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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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