Andrew Forde aims to connect Canadians with a new Idea of North

February 6, 2018 – Engineering student, musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Forde (MSE 1T1, IndE PhD candidate) strives to challenge the status quo with his projects. Now, the multi-talented artist is debuting a new musical composition he designed to reflect modern Canada. Called The Ideas of North, the concert will be performed on Friday, February 9th at Koerner Hall. Inspired … Read More

This engineering startup is giving Canada’s Olympic skiers a fresh edge

February 6, 2018 – At the Olympics, being a tenth of a fraction slower to react can be the difference between winning a medal and missing the podium. Grad student Amol Rao (MIE MEng candidate) is making sure Team Canada has an extra edge. “Our main goal is to help people sleep, something that is especially important … Read More

Three MIE researchers receive Connaught Innovation Awards

February 6, 2018 – MIE Professors Andreas Mandelis, David Steinman and Yu Sun are among nine U of T researchers sharing almost $820,000 in funding this year from the Connaught Innovation Award, aimed at accelerating the development of promising technologies and promoting knowledge transfer arising from the university. The projects awarded were: – Andreas Mandelis for  “Development of dynamic … Read More

Going global: New partnerships enable engineering students to work on design challenges abroad

February 2, 2018 – For the last three years, Professor Amy Bilton (MIE) has brought teams of engineering students to Nicaragua to work with local communities on projects aimed at improving crop irrigation. Now, with the help of external partners, she aims to offer this international experience to even more students. “I think there are a lot of … Read More

MIE students experience cross-cultural design with international capstone course

February 2, 2018 – In October, Ashley McIlvena (MechE 1T7 + PEY) boarded a plane for her first-ever trip to China. Along with her teammates — Milan Yang, Alice Wolfe and Jelica Bornath (all MechE 1T7 + PEY) — McIlvena met up with a team of engineering students from Beihang University in Beijing, with whom they had been collaborating for the last … Read More

U of T entrepreneur collaborates with MIE researchers to develop a futuristic, posture-enhancing sports bra

January 18, 2018 – Noureddin Chahrour’s successful 2015 appearance on CBC’s Dragon’s Den was a key turning point for his research-based startup Adrenalease Posture Apparel – but not in the way you might think. Chahrour, a University of Toronto alumnus, agreed on-air to hand over 30 per cent of Adrenalease, which makes posture-enhancing garments, in exchange for $90,000 … Read More

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