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TVO: Why tiny robots are a big deal for one Ontario student

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January 9, 2016 – TVO recently interviewed MIE PhD student Justin Kim, to learn more about his engineering passions and his swarming robots research. Swarm robotics is a potentially lifesaving technology, and U of T’s Justin Kim is leading the field. Read it here.

Engineering a global connection: A Q&A with Fulbright winner and MIE alumna Caroline Cao

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January 4, 2017 – MIE alumna Caroline Cao (IndE PhD 0T2) was recently honoured with a Fulbright US Scholar Fellowship, and hopes to use the grant to introduce the subject of human factors engineering to local academic communities in Vietnam. The Fulbright program is a flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government, … Read More

Dean Cristina Amon and MIE Chair Jean Zu honoured by Engineering Institute of Canada

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December 19, 2016 – Dean Cristina Amon, IBBME adjunct professor Tony Easty and MIE Chair Jean Zu have been recognized by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for their exceptional contributions to the profession. Amon has been selected to receive the Sir John Kennedy Medal, the Institute’s most prestigious recognition, awarded once every two years for “outstanding … Read More

Portable lift designed by MIE graduates recognized with John W. Senders Award

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December 15, 2016 – A group of recent MIE alumni have designed a portable scissor lift that is not only economical, but easy to use and could improve mobility for the elderly and disabled. Eraj Ahmed (MechE 1T6), Pritam Das (MechE 1T5+PEY), Can Meng (ChemE 1T6) and Chengyue Wu (MechE 1T5+PEY, MEng student) have been honoured with … Read More

Women make up more than 40 per cent of U of T Engineering first-year class

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December 8, 2016 – 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 … Read More

Academic excellence and athletics: 8 MIE students recognized

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December 5, 2016 – The University of Toronto’s Varsity Blues recently 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. Twenty-five U … Read More

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