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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 »

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 »

National Day of Remembrance

‘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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