias in AI, and for holding to account companies that use biased technology. Her work, which she… Read more »

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Engineering Holiday Gift Guide

December 1, 2020

Spread seasonal cheer — and Skule™ pride! — with this selection of 14 gift ideas, all of which have roots at U of T Engineering From a brain-sensing headband to a contemporary culinary cult classic, we’ve collected our top picks — all with ties to U of T Engineering — for a holiday season unlike… Read more »

Professor Tim Barfoot

Chair of EngSci’s robotics engineering major elected as IEEE Fellow

December 1, 2020

EngSci alumnus Professor Tim Barfoot (UTIAS) has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Society. Professor Barfoot serves as chair of EngSci’s robotics engineering major, and is an EngSci graduate from the class of 9T7. Learn about his outstanding contributions to mobile robot navigation in the… Read more »

flatten: Leveraging big data to fight COVID-19 in Mogadishu

November 26, 2020

By Tyler Irving Six months ago, Shrey Jain (Year 2 EngSci) was a first-year engineering student who just wanted to do his part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. He could never have imagined that doing so would take him halfway around the world, into the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia.  “It’s been really amazing to see the realness of it,… Read more »

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Five EngSci alumni receive U of T’s highest award for volunteer contributions

November 25, 2020

  Five EngSci and EngPhys alumni are among this year’s recipients of the University of Toronto’s Arbor Awards.  This award is the highest honour granted by the University and is given for sustained contributions to specific academic units, such as faculties, colleges or institutes, or for broader contributions to the University at large. Donald M…. Read more »

COVID-19 transportation challenges and solutions student competition

November 23, 2020

  The COVID-19 pandemic has raised awareness of inequities and challenges in transportation.  The U of T Transportation Alumni Committee used this unique opportunity to focus their annual New Frontiers in Transportation student research competition on these issues under the theme of “Transportation Network Resilience in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond.” The competing student… Read more »

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Three cool virtual labs: How U of T Engineering instructors are getting creative with remote active learning

November 19, 2020

By Liz Do A camera and a bottle of Gatorade were the key pieces of equipment for a recent virtual lab in Professor Jennifer Farmer’s (ChemE) course, CHE204: Applied Chemistry. “We told students that they’d have to determine the amount of food dye in the drink,” explains Farmer. Any other year, students would learn to… Read more »

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