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Student clubs get a boost from alumni

Dec. 7, 2016 What does it take to get a rocket off the ground?  Just ask Jeremy Wang (Year 4 EngSci), executive director of the University of Toronto Aerospace Team (UTAT) and he’ll tell you it takes a lot more than just technical know-how. UTAT is just one of over 100 student groups that have… Read more »

Outstanding EngSci athletes honoured

Nov. 28, 2016 Is it possible to be a student in a program as academically challenging as EngSci and also be a top Varsity athlete?  You bet it is! We are very proud of the achievements of our students outside of the classroom, including those of our many Varsity athletes. Several EngSci students were honoured last… Read more »

Project Include brings the joy of coding

Nov. 28, 2016 Project Include is on a mission to empower all young people to benefit from the digital age.  Last year, this group of dedicated engineering student volunteers provided free coding boot camps and workshops to almost 200 youth and adults in six diverse low-income communities in the Toronto area, with support from Google and… Read more »

3rd year EngSci represents Canada at climate summit

Nov. 2, 2016   EngSci student Sam Harrison (Year 3 Energy Systems) is heading to the United Nations’ COP22 climate change conference in Morocco as one of the 17 young people serving on the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition. As an energy systems student who has a long history of climate change advocacy, he’s especially well equipped for… Read more »

Two Schulich Leaders join EngSci

Oct. 3, 2016 EngSci is proud to count two outstanding leaders among our  first year class.  Kevin Han and James Xu are 2016 recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships that were created to foster the next generation of pioneers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In addition to rising to the substantial academic challenge of… Read more »

EngSci alumni set a world record for speed — again

Sept. 26, 2016 EngSci alumni Todd Reichert (0T5, UTIAS PhD 1T1), Cameron Robertson (0T8, UTIAS MASc 0T9) have a need for speed.  They and their team of researchers and engineers are behind the world’s fastest human-powered vehicle.  The bullet-shaped bike, called Eta, broke the world record for such vehicles on September 14, 2016, reaching a top… Read more »

EngSci student’s rocket research takes off

Sept. 22, 2016 EngSci student Jeremy Wang (1T7 Aerospace) will join the official Canadian Space Agency delegation to the International Aeronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, this month!  Jeremy is the Executive Director of the University of Toronto Aerospace Team and will co-present papers on rocket propulsion and space policy.  Read more about how Jeremy became… Read more »

How an EngSci brought science to the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal

Sept. 21, 2016 John Pye (Aero 9T2) has worked on many engineering problems, but probably none has had as much public scrutiny as his work on the NFL’s famous “Deflategate” scandal. In 2015, controversy erupted after allegations were made that the New England Patriots had tampered with footballs by underinflating them during a championship game. … Read more »

Why’s it called Skule, anyway?

Sept. 14, 2016 Have you ever wondered why U of T Engineers refer to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engingeering as “Skule”? Find out where the name came from in the Autumn 2016 issue of U of T Magazine.  

Charting a new path for medical records

Sept. 1, 2016 Accessing medical records for a sick family member or yourself can be a time-consuming and expensive process.  Despite efforts to move all patient records to electronic formats, more than half of medical information still exists only on paper, often in many different doctors’ offices and institutions, with high copying fees. James Bateman… Read more »