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Year 1 EngSci Students Win Case Competition

March 5, 2019 by Eli Scott (Year 1 EngSci)   A team of four Year 1 Engineering Science students recently won the Walmart Canada Case Competition at a national conference, competing against seventeen teams of upper year engineering students and professionals. Taylor Faiczak, Smile Peng, Catherine Guo and Donna Gao took the $1000 top prize… Read more »

Holding companies accountable for biased AI – meet Year 4 student Deb Raji

Feb. 11, 2019   As artificial intelligence (AI) software becomes more widely used, questions have arisen about how social biases may inadvertently be amplified through it. One area of concern is facial detection and recognition software. Biases in the data sets used to ‘train’ AI software may lead to racial biases in the end products…. Read more »

EngSci alumnus named to the Order of Canada

Jan. 11, 2018 Dr. Arthur Slutsky (EngSci 7T0, MASc MIE 7T2) has been named a Member of the Order of Canada. Slutsky was honoured “for his contributions to the research of mechanical ventilation injury and its prevention through non-conventional respiratory mechanics.” As vice-president of research at St. Michael’s Hospital over the past 18 years, his… Read more »

Taking off with Kristen Facciol (EngSci 0T9), Canadian space roboticist

Oct. 25, 2018   EngSci alumna Kristen Facciol (0T9 Aerospace) has an exceptionally exciting job.  She recently became one of only 14 Canadians to earn the CSA/NASA Robotics Flight Controller Certification, which will allow her to provide direct support to the International Space Station during spacewalks and other operations.  Facciol currently works as an operations… Read more »

Year 4 EngSci student travels the worlds as Sidewalk Fellow

Aug. 27, 2018 Paul Seufert (Year 4) is one of four U of T students who spent this summer on a global fact finding mission as part of a fellowship program that could have a lasting impact on urban policy. The program was organized by Sidewalk Toronto, a private-public partnership that aims to use advanced… Read more »

EngSci’s Biomedical Systems major has a new chair

Aug. 3, 2018 Professor Paul Yoo (IBBME, ECE) is the new chair of EngSci’s Biomedical Systems Engineering major.  Professor Yoo’s research focuses on neural engineering, in which therapies and neural interface technologies are being developed for use in clinical applications. He has worked on various academic and industry-sponsored projects that involve electrical nerve stimulation applied… Read more »

Meet the interim chair of EngSci’s Energy Systems Engineering major

July 27, 2018 In the coming academic year, Professor Joseph Euzebe (Zeb) Tate will serve as interim chair of EngSci’s Energy Systems Engineering major. Prof. Tate holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana, and is an Associate Professor in the energy systems group of… Read more »

EngScis named to Developer 30 Under 30 list

July 9, 2018   EngSci alumni Jessica Lovelock (1T4) and Shums Kassam (1T8) are among 30 young Canadians on the Developer 30 Under 30 list.  They are being recognized for their work in helping build the technical infrastructure behind Canadian companies. See the full list here.

EngSci alumna Janis Chodas receives an honorary degree

June 22, 2018 The Division of Engineering Science is proud to congratulate alumna Janis Chodas (EngSci 7T8, MASc UTIAS 8T0), who was awarded the title of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, at the Convocation Ceremony on June 19. Watch Janis Chodas deliver her convocation address. Chodas was honored for her outstanding contributions as an engineer during… Read more »

Meet EngSci’s newest “Grads to Watch”

June 11, 2018   Graduating EngSci students Kimberly Cota and Jeremy Chan-Hao Wang (both 1T7 PEY) are among this year’s U of T Engineering Grads to Watch.  Kimberly completed the Energy Systems Major where her undergraduate thesis focused on wireless charging for electric vehicles, an area of research she hopes to pursue in the future. … Read more »