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We Remember: EngSci students and alumna reflect on the legacy of December 6

Dec. 5, 2019 This year marks the 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history.  On Dec. 6, 2019 at 5 p.m., 14 engineering schools across Canada will unite to remember the 14 victims, who were targeted because of their gender. Each school will shine a light into the… Read more »

Entrepreneurial students get a boost

Nov. 19, 2019   A generous donation from law firm Bereskin & Parr LLP will support student teams in U of T’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery as they take their ideas from initial spark to viable startup. Read the full story here. EngSci alumna Isi Caulder (EngSci 8T9, ElecE MASc 9T1, LLB 9T5) is a Bereskin &… Read more »

Outstanding EngSci alumni, students and friends honoured with 2019 EAN Awards

Nov. 18, 2019   Four EngSci alumni, a current student, and a close friend of the program were recognized for their remarkable accomplishments and dedication to their communities at the Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards on Nov. 7. “Quite an evening for EngSci students, alumni and friends,” says EngSci’s Intermin Chair, Professor Will Cluett.  “Their… Read more »

Animal rights and climate activists: Meet EngSci’s 2019 Loran Scholars

Oct. 29, 2019 This fall, EngSci welcomed two 2019 Loran Scholars as part of the incoming Year 1 class. Abnash Bassi and Shiqi Xu received the prestigious scholarship for their leadership and community involvement in high school. Bassi and Xu, who both hail from British Columbia, are dedicated advocates for environmental and sustainability issues. Bassi… Read more »

EngSci alumni help Human Powered Vehicle Design Team sets world record

Sept. 26, 2019   This month, Friday the 13th was a lucky day for U of T Engineering’s Human Powered Vehicle Design Team (HPVDT), as they broke the world record for tandem biking at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC). Learn how EngSci alumni helped the team shatter their previous record with a top… Read more »

From Malaysia to Toronto: Meet the incoming class of 2T3

  Residence move-ins, Frosh Week, fuelling up on textbooks at the U of T bookstore and their first-ever Praxis lectures and labs — a long list of activities await Year 1 EngSci students. For many, that list also includes exploring Toronto for the very first time — about one in four come from outside of… Read more »

EngSci Praxis instructor wins international teaching award

Sept. 2, 2019   EngSci’s first year engineering design courses, Praxis I and II, challenge Year 1 students to step outside their comfort zone to confront “real world” uncertainty and gain a deeper understanding of decision making. Guiding them through this complex process are exceptional instructors like Professor Rob Irish (ISTEP), who recently received the… Read more »

Professor Will Cluett appointed Interim Chair of Engineering Science

June 6, 2019 Professor Will Cluett (ChemE) will succeed Professor Deepa Kundur (ECE) as interim chair of the Division of Engineering Science (EngSci) beginning on July 1, 2019.  Professor Kundur has been appointed as chair of The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Professor Cluett previously served as chair of EngSci… Read more »

Urban solutions – Praxis II design teams take on the city

April 18, 2019   Every year EngSci students in their first year of study face a special challenge:  find ways to improve life in the city using engineering design principles.  This task is part of the program’s unique Year 1 engineering design courses, Praxis I and II.  Students identify diverse problems in consultation with a… Read more »