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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 »

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 »