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‘Our students are fearless’: EngSci’s new Division Chair Deepa Kundur

Jan. 6, 2017 We are delighted to welcome Professor Deepa Kundur (ECE) to the role of EngSci Division Chair, starting in January 2017.  She succeeds Professor Mark Kortschot (ChemE), whose five-year term came to and end in 2016. Professor Kundur is an expert on cyber security and smart grids who previously served as Associate Chair for… Read more »

Far out! EngSci alumna helps astronauts do research on the space station

Jan. 2, 2017   What does it take to go from EngSci to helping astronauts stay in tip-top shape on the International Space Station (ISS)?  EngSci grad Kristen Facciol (0T9 Aerospace) knows.  She puts her engineering skills to work every day as an Aerospace Engineer at the Canadian Space Agency.  Her latest project is Astroskin, a… Read more »

Curling where no EngSci has curled before

Dec. 15, 2016 When he’s not putting his engineering and business skills to work in his day job, Jason Chang (EngSci 0T4 PEY, MBA 0T7) can often be found yelling “Hurry hard!” across the ice.  Chang recently led Hong Kong’s newly formed national curling team to its first ever international win at the Pacific-Asia Curling… Read more »

Let there be light! Meet an EngSci alumnus with bright ideas

Dec. 8, 2016   When John Paul Morgan (EngSci 0T1, ECE MASc 0T5) spent time in the Democratic Republic of Congo with Doctors Without Borders, he learned firsthand how important access to electricity is.  Communities that do not have access to power suffer from higher rates of disease and spend large parts of their days on time-consuming chores such… Read more »

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 »