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Remembering victims of the Montreal Massacre

Dec. 6, 2017 December 6 marks the anniversary of the École Polytechnique shooting in 1989, in which 14 women were killed, and many more injured.  Events to commemorate the victims are taking place across all three campuses of the U of T on this National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women. EngSci… Read more »

EngSci, music, record deal–meet Year 1 student Martin Camara

Nov. 17, 2017 It’s rare enough for a young band to get a record deal, much less while enrolled in challenging full-time studies.  Martin Camara (Year 1 EngSci) takes it all in stride.  “Juggling studies and music has been something I have always had to deal with, including when I did IB in high school,”… Read more »

Meet award-winning EngSci grads

Nov. 8, 2017 Five EngSci alumni were honoured last week with Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards: Engineering Hall of Distinction:  Jonathan Rose (EngSci 8T0, ECE MASc 8T2, PhD 8T6) 2T5 Mid-Career Award:  Tom Chau (EngSci 9T2, ECE MASc 9T4) 1T0 Early Career Award:  Christopher Wilmer (EngSci 0T7) L.E. Jones Award:  Allan Kuan (EngSci 1T4 +… Read more »

Smoothing the way to paperless medical records

Oct. 24, 2017   EngSci alumnus James Bateman (1T3 Physics, ECE PhD candidate) knows a problem when he sees one.  When his father-in-law underwent treatment for cancer, he saw firsthand the difficulty of coordinating his care across several medical facilities.  The struggle of keeping track of medical records in many different formats from many different… Read more »

EngSci Schulich Leaders share the fun of science and technology

Sept. 28, 2017 Schulich Leadership Scholarships are awarded every year to talented students who have shown outstanding commitment to their communities.  This year’s Year 1 EngSci class includes two Schulich Leaders with a passion for sharing the fun of science with kids.  Aidan Aird and Andres Lombo have both founded science outreach organizations that have… Read more »

Two EngSci startups to watch

Sept. 15, 2017   EngSci students are behind two of the winning startups from this year’s Hatchery Demo Day, held September 6 at U of T Engineering. Zaid Atto (EngSci 1T6 + PEY) is the founder of Xpan, a company developing improved devices for laparoscopic surgery to increase surgical efficiency and reduce patient risk.  Team… Read more »

Distracted driving project takes video competition at UnERD

Aug. 21, 2017 Kaiyang Chen (Year 3 EngSci) is part of a team that took top honours in the video competition at the 2017 Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) held earlier this month. This annual conference allows undergraduate students to share results from research projects they have worked on over the summer in University of… Read more »

Dawn Kilkenny and Khoman Phang join EngSci’s leadership team

Aug 15, 2017 In July, EngSci welcomed two new Associate Chairs to our team.  They bring a wealth of teaching experience to help guide the program’s administration over the next five years. Professor Dawn Kilkenny (IBBME) is an Assistant Professor in the Teaching Stream, and the Associate Director for undergraduate programs at the Institute for… Read more »

EngSci students take flight in microgravity to unravel physics mystery

Update Aug 1, 2017:  Check out the team’s Twitter feed feed for photos and videos from their flight. Originally posted July 24, 2017 Not many of us get to experience what it’s like to float in space.  This week several of our students will get to experience the next best thing — a flight on… Read more »

Meet the new chair of our biomedical systems major

July 20, 2017   Professor Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez (IBBME) has commenced a five-year term as the chair of the EngSci biomedical systems engineering major, succeeding Professor Dawn Kilkenny (IBBME). In his Quantitative Morphogenesis Laboratory, Fernandez-Gonzalez leads a group of researchers focused on one of the outstanding questions in biology:  how do cells “talk” to each other… Read more »