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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 »

Top place at UnERD 2016

Fourth year EngSci student Jasmine Quigley took home top prize at this year’s Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD).  She presented research she conducted this summer under the supervision of Professor Craig Simmons (MIE, IBBME) on “bioinks”, polymers that can be used to help grow human tissues in the lab. Other honours went to 4th year… Read more »

CEO World Awards: Steven Lamb wins gold

EngSci alumnus Steven Lamb (EngSci 9T0, MSc Physics 2004) will be recognized on June 27 in San Francisco as the Most Innovative CEO, Information Technology Software (11-99 employees) at the prestigious CEO World Awards®. These awards are an annual industry and peer recognition of CEOs and companies of all types and sizes from around the world,… Read more »

Amir Manbachi: From EngSci undergrad to faculty position

Dreaming of working in academic research one day?  EngSci alumnus Amir Manbachi (EngSci 0T8, IBBME MASc 1T0, PhD 1T5) recently joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University as a new research faculty member. He shares some insights on his journey from eager EngSci undergraduate to a directorship at a prestigious institution, and the important… Read more »

EngSci’s putting the “U” in U of Toronto

EngSci student Joshua Calafato (1T7 ECE) and his colleagues in the Blue & Gold Committee put their engineering prowess to work recently with a unique and urgent project. Find out U of T Engineering students on two continents helped turn Nathan Phillips Square into U of Toronto central.