Remembering victims of the Montreal Massacre: Commemorating the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Every year on Dec. 6, people across the country remember the victims of École Polytechnique shooting and raise awareness about gender-based violence. At U of T, events are taking place across all three campuses for the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women. On Dec. 6, 1989, an armed man entered the École… Read more »

Academic Excellence: 24 Engineering Students Recognized

The University of Toronto honoured student-athletes from across all faculties at the eighth annual Academic Excellence Breakfast on November 21. The ceremony recognized student-athletes who, while competing on a varsity team, earned an 80% average or higher in all courses they were enrolled in during the 2016-17 academic year. Awardees received special pins to mark… Read more »

No typical engineers: Q&A with Miss Universe Canada Lauren Howe

When the host of the Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant read the winner’s name, Lauren Howe (IndE 1T6) didn’t register it immediately. “I was feeling every emotion possible,” recalls the U of T Engineering alumna. “It takes a second to realize it’s you.” Howe had competed for the crown two years previously and finished as second runner-up…. Read more »

Five ways the CEIE is enabling experiential learning

When it opens in spring 2018, U of T Engineering’s newest building will foster collaborations between students, faculty, alumni and industry. Engineers are the makers, innovators and entrepreneurs behind so many of the world’s newest technologies, such as smartphones, self-driving cars and virtual voice-activated assistants. The engineering educational environment is quickly evolving to mirror the… Read more »

U of T Engineering alumna Julie Payette installed as 29th Governor General

Julie Payette (ECE MASc 9T0), the U of T Engineering alumna and astronaut who was the second Canadian woman in space, has been installed as Canada’s 29th Governor General on Parliament Hill. Payette, who was accompanied by her parents and 14-year-old son Laurier, used her first speech in office to make an impassioned plea for Canada… Read more »

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 »

Celebrating undergraduate research with the 10th annual UnERD

From improving communications technology to generating sustainable energy, undergraduate students are sharing their discoveries and innovations with the world. This year marks the 10th anniversary of U of T Engineering’s Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD). The event enables undergraduate students to present the research projects they’ve worked on over the last several months, in labs across… Read more »

Polaris: Blue Sky Solar Racing team unveils its newest vehicle

The U of T Engineering Blue Sky Solar Racing team revealed Polaris, its ninth-generation vehicle, at a showcase event held today on U of T’s St. George campus. “Polaris, the north star, has guided northern adventurers for centuries,” says Blue Sky managing director Frank Gu (Year 4 ECE). “We hope that she will guide us toward a… Read more »

Engineering student team lights up low-income Mexico City community

A team of U of T Engineering students has been awarded $20,000 USD to implement a plan to provide solar-powered street lighting for Toltenco, a low-income neighbourhood in Mexico City. The students placed first in the Student Passport Initiative, an international competition that challenges students to meet a critical need by providing a new or upgraded… Read more »