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EngSci student wins at Hatchery Demo Day

September 23, 2020

    Year 4 EngSci student Cindy Chen (third from left in the above photo) is part of the team that won the top prize at the 2020 Hatchery Demo Day.  The student-founded startup uses artificial intelligence to help lawyers draft legal contracts. Read how the team plans to use their $20,000 prize money.

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Professor Aimy Bazylak joins Royal Society’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

September 8, 2020

  Congratulations to EngSci’s Associate Chair for Years 3 and 4, Professor Aimy Bazylak (MIE)!  She is one of five U of T professors to be appointed to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Read the full story to learn about her exciting research.

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Two new faculty members join EngSci’s teaching team

August 28, 2020

Aug 28, 2020 EngSci recently welcomed two new Assistant Professors in the Teaching Stream who bring with them a wealth of experience in engineering education. Philip Asare (EngSci, ISTEP) and Michael Guerzhoy (EngSci, MIE) will teach some of the program’s key foundation courses as well as upper year classes. Asare will be involved with the… Read more »

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Student-designed tool to help cancer patients wins John W. Senders Award

August 14, 2020

  A flexible plastic plate dotted with electrodes may not seem like something that belongs in a human mouth, but this student-developed device could help give some cancer patients back the ability to speak or swallow. The innovative team behind the device are recent graduates Betty Bingruo Liu, Netra Unni Rajesh, Sulagshan Raveendrakumar, Jacob Smith,… Read more »

Meet three new chairs of EngSci’s majors

July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020 New chairs have been appointed for three of EngSci’s majors, beginning their terms in July 2020. Professors Stark Draper (ECE), Ashish Khisti (ECE), and Pierre Savard (Physics) will lead the machine intelligence, electrical and computer engineering, and engineering physics majors, respectively. We sat down with each to hear their thoughts on the… Read more »

EngSci students spark new solutions for COVID-19 challenges

July 3, 2020

July 3, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic rearranged the plans of students across U of T Engineering over the past few months, one question was on many minds: what can I do to help? Now, dozens of students are taking action. The U of T COVID-19 Student Engagement Awards were created to fund inspiring innovations… Read more »

What’s contributing to the striking gender gap in the AI field? U of T Engineering study takes a closer look

July 2, 2020

By Liz Do July 2, 2020 A study led by U of T Engineering alumna Kimberly Ren (EngSci 2T0) is the first to quantify predictors that could lead women towards, or away from, pursuing careers in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). A 2018 report by the World Economic Forum found that women make… Read more »

EngSci math stars

June 25, 2020

  Math is a core part of the EngSci program. The rigorous training and deep theoretical foundation students receive in Year 1 and 2 foundation courses help them to develop formal logic and algorithmic thinking, and strong problem-solving skills. It should come as no surprise then that the program exerts a certain kind of pull… Read more »

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Inioluwa Deborah Raji (EngSci 1T9) named to MIT Technology Review’s Top Innovators Under 35

June 23, 2020

  EngSci alumna Inioluwa Deborah Raji (EngSci 1T9) has been named to this year’s list of Top Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review, an impressive achievement for such a recent graduate. Raji was recognized for her impactful research on racial and gender bias in facial recognition services, such as those used by law enforcement… Read more »

EngSci’s 2020 Student Award Winners

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020   Four outstanding graduating students are the recipients of EngSci’s 2020 student awards in recognition of the significant impact of their volunteer work within and outside of the university community. Students were nominated by their peers. The Spirit of EngSci Award and the Engineers for the World (E4TW) Award are presented to… Read more »

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