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EngSci’s 2020 Schulich Leaders fly high

Oct. 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… Read more »

Professor William Cluett receives OCUFA Teaching Award

Oct. 6, 2020 EngSci’s Director, Professor William Cluett (ChemE) has been recognized by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) with a 2020 OCUFA Teaching Award. This award recognizes university faculty who have made exceptional contributions to postsecondary education through teaching and leadership.   Read the full story in the U of T Engineering News.

Student research: smart UV lamp to fight COVID-19

Oct. 6, 2020 Bipasha Goyal (Year 3 EngSci) is working on a new tool to help defend against COVID-19.  The smart UV lamp she is designing under the supervision of Professor Joyce Poon (ECE) will use sensors for optimal disinfection in health care settings. The innovative system, called LumineSense, is one of dozens of student-led… Read more »

EngSci student on winning team at Hatchery Demo Day

Sept. 23, 2020 Year 4 EngSci student Cindy Chen 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.

Two new faculty members join EngSci’s teaching team

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 »

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

Aug. 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,… Read more »

Meet three new chairs of EngSci’s majors

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 »