Posts Categorized: Student Experience

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 »

Lucia Stafford named Varsity Blues’, OUA’s and CIS’s Athlete of the Week

U of T soccer defender Lukas MacNaughton and rookie runner Lucia Stafford (Year 1 TrackOne) were named the Varsity Blues male and female athletes of the week for the period ending September 25. “Stafford wins!” is not an uncommon phrase in the world of Varsity Blues athletics, but this time it was 2016 Olympian Gabriela Stafford‘s sister, Lucia,… Read more »

Engineering student represents Canada at International Astronautical Congress

Fourth-year Engineering Science student Jeremy Wang is about to embark on an out-of-this-world journey. He is one of just ten students — only three of whom are undergraduates — to be selected as part of the Canadian Space Agency’s official delegation to the 2016International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico…(read more)