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Praxis teams take on diverse urban challenges

Apr. 16, 2018 From helping people with Parkinson’s disease to dance safely, to designing storage facilities for coffee beans, and even timing the throw in a knife throwing competition, this year’s Praxis design projects covered a diverse range of topics. The Year 1 Praxis design course challenges EngSci students to apply their engineering know-how and… Read more »

What is that? Q&A with AI guru Matt Zeiler

Mar 1, 2018   EngSci alumnus Matt Zeiler (0T9) has been described as the artificial intelligence whiz kid that every technology company wants.  He was recently on campus to speak at the annual Engineering Science Education Conference, and shared his thoughts on artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, and forging your own path with U of T Engineering…. Read more »

This PEY internship really takes off

Feb 22, 2018   The majority of EngSci students participate in the Professional Experience Year (PEY) program during their studies.  The program’s 12 to 16 month placements help them gain valuable work experience and allow them to home in on their own professional strengths and goals.  For some, like Askar Kazbekov (EngSci 1T5 + PEY,… Read more »

EngSci alumnus awarded Order of Ontario

Jan 31, 2018   EngSci alumnus Professor Tom Chau has been awarded the Order of Ontario, the  highest honour bestowed by the province.  Chau is an internationally recognized leader in paedeatric rehabilitation who uses his engineering expertise to create assistive technologies for children with complex disabilities.  Among his creations are tools that allow children with… Read more »

Year 1 EngSci student helps refresh Godiva’s Hymn

Jan 31, 2018 Year 1 EngSci student Mackenzie Seward is one of the winners of this year’s Godiva’s Hymn contest.  This contest, hosted by U of T’s Engineering Society, aims to add new verses to this traditional song that better reflect the current diverse engineering community.  Winners of this year’s contest were announced at the… Read more »

Tiny sats, big impact – satellites built by EngSci graduates take off

Jan. 22, 2018   A team of U of T Engineering alumni including several EngSci graduates has taken the first step to creating a new global communications network.  Kepler Communications, co-founded by Mina Mitry (EngSci 1T2, AeroE MASc 1T4) and Wen Cheng Chong (EngSci 1T3), launched their first breadbox-sized communications satellite into orbit on Jan…. Read more »

Aerospace student and alumnus named future aerospace leaders

Jan. 9, 2018   This year, two EngSci names appear on the Aviation Week Network’s prestigious list of up-and-coming aerospace industry leaders:  alumnus Arthur Brown (1T6 Aerospace) and student Jeremy Wang (Year 4 Aerospace). The list of Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders:  The 20 Twenties, published in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), is… Read more »

EngSci remembers alumnus Barry Sherman (6T4)

Dec. 18, 2018   The Division of Engineering Science is deeply saddened at the sudden passing of Engineering Science alumnus Bernard (Barry) Sherman and his wife, Honey Sherman. Mr. Sherman was one of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs and a generous philanthropists whose support furthered entrepreneurship and innovation at U of T and beyond. As a… Read more »

EngSci alumnus receives Governor General’s Meritorious Service Cross

Dec. 12, 2017 EngSci alumnus Professor Tom Chau (EngSci 9T2, ECE MASc 9T4) and his team received one of Canada’s highest civilian honours at a ceremony today.  Chau and his team , which includes alumnus Pierre Duez (EngSci 0T0, MASC IndE 0T3), were awarded the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division) for developing the… Read more »

EngSci Chair Deepa Kundur discusses engineering census data

Dec. 8, 2017 In an opinion piece published in MacLean’s Magazine, EngSci Chair Deepa Kundur reflects on recent census data on the gender gap in engineering and the exciting prospects for this vital profession’s future. Read the MacLean’s article.