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 »

Cristina Amon reappointed Dean of U of T Engineering

Professor Cristina Amon has been reappointed as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto for a special third term to June 30, 2019. In addition, Dean Amon will serve in the role of Provostial Advisor on Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at the University for… Read more »

Making sense of disasters: U of T Engineering offers new certificate in Forensic Engineering

When the Sunrise Propane plant exploded in August 2008, killing plant worker Parminder Saini, police, fire and ambulance were called first — and then forensic engineers. Forensic engineers are trained to find and analyse data from disasters, accidents and failures, and present an unbiased assessment of what the underlying cause may have been. “Unlike some witnesses, physical evidence… 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 »

Academic excellence and athletics: 25 U of T Engineering students recognized

On November 15, 2016, the University of Toronto’s Varsity Blues honoured top student athletes at the seventh annual Academic Excellence Breakfast held at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. The awards honoured student athletes who earned an 80 per cent or higher average during the 2015-2016 academic year and participated in a varsity sport…. 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 »