Posts Categorized: Student Experience

U of T Engineering students win global speedbike competition

U of T Engineering’s Human-Powered Vehicle Design Team (HPVDT) has won the 2017 World Human Powered Speed Challenge. Their recumbent bicycle, named Eta Prime, was clocked at an impressive 127.6 kilometres per hour, the fastest in this year’s competition. “It is a great success for the team,” said Calvin Moes (MSE PhD candidate), Eta Prime’s pilot and… Read more »

U of T Engineering student team takes first place at national drone competition

A U of T Engineering student team earned first place at the Unmanned Systems Canada Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Student Competition, held April 28 to 30 in Alma, Que. The University of Toronto Aerospace Team’s (UTAT) UAV Division designed a two-drone system capable of meeting this year’s challenge: to survey and locate nests of three… Read more »

Grads to Watch: Meet 14 global engineering leaders

At Spring Convocation on June 13, 2017, more than 1,800 U of T Engineering students will mark both the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will transition into our vibrant, global network of Skule™ Alumni, where they will continue to address pressing… Read more »

New cross-Faculty collaboration engages engineering students in energy policy

Undergraduate students from U of T Engineering and the School of Public Policy are working together on a public policy assignment that has them briefing officials on challenging environmental issues, such as pipeline development and the proposed phase-out of coal-fired electricity plants. The project, designed by fourth-year Engineering Science student Nathalin Moy, unites U of… Read more »

Women make up more than 40 per cent of U of T Engineering first-year class

In 2018, Canada will issue a new $10 banknote bearing the likeness of Viola Desmond, a businesswoman and black civil-rights activist. Joining her on the shortlist was Elsie MacGill (ElecE 2T7), Canada’s first female electrical engineering graduate, and the world’s first woman aircraft designer. This fall, hundreds of aspiring female engineers chose to follow in MacGill’s… Read more »

Engineering students construct monument to mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Engineering undergraduate students marked the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women by designing and constructing an original monument on King’s College Road, next to the Sandford Fleming Building. The monument is a tribute to the victims of the killings at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989, in which 14 female engineering students studying… Read more »

Blue Sky Solar Racing celebrates 20th anniversary

Over its two-decade history, the University of Toronto’s Blue Sky Solar Racing Team has faced its share of challenges and triumphs, but one thing has remained constant — the team keeps moving forward, always chasing the sun. Established in 1996 as the “Blue Sky Project,” the group of intrepid U of T Engineering students designs,… Read more »

U of T Engineering student wins Rhodes Scholarship

Stephanie Gaglione (Year 4 ChemE) has been selected as a 2017 Rhodes Scholar, a prestigious annual scholarship to the University of Oxford. The 22-year-old student, who is in her final year and minoring in bioengineering, was caught by surprise when she got the good news over the phone Saturday evening. “When they called, I went… Read more »