Ignite, Imagine, Innovate: U of T Engineering hosts NSBE Conference

On February 24, 2018, U of T Engineering hosted three chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for the group’s NSBE Region 1 East Canada Zone conference. Forty-nine high school students, university students and young professionals came together for panel discussions, career development workshops and networking sessions focused on NSBE’s mission “to increase the… Read more »

U of T Engineering Student –Athlete Spotlight: Sarah Esmail and Erica Voss

Two MIE undergrads skate their way to the World Ringette Championships for the second time. In 2016, Sarah Esmail (Year 3 IndE) and Erica Voss (Year 3 MechE) travelled to Helsinki, Finland to compete in the World Ringette Championships. Last December, the undergrads hit the ice again a little closer to home. Teams from five… Read more »

U of T’s Policy on Sexual Violence and Harassment

Learn more about the University’s Policy on Sexual Violence and Harassment, how to disclose or report an incident an incident of sexual violence, and how to support those who have experienced sexual violence. Instructions on how to access the module can be found online.

Student entrepreneur Peter Wen: CEIE will be a ‘game-changer’

U of T Engineering student Peter Wen (Year 4 MechE) does his best problem solving when he gets in a room with other entrepreneurs. Wen launched his company, TeleHex, out of The Entrepreneurship Hatchery in 2015. After running a successful Kickstarter campaign that almost doubled its target, it was time for Wen and his co-founder Rishi Persad to start fabricating… 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 »

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 »

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 »