NBC News: Can These Little Robots Ease the Big Eldercare Crunch?

November 22, 2017 – Professor Goldie Nejat was recently featured in a news article focusing on eldercare by NBC News. Casper, a robot designed to work with institutionalized patients suffering from dementia, was developed in Professor Nejat’s Autonomous Systems and Biomechatronics Laboratory. “There’s been some research which suggests that you can delay the onset or progression of dementia through … Read More

U of T Engineering researcher develops technologies to reduce problem behaviours in people with dementia

November 21, 2017 – Research-industry partnership to premiere first products on December 7 at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto More than half a million Canadians live with dementia — and that number is expected to almost double in the next 15 years. Dementia is a degenerative disease described by symptoms including memory loss and difficulties with … Read More

David Sinton elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 20, 2017 – Professor David Sinton of the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. This honour recognizes his “distinguished contributions to the field of mechanical engineering, particularly in developing microfluidic methods for applications in energy and … Read More

Connaught Global Challenge Award: Professor Craig Simmons among five teams to share $1.23 million in funding

November 14, 2017 – “The global fibrosis network” led by Professor Craig Simmons (MIE/IBBME), U of T Distinguished Professor of mechanobiology,  is one of five ambitious global research projects at the University of Toronto that will share $1.23 million this year from the Connaught Global Challenge Award. The internal award, funded by the Connaught Fund, is designed to support new … Read More

Electric vehicle partnership earns $9M investment

November 14, 2017 – University of Toronto Electric Vehicle Research Centre (UTEV) has secured a major investment to support collaborative research into next-generation electric vehicle (EV) technologies with its founding partner Havelaar Canada. The Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC)’s Collaborative Research and Development Grants awards and Havelaar Canada’s industry contributions total more than $9.1 million … Read More

MIE alumnus Andrew Gillies honoured with 7T6 Early Career Award

November 10, 2017 – MIE alumnus Andrew Gillies (MechE 0T7) is among 10 exemplary members of U of T Engineering’s alumni community who were recognized on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards. The ceremony, held annually at the Great Hall at Hart House, celebrates alumni for their outstanding contributions to the Skule™ community … Read More

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