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Japinder Singh Nijjer Selected for Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Born and raised in the suburbs of Toronto, I am currently a fourth year student majoring in Engineering Physics who is passionate about sustainable energy and climate change. I have been selected to be a Gates Cambridge Scholar to study a PhD at the University of Cambridge this coming academic year. I am very humbled… Read more »

Three EngSci 2015 Gordon Cressy Award Winners

The prestigious award was established in 1994 and is named after Gordon Cressy, former U of T vice-president of development and university relations. It recognizes students who have made outstanding extra-curricular contributions to their college, faculty or school, or to the university as a whole. “We are tremendously proud of our Cressy Award winners for… Read more »

Feature in NOW Magazine – Praxis Showcase

(EngSci) U of T engineers tackle Toronto problems From improving access to the West End Food Co-op to making craft beer bottling more efficient, students design ways to make community life better by story and photo by Anthony Burton First-year U of T engineers show off their arm guard, designed to reduce essential tremor in… Read more »

Play the Game. Change the World.

The winning team of “The Game” by ILead was a group of EngSci students – $5,000 in prize money! Game on: Engineering Science students tackle societal challenges at ILead March 19, 2015 By Sydney Goodfellow “At the core of The Game was a societal challenge: for students to frame and design a project that lived up to… Read more »

Cassie Rosen Wins First Prize at the WISE Conference

Cassie Rosen is graduating this year from EngSci (1T4 + PEY Energy Systems Option) Interview by Liz Do (MIE) Tell me about the first-prize win: what was the competition and what was your entry? I won first prize in the  Poster Competition for the Engineering category at the WISE National Conference. Undergraduate and graduate students… Read more »

The Robertson Family: Generations of EngSci Ingenuity

Written by EngSci Alexandra Davidson (1T7) There really are no limits to the opportunities available as an Engineering Science graduate. It takes just one look at the Robertsons, three success stories of Engineering Science alumni over two generations, to demonstrate the driving force of EngSci to establish lasting careers and push the boundaries of the… Read more »

Our Own Katlin Kreamer-Tonin – Top Female to Watch

Engineering a bright future: Ten female students to watch U of T Engineering students show their excitement for the Faculty’s record-high female first-year enrolment numbers—at 30.6%, the highest in Ontario (Photo: Roberta Baker).   For Katlin Kreamer-Tonin, a third-year engineering science student with a biomedical specialization, engineering is an opportunity to see concrete results from… Read more »

Kristen Facciol (0T9) of the Canadian Space Agency

Kristen Facciol is a Toronto, Ontario native who now lives in Montreal, Quebec. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto (BASc 2009 – Engineering Science, Aerospace Engineering) who has continued to pursue her love of space as an employee of MDA Robotics and Automation. She started with MDA over 5 years ago as… Read more »

Alice Ye and Alexandra Davidson – Second Mile Award 2015

Ye and Davidson were each awarded the Class of 3T5 Second Mile Award. Established in 1945, the award is presented to a student in their final year who has gone the extra mile to engage in activities throughout their education. “Winning the Class of 3T5 Second Mile Award and meeting alumni and past winners at… Read more »

Rahul Goel Chosen 1 of 20 in the World!

1T6 Rahul Goel has been selected to compete in the 2015 CalTech Space Challenge! “After a very long selection process, I am one of the 20 students selected from around the world to go to Caltech in March and work on the asteroid retrieval mission concept. As someone who has been dreaming of space exploration… Read more »