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New tech seeks to provide positive stimulation to dementia patients

August 16, 2017 – Caring for individuals with dementia often involves managing residents’ disruptive and sometimes dangerous behaviors, including screaming, hitting or kicking. Common measures used in long-term care to circumvent these aggressive acts include antipsychotic medications and personalized therapy programs. But many medications can compromise the well-being of residents, and recreational programs require significant … Read More

Canada’s intellectual property strategy must play to the country’s strengths: Professor Mark Fox

August 8, 2017 – Professor Mark Fox recently co-wrote an op-ed in The Globe and Mail on the country’s intellectual property strategy, and the need for Canada to to become an innovation-based economy. “To be blunt, Canadians operate in a world where the deck of cards is already dealt and our competitors have all the aces. … Read More

Increasing temperatures could become a challenge for highrise dwellers: MIE professor Marianne Touchie

August 3, 2017 – Marianne Touchie, an assistant professor in MIE and CivE, is quoted in Motherboard, talking about how climate change and the ensuing increase in temperature is going to cause problems for people living in highrises. About 1,200 apartment towers in Toronto alone that were built during the post-war period did not worry about energy efficiency and … Read More

MIE alum George Myhal appointed to the Order of Canada

June 30, 2017 – U of T Engineering alumni George Myhal (IndE 7T8) and Bert Wasmund (ChemE PhD 6T6) have been named Members of the Order of Canada, two of 99 extraordinary Canadians to receive one of the nation’s highest civilian honours. Myhal was named a Member of the Order of Canada for his achievements as an investment and finance … Read More

The Globe and Mail: MIE alumnus Som Seif on investing in light of a looming interest rate hike

June 28, 2017 – MIE alumnus Som Seif (IndE 9T9), founder and Chief Executive Officer of Purpose Investments Inc., recently shared with The Globe and Mail his expert insights on how to invest in light of a looking interest rate hike. Watch it here.

CBC: Company led by U of T Engineering alumni builds electrical transformers in Vaughan that transforms refugees’ lives

June 28, 2017 – Only a year and a half after arriving in Canada, Levon Markarian feels at home on the factory floor of Rex Power Magnetics. In Syria, Markarian owned a small tool and die factory. In Toronto, he’s building electrical transformers and rebuilding his life at the Rex factory in Vaughan. The company, with almost … Read More

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